The Car Seat

It’s easy to build up a lot of baby gear. So when you find something that multitasks (and cuts down on the mountain o’ plastic), it can feel like a big parenting win. Convertible car seats are just like that.

A convertible car seat starts in a rear-facing position for babies, and then can be switched to a front-facing position for older children. Many can even be used as a booster seat for school-age children. (Some parents prefer to buy a separate booster to maximize back-seat space or use their convertible for a younger sibling.) They can take you from day one through the preschool years and beyond.


General Car Seat Guide 

In this video we are going to show you a progression of car seats and when to switch from one to the other.

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Here are our top picks for the best car seats

Best infant car seat: Chicco KeyFit 30
Best budget infant car seat: Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30
Best lightweight infant car seat: Nuna PIPA Lite LX
Best convertible car seat: Chicco NextFit Zip
Best budget convertible car seat: Evenflo Triumph LX
Best harness to booster seat: Britax Frontier ClickTight
Best budget harness to booster seat: Evenflo Maestro
Best booster seat: Graco Affix Booster Seat
Best budget booster seat: Harmony Youth Booster


Infant Car Seat Safety

Common Infant Car Seat questions


Is Your Child Riding in a Recalled Seat?

This infographic shows how to make sure your child is protected.