Car Seat

Toddler Car Seats: Our Top 9 Recommendations + Tips On How To Choose

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Overview

Car seats save lives – and getting the correct one for your toddler is essential. 

Data from the CDC (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) shows that car seats can reduce injury risks for children by as much as 71-82% than seat belts alone. (1)

Did you know that as many as 38% of car crash deaths in the US involved children who weren’t buckled up? That’s a significant safety concern. (1)

For car seats to work the best way they’re designed, they must be exactly what your child needs. For example, your toddler needs a suitable car seat once they outgrow the infant car seat.

But car seats can be costly. According to Consumer Reports, the average price is $250 for brand-new convertible car seats in 2024. Therefore, finding the right seat is ideal, so you don’t need to keep buying one to suit your needs. (2) 

So, are convertible car seats better than individual car seats? Are there car seats made especially for toddlers, and at what age should your child use them? What about all-in-one seats with booster options? 

What factors must you consider when choosing your toddler’s most suitable car seat? How long should your kiddo use these car seats?

Keep reading below to find answers to your questions.

 

Types Of Car Seats & When To Use Them

While there are infant car seats, no products are specifically designed for toddlers. The good news is that the rest are suitable for toddlers, except for the infant and booster seats.

The following are the different types of car seats and expert recommendations on when to use them:

  • Infant Car Seats: Birth to one year old
  • Rear-Facing Car Seats: Birth to three years old
  • Forward-Facing Harness Seats: 1-7 years old
  • Convertible (rear-facing & forward-facing car seats): Birth to 7 years old
  • All-In-One Car Seats (convertible + booster): Birth to 12 years old
  • Booster Car Seats (e.g., backless, high back, and/or belt-positioning): 4-12 years old

 

IMPORTANT: Car seat age, height, and weight limits can vary. Always check the one you have for its specific limits (minimum or maximum) capacity.

(source: nhtsa.gov)

 

Getting Individual Seats Vs. Convertible Or All-In-One Option

Something To Fit Your Budget

Convertible and all-in-one car seats usually cost more because they have more features and a wider range than individual options. 

Getting individual seats (such as an infant car seat) might be more cost-effective when your baby needs them. When the time comes, you can get the seat for the next age range.

 

Getting The Best Value For Your Money

Convertible and all-in-one car seats are usually suitable for babies or toddlers (depending on the actual product) up to big kids. So, even if they cost more than individual seats, they might offer the best bang for your buck.

 

Our Top Recommendations For Toddler Car Seats

Convertible Car Seats (Rear & Front-Facing Configurations)

  • NUNA REVV Rotating Car Seat GREENGUARD GOLD certified (tested to have low chemical emissions, especially for 360+ toxic VOCs or volatile organic compounds and other dangerous materials), 5-second steel-reinforced True lock base, GOTS organic cotton fabrics, and spins 360 degrees
  • UPPAbaby Knox Convertible Car Seat – Koroyd technology used in the base (crumple zone that can effectively protect your child from the dangers of impact forces in a crash); hypoallergenic Merino wool covers are also available
  • Chicco NextFit Zip Convertible Car Seat – LockSure steel frame-reinforced shell for superior impact protection and belt-tightening system, 3D AirMesh backrest for added ventilation, and zippered covers for easy removal and replacement
  • Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seat – Extended rear-position use up to 4 years old, anti-rebound bar, and different fabric options (including GREENGUARD Gold Certified fabrics, hypoallergenic Merino wool, or OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certified fabrics tested to be free from toxic chemicals)
  • Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat – Two sets of LATCH connector systems (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children), passes US and European testing procedures, and a four-position extension panel for up to 5” additional legroom to let your child ride longer in rear-facing mode; budget-friendly option

 

All-In-One Car Seats (Rear & Front-Facing Configurations + Booster Mode)

  • Diono Radian 3QXT All-In-One Seat – Automotive-grade and high-strength reinforced steel core shell, 8-layer SafePlus side impact protection, and durable construction to last 10 years of use
  • Nuna Exec All-In-One Car Seat – GOTS-certified organic cotton fabrics, GREENGUARD Gold certified car seat, and an adjustable anti-rebound panel and leg rest combination
  • Britax One4Life ClickTight All-In-One Car Seat – Exclusive SafeCell Technology that acts as a crumple zone in a crash or impact, patented V-shaped tether that can reduce movement during a crash, and 15-position headrest adjustments for added comfort
  • Maxi-Cosi Pria All-In-One Convertible Car Seat – Budget-friendly option with GCell side impact protection, spring-assist harness system, and a ClipQuik one-hand, magnetic chest clip

 

Convertible Car Seats

NUNA REVV Rotating Car Seat

(source: nunababy.com)

 

Pros: What Makes It Special?

  • Conversion Options: Both rear-facing and forward-facing modes; rotating chair for a total of 10 recline positions 
  • Age Range: Birth up to around 18 months old
  • Child Weight Capacity: Up to 4 to 32 lbs
  • Child Height Capacity: Up to 32 inches

 

Key Features 

  • Material: All-steel frame, GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) organic cotton infant head and body inserts, micro-knit fabrics, and top-of-the-line plastic
  • Ease Of Installation: Easy to install using the RELX base installation (includes colored installation indicators) or seat belt path

 

Safety Features:

  • GREENGUARD GOLD certified product
  • Flame-resistant fabrics to meet the safety standards but without using toxic fire-retardant chemicals
  • Side-impact protection
  • 5-second steel-reinforced True lock base (includes a crumple zone in the seat’s stability leg)
  • Integrated rebound bar for added protection
  • No-rethread five-point harness
  • Ventilation panels

 

Other Specifications

  • Weight: 29.7 lbs
  • Dimensions: 21.5-22.5” x 18.5” x 22.5-29.5” (forward-facing position) and 31-34” x 18.5” x 19.5-22” (rear-facing position)
  • Expiration: Seven years
  • Warranty: Two years

 

Extra Features

  • Spins 360 degrees
  • Integrated magnetic buckle holders
  • Two dishwasher-safe cup holders 

 

Product Recall

  • None

 

Cons & Drawbacks

  • Can be pricey (the most expensive convertible on this list)
  • Some complaints on customer reviews about the low weight limit and becoming wobbly over time

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews

This is my favorite baby gear item ever!! I bought it for my second child and man do I wish I had this for my long legged first son too! You can easily swivel with one hand, it’s super smooth, and the material is plush as to be expected with nuna.” – Reviewer on Albee Baby

 

Negative Reviews

Initially positive review and would give 4.5 stars. However has been loosening over time. Seems to wobble more over time as well. Just does not seem as sturdy as other Nuna products. Will be going back to Nuna Reva.” – Reviewer on Albee Baby

 

Other Products From The Brand

  • Nuna Pipa Aire RX Infant Car Seat
  • Nuna RAVA Convertible Car Seat
  • Nuna AACE High Back Booster Seat

 

Read our review on Nuna car seats and travel systems.

