Free Car Seat For Low Income Families

Many don’t know it is possible to get a free infant car seat. Actually there are many programs that offer free baby stuff for low income families such as a infant car seat, free formula, free diapers, baby samples, food and more. However they are not just handing out the information to anyone who needs it. That’s where I come into play. I enjoy finding this information to help those in need. With that being said, I hope this information finds you in your time of need.

Car seats can be very expensive especially when you don’t have a lot of money coming in. Every little bit helps and with so many families struggling today to provide basic needs these resources are essential. One thing to remember is you should never buy a used car seat because you want to be sure that it meets all car seat safety requirements.

There are several places that offer free car seats to parents who are in desperate need. The number one place to call to find some of these resources is 2-1-1. This is a telephone number to call that connects you with important community services and programs.

FREE Car Seat:

This is one of the most important things you will need before your baby is born as hospitals won’t let you leave if you don’t have one. Here are some ways you can possibly get a free car seat if you are low income and cannot afford one. These programs may or may not ask for proof of pregnancy, proof of income, ID and more.

    • Safe Kids Coalition – If you need a car seat first you can try and contact your local Safe Kids Coalition. Then you can connect with an agency in your area who gives out car seats to low income families here:
    • Seat Check – It’s also important to get the installation of your car seat checked. You can do so by contacting the Child Passenger Safety Technician. To find a certified technician click here:
    • HealthPartners provides free car seats to Medicaid members in the Minnesota area. Once a member has requested and is approved to receive a free car seat, the seat will be delivered within two to three business days. Proper use and installation education is provided to every member. Click here:

  • 2-1-1 – Call your local United Way by dialing 211 on your telephone. Let them know you need a car seat for your baby and are unable to provide one.
  • WIC – This is a great place to check for a free car seat. Go to your local WIC (Women, Infants and Children) office if you’re already enrolled with them, and ask if they have a free car seat program or help with car seats. If your local WIC office doesn’t offer free car seats, ask them if they can refer you another place that may offer them.
  • Health Department – Call your local Health Department. Many have a car seat safety class that you can attend and get a free car seat from. They also help you to make sure it’s installed correctly.
  • Food Stamps – If you get Food Stamps ask your worker if they know any programs available for car seats.
  • State Police & Fire Departments – Stop by your local police and fire departments and ask them if they offer free car seats.
  • Hospital – If you have the baby before you get a car seat ask the hospital if they offer them.
  • Insurance Policies – Mostly all health insurance companies, Medicaid included, offer car seats for free to insured pregnant or new mothers. The easiest way to find out if your insurance policies cover car seats is to check out a summary of your policy or call a customer service agent from a number on your insurance card.
  • Church – Call your local churches and ask if they have any or know of any programs.
  • Still having trouble getting a car seat? Do an internet search for Car Seat Check Station. Once you find one they usually ask for your zip code so that you can find a local one. Once you find one give them a call to find out if they offer free car seats.

Please remember not to accept a free car seat unless you genuinely need one and cannot otherwise afford it on your own.

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  1. Noemi Morales says

    I am 6 months pregnant and high risk. I have no way of getting to my appointments or interviews for my job search. I have nothing at all for the arrival of my baby. No clothes. No diapers. No crib or bassinet, not even a carseat! It’s extremely hard and stressful being so pregnant and unable to provide for this arriving baby. Please consider my plea for help. Thank you.

  2. I have a baby oy due in June I literally have NOTHING FOR HIM. His father doesn’t care

  3. Hello moms i’m really in need of a car seat for a baby boy so that I can bring him home from the hospital in a day 1/2 Please if anyone can help me

  4. Im due beginning of January 2017. My mother just passed away. Ive had to pay the money i had for my baby stuff to bury her. Please anyone. We didn’t even have Christmas yesterday. Things are bad right now. Im in desperate need of a carseat and bassinet. Im under alot of stress. My baby can come anytime. The Chronic stress im under worries me. If there is anyone who knows how i can get a carseat and bassinet. Thank you

  5. Jarnelle Lewis says

    In need of a car seat for my baby I’m due January 17 2017 and cannot afford it please help .

