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Best Car Seats 2018

If you are looking for the best car seats 2018, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you need an infant, convertible, combination, or booster car seat for your child, choosing the best car seats are vital for your children’s safety.

Car Seat Reviews

Below is a list of the 2018 top car seats. Read our car seat reviews for infant car seats and convertible car seats.

Best Infant Car Seats

Infant safety seats are designed for newborns and need to be installed in a rear-facing position. Here are the best infant car seats for 2018.

1) UPPAbaby MESA Infant Car Seat


Features: 5-55 pounds; up to 32 inches tall; no re-thread harness; Adjustable headrest with side impact protection; energy absorbing EPS lined shell;  infant insert used for smaller babies 4-8 lbs; auto-retracting latch connectors; built-in lockoff for seatbelt installation

The UPPAbaby MESA car seat is one of the best car seat for newborns. It is a lightweight infant car seat, weighing only less than 10 pounds! It includes an infant insert with a built-in wedge that creates a flatter and safer riding position, recommended for babies 4-8 lbs.

The MESA car seat features an adjustable headrest with EPP foam, giving your child the necessary side impact protection. The integrated design keeps your child’s head stationary in the event of a side impact collision, resulting in up to 4 times higher than other premium infant car seat brands.

It has a no-rethread harness with 5-position headrest. There are 2 crotch straps/buckle positions. You can easily install the car seat using its SMARTSecure System that features auto-retracting lower anchor LATCH attachments or use their built-in lockoff for seatbelt installations. There is a tightness indicator and dual-sided level indicators to confirm whether the base has been installed correctly.

MESA is compatible with both UPPAbaby VISTA and CRUZ strollers.

Read more for a complete list of the best infant car seats 2018.

2) Chicco Keyfit 30 Infant Car Seat


This is one of the best car seats that you can find. Features: 4-30 pounds; up to 30 inches tall; 5-point harness adjusts with one-pull tightener for easy adjustments; Removable infant insert used for smaller babies 4-11 lbs;  Adjustable, multi-position canopy; easy removal from adjustable base; one-pull LATCH tightener for secure fit; built-in lockoff system for easy seatbelt installations; indicators to determine accurate seat angle; lined with energy-absorbing foam for increased safety and comfort.

Chicco KeyFit 30 is packed with features that make them one of the easiest car seats to install using either the LATCH system or the vehicle’s safety belts. These car seats can also fit in dozens of Chicco’s KeyFit compatible strollers.

Chicco Keyfit is also a great infant car seat for travel as it is a FAA approved car seat and is certified for use on an airplane.

For more information, read our Chicco Keyfit 30 review.

3) Peg Perego Viaggio 4-35 Infant Car Seat


Features: 4-35 pounds; up to 32 inches tall; 5-point harness; no re-thread harness with 6 height positions; energy absorbing EPS lined shell; includes 2 cushions to keep babies head properly positioned; adjustable hood;  push-on lower LATCH connectors; built-in lockoff for seat belt installation

Made in Italy, this Peg Perego car seat is a luxury car seat that has a base with an integrated anti-rebound bar for superior protect in the event of a crash. Its shell is lined with energy absorbing EPS foam that enhances protection and is perforated for maximum air circulation.

The Primo Viaggio car seat is easy to install and has a no-rethread harness. Its protected sides cushion and position the baby’s head and shoulders.

Primo Viaggio 4-35 is one of the best car seats for taxi because it can be installed without the base. This car seat can attach directly to many Peg Perego strollers without any adapters so you can create your own travel system.

4) Combi Shuttle Car Seat

This is another top car seat for 2018. Features: birth-35 pounds; up to 33 inches tall; adjustable head restraint; 4 position height adjustment for proper seat angle and positioning; anti rebound bar stabilizes seat by minimizing rotational forces in front and rear collisions; one-pull harness adjustment; lined with energy-absorbing foam; easy installation using LATCH system or vehicle seat belts.

The combi shuttle infant car seats are lightweight and compatible with all Combi Cosmo, Cabria, Catalyst and Twin Cosmo strollers to help you create a complete travel system. Read our Combi Shuttle review.

