These reviews will help guide you in selecting the best car seat for your child. From birth until your child is large enough to use a regular seat belt, you will want to provide the safety and comfort of a child car seat. Child car seats are available in four broad categories.
|Infant Car Seats – Newborns and small babies fit best in an infant car seat. These seats come with inserts to support the smallest infants. This type of car seat is rear-facing and typically fit babies from 4 to 30 pounds. They have handles so the seat can be removed from the car and used as a baby carrier. Infant car seats can also be part of a travel system that includes a stroller. Most models include a sun canopy. Read reviews for five of the best infant car seats.|
|Convertible Car Seats – Your child will be able to use a convertible car seat longer. These seats can be converted from a rear-facing position for younger babies (up to 40 pounds) to a forward-facing position as your child grows (from about 20 to 70 pounds). Combination or 3-in-1 car seats, that also convert to a booster seat, are included in this category as well. Read the reviews for the best convertible car seats.|
|Toddler Car Seats – Once your child outgrows an infant car seat, a forward-facing toddler car seat will provide protection up to about 80 pounds. The harness straps are adjustable to maintain a snug fit as your child grows taller. Some toddler car seats offer a combination booster seat configuration. Read the reviews for the best toddler car seats.|
|Booster Car Seats – For children up to about 100 pounds, who have outgrown a front-facing car seat, a booster car seat places them in the proper position to use the car safety belts. Combination car seats can be converted to a booster seat, when your child exceeds the height or weight limits of the harness. Booster car seats are available in high-back and backless models. High-back booster seats are recommended for cars with a low seat back or head rest that does not support your child’s head. Some models also convert from high-back to backless. Read the reviews for the best booster car seats.|
This site provides reviews for the most popular child car seats in each category.
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