 

UPPAbaby Knox Convertible Car Seat

(source: uppababy.com)

 

Pros: What Makes It Special?

  • Conversion Options: Both rear-facing and forward-facing modes; with eight-position headrest
  • Age Range: Around 1-6 years old
  • Child Weight Capacity: 14 up to 45 lbs for the rear-facing mode (14-25 lbs using the infant insert) or from 25 up to 65 lbs for the forward-facing mode
  • Child Height Capacity: Up to 49”

 

Key Features 

  • Material: Steel frame, reinforced belt path, and fabrics free from fire retardants 
  • Ease Of Installation: SMARTSECURE System that offers simple, secure, and easy installation with visual guides plus bead level indicators on both sides; includes color-coded belt paths (to help decrease the risks of user error) and robust tensioning clips
  • Seat Protector Compatibility: Not permitted

 

Safety Features

  • Impact-absorbing and flame-resistant materials meet safety standards but free from toxic fire-retardant chemicals
  • Base that uses Koroyd technology, creating a crumple zone that can effectively protect your child from the dangers of impact forces (e.g., a crash)
  • Multi-directional tether that works both the rear and forward-facing modes for reducing seat rotation and impact stress to your child’s head and neck
  • Side impact pods can provide additional impact absorption
  • No-rethread harness

 

Other Specifications

  • Weight: 39.4 lbs (according to Amazon)
  • Dimensions: 23.8” L x 18.8” W x 27.4 to 32.5” H (headrest in the lowest and highest positions)
  • Seat Expiration: Check the label on your car seat’s base for its expiration date
  • Warranty: Two years (limited lifetime warranty for seats purchased after January 1, 2019; must register the product online within three months of purchase)

 

Extra Features

  • Adjustable Active Support Headrest grows with your child
  • Adjustable and multi-position foot support for adjusting legroom and leveling
  • Storage pockets for harness buckles
  • Removable and machine-washable seat fabrics
  • Includes removable cup holders 

 

Available in two different fabric options:

  • Regular models use the original fabric (free from fire retardants)
  • Naturally fire-resistant models use temperature-regulated, hypoallergenic Merino wool

 

Product Recall

There hasn’t been any official UPPAbaby recall issued for the Knox car seat. 

However, UPPAbaby had messaged registered buyers of the UPPAbaby Knox Convertible Child seat (2020 model only) to stop using the affected products due to a possible design or manufacturing defect. (3)

According to an NHTSA investigation (by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), the manufacturer warned their buyers that it would be at their own risk if they continued using the affected car seats. (3)

The NHTSA’s investigation also uncovered a second letter reportedly sent by UPPAbaby to affected consumers. It supposedly had instructions on how consumers can: (3)

  • Disable the car seat to prevent further use
  • Process a monetary refund plus an incentive worth $50 for their possibly defective seat 

 

Thankfully, no injuries or fatalities were reported for this UPPAbaby Knox issue. (3)

 

Cons & Drawbacks

  • The 2020 model reportedly had a defect, but there hasn’t been an official recall for the product (3)
  • Some complaints on customer reviews that the fabrics shrunk after cleaning (even after following the manufacturer’s instructions)
  • Can be pricey

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews

The included inserts really helped make the seat custom fit to my daughter. She was snug and comfortable when younger, and as she grew, removing them made the seat more spacious, and adjusting the headrest to match her height was easy…” – Reviewer on UPPAbaby

 

Negative Reviews

After removing the cover to clean one time according to the manufacturer instructions, the upholstery never refit. This is terrible if your child ever stains it, which all children are likely to do.” – Reviewer on UPPAbaby

 

Other Products From The Brand

  • UPPAbaby ARIA Infant Car Seat
  • UPPAbaby MESA V2 Infant Car Seat (read our review here)
  • UPPAbaby MESA Max Infant Car Seat
  • UPPAbaby ALTA V2 High Back Booster Seat

 

Chicco NextFit Zip Convertible Car Seat

(source: chiccousa.com)

 

Pros: What Makes It Special?

  • Conversion Options: Both rear-facing and forward-facing positions; one-hand adjustment for the two crotch positions and nine-position headrest system
  • Age Range: Not indicated (as long as your baby meets the weight and height limits)
  • Child Weight Capacity: Up to 50 lbs (rear-facing position) or up to 65 lbs (forward-facing mode)
  • Child Height Capacity: Up to 43” tall (rear-facing mode) or up to 49” tall (forward-facing position)

 

Key Features 

  • Material: Steel, plastic, 100% polyester fabric, and EPS foam
  • Ease Of Installation: Easy to install using the vehicle’s seat belt or LATCH connectors; includes a LockSure belt-tightening system, SuperCinch tightener, and a bubble leveling system
  • Seat Protector Compatibility: Chicco doesn’t allow any after-market seat protector that doesn’t come with the car seat; however, the brand doesn’t sell these products in the US

 

Safety Features

  • Free from toxic chemicals such as PFAS (per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances), BPA (bisphenol-A), phthalates, and chlorinated or brominated fire retardant chemical treatments
  • DuoGuard (rigid and deep shell + energy-absorbing EPS or expanded polystyrene foam)
  • LockSure steel frame-reinforced shell for superior impact protection
  • 3D AirMesh backrest (with breathable fabrics for enhanced airflow and ventilation)
  • Five-point harness

