If you have a child or are expecting one, then you will most certainly need to purchase a car seat. We have reviewed several of the top brands of car seats on the market, and here are our top 10 best baby car seats for 2017. Many of the car seats we reviewed are multi-functional and will grow with your child. Keep in mind, when installing a car seat to follow the directions and double check that the car seat is properly installed, if you have any doubt, most fire stations or police stations offer free installation or checking of baby car seats, to ensure that children are protected when traveling.
10. Chicco Keyfit 30
The Chicco keyfit 30, is one of the top rated car seat brands in the US and is specifically made to install quickly in your car or a chicco brand stroller. The car seat comes with a baby insert for babies between 4-11 lbs, a variety of colors to choose from and a handy built in leveling device, to insure that you have it properly installed. And the car seat securely fits into the included base, so for those mothers that like to shop with their children or who go to the store frequently, you can easily take out the car seat carrier and put your baby in your shopping cart. If you are looking for a versatile car seat, that you can use in the car or a Chicco brand stroller, this is definitely a top contender.
9. Disney APT, Mouseketeer Minnie
The APT Mousekeeter Minnie, features a colorful stylish car seat that any baby girl is sure to love. The car seat is designed two adapt from a rear facing position, if your child is smaller than 40 pounds or 40 inches in height, to a forward facing position for older children, so you can keep an eye on them and interact with them while in the car. It even has convenient cup holders for drinks or snacks, so your baby can get a drink of juice or water, while you are traveling. If you are looking for a good quality car seat that won’t break the bank, and are looking for something your child is sure to love, this is a great option.
8. Evenflo Tribute LX Convertible
The Eventflo Tribute LX is a quality affordable car seat that any family can afford. But with an affordable price, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality or safety, this car seat comes with a 5 point harness, can be mounted either forward facing or rear facing, and meets or exceeds all federal safety standards. The car seat also comes with integrated head and body pillows and a two position reclining feature. The covers are also easily removable and completely machine washable, so if your baby accidently get’s their car seat dirty, you can wash the covers and get it fresh and clean.
7. Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 Car Seat
The Pria 70 convertible baby car seat, provides safety and comfort for your child. One thing you will first notice about this car seat is the visible FlexTech and Air Protect side impact protection. Think of the air protect like a miniature side airbag for your child, that deploys in the event of an accident. Also, brand new with the Pria 70, is self-wicking fabric, that is found in top sports shirts, allowing water, sweat, and moisture to wick away from the fabric, keeping your baby cool on a hot summer day. The car seat is designed to be rear-facing for children up to 40 pounds, and can securely fit children facing forward from 22 to 70 pounds. Not only that but when it comes to cleaning the car seat, it couldn’t be easier, the entire cover easily snaps off the frame allowing you to throw it in the washer and dryer.
6. RECARO Roadster Convertible Carseat
The Recaro roadster has a lot to be loved, from it’s PUR memory foam headrests that limits neck movement to its full body side impact protection and side wings. The car seat is designed for baby’s from 5 pounds up to 65 pounds and is a breeze to install. Not only does the Recaro Roadster have a five point safety harness, but it also has a patented safety feature called HERO. The purpose of HERO is to adjust the shoulder pads to fill not only your child’s shoulders but equally as important, your child’s neck and head. This patented system helps to provide a comfortable feeling and also to resist harness twisting.
5. Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Car Seat, Blue Coral
The Safety 1 Grow and Go; is a 3-in-1 convertible car seat, meaning that you can use this car seat from when your child is just an infant all the way up till the time he is old enough to just need a booster seat. The car seat can be mounted either rear facing for infants and toddlers between 5 to 40 pounds, front facing for children 22-65 pounds and it can finally be transitioned to a belt-positioned booster seat for children all the way up to 100 pounds. The car seat is not only comfortable, with its quickfit harness, and ample pillows, but more importantly it’s extremely safe. And if that wasn’t enough, there is more, this car seat even has a built in dishwasher-safe cup holder. With a number of colors to choose from, one thing is for sure, your child will be traveling in comfort and style with this Safety 1 Grow and Go car seat.
4. Britax B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat, Black
The Britax B-safe features safecell impact protection, that keeps your child safe in the event you are in an accident. The car seat features an impact absorbing base, and steel frame and sturdy construction that will far outlive your child’s use of the car seat. The car seat also has a five point harness and includes a safecenter latch, to make installation a breeze. Best of all, if you have a Britax stroller, this particular car seat is ideal, as you can go quickly from your stroller to your car in just a few seconds. And like most of the car seats we have reviewed, you can easily switch it from rear facing to front facing, as your child grows older.
3. Graco Size4Me 65
The Graco Size4Me 65 holds children in its five-point harness safely and securely. The car seat can quickly go between a rear facing infant car seat designed for children up to 40 pounds, to a front facing car seat designed for children up to 65 pounds, quickly and easily. The car seat also includes a rapidremove cover, that you can take off and throw in the washing machine. Since, we all know that from time to time your little one will make a mess in the car. Another benefit of the Graco Size4Me 65 car seat, is the car seat’s inright latch system, that allows you to quickly latch the car seat in just one second and it includes three recline and two buckle positions. And let’s not forget the fact that the car seat even has a built in cupholder, so you don’t have to worry about taking your eyes of the road or your child bugging you for “just another drink of juice mommy.”
2. Evenflo Symphony DLX All-In-One Convertible Car Seat, Paramount
The Evenflo Symphony DLX offers superior e3 side impact protection, it’s unique Surelatch technology, which offers super fast and secure installation in less than 60 seconds. And it’s extremely versatile, while it’s not the cheapest car seat on the market, the fact that it will accommodate children from 5 pounds all the way up to 110 pounds and 57″ high, is remarkable. And it also has an energy-absorbing foam liner that provides additional safety and comfort for your child. The car seat also sports a five-point harness, fold down cup holder, and machine-washable car seat pad. It also offers a multi-position reclining feature and removable head and body pillow.
1. Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat, Matrix
The Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 car seat is designed to be a versatile car seat designed to grow with your child. The car seat can transform between a high back booster seat to a backless belt positioning booster with ease. The car seat itself incorporates energy-absorbing foam for your child’s safety, and features a steel-reinforced frame for additional durability and incorporates a five-point safety harness, so you know your baby is securely in their car seat after you buckle them in. Not only that but it also has side storage pockets, so your child can keep snacks within reach and also a cup holder, which saves them from asking you for a drink of juice or water every five minutes. The reason that this particular car seat got our number one choice among parents, is because of it’s versatility and price. If you are looking to purchase one car seat and never have to worry about purchasing booster seats or other car seats for your child, then this particular model certainly fits the mold.