Well, there comes a time when you just have to replace car seats. They become outdated or unsafe. They don't meet regulation or they are plan just yucky.... It was a bit nostalgic to toss the old ones. There are some organizations that assist low income families and provide them with car seats but I have tried to get appointments and when I have I was treated so "poorly", pun intended, for being poor with so many children that I felt better just spending money I don't really have to get cheap but safe seats. Let's see how the kids like them.