 

Other Specifications

  • Weight: 26.5 lbs
  • Dimensions: 22.75” x 19” x 26”
  • Seat Expiration: Check the label on your car seat’s base for the actual expiration date 
  • Warranty: Not indicated; consumers can message the company (chiccousa.com/contactus) for warranty questions 

 

Extra Features

  • Zip models are designed for easy seat pad removal (useful for hassle-free washing and clean-ups)
  • Removable newborn infant positioner inserts (to support babies from 4 to 11 lbs)
  • As much as 25% more legroom than the other Chicco NextFit Zip car seat models
  • Easy zip-off and machine-washable seat pads
  • Dishwasher-safe, space-saving, and easy-to-clean cup holder

 

Product Recall

  • None

 

Cons & Drawbacks

  • Some complaints from customer reviews about the car seat being difficult to install, too bulky, or uncomfortable

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews

This car seat also saved my son’s life. My 4 year old and I were in a roll over accident a few days ago. I rolled 2 times and landed on my wheels 75’ off the road. I had hit ice at 70 mph on the interstate. The paramedics, state troopers, fire fighters and drs all applauded the seat.” – Reviewer on Chicco USA

 

Negative Reviews

Materials are not very soft. Shoulder straps are not even (one will have slack while the other will be taught). Buckles fall below baby, buckles constantly twist on the straps.” – Reviewer on Amazon

 

Other Products From The Brand

  • Chicco KeyFit 35 Zip ClearTex Infant Car Seat
  • Fit360 ClearTex Rotating Convertible Car Seat
  • OneFit ClearTex All-in-One Car Seat
  • Chicco MyFit Zip Air Harness + Booster Seat
  • KidFit ClearTex Plus 2-in-1 Belt-Positioning Booster Car Seat
  • GoFit ClearTex Backless Booster Car Seat

 

Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seat

(source: clekinc.com)

 

Pros: What Makes It Special?

  • Conversion Options: Both rear and forward-facing modes; also has three recline positions, six different harness heights, and adjustable crotch straps
  • Age Range: Extended rear-position use up to 4 years old
  • Child Weight Capacity: 50 lbs for rear-facing mode, 65 lbs for front-facing mode
  • Child Height Capacity: Not indicated

 

Key Features 

  • Material: Steel frame, ethically sourced 100% Merino wool, anti-rebound bar, and EPP (expanded polypropylene) foam free from brominated and chlorinated flame retardants
  • Ease Of Installation: Rigid LATCH connectors for secure and easy installation
  • Seat Protector Compatibility: Clek Mat-Thingy Seat Protector only

 

Safety Features

  • Some of the fabrics or prints are GREENGUARD Gold Certified (Snowberry, Ten Year Blue, Aura, Snow, Cloud, Thunder, and Marshmallow prints); these products are also resistant to stains, odor, and moisture
  • Some car seats are made with hypoallergenic, ethically sourced, natural, and non-mulesed merino wool (Mammoth prints); these products are ideal for temperature regulation and breathability
  • OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certified (tested and certified to be free from toxic chemicals)
  • All fabrics are free of any added flame retardants but meet the car seat safety standards
  • All car seats are free from other potentially toxic chemicals such as PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), PFOS (polytetrafluoroethylene), PFC (perfluorocarbons), and PFAS
  • REACT Safety System that can actively reduce the forces transmitted to your kiddo in a frontal collision
  • Advanced side-impact protection with deep side wings and energy-absorbing foam layers
  • Adjustable structural headrest
  • Also designed for extended use in the rear-facing position (up to 4 years old)

 

Other Specifications

  • Weight: 38 lbs
  • Dimensions: 13” x 16.9” x 28-32.5” (forward-facing position) or 25.5-28.5” (rear-facing position)
  • Seat Expiration: Nine years (check the car seat label for the actual expiration date)
  • Warranty: Three years

 

Extra Features

  • Rebound bar provides 1-2” of extra legroom for rear-facing mode as your child grows
  • Easy-to-clean, removable cushion
  • Hand-washable seat pad covers
  • Aircraft approved
  • Among the narrowest car seats; the narrow seat width makes it ideal for three-in-a-row configuration (check out our list of the narrowest booster seats)

 

Product Recall

In December 2021, Clek Inc. recalled several lots of the Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seat over a possible safety defect. The recall also included the Clek Fllo Car Seat. (4)

The seats passed the standard safety tests and were still considered safe. They’re also able to protect kids in a crash. However, a gap at the crotch buckle opening can allow little fingers to reach and pick the foam material inside the seat, which can pose choking risks if a child removes a piece and puts it in their mouth. (4)

These are the affected model codes of the recalled Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seats, with manufacturing dates from 2012/12/03 to 2021/05/20: (4)

  • FO12
  • FO14
  • FO15
  • FO16
  • FO17
  • FO18
  • FO19

 

Clek clarifies that these recalled car seats are still safe to use. They sent a plastic kit to let the affected buyers fix the safety issue. The safety issue didn’t affect the car seat’s functionality. (4)

However, the company advised affected consumers to check the crotch buckle opening for signs of damage (e.g., foam pieces detached from the seat) while waiting for the mailed repair kit to arrive. (4)

 

Cons & Drawbacks

  • It had a recall over a potential safety issue
  • Can be pricey (second most expensive convertible on this list)
  • Some customer complaints about the car seat being too big or too tall to fit their vehicle

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews

Really like the seat so far. The baby is so comfortable, the seat is very sturdy and well-made. I also love how narrow the seat is which allows us to have great space in the back seat. Installation was quite easy too. So far I’m very pleased!” – Reviewer on Clek

 

Negative Reviews

Too big, doesn’t fit in a normal car. It’s way too big/tall, doesn’t sit upright enough, must put passenger seat all the way forward to use. Mid size SUV, still not a good fit.” – Reviewer on Clek

 

Other Products From The Brand

  • Clek Liing Infant Car Seat
  • Clek Fllo Convertible Car Seat
  • Clek Oobr High Back Belt Positioning Booster Seat
  • Clek Olli Backless Booster Seat
  • Clek Ozzi Backless Booster Seat

 

Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat

(source: gracobaby.com)

 

Pros: What Makes It Special?