5) Britax B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat


Features: 4-35 pounds; up to 32 inches tall; 4 sets of harness slots; 2 buckle positions; complete side impact protection; impact-absorbing base; center-pull straps for easy LATCH installation; built-in lockoffs for seatbelt installations; extra-large canopy

Britax’s Click and Go System makes transferring the B-Safe 35 to a stroller easy and convenient. A simple click assures that your child’s car seat is securely attached and ready to go. Read Britax 35 infant car seat review.

6) Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 LX Infant Car Seat


Features: 4-35 pounds; up to 32 inches tall; 5-point harness; no re-thread harness; energy-absorbing EPS foam; level indicator; 6 base recline positions; 3-panel canopy with lining and visor; 1-second LATCH attachment; built-in lockoff for seatbelt installation

This Graco LX model car seat also provides 1-step secure attachment to all Graco Click Connect Strollers for a convenient travel system. Read Graco SnugRide Click Connect infant car seat review.

7) Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air Infant Car Seat


Features: 4-35 pounds; up to 32 inches tall; advanced air cushion system protecting your child’s head; additional leg room; extra padding for impact protection; one click LATCH installation system; base belt lock easily secures your vehicle seat belt; low harness slots.

This Safety 1st car seat features GCell honeycomb HX energy-absorbing foam inside the seat to provide superior body protection. It also features Air Protect advanced cushion that protects your baby’s head. It includes an infant insert and a super low harness setting, designed for smaller babies.

Read our Safety 1st OnBoard 35 Air car seat review.

8) Doona Infant Car Seat

Features: 4-35 lbs; up to 32 inches tall; 5-point safety harness; 3-layer side-impact protection; adjustable handlebar that is also used as an anti-rebound protection; includes the Doona Infant Insert & Head Support, which supports your newborn’s posture and provides extra side protection through energy-absorbing materials.

The Doona infant car seat is the world’s first infant car seat with integrated wheels that come out easily to create its own baby travel system. This means that you can just take the car seat out of your car, pop out its wheels, and use it like a stroller. Unlike the traditional travel systems, this is lightweight and doesn’t require any extra frame.

The Doona car seat has passed safety standards both as a car seat and as a stroller. It is one of the FAA approved car seats and is certified for use on aircraft. One of the best things about this car seat for traveling is that instead of having to bring your stroller and carry your car seat onto the plane, you can easily roll this on, fold the wheels and install it right in the airplane seat! There is a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.

9) Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30 Infant Car Seat

Features: 4-30 pounds; up to 32 inches; includes infant insert; rebound protection; superior side protection; one-click Latch system for easy installation; extended canopy with flip-out visor for maximum UV protection; machine washable and dryer safe pad

It is one of the lightest premium car seat. You can remove the seat pad without having to unthread the harness, allowing you to take it off in a few seconds. You can create your own baby travel system with the Maxi-Cosi, Quinny, and many other premium strollers.

10) Evenflo Embrace LX Infant Car Seat

Features: 4-35 pounds;  easy to use LATCH system; 3 shoulder harness positions; adjustable base; includes a central pendulum level indicator to ensure a proper recline

The Evenflo Embrace LX car seat is one of the top cheap infant car seats. You can usually purchase one for under $75. It is a lightweight infant car seat, weighing about 13 pounds.

Some parents think this car seat’s canopy is too small. If this is the case for you, you can also purchase a car seat cover if you want to keep your baby more protected.

Best Convertible Car Seat

Once your child outgrows the infant car seat, he will need to switch to a convertible child safety seat. This versatile seat can be installed in both rear-facing and forward-facing positions. Here are the best convertible car seat 2018.

1) Chicco NextFit Convertible Car Seat


Features: 5-40 lbs. rear-facing, 20-65 lbs. forward-facing; no-rethread harness removable with 6 height positions; automatic harness adjustment; removable infant insert with extra padding for smaller babies starting from 5 lbs; 9 recline positions for a better fit in vehicles; RideRight Dual level indicators for correct seat angle in both rear-facing and forward-facing modes; SuperCinch LATCH tightener; built-in lock-offs for vehicle belt installation

The Chicco NextFit is one of the top convertible car seats. What’s great about this car seat is its Super Cinch LATCH Tightener, which uses force-multiplying technology for a tight and secure fit with little effort.

The NextFit comes with a removable infant insert and has extra padding to give newborns added support. It has a 9-position leveling system and 6 height positions to grow tih your child. When you adjust the headrest to a new height position, the 5-point harness automatically adjustments to accommodate your child’s shoulders.

