Have you done any research on carseats? I was thoroughly discouraged when I researched carseats when I was expecting 2 years ago. Not sure if anything has changed, but basically you could get a carseat with nasty flame retardants, or a carseat with slightly less nasty flame retardants. I went with a used (but not expired) infant carseat hoping some of the nasties had been washed off/off gassed, and invested in a Clek carseat for when she was big enough b/c they used the non-bromated flame retardants. This is such a tricky tricky area for parents who are purists about everything else, because if you drive with your child, you cannot get out of using a carseat. You also cannot make your own with all natural materials because I'm sure that wouldn't be legal, and probably wouldn't be as safe (as much as I'd love a handmade wooden carseat). Any thoughts?