  • Conversion Options: Both rear-facing and forward-facing modes; includes 10 headrest height adjustments and six recline positions
  • Age Range: Not indicated (as long as your baby meets the weight and height limits)
  • Child Weight Capacity: 4-50 lbs (rear-facing mode); 22-65 lbs (forward-facing mode)
  • Child Height Capacity: Must be at least 1” below the handle (rear-facing mode); up to 49” tall (forward-facing mode)

 

Key Features 

  • Material: Metal, plastic, fabrics, and foam
  • Ease Of Installation: LATCH system connectors, second LATCH attachment, and/or the vehicle’s seat belts; includes a no-rethread, safe adjust harness system that allows height adjustments in one motion for the harness and headrest plus an audible click at installation to let you determine if you were able to install the car seat securely
  • Seat Protector Compatibility: Yes, any seat protector as long as it’s securely installed and the seat can only move less than an inch in any direction

 

Safety Features

  • Graco ProtectPlus Engineered for rollover, frontal, rear, and/or side impact protection
  • InRight LATCH harness for a quick, one-second LATCH attachment
  • Passes the European Rear-Impact Crash Pulse
  • Meets Graco’s RollSafe testing standards (following European rollover testing procedures)
  • Meets and/or exceeds the frontal crash test under the US FMVSS 213 (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards) child restraint criteria 
  • Built-in 5-point harness system (passes the side-impact occupant retention test)
  • Steel-reinforced frame (Graco claims this safety feature can provide strength and durability to the car seat for up to 10 years)
  • Five-point harness

 

Other Specifications

  • Weight: 19 lbs
  • Dimensions: 23.5” x 19.5” x 21.5”
  • Seat Expiration: 10 years after the manufacturing date (but be sure to check your car seat’s label for the actual date)
  • Warranty: One year

 

Extra Features

  • Extend2Fit features a four-position extension panel that provides up to 5” additional legroom to let your child ride longer in rear-facing mode
  • Removable infant inserts for body and head
  • Machine-washable seat pads
  • Harness strap storage pockets for better accessibility (they’re handy when you’re trying to put the kiddo in or out of their car seat)
  • Two easy-to-clean cup holders
  • Budget-friendly option (the least expensive convertible on this list)

 

Product Recall

  • In 2016, over 15,000 units of this car seat were recalled due to an error in the recline label (failure to meet regulatory guidelines); this recall is no longer in effect (5)

 

Cons & Drawbacks

  • It had a recall

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews

This has been great for our 1.5 year old! The leg extension is really great for her long legs. Easy to install and well made.” – Reviewer on Graco Baby

 

Negative Reviews

I have 2 of those seats, and I hate them. They were ok while facing back, but now that they are forward facing, they are IMPOSSIBLE to tighten. One of them is harder than the other one, but they are both a pain to tighten properly.” – Reviewer on Graco Baby

 

Other Products From The Brand

Graco has dozens of different car seats suitable for varied needs. Some of these are:

  • Graco SnugRide 35 Lite LX Baby Car Seat
  • Graco Contender Slim Convertible Car Seat
  • Graco SlimFit 3 LX 3-in-1 Car Seat
  • Graco Turn2Me 3-in-1 Rotating Car Seat
  • Graco TrioGrow SnugLock LX 
  • Graco 4Ever DLX 4-in-1 All-In-One Seat 
  • Graco Grows4Me 4-in-1 Car Seat
  • Graco Nautilus 65 3-in-1 Harness Booster Seat
  • Graco Turbobooster Backless Booster Seat

 

All-In-One Car Seats

Diono Radian 3QXT All-In-One Seat

(source: store.diono.com)

 

Pros: What Makes It Special?

  • Conversion Options: All configurations (rear-facing and forward-facing modes plus booster); includes a 12-position, easy one-hand adjust SafePlus headrest
  • Age Range: Newborn to 10+ years old (up to the weight and height limits)
  • Child Weight Capacity: 4-50 lbs (rear-facing mode); 22-65 lbs (forward-facing mode)
  • Child Height Capacity: Must be at least 1” below the handle (rear-facing mode); up to 49” tall (forward-facing mode)

 

Key Features 

  • Material: Steel, plastic, fabrics, and foam
  • Ease Of Installation: LATCH system connectors and/or the vehicle’s seat belts; includes a 5-point safe adjust harness system and newborn baby harness with a 2-in-1 infant positioning liner
  • Seat Protector Compatibility: Diono Ultra Mat Car Seat Protector

 

Safety Features

  • Steel anti-rebound bar
  • 8-layer SafePlus side impact protection for your child’s optimum safety and comfort
  • Automotive-grade, high-strength reinforced steel core shell to shield and protect your child
  • Built-in 5-point harness system
  • Five-point harness

 

Other Specifications

  • Weight: 32 lbs
  • Dimensions: 16” x 17” x 28.5”
  • Seat Expiration: 10 years after the manufacturing date (but be sure to check your car seat’s label for the actual date)
  • Warranty: One year

 

Extra Features

  • Narrow car seat that can easily fit a three-across configuration
  • original and only all-in-one convertible car seat that folds for travel or compact storage. FAA approved for airline use
  • Removable infant inserts (body and head)
  • Machine-washable covers and seat pads
  • Includes a cup holder

 

Product Recall

  • None

 

Cons & Drawbacks

  • Some customer complaints about the seat being too tall or cumbersome for their vehicle and quality concerns (e.g., some parts easily break)
  • Can be pricey (the second most expensive all-in-one on this list)

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews

The steel frame adds some heft to it and it FEELS structurally sound. If you’ve installed a car seat before, it’s pretty easy to figure out the latch system it uses; A tether up top that secures it behind the seat and a lateral belt that you snake through the appropriate holes in the bottom/back and secure the buckles with a snap to the car’s latch system on either side.” – Reviewer on Amazon

 

Negative Reviews

…This takes up a lot of precious space. So much that the front seats cannot be placed back far enough to be comfortable to drive. These things are also very sharp and hard and likely to tear or puncture leather if not using some type of protective pad.” – Reviewer on Amazon

 

Other Products From The Brand

  • Diono Radian 3R 3-In-1 Car Seat
  • Diono Radian 3 RXT All-In-One Convertible Car Seat
  • Diono Radian 3 QXT First Class All-In-One Safe Plus
  • Diono Monterey 5iST FixSafe High Back Booster Car Seat
  • Diono Everett NXT High Back Booster Car Seat
  • Diono Solana Backless Booster Seat

 

Nuna Exec All-In-One Car Seat

(source: nunababy.com)

 

Pros: What Makes It Special?

