When a baby’s on the way, parents can expect to incur some expenses for baby gear products. If you are looking to buy an infant car seat but have a small budget, there are some great, inexpensive infant car seats available on the market. Below is a list of cheap car seats for infants:
Infant Car Seats Under $100
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 baby 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.
This cute Cosco Light N Comfy DX car seat fits infants in the rear-facing position from 4 – 22 pounds. It features a 5-point harness with center front adjustment and Side Impact Protection. There are 4 harness heights so that you can adjust the harness to best fit your little one as she grows. There is a infant insert, which provides smaller babies a snugger fit. It is one of the lightest infant car seat, which makes it easy to transport to and from your car.
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 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.
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This cute Minnie Mouse car seat from Disney fits infants from 4-22 pounds and up to 29″. It features a 5-point harness and Side Impact Protection. There are 4 harness heights so you can adjust the harness to give your little one the best fit as they grow. The car seat is extra-lightweight, which makes it easier to remove the seat from the base and carry it when transporting back and forth from the car. There is also a car seat for Mickey Mouse lovers called the Disney Light ‘n Comfy Luxe Infant Car Seat, Mickey Silhouette.
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 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.
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.
Infant Car Seats Under $200
The Britax B-SAFE 35 Infant Slate Strie Car Seat fits infants from 4 to 35 pounds. It has a space-efficient design where its contoured shell takes up little space in your car and minimizes side-to-side movement to maximize protection. The B-Safe 35 has SafeCell Impact Protection, a safety system found only in Britax car seats. Its features include an impact-absorbing base that compresses to absorb energy during a collision and an impact-stabilizing steel frame for superior strength. It is easy to install and you can safely secure the seat in your car with the center-pull straps and lower LATCH connectors. You can pair this seat up with any Britax stroller to make your perfect infant travel system. With Britax’s Click and Go System, moving the car seat from the car to the stroller is quick and secure – no adapters needed. The car seat also comes with a removable newborn head pad.
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.