2) Britax Roundabout G4.1 Convertible Car Seat


Features: 5-40 lbs. rear-facing, 20-55 lbs. forward-facing; 3 recline positions; adjustable 2-position buckle; angle-free, 5-point harness prevents the straps from twisting; premium push-button LATCH connectors;  built-in lockoffs for seatbelt installation; impact absorbing base and complete side impact protection

The Britax Roundabout convertible car seat has superior protection with its impact stabilizing steel frame and deep energy-absorbing foam to protect your baby from side impacts.

3) Britax USA Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat


Features: 5-40 lbs. rear-facing, 20-65 lbs. forward-facing; 7 recline positions; no-rethread harness; Quick-adjust 12-position harness and 2-position buckle; SafeCell Impact Protection only available with Britax car seats; steel frame; foam-lined shell; impact-absorbing tether; energy-absorbing base; ClickTight makes installation easy with one click

4) Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seat


Features: 14-50 lbs. rear-facing, 20-65 lbs. forward-facing; REACT safety system; steel anti-rebound; advanced side-impact protection; dual layers of energy absorbing foam; adjustable structural headrest; secure rigid-latch installation; lockoffs with seatbelt installation

Also check out Clek Fllo convertible car seat, which is the newer, more affordable car seat that is 10 pounds lighter than the Foonf. The Fllo has regular LATCH connectors and an anti-rebound bar. Both seats are designed for extended rear-facing use (up to 50 pounds).

5) Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat


Features: 5-45 lbs. rear-facing, 20-80 lbs. forward-facing in 5-point harness; converts to booster for children up to 120 lbs; steel alloy frame; adjustable head support; SafeStop energy absorbing harness; infant body support cushions and memory foam; includes one cup holder

This Diono all-in-one convertible car seat is one of the easiest car seats to install. Its narrow width of 17 inches means it is possible to install 3 across in a number of smaller vehicles. You can read the Narrow Booster Seats post to see a list of the narrowest booster seats on the market.

6) Evenflo SureRide DLX Convertible Car Seat


Features: 5-40 lbs. rear-facing, 22-65 lbs. forward-facing; 6 shoulder strap positions; removable body pillow; up-front harness adjustment; removable cup holder; budget-friendly

7) Evenflo Symphony Elite Convertible Car Seat


Features: 5-40 lbs. rear-facing, 28-50 lbs. forward-facing; 40-110 lbs. booster; sureLATCH for a secure, quick installation; upfront harness adjustment; upfront multi-position recline; e3 side impact protection

Evenflo Symphony Elite All-In-One Car Seat provides extended use from birth to booster mode up to 110 lbs. It installs to the vehicle in only 60 seconds with no pulling necessary.

8) Graco Size4Me 65 Convertible Car Seat


Features: 4-40 lbs. rear-facing, 25-65 lbs. forward-facing; 1-Second InRight LATCH System; no re-thread harness; side impact tested; energy-absorbing EPS foam; front-adjust 5-point harness; removable and adjustable infant head support; 3 base recline positions; easy-to-read level indicator; one cup holder

9) Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 Convertible Car Seat


Features: 9-40 lbs. rear-facing, 22-70 lbs. forward-facing; no re-thread harness; advanced air cushion system; Air Protect technology for enhanced side impact protection; 3 position base; integrated cup holder

Also check out Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 Convertible Car Seat, which has a higher minimum and maximum weight than the Maxi-Cosi Pria 70. The Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 limits are 14-40 pounds for rear-facing and 22-85 pounds for forward-facing.

10) Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Infant Convertible Car Seat


Features: 5-45 lbs. rear-facing, 22-65 lbs. forward-facing; no re-thread harness; EPS energy-absorbing foam; side impact protection (SIP); removable cushion for newborns; adjustable latch connectors that can be easily repositioned for forward or rearward installation

The Peg Perego Primo Viaggio car seat is one of the best convertible car seats. It has one of the highest weight limits (45 pounds) for rear-facing positions. The car seat reclines in rear-facing so that your child can be seated in a relaxing angle. This recline also gives your child extra room for growth, so that your little one can sit in the rear-facing position for longer.

Read more for a complete list of the best convertible car seats 2018.

Best Booster Car Seat

Once your child outgrows the forward-facing car seats, he will need to sit in a booster safety seat in the back seat. A booster seat has a three-point belt system to keep your child restrained and is the best way to keep your child safe until he is big enough to fit a vehicle’s seat belt. Below are the best booster car seats 2018.