  • Conversion Options: All configurations possible (rear-facing car seat and forward-facing car seat plus belt-positioning booster)
  • Age Range: Not indicated (as long as your baby meets the weight and height limits)
  • Child Weight Capacity: Up to 35 lbs (rear-facing position), up to 40 lbs (forward-facing position), and up to 120 lbs (booster mode)
  • Child Height Capacity: Up to 49” for rear and forward-facing car seat modes; 38-57” for the booster seat mode

 

Key Features 

  • Material: GOTS-certified organic cotton fabric, merino wool, steel frame, foam, and dye insert that meets car seat safety standards without using fire retardant chemicals
  • Ease Of Installation: Easy installation with the LATCH system or your car’s seat belt
  • Seat Protector Compatibility: Not recommended 

 

Safety Features

  • GREENGUARD Gold Certified
  • Adjustable leg rest and anti-rebound panel combination
  • Aeroflex side-impact protection with energy-absorbing foam
  • All-steel frame with a reinforced belt path
  • No-rethread five-point harness

 

Other Specifications

  • Weight: 26.6 lbs
  • Dimensions: 22.5” x 18.5” x 26-33”
  • Seat Expiration: Seven years (but check your car seat’s label for the actual expiration date)
  • Warranty: Two years

 

Extra Features

  • Aircraft certified
  • All-steel frame and reinforced belt path
  • Adjustable anti-rebound panel and leg rest combination for added safety
  • Can fit three car seats across (for most midsize vehicles)
  • Ventilation panels
  • Breathable, washable knit fabric

 

Product Recall

  • None

 

Cons & Drawbacks

  • Can be pricey (the most expensive all-in-one on this list)
  • Some customer complaints about difficulties in harness and buckle accessibility and having less legroom than other Nuna car seats

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews

Super soft fabric, easy to install with seatbelt or latch. My children(twins) had no problem switching from an Infant Carrier to this All In One car seat. Car seat is a lot lighter than I expected.” – Reviewer on Dillard’s

 

Negative Reviews

Seat is slanted and gives barely any leg room for baby especially a toddler when rear facing. Even though it has a reclined position it still doesn’t recline back enough for comfort. Baby is crammed in between the car seat and the back of the seat when rear facing.” – Reviewer on Dillard’s

 

Britax One4Life ClickTight All-In-One Car Seat

(source: us.britax.com)

 

Pros: What Makes It Special?

  • Conversion Options: All configurations (both rear-facing and forward-facing positions plus high-back booster mode); includes 15 positions for the headrest height adjustments and nine recline positions
  • Age Range: Not indicated (as long as your baby meets the weight and height limits)
  • Child Weight Capacity: 5-50 lbs (rear-facing mode), 22-65 lbs (forward-facing mode), and 40-120 lbs (booster mode)
  • Child Height Capacity: Up to 49” tall (forward-facing mode) and 44-63” tall (booster mode)

 

Key Features 

  • Material: Metal, plastic, fabrics, and foam
  • Ease Of Installation: LATCH system connectors and/or the vehicle’s seat belts with easy-read level indicators
  • Seat Protector Compatibility: Britax vehicle seat protector only (but the product has been discontinued)

 

Safety Features

  • Click-tight installation
  • Exclusive SafeCell Technology that acts as a crumple zone in a crash or impact
  • Patented V-shaped tether that can reduce movement during a crash
  • High-strength steel frame
  • Naturally flame-retardant fabrics that pass car seat safety standards but are free from toxic chemicals
  • Five-point harness

 

Other Specifications

  • Weight: 30 lbs
  • Dimensions: 20.5” x 19.5” x 25” (according to Amazon)
  • Seat Expiration: 10 years after the manufacturing date (but be sure to check your car seat’s label for the actual date)
  • Warranty: One year limited warranty

 

Extra Features

  • Removable infant inserts for body and head
  • Cooling channels to reduce trapped heat
  • Machine-washable and stain-resistant removable seat pads
  • Twist-out, easily removable, and dishwasher-safe cup holders

 

Product Recall

  • None

 

Cons & Drawbacks

  • Can be pricey
  • Some customer complaints about difficulties in using the product, especially strapping a child in

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews

This car seat is so easy to install, and it is so sturdy! It does not move and I feel at peace knowing my kiddos are safe in their seat!” – Reviewer on Amazon

 

Negative Reviews

…If you’re ever in a position where need to hold your baby/toddler & adjust the straps (like most of us are) then good luck. The design of this requires you to forcefully turn a click mechanism to unlock, lift and open the seat portion. Absolutely impossible to do all of this with a child in your hand.” – Reviewer on Target

 

Other Products From The Brand

  • Britax Willow SC Infant Car Seat
  • Britax Poplar S Convertible Car Seat
  • Britax Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat
  • Britax Boulevard ClickTight ARB (Anti-Rebound Bar)
  • Britax Grow With You ClickTight Harness-2-Booster Car Seat
  • Britax Skyline 2-Stage Belt-Positioning Booster Seat

 

Maxi-Cosi Pria All-In-One Convertible Car Seat

(source: maxicosi.com)

 

Pros: What Makes It Special?