  6. Aijan Guzman says

    Need a car seat !
    Hey,guys! I’m about to be mom in December 16 and unfortunately I still don’t have a car seat
    I will be more than glad to get a car seat or at least know where can I get one
    I have my insurance but they don’t provide with car seat

  7. Im 6 months due in march hard timing it with three kids and one on the way, im low income and get assistance but don’t have much at all for my new baby.. I really need a car seat for my baby plz help me if u know anyone giving one away or where i can get one for free i stay in bell gardens ca

  8. Billi jean combs says

    I’m in need if a infant car seat I have three weeks to go. Can use diapers.

  9. Please mommies out there! I cannot pick up my baby from Henderson Hospital tomorrow morning without a carseat. I have 5$ to my name. I was given one to barrow which they need back tonight. I thought it was a donation. Im scrambling on free sites,craigslist,march of dimes,United way,fire dept. Everywhere! Please help. I will return yours, buy yours for 5$,trade 2 haircut for yours. Anything to get her home. Laura


    I am a single mother of five children under the age eight. I am in desprerate need of any help my bills are all due for turn off and i have been applying for help at many organizations ,I have not received any help yet. I only receive SSI as of right now for one of my sons but it is not enough to pay all my bills and get what my kids need. If anyone can help us with anything such as diapers, wipes, old clothes for a 7 month old boy, 5 year old boy, 6 year old boy, 7 year old boy and a 8 year old girl.

  11. Margaret Babbitt says

    Hello, I am due in December With a baby girl. I already have an 11month old boy. Looking for a car seat and diapers. I am located in Las Vegas Nevada. Any help would be appreciated as I am high risk and on red rest again diagnosed with plecenta previa.

  12. I am pregnant and due on Oct 1st(just 3 weeks ahead) . I am in urgent need of a car seat , crib ,diapers swing ,strollers ,bouncer for my baby boy . I am not working . Can you help

  13. JESSIE KING says

    I am pregnant qnd due in Dec. I am in need of a car seat and crib for my baby. I am not working and have no money. Can you help

  14. Creshaunna Davis says

    I really need help . with my new born baby girl that’s coming very soon. Im in need for carseat, diapers, bottles, an clothing.Thank u god bless

  15. I’M in need of car seat and diapers. I’m out of work at this time due to I’m having my baby in two months. Any help will be greatly appreciated .

  16. Felicia Steadmon says

    I’m trying to get assistance for bedding for my 2 small daughters 7 years old & 11months old. I’m not working at this time and is in need of beds and car seat for them. I’ve never thought I would be in this situation but I am. I’m trying every resource I can but I seem not to have much luck. Any assistance would be awesome and greatly appreciated.

  17. mary stevenson says

    hello my daughter just found out she is pregnant with twins!! this was a complete shock seeing that she has a 9 year old and a 18 month old, she just finally got a job and moved out of my house, but now she is high risk and sick all the time so there goes the job. she probley will be moving back in with me and my husband, the 18 month old already sleeps in a pack and play, me and my husband are already struggling with the rent getting help from his mother, so sad I can not help much. anything used cribs, car seats, strollers, and mostly diapers would be helpful not sure the sexes yet. thank you

    • Its a boy and a girl, never had any response for anyone, please its only 1 and 1/2 months away still no crib or car seats, we can find places for them to sleep but need car seats to get home thank you for any help

  18. Mary anne sullivan says

    What a tremendous amount of opportunities for women & families who need directions & help!!! I’d never think that all this info would be easily found & put together!! Thank you so much!!!

  19. Hi my name is marie I’m a single mom with 4 children I got.kicked out my mom’s with our.clothes on.our backs I.have ssi no other support I struggle with diapers need a stroller clothes daughter 24 months and much more my boys are sizes med in.Boys the.other a large and the other an x.large

  20. Hey my name is Brandie I am 6 in a half months pergenet and needing help with some babygirl stuff and a carseat as well I just had to stop working due to high blood pressure if u can plz help me and my family it would be awesome my phone number is 574 808 8860 plz give me a call

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