There are 2 types of booster seats:  booster seat with high back and backless booster seat

Top High Back Booster Seats

1) Graco Highback Turbobooster Car Seat


Features: 30-100 lbs.; 40-100 lbs. as a backless booster; multi-layer, one-hand adjustable head rest; EPS energy absorbing foam, padded height adjustable armrests; dual retractable cup holders

The Graco High Back TurboBooster child car seat is one of the narrowest high back booster seats. For more, check out the top narrow booster seats.

2) Clek Oobr Full Back Booster Seat


Features: 33-100 lbs.; 40-100 lbs. as a backless booster; rigid lower LATCH connectors; EPS foam; tall armrests; recline feature; Crypton fabric provide stain, moisture and bacteria resistance

3) Graco Affix Youth Booster Seat with Latch System


Features: 30-100 lbs.; 40-100 lbs. as a backless booster; EPS foam in head rest; dual cup holders; one-hand adjustable headrest

Best Backless Booster Seats

1) Evenflo Amp Performance No Back Booster Car Seat


Features: 40-100 lbs; comfortable, contoured padding, elastic dual cup holders; tall armrests; machine-washable car seat pad

2) Graco Backless TurboBooster Car Seat


Features: 40-100 lbs and up to 57 inches tall; padded, height-adjustable armrests; one-hand adjustable headrest; hide-away cup holders

The Graco Backless TurboBooster is one of the best narrow car seats. You can purchase the High Back TurboBooster seat and convert it to a backless booster so that you can use it for longer as your child grows.

3) Clek Olli Booster Car Seat


Features: 40-100 lbs and up to 57 inches tall; Crypton fabric provide stain, moisture and bacteria resistance; Confirms that latches are locked with an audible “Click”

Can You Rent a Car Seat?

If you will be traveling with your child, you may be wondering whether you should lug your heavy car seat, stroller, or other baby gear from home. Is there a place where you can rent all these items? Yes! You can rent these items from a number of companies specializing in baby gear rentals.

Renting Baby Gear

Baby’s Away is the largest baby and child equipment rental company with over 80 locations throughout the country.  They provide clean, quality baby gear including car seats, strollers, cribs, high chairs, and even toys for your children so that you can enjoy your stay while traveling away from home. They have been providing quality baby equipment rentals for over 25 years with an office in most major resort and metropolitan locations.

Many family-friendly attractions such as theme parks, zoos, and some cruise ships will have strollers for rent. You can rent car seats at most car rental agencies. Some hotels will have cribs on hand.

How much does it cost to rent a car seat?

Many major companies charge between $10 to $15 per seat per day. After a few days of renting, you may spend as much as the cost of a brand new car seat. If you are a member of AAA, you can get a free car seat rental with every rental through Hertz.

Many rentals may not be worth the expense. You can consider purchasing a lightweight, fold up umbrella stroller or a lightweight car seat that’s convenient to travel around with.

Should you rent a car seat?

There’s some disadvantages with baby car seat rentals. There’s no guarantee that a rented car seat will be clean or in a safe condition. Almost all car rental companies guarantee the safety of car seats they offer. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises against using previously owned car seats since there is no way to tell if a car seat has been in a serious accident. If you use your own car seat, safety is never a question.

Major car rental agencies have an installation manual that comes with each seat, but if you rent from a smaller company, they may not have an instruction manual on how to install the car seat.

Some parents arrive at the car rental agency only to find out that demand has exceeded the supply of children car seats. Make sure you plan ahead and have a back-up plan, should you need it.

Sometimes, it makes sense to bring your own car seat, especially if you are flying and your baby should sit in a car seat on the plane. Bringing your own car seat ensures that it is the right fit for your child, rather than a generic model offered by a rental car company.

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Narrow Booster Seats

If you are looking for a narrow booster seat, you have come to the right place. Are you wondering which is the narrowest booster seat for 2017 that can fit 3 across in the back? It can be a challenge to fit multiple car seats in the back, even if you have a large SUV or minivan.