  • Conversion Options: All modes available (rear-facing and forward-facing positions plus belt-positioning booster mode)
  • Age Range: Any age, up to the weight limit
  • Child Weight Capacity: Up to 40 lbs for rear-facing position, up to 65 lbs for forward-facing position, and up to 100 lbs for the highback booster mode
  • Child Height Capacity: Not indicated

 

Key Features 

  • Material: Washer-and-dryer-safe fabrics, steel frame, and fabrics free from fire-retardant chemicals
  • Ease Of Installation: LATCH connectors
  • Seat Protector Compatibility: Not allowed (even if the company sells the Maxi-Cosi Vehicle Seat Protector)

 

Safety Features

  • GCell side impact protection
  • Spring-assist harness system
  • ClipQuik one-hand, magnetic chest clip

 

Other Specifications

  • Weight: 21.7 lbs
  • Dimensions: 34.49” x 20” x 30.47” (according to Amazon)
  • Seat Expiration: Check your car seat’s label for the actual date
  • Warranty: One year

 

Extra Features

  • In and out harness holders
  • Removable infant pillows to support if your baby weighs 4+ lbs
  • Three recline positions
  • Quick-fit shoulder harness automatically raises the harness and the headrest height
  • Two removable cup holders
  • Budget-friendly option (least expensive all-in-one on this list)

 

Product Recall

  • None

 

There have been recalls on Maxi Cosi infant car seats, including one for the older “Pria” models (“Pria 70”, “Pria 85,” & Pria 85 Max”). However, these recalls didn’t include the Maxi Cosi Pria 3-in-1 convertible and the Maxi Cosi Pria All-in-One car seat. (6)(7)

The August 2021 recall on the older Pria models, with production years from 2019 to 2021, was done over possible design defects that can lead to safety concerns. When installed in the forward-facing position and only secured using the vehicle’s lap belt (without the top tether), the seat might not adequately protect the child from head injuries in a crash. (6)

Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. recalled several models from different car seat brands, including Maxi Cosi and Safety 1st, because their self-retracting lower anchor systems failed to meet the safety standards. (7)

Like the previous Maxi Cosi recall, the 3-in-1 and all-in-one models are also excluded. (7)

 

Cons & Drawbacks

  • Some customer complaints over quality issues, such as the seat covers getting ripped or torn even after only a few months of use

 

What Customers Say

Positive Reviews

I love this car seat! My older son has one and I have been able to use it since he was seven months old and he is now three. It’s fairly easy to take in and out. It’s not too heavy and it’s very comfortable for my son. It’s also a machine washable, which can really come in handy. “ – Reviewer on Amazon

 

Negative Reviews

Not happy with this purchase. The car seat smelled terrible. The bottom in the head rest broke off during the first wash and I can barely tighten the seat past a certain point.” – Reviewer on Target

 

Other Products From The Brand

  • Maxi-Cosi Mico Luxe+ Infant Car Seat
  • Maxi-Cosi Emme 360 Rotating All-in-One Convertible Car Seat
  • Maxi-Cosi Magellan LiftFit All-in-One Convertible Car Seat
  • Maxi-Cosi RodiSport Booster Car Seat

 

Summary & Recommendations: Which Toddler Car Seat To Get?

The most suitable toddler car seat is the one that suits your needs, preferences, and your toddler’s weight or height. Choose the following car seats if you prefer these features:

 

Convertible Car Seats 

NUNA REVV Rotating Car Seat

  • GREENGUARD GOLD certified
  • 5-second steel-reinforced True lock base
  • GOTS organic cotton fabrics
  • Spins 360 degrees

 

UPPAbaby Knox Convertible Car Seat

  • Koroyd technology used in the base (crumple zone)
  • Hypoallergenic Merino wool covers available

 

Chicco NextFit Zip Convertible Car Seat

  • LockSure steel frame-reinforced shell for superior impact protection
  • Belt-tightening system
  • 3D AirMesh backrest for added ventilation
  • Zippered covers for easy removal and replacement

 

Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seat

  • Extended rear-position use up to 4 years old
  • Anti-rebound bar
  • Different fabric options (e.g., GREENGUARD Gold Certified fabrics, hypoallergenic Merino wool, or OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certified fabrics)

 

Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat 

  • Two sets of LATCH connectors
  • Passes US and European testing procedures
  • Four-position extension panel for extra legroom for extended use in rear-facing mode
  • Budget-friendly option

 

All-In-One Car Seats

Diono Radian 3QXT All-In-One Seat

  • Automotive-grade and high-strength reinforced steel core shell
  • 8-layer SafePlus side impact protection
  • Durable construction to last 10 years of use

 

Nuna Exec All-In-One Car Seat 

  • GOTS-certified organic cotton fabrics
  • GREENGUARD Gold certified car seat
  • Adjustable anti-rebound panel and leg rest combination

 

Britax One4Life ClickTight All-In-One Car Seat

  • Exclusive SafeCell Technology (crumple zone in a crash or impact)
  • Patented V-shaped tether (reduces movement during a crash)
  • 15-position headrest adjustments

 

Maxi-Cosi Pria All-In-One Convertible Car Seat 

  • Budget-friendly option
  • GCell side impact protection
  • Spring-assist harness system
  • ClipQuik one-hand, magnetic chest clip

 

Safety Reminders When Using Toddler Car Seats

Choose The Most Suitable Seat For Your Little One (Double-Check The Limits)

When installed and used properly, car seats can protect your child against various impact forces during a crash. 

Although these products are designed to meet safety standards, some provide better protection than others. However, it’s essential to check that your kiddo is using the right car seat to provide them with the best protection — be sure to double-check the limits.

For example, babies must always be placed inside an infant car seat in rear-facing mode. You can also place your baby in a convertible or all-in-one car seat, but use the infant inserts provided.

When your baby turns one year old or outgrows the infant car seat’s limit, get a car seat suitable for toddlers. Note that boosters are only suitable for kids who are 4+ years old.

 

Choose The Right Fit For Your Vehicle & Needs

In some car seat reviews, frustrated parents complained that the products were too big or too small for their vehicles. Others complained about their child having less legroom in the product than other car seats. These can be prevented by checking the car seat’s dimensions before buying one.

If you need or want to fit three car seats in a row, check if your vehicle allows this configuration. Generally, most full-sized sedans and wide vehicles (e.g., SUVs or minivans) can fit three seats in the back row (or middle row for a three-row vehicle).

However, some vehicles don’t have bench-like flat seats (they might have protruding or bulkier middle sections), making it challenging to install three car seats in the same row.

