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Keeping baby safe will always be your top concern. That’s why a sturdy new car seat is one of your most important baby registry additions. First-time parents often find themselves at a loss for what to look for when it comes to finding the best baby car seat. Maybe you turn to mommy blogs, but they all rave about different products. Or maybe you asked your neighbor, but her kids are older now and the seat she used is expired because it doesn’t meet safety standards anymore. (Yup, car seats have expiration dates!) So where do you look next?
There are tons of safe, stylish, and sturdy car seats on the market, but we’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up the best five. If you're looking for the best baby seats (and you are, since you want the best for you baby), this is the guide for you.
Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat
Easy as 1,2,3 The Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat is designed to take your little one through three growth stages, from infant to toddler to child. It can be used as a rear-facing infant seat from five to 40 lbs., a forward-facing seat from 22 to 65 lbs., and as a belt-positioning booster seat from 40 to 100 lbs. Good thing its seat pad is machine washable! Built to last, the Grow and Go features side impact protection and easy in-and-out harness holders.
NUNA x PBK PIPA lite lx Car Seat & Base
Light and sturdy A perfect solution for parents on-the-go, the NUNA x PBK PIPA lite lx Car Seat & Base makes travel so easy. Its lightweight design is not only easy to pick up and go, but it’s also environmentally friendly. This car seat is certified to GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards) with its merino wool and lyocell fiber blend. Its steel reinforced True Lock™ base installation makes setup and breakdown easy for mom and dad. Errands will be a breeze!
SnugRide SnugLock Extend2Fit Car Seat
Snug as a bug in a rug Well-known and well-loved brand Graco impresses with their SnugRide SnugLock Extend2Fit Car Seat. The seat will keep baby cozy through any ride with 3.5” of extra legroom. Its Silent Shade™ canopy adjusts without waking your sleeping little one. Plus, the car seat has an adjustable base with 4 recline positions so you can customize the seat to fit your car. Your baby will be snug and secure in this seat up until they hit 35lbs.
Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat
Convenience is key The Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat is great for newborns. It has a removable newborn insert, a thickly cushioned seat lined with energy-absorbing foam, and an adjustable safety harness. Premie parents will especially love this product, as the seat also has a removable head and body support for newborns as small as 4lbs. Plus, the KeyFit is certified for aircraft use, whenever the family decides to go see grandma across the country!
radian® 3R Car Seat
Up and coming Baby gear brand Diono is making a name for itself with the radian® 3R Car Seat. Your baby will go on a journey with this car seat, from birth to 10 years old or 100 lbs (whichever comes first)! Its innovative safety features promise to keep baby safe while they face the front or rear of your car, and the seat comes in classic colors you won’t outgrow. This seat is a lifetimer, and totally worth the $199.99 investment!
Finding the best baby seat can be hard, but it's not impossible as long as you consult this list.
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