Below are some of the narrowest booster seat on the market:

Narrow High Back Booster Seat

Maxi-Cosi RodiFix Booster Car Seat

The RodiFix Booster by MaxiCosi fits children from 40-120 pounds. It’s a slim booster seat, and one of the narrowest booster seats measuring 12 inches wide at its base  and 19.5 inches at its widest point, so you can fit 3 across in the back of your vehicle. It features Air Protect for superior side impact protection around your kid’s head. The RodiFix Booster has no arm rests, which make it easier to get your child buckled in, and it fits well next to wider seats. Its belt routing system is easy enough to learn that children can buckle themselves in. RodiFix has LATCH connectors that hold the seat in place when the seat is not in use. This prevents the seat from turning into a projectile in the event of a collision. The LATCH is just to hold the seat in place; your child will be secured by a seatbelt.

The seat features front-access recline system, which allows seat and seatback to recline for comfort and better fit to vehicle. This belt-positioning booster also features a multi-height headrest and expanding side wings that grow with your child. The stylish, premium fabrics are plush, comfortable, and self-wicking to help deodorize and draw liquids away from the skin. The RodiFix is quite expensive compared to many other boosters, but its premium features may be worth the price!

Diono Radian RXT All-In-One Convertible Car Seat

The Diono RadianRXT  is an all-in-one convertible car seat that accommodates your child in the rear-facing position from 5-45 lbs, in the forward-facing position with a 5-point harness from 20-80 lbs, and in booster mode up to 120 lbs. They are the only all-in-one car seats with a full steel frame, making them one of the safest and narrowest car seat on the market today. The seat is only 17 inches wide, so you can fit 3 of these car seats across in most mid-sized vehicles. It is narrower than Diono’s other convertible/boosters. The Pacificia, Rainier and Cambria are all 18 inches wide. If you are parents of triplets or 3 children, you might want to try this seat out.

Britax Parkway SGL G1.1 Belt-Positioning Booster

The 18-inch-wide Parkway SGL fits children from 40 to 120 pounds and is Britax’s safest belt- positioning booster seat with SafeCell Impact Protection and an extra layer of side impact protection. This narrow car seat features ISOFLEX Latch connection system that secures the booster to your vehicle when it’s not in use so it doesn’t go flying during a collision. The Parkway SGL has a deep energy-absorbing shell and foam-lined headrest that make up 2 layers of protection to protect your child from side impacts. Another smart feature is its SecureGuard Belt-Positioning Clip that keeps children from sliding under the lap portion of the seatbelt in the event of a crash.

Graco Highback Turbobooster Car Seat

The Graco High Back TurboBooster child car seat is one of the narrowest high back booster that fits children from 30 to 100 pounds. It easily converts to a backless booster so that you can use it for longer as your child grows. At just 16.5 inches wide, it can easily fit into small spaces. The cup holders fold into the seat when you need extra room. This toddler car seat booster features a multi-layer head rest and wide, padded armrests for extra support and comfort. The open-loops belt guides help to position your car’s seatbelt, making it easier for your little one to self-buckle. It is one of the most popular booster seats and is very affordable.

CYBEX Solution X-Fix Infant Booster Car Seat

This 18.5 inch wide booster fits riders from 33 to 100 pounds and from 38 to 60 inches tall. it has LATCH connectors that keep it secured to the vehicle when it’s not in use. The seat can also be used in vehicles without LATCH. It features a patented three-position reclining headrest that prevents the child’s head from tipping forward during sleep. It also keeps the child’s head in the Safety Zone in the event of a side impact collision. There’s 11 position height adjustments, perfect for your growing child. Its padded arm rests allow your child to sit comfortably and help keeping the lap belt in a low and secure position. The seat’s back cannot be removed so it can only be used as a highback booster seat, not a backless seat.

Narrow Backless Booster Seat

Following are three narrow backless booster seats.

BubbleBum Inflatable Booster Seat

Bubblebum is one of the slimmest car seat on the market. This inflatable booster seat is only 13 inches wide so you can easily fit three car seats across the back seat. It fits children from 40 to 100 pounds. In less than a minute, this blow-up booster transforms from a small pouch to a booster seat for kids. It is foldable and portable, making it great for travel, car rentals, taxis, carpools, and caregivers. When it is deflated, it easily fits into a handbag or backpack. Bubblebum booster seat can fit in the center seat of your 3-across installation even when nothing else seems to fit.