Car seats with a 19” or less width are considered “narrow” and ideal for a three-in-a-row configuration. However, you might still need to check all the car seat’s dimensions and designs (some are bulkier on the top and sides) to ensure they all fit together.

 

Install The Car Seat Correctly & Regularly Check The Installation

Proper seat installation is essential to ensure that the product can provide optimal protection for your child, no matter the situation.

We recommend checking the installation guides and double-checking the connections to secure the car seat in place. 

Also, it’s important to regularly check if your car seat’s installation remains secured through time. If possible, check before each use and conduct a daily or weekly check to be sure.

 

Keep Your Child In The Rear-Facing Seat For As Long Safely Possible

The CDC recommends using the right type of child vehicle restraint and keeping your kids in the rear-facing configuration for as long as safely possible (until they reach the maximum limits). (1)

(source: cdc.gov) (1)

 

Is It Okay To Wash Toddler Car Seats?

Yes, but only if the manufacturer recommends it. (see below)

 

Follow The Instructions On Care, Use, & Maintenance Of The Car Seat

Some car seats have removable, machine-washable covers, while others may only be wiped clean with a damp cloth. 

Fabrics react to water and heat in different ways. Some fabrics might shrink or get ripped easily, especially when heated in the dryer. 

It’s important to check the care and maintenance guide for your child’s car seats because the guidelines can vary even among the same brand.

 

Replacing Car Seats After An Accident

A car seat’s functionality or integrity may be compromised after an accident. It might no longer provide adequate protection to your child in the event of another incident. (8)

The NHTSA recommends replacing any car seat involved in a moderate and/or severe crash, even if it looks fine. However, car seats don’t have to be replaced after a minor crash if all of these situations apply: (8)

  • The door nearest the car seat wasn’t damaged.
  • The airbags (if the vehicle has them) didn’t deploy during the crash.
  • The car was driven away from the crash site.
  • None of the vehicle’s passengers were injured in the crash.
  • There isn’t any visible damage to the car seat.

 

Note, however, that different car seat companies have varied policies on whether their products need to be replaced after an accident. 

While car seat companies’ warranty policies don’t usually cover accidents, the brand might recommend replacement, even if the product was only involved in a minor accident. Policies vary, so checking with your car seat manufacturer is ideal.

Here are some accident replacement policies from car seat brands:

  • UPPAbaby – Follow NHTSA guidelines, but call your insurance company to help decide on whether it’s ideal to replace even after a minor accident (source: reply to Motherhood Community’s email inquiry)
  • Graco – Replace after any accident (9)
  • Britax – Follow NHTSA guidelines (10)
  • Maxi-Cosi – Offers a new car seat to replace one (their product) involved in an accident (11)
  • Chicco Replace after any accident (12)
  • Baby Jogger – Replace after any accident (13)
  • Baby Trend – Replace after any accident (14)
  • Clek – Replace after any accident (15)
  • Cosco – Replace after any accident (16)
  • Safety 1st – Replace after any accident (17)
  • Evenflo – Offers a new car seat to replace one involved in an accident; applies to products with the Evenflo Gold Lifetime Warranty (18)
  • Cybex – Replace after any accident (19)
  • Peg Perego – Might need to be replaced after any accident; call the brand’s customer service for verification (20)
  • Diono – Follow NHTSA guidelines; the brand offers a new car seat to replace one (their product) involved in an accident (21)

 

Some insurance companies cover car seat replacement after an accident. Check with yours before getting a new one.

 

Is It Fine To Buy A Second-Hand Car Seat?

Buying a second-hand car seat isn’t a good idea because you can’t always tell whether the product is still safe for use. Sometimes, it might be hard to tell whether the car seat has been involved in a moderate and/or severe crash.

 

How To Properly Dispose Used Car Seats

Watch out for Target’s car seat trade-in program, usually scheduled twice yearly: around April and September. (22)

During these special events, you can trade in any used car seats, including recalled or expired ones, to get coupons for up to 20% off (for online and in-store purchases). (22)

You can use these coupons to buy a new car seat or other baby gear within a limited period, including the following: (22) 

 

Don’t worry – Target will not resell or donate these old, expired, recalled, or used car seats. Instead, they will be sent to the company’s recycling partners. (22)(23)

You can also check this site for car seat recycling programs in your locality: recycleyourcarseat.org/where-do-i-recycle-my-seat/

 

Factors To Help You Choose The Ideal Toddler Car Seat

Product Safety

Car seat safety features must always be the priority when choosing the most suitable restraint for your little one. Here are some safety tips to consider:

 

Safety Ratings & Field Testing

Checking Safety Test Ratings

The NHTSA offers options for parents, caregivers, and other interested parties to check for a car seat’s safety rating based on its ease of installation and use, capacity to secure a child, and proper labeling. (24)

You can search for a car seat’s ratings using this link (click on “SEARCH BRANDS”): nhtsa.gov/vehicle-safety/car-seats-and-booster-seats#find-the-right-car-seat-find–compare-seats

 

Crash Test Results Can Vary & May Not Be Perfect

The NHTSA clarifies that car seats must pass the standards and tests set by FMVSS No. 213 for Child Restraint Systems. However, they don’t test car seats with simulated crashes because the results can vary based on different situations. (24)

Based on data analysis, the NHTSA believes that a crash-based rating program might be difficult to under and not practicable to most consumers. (24)

That’s why they rate the car seats based on their installation and capacity to restrain a child in any given situation.

 

Don’t Just Rely On Crash Test Ratings 

Yes, some car seats are marketed with crash test ratings. However, the NHTSA explains that a higher rating doesn’t always mean a car seat is safer or superior to others with a lower rating. 

According to the NHTSA, a car seat is more effective if it meets the following criteria: (24)

  • The car seat is correctly installed in a vehicle
  • The child is correctly secured in the car seat or restraint

 

Possibility Of Extended Rear-Facing Use

Car seats have different designs and age, weight, or height limits. Because the CDC and NHTSA recommend keeping your child in a rear-facing car seat position for as long as possible (it’s considered safer), consider choosing products designed for this purpose.

Some car seats have adjustable leg extenders and other features that make them suitable for extended rear-facing use.

