Child Car Seat Reviews

Best Infant Car Seat Reviews

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We have provided reviews for five of the best infant car seats. This information can help guide your choice, whether you decide to purchase one of these or a different model. When looking for the best infant car seat it is important to consider:

Baby Size – When you add the weight of the car seat (without the base portion) and the weight of your baby, will you be able to use it as a carrier? If your infant is in the 95th percentile for height or weight, how long until the infant car seat is too small?

Comfort – Will your baby be supported comfortably in the seat from birth until ready for a larger seat?

Safety – How does the car seat rate in terms of crashworthiness and padding? Each of these infant car seats has a five-point harness to secure your baby. They all meet the Federal Safety Standards and strict crash performance standards, which are graded pass or fail. But, the infant car seat must be installed and used properly for it to be safe in your car.

Ease of Use – Can you easily take the seat in and out of your car? Are adjustments simple to make as your baby grows? Can you use it with a stroller? Will it fit in your car? Will it be easy for grandparents and nannies to use properly?

Style – Does the car seat match your lifestyle and the style of your car?

Price – Given the number of months your baby will use an infant car seat, how much are you willing to spend?

maxi cosi mico infant car seat Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 Britax B-Safe car seat reviews chicco keyfit 30 infant car seat Graco SnugRide35 Classic Connect infant car seat
Model Maxi-Cosi Mico AP Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 Britax B-Safe Chicco Keyfit 30 Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 35
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Child Weight 5-22 lbs. 5-30 lbs. 4-30 lbs. 4-30 lbs. 4-35 lbs.
Child Height 19″-29″ Max 30″ Max 32″ Max 30″ Max 32″
Carrier Weight 8.6 lbs. 11 lbs. 9.8 lbs. 9 lbs. 9.7 lbs.
Ease of Use(1)

(1) Overall Ease of Use ratings are from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Improvements may have been made to more recent models of the rated car seats.

Review of Infant Car Seat & Stroller Compatibility

The best infant car seats are now part of a “travel system” that includes a stroller. Ideally you will be able to move your infant seat from the car to a stroller without waking your baby. Using an adapter, sold as a stroller accessory, these infant car seats can be used with a variety of compatible strollers. Review your options in the following chart.

maxi cosi mico infant car seat Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 Britax B-Safe car seat reviews Chicco Keyfit 30 seat reviews Graco SnugRide 35 car seat reviews
Model Maxi-Cosi Mico AP Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 Britax B-Safe Chicco Keyfit 30 Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 35
Baby Jogger City Mini blue check blue check blue check blue check blue check
BOB   blue check blue check blue check blue check
Britax B-Agile & B-Ready blue check blue check blue check
Bugaboo Bee & Cameleon blue check blue check blue check blue check
Bugaboo Donkey blue check blue check blue check blue check
Maxi-Cosi Kaia blue check
Moodd blue check blue check blue check blue check
Phil & Teds Dot & Navigator blue check blue check blue check blue check
Phil & Teds Explorer blue check blue check blue check blue check
Phil & Teds Promenade blue check blue check
Phil & Teds Vibe & Verve blue check blue check blue check
Stokke Xplory blue check blue check blue check
UPPAbaby Vista & Cruz blue check blue check blue check blue check
Quinny Buzz & Zapp blue check blue check

This is not a complete list of strollers with adapters for these five popular car seats. If your favorite stroller is not mentioned in these infant car seat reviews, check the stroller web site to see if an adapter for your preferred car seat is offered as an accessory.