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Don’t sleep on this: Target’s car seat trade-in deal is coming back soon

Get rid of that outgrown car seat and save 20% in the process?! ?

Don’t sleep on this: Target’s car seat trade-in deal is coming back soon

Unlike cribs or even strollers, car seats are pieces of baby gear that extend well beyond babyhood and often require multiple purchases. (True story: My own son is not even two and he’s on his third car seat already.) Maybe your baby outgrew the infant seat. Maybe the bulky convertible you bought for the last car dosen’t seem to fit in your new backseat. Or maybe your tattered car seat cover has seen the inside of your washing machine just about every other day. Whatever the case, Target has us covered: Target’s car seat trade-in program is coming back next week—allowing parents to get 20 percent off an upgraded version.


Parents can drop their old seats off at Target between September 10 and 23, but the 20 percent off coupon you get when you do doesn’t expire until October 7. That means you’ll have time to pick out your upgrade—unless you drove to the store with a child in the seat you’re recycling.

The first car seat recycling event at Target happened back in the spring and it was (not surprisingly) a BIG hit with parents. According to Target, almost 80,000 car seats were recycled after the spring event, which was the first of its kind among major retailers.

“After collecting more than a million pounds of car seat material to be recycled from the program in April, we’re excited to be bringing this amazing program back,” Target's senior vice president of apparel and accessories, Michelle Wlazlo, explains in a media release. “We’re always looking for ways to make the lives of our guests easier and we’re proud to be able to help them reduce household clutter in a responsible and environmentally-friendly way.”

We’re proud of Target, too. The 20 percent off coupon can be used to buy car seats, booster seats, car seat bases and travel systems. So parents with kids at a lot of different stages will see the benefit in recycling those very non-biodegradable plastic seats. ?

If you’ve got an old car seat in the garage that you’ve been meaning to toss, now would be a good time to dust it off. Why not save some money while saving your seat from the landfill?

Create a school-ready capsule wardrobe for your kids

Dress for success whether virtual learning or in the classroom!

Tina Meeks

Going "back to school" this year may be less of a literal statement than in years past—but there is just as much reason for your kids to celebrate moving on to new grades. Just like in every new school year, a big part of the fun is refreshing your kids' wardrobe with clothes that allow them to express themselves.

Even if finding back to school clothes this year doesn't include a trip to the mall, you can still make an event of it by shopping H&M's kids collection from your computer. Pull up another chair for your shopping buddy and get the cart started with these fave capsule wardrobe options we've already scouted.

Here are our favorite picks:

A t-shirt made for play

H&M t-shirt

Call them essentials, not basics. A graphic t-shirt aces the test when it comes to being perfect for school. And because your little student will probably want to wear something that expresses their personal style as often as possible, it's great to know the shirts can stand up to school time, playtime, downtime and everything in between!

$4.99

Dressed-up casual shorts for total comfort

H&M boy shorts

Whether pulling up a chair for a virtual meeting with the class or heading back to the school for in-person learning, some comfortable, yet stylish, shorts will help your kid focus on the real tasks at hand: learning—and having fun while doing it!

$19.99

Layers for when seasons change

H&M sweatshirt

When it comes to feeling comfortable at school, layers are the MVPs. Whether the AC is blasting or the day started off cool and is warming up quickly, having a unique sweatshirt to shed or add will help your kid look cool while staying warm.

$9.99

A bit of flair with distressed denim

H&M distressed jeans

A school staple for generations, denim is both classic and continually fashionable with updates like distressing and new wash colors. If you're shopping online for jeans this year, take note of H&M's generous return policy—your kids can try on the orders at home and return anything that doesn't fit without a trip to the store.

$24.99

A fashion statement piece

H&M girls skirt

What's better than expressing yourself through a stylish outfit when school is back in session? Still feeling perfectly comfortable and ready to tackle anything the day holds while looking so good. With so many fashion-forward looks available at budget-friendly prices, H&M's children's collection means every kid can find an outfit that speaks to them.

$14.99

Some comfy kicks

H&M boys shoes

A sure way to put a little pep in your child's step this year, cool and cozy shoes are a staple on all back-to-school shopping lists for good reason. (Plus, it's fun to compare them to last year's shoes to see how much your kid has grown!)

$19.99

Anything-but-basic blouses

H&M girls blouse

Whether in the classroom or showing up for a video call with the class, a styling blouse or button-down shirt is a great way for your student to comfortably dress up the day. Better yet? Style doesn't have to come at the expense of comfort with so many made-to-move tops designed just for kids.

$14.99

A shirt ready to go whatever the day holds

H&M boys shirt

With "going to school" meaning anything from showing up in the classroom to doing a virtual session, it's important to have clothes that are perfect for anything the day holds. A classic, cotton shirt with a fashion-forward design is a great way to keep your student feeling ready to start the year with an A+ attitude.

$9.99

This article was sponsored by H&M. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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