Target usually has their Car Seat Trade-In Event 2020 in May and September.
Save the dates! In 2020, it is 9/13–9/26
They will accept any car seats to be recycled in exchange for a 20% off Target coupon towards any purchase of a new car seat, stroller, or select baby gear.
You will need to go to the Target Guest Service to receive your coupon, which is valid for both in store and online purchases.
If you miss this event, don’t worry! Walmart also has a Car Seat Trade In Event.
Best Infant Car Seats
Below are some of the best infant car seats:
If you are looking for the best car seat for newborn baby, the Chicco Keyfit car seat is a great choice.
It fits newborns from 4-30 pounds and up to 30 inches tall. It comes with a removable full body insert for smaller babies 4-11 pounds.
This Chicco infant car seat is lined with energy-absorbing foam for increased safety and comfort. It also has an adjustable, multi-position canopy.
These car seats can also fit in dozens of Chicco’s KeyFit compatible strollers, including Chicco Bravo, Cortina, Cortina Together, Neuvo, Activ3, TRE, Liteway Plus, and KeyFit Caddy strollers.
For further information, read our Chicco Keyfit 30 review.
This Graco Snugride baby car seat is one of the top infant car seats. It fits infants from 4-35 pounds and up to 32 inches tall.
It is a lightweight baby car seat, making it easy to transport from the vehicle to the stroller or anywhere else.
This Graco rear-facing car seat features the Click Connect system, which provides a one-step secure attachment between the car seat and all of the Graco Click Connect Strollers to create a convenient travel system.
You can also purchase a Graco infant car seat stroller combo, which is a great travel system. This Graco Modes Travel System includes the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 car seat and the Modes stroller.
For more information, read our Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 review.
The UPPAbaby MESA car seat is one of the top baby car seat. It is a lightweight car seat, weighing only less than 10 pounds!
It fits babies 4-35 lbs and up to 32 inches tall. it includes an infant insert with a built-in wedge that creates a flatter and safer riding position, recommended for babies 4-8 lbs.
For more, read our UPPAbabay Mesa review.
Best Convertible Car Seats
Below are some of the best convertible car seats:
Diono Radian 3RXT is an all-in-one car seat, which means that it can be converted into several forms, such as rear-facing infant seat, forward-facing seat, and as a booster car seat.
It fits infants in extended rear-facing position from 5-45 lbs, forward-facing from 20-65 lbs in a 5-point harness, and booster up to 120 lbs.
This is one of the few car seats that allows your child to sit rear-facing until 45 lbs. Every pound is precious and the longer you let your child sit rear-facing, the safer your child is. For more information, you can read more about car seat safety.
Diono Radian fits 3 across in most mid-sized cars, making it one of the best narrow booster seats on the market.
The Graco 4ever 4-in-1 convertible car seat is a favorite amongst mothers. It gives your child approximately 10 years of use, from 4 to 120 pounds.
It can be installed rear-facing to fit babies from 4 to 40 pounds, forward-facing from 20 to 65 pounds, booster seats in high back belt-positioning from 30 to 100 pounds and backless belt-positioning mode from 40 to 120 pounds.
For more, read our Graco 4Ever DLX 4 in 1 Car Seat Review.
The Chicco NextFit is one of the top convertible car seats. What’s unique about the NextFit car seat is its SuperCinch LATCH Tightener, which uses force-multiplying technology for a tight and secure fit with little effort.
It is one of the easiest convertible car seats to install correctly and safely in a wide range of cars. This seat can be used rear-facing for children 5-40 lbs and forward-facing from 22-65 lbs.
For more, read our Chicco NextFit Zip Convertible Car Seat Review.
Best Booster Car Seats
The Graco High Back TurboBooster child car seat is one of the narrowest high back booster that fits children from 30-100 lbs.
You can easily converts it to a backless booster so that you can use it for longer as your child grows.
At just 16.5 inches wide, this narrow high back booster can easily fit into small spaces. The cup holders fold into the seat when you need extra room.
Not only is the Graco Turbobooster one of the most popular booster seats, it is also one of the cheapest booster seats. You can typically find this booster seat for about $40!
For more, check out a list of the narrowest booster seat on the market.
The Diono Radian 3RXT is one of the top narrow booster seats. It is an all-in-one convertible car seat that fits your child in the rear-facing position from 5-45 lbs, in the forward-facing position with a 5-point harness up to 65 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.
If you have 3 children, you might want to try this popular seat out.
The Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 belt positioning booster car seat fits children from 30 to 110 pounds. You can remove the backrest to convert the seat to a backless booster seat.
It is an ErgoBoost contoured seat with double foam padding and it features DuoZone 10-position head and shoulder side-impact protection.
There is also a 2-position backrest that adjusts to mimic vehicle seat position. There are 2 cup holders that you can fold away when they’re not in use.