Graco Affix Backless Booster

The Graco Affix Youth Booster is a slim backless booster seat that fits children from 40 to 100 pounds and up to 57 inches tall. There is a front adjustment that allows you to easily and quickly tighten the booster to the vehicle seat. There is a secure LATCH connection system that keeps the booster seat steadily in place when the seat is not in use and helps facilitate independent buckling. Keep in mind that the LATCH is to secure the booster to the vehicle seat while the booster is unoccupied and you will need to secure your child in the booster seat with the car’s lap/shoulder belt.

Graco Backless TurboBooster Car Seat

As mentioned above, the Graco Backless TurboBooster is a narrow car seat. You can purchase the High Back TurboBooster seat and convert it to a backless booster so that you can use it for longer as your child grows. In the backless mode, it fits children from 40 to 100 pounds and up to 57 inches tall. It features padded, height-adjustable armrests and hide-away cup holders.

These are some of the top narrow car booster seats.

Cheap Car Seats 2017

Sometimes, buying used items are a good way to save money. However, there are a few reasons why buying a used car seat is not recommended. If you are looking to save some money, buying a new, cheap car seat may be a better option than buying a used car seat.

Cheap Infant Car Seats

Evenflo Embrace LX Infant Car Seat, Penelope $69.88

This car seat fits the tiniest of newborns, starting from 4 pounds. The weight limit goes up to 35 pounds. The Evenflo Embrace has a soft head pillow that helps cradle your baby as she develops. Evenflo has gone above safety standards and tested all of their baby car seats at energy levels about twice the federal crash test standard. They also sell a separate car seat base, which is helpful if you have more than one car and want to switch between them.

Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30 infant Car Seat, Zuba $77.06

The Graco Snugride Click Connect 30 fits infants from 4 – 30 pounds. The Click Connect system provides a 1-step secure attachment between infant car seats and all Graco Click Connect Strollers to create your own custom travel system. This car seat has comfort features, including a removable newborn head support, which offers soft cushioning and support for your baby’s head. Safety features include EPS, energy absorbing foam and 5-point harness. It is also lightweight, which makes it easy to transport from the car to the stroller and everywhere else.

Check out our review for a similar infant car seat, Graco Snugride 35 LX Click Connect, which is available in tangerine color for $107.99.

Evenflo LiteMax 35 Platinum Infant Car Seat, Moonlight $128

This rear-facing infant car seat fits babies from 4 to 35 pounds. The LiteMax features Sure Safe Latch guides to make proper installation easy in vehicles equipped with lower latch anchors. There is also a central pendulum level indicator that lets you know whether the seat has been installed at a proper recline. The LiteMax also has a temperature regulating fabric that keeps your baby comfortable during cold or hot weather. Other features include removable head and body pillows, buckle pockets, machine washable pads, and full coverage canopy with zip out panel.

Safety 1st Onboard 35 Air and Infant Car Seat, Twist of Citrus $99.99

The Safety 1st Onboard car seat fits infants from 4-35 pounds. Safety features include Air Protect +, which combines the advanced protection of its Air Protect cushion system for better head protection with its Cell HX foam designed with hexagonal shapes for superior protection around your baby’s torso. Together, they provide full body side protection. Its harness is specially designed to fit smaller babies and it has additional leg room to accommodate your growing baby in a rear-facing position. This seat is also available in a pretty pink color for $123.29 and black color for $112.50 on Amazon. Check out our Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air Review.

Baby Trend Flex-Loc Infant Car Seat, Carbon $76.49

This Baby Trend car seat fits babies from 5-30 pounds. It features an easy one hand front adjust 5-point safety harness so that you can easily adjust and ensure proper fit for your child. Other safety features include the EPS energy-absorbing foam for side impact head protection. It is easy to install with their exclusive Flex-Lock latch system and height adjustment.

Check out more affordable infant car seats.

Cheap Convertible Car Seats

Evenflo Tribute Sport Convertible Car Seat, Maxwell $51.60

The Evenflo Tribute Sport convertible car seat fits infants in the rear-facing position from 5-30 lbs and toddlers in the forward-facing position from 22-40 lbs. It has 4 shoulder strap positions and up-front harness adjustment, allowing you to easily accommodate your growing children longer. Safety features include energy absorbing foam liner and a 5-point harness system that provides a secure fit.

Amazon has this car seat available in Maxwell for $38.88 for Prime members only (30-Day Free Trial). It is available in grey color for all members for $59.99.

Cosco Apt 50, Kimba Giraffe $49.50

The Cosco Apt 50 convertible seat fits babies in the rear-facing position from 5-40 lbs and in the forward-facing position from 22-50 lbs. The seat comes with 6 harness heights and 3 buckle locations so that you can easily adjust it to fit your kid as he grows.
It comes with 2 cup holders so that your child can keep a drink or snack closeby. The Cosco Apt 50 is also certified to use on aircraft.

Amazon has this car seat available in Kimba Giraffe for $49.50 for Prime members only (30-Day Free Trial). It is available in black color for all members for $65.98.

Graco My Ride 65 Convertible Car Seat, Go Green $89.97

Graco My Ride 65 Convertible car seat protects babies in the rear-facing position from 4-40 pounds and in the forward-facing position from 20-65 pounds. Its rear-facing mode has a higher weight rating than many infant car seats, which allows you to keep your baby in the rear-facing position for longer.

Amazon has this car seat available in Go Green for $89.97 for Prime members only (30-Day Free Trial). It is available to all members in pink and grey for $109.97 and in blue and grey for $119.99.

Safety 1st Guide 65 Convertible Car Seat, Chambers $82.88

Safety 1st Guide 65 allows your baby to sit in the rear facing position from 5-40 lbs and in the forward-facing position from 22-65 lbs. Its compact design is perfect for smaller cars. There are 5 harness heights and 3 buckle locations to ensure proper fit. It has a multi-position adjustable head rest, perfect for growing children. There is also a removable cup holder.

Cheap Booster Car Seats

There are 2 kinds of belt-positioning booster car seats: booster seat with high back and backless booster seat.

Backless Booster Seats

Cosco Topside Booster Car Seat, Realtree/Pink

The Cosco Topside Booster Seat is designed for children 40 to 100 pounds. It features an extra-plush pad and gives children the extra height they need to keep seatbelts properly positioned. It is also lightweight, making it easy for us to move it from car to car.

Evenflo Amp Performance No Back Booster Car Seat, Blue

This Evenflo No Back Booster Car Seat fits children from 40 to 110 pounds. Its contoured padding is great for long journeys. It features elastic dual cup holders so your child can easily access his drink. The pad can also be removed to be machine washed.

High Back Booster Seats

Evenflo Big Kid AMP Booster Car Seat, Sprocket

This Evenflo Big Kid Booster Car Seat fits children from 30 pounds to 110 pounds. It’s 2 seats in 1, meaning that it also transitions into a no-back booster. There are 6 height positions and the back adjusts as your child grows. There are elastic cup holders so your kid can easily access a drink or a snack.

Graco Highback TurboBooster Car Seat, Mosaic $40.49

The Graco Highback TurboBooster Car Seat fits children from 30 pounds to 100 pounds. It’s a 2 in 1 seat and converts into a no-back booster. It features a multi-layer, adjustable headrest and full coverage back support in highback mode. Safety features include EPS, energy absorbing foam, and open loop belt guides to help ensure proper seat belt positioning. This Graco TurboBooster also has wide, padded armrests and cup holders to store drinks, snacks, and toys.

Car Seat Inspection NY

Installing a baby car seat correctly is vital for your child’s safety. Some people may think that it’s easy as long as you can read the instruction book and follow directions. In reality, it is not so easy. It is helpful to get your child car seat inspected by a licensed technician. Lucky for us, there are free car seat inspection events that we can attend to get our car seat checked.

Free Car Seat Inspection 2017

For the month of February, the New York State DMV is offering free child car seat inspections for Clinton and Essex counties.

If you are near these counties and need to get your car seat checked, you should take advantage of this opportunity. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have. This initiative is to help keep children buckled safely in cars. Ensuring that your car seat is checked and installed properly is a lifesaving event.

Below is the information for the free car seat checks:

February 8, 2017 Child Safety Seat Check – Essex County
4:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
New York State Police – Troop B Headquarters, 1097 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977
Agency: New York State Police
Contact: T/Sgt. Brian J. Goetz at (518) 897-2023.

February 18, 2017 Child Safety Seat Check – Clinton County
10:00 a.m – 1:30 p.m.
Bill McBride Chevrolet, 5101 U.S. Avenue, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Agency: Clinton County Sheriff’s Office
Contact: William Bush at (518) 565-4397

If you can’t make any of these times, you can still make an appointment for a free car seat check.

Read more about the importance of car seat safety.