 

Check For Product Recalls

 

If you have any unused car seats (including recalled or expired units), consider swapping them for a 20% discount coupon at the Target Car Seat Trade-In Program (a 2-week event usually scheduled around April and September). You can use this discount coupon for various baby essentials (in-store or online purchases).

 

GREENGUARD GOLD Certification

GREENGUARD GOLD Certified products have low chemical emissions, including VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and other potentially toxic or harmful chemicals.

These products might cost more than regular car seats without certification, but they’re certified to be safer for little ones.

You can also read and bookmark Motherhood Community’s Health and Safety Philosophy to learn about possibly toxic chemicals in baby products and how to avoid or reduce your baby’s exposure.

 

Car Seats Can Expire Or Get Damaged

Car seats must be free from damage, whether from a car crash or wear and tear. For peace of mind, consider choosing a car seat with a longer expiration period.

 

Features & Convertibility

Consider what features you want to have in your child’s car seat. Some of these include:

  • Possible safety features (e.g., side impact protection, stability support, reinforced frame, etc.)
  • Installation features (e.g., seat belt guide, color indicators, leveling bubbles, etc.)
  • Convertibility (i.e., rear-facing, front-facing, and/or booster seat mode)
  • Minimum and maximum weight and height limits
  • Removable and machine-washable covers
  • Extra features (e.g., cup holders, storage pockets, harness storage, etc.)
  • Warranty
  • Seat expiry

 

If you plan on using a car seat protector, check if the brand’s manufacturer allows or recommends them. Many car seat manufacturers don’t recommend using seat protectors, which can void your warranty or affect accident insurance claims.

 

Product Weight & Dimensions

Consider the size of your vehicle, the seat configuration, and your needs versus the car seat’s weight and dimensions. Here are some things to bear in mind:

  • Narrower car seats (less than 19” in width) may be better for a three-across configuration in most vehicles (but check your vehicle’s seats for bulky sections that might affect or prevent this configuration)
  • Lighter car seats may be ideal if you need to move them between your vehicles regularly

 

Ease Of Installations & Options Available

The NHTSA, CDC, and Motherhood Community recommend proper installation of your child’s car seats to maximize their safety and comfort. 

So, choosing a car seat that’s easy to install is also important. Products with visual installation guides and extra features, such as audible clicks or color indicators, can help ensure they are properly installed.

 

Consider Customer Reviews

All consumer products, including car seats, look good on paper (especially in ads). However, not all of them live up to their marketing features. 

When choosing the right car seat for your kiddos, check the customer reviews section for possible red flags or safety concerns about the product. Some things to look out for:

  • Quality concerns (e.g., the cover was easily torn, the straps snapped, the buckles broke easily, etc.)
  • Installation concerns (e.g., the product was difficult to install, installation guides weren’t provided, etc.)
  • Concerns about using the car seat (e.g., difficult access to the buckles to clip on or release, wobbly seat, etc.)

 

FAQs

At What Age Do You Switch To A Toddler Car Seat?

The toddler age range begins at one year old. It’s also the ideal age to switch to a toddler seat. However, car seats aren’t usually marketed as “toddler car seats.”

Instead, you can get convertible or all-in-one car seats your toddler can use after they outgrow the infant car seat

 

What Car Seats Should A 2-Year-Old Be In?

  • Convertible or all-in-one car seats (keep them in the rear-facing position as much as possible, but they can already be in front-facing car seats)

 

How Long Does A Toddler Have To Ride In A Car Seat?

Toddlers must always ride in a car seat (convertible or all-in-one). They can only use booster seats when they’re at least four years old.

 

Are More Expensive Car Seats Safer?

Not exactly. Although more expensive car seats can have extra features for your child’s added safety, Consumer Reports and the NHTSA explain that they aren’t guaranteed “safer.” (24)(25)

Mid-range and less expensive car seats are still safe if they’re properly installed and meet other safety requirements (e.g., they haven’t expired or been in a moderate or severe accident, etc.). (24)(25)

 

Should I Consider Getting A Travel Car Seat?

A portable car seat might be ideal if you travel regularly and want to bring your own. However, it’s best to limit their use for traveling. Use a regular car seat for daily use.

Some light and portable car seats to consider:

  • Cosco Scenera Next Convertible Seat
  • Wayb Pico Travel Car Seat

 

Other Car Seats & Boosters For Babies & Older Kids

  • Evenflo Shyft Dualride Infant Car Seat Stroller Combo
  • Safety 1st Grow and Go All-in-One Convertible Car Seat
  • Evenflo Revolve360 Extend Rotational All-In-One Convertible Car Seat
  • Peg Perego Shuttle 120 Booster Car Seat
  • Cosco Topside Backless Booster Seat

 

Other Recent Baby Product Recalls & Safety Warnings

Stay informed with the latest news by signing up for our regular Motherhood Community recall alerts so you never miss an important recall.

Check these comprehensive lists of product recalls by category:

 

 

 

References

(1) https://www.cdc.gov/injury/features/child-passenger-safety/index.html

(2) https://www.consumerreports.org/babies-kids/car-seats/deciding-when-its-time-to-upgrade-child-car-seat-a5345089282/

(3) https://www.nhtsa.gov/car-seat/UPPABABY/OTHER/a__4118739#investigations

(4) https://support.clekinc.com/hc/article_attachments/9148399187213/NHTSA-Recall-Notice-for-Website-FINAL-Updated-DEC22.pdf

(5) https://recalls.gracobaby.com/products/CS16XTFCNV

(6) https://www.maxicosi.com/us-en/pria-recall-information

(7) https://www.maxicosi.com/us-en/infant-base-with-self-retracting-latch-notice

(8) https://www.nhtsa.gov/car-seats-and-booster-seats/car-seat-use-after-crash

(9) https://help.gracobaby.com/s/article/Do-I-need-to-replace-my-car-seat-after-an-accident

(10) https://us.britax.com/support/frequently-asked-questions/after-a-car-crash

(11) https://www.maxi-cosi.com/c/international/car-seat-swap-service

(12) https://www.chiccousa.com/baby-talk/do-i-need-to-replace-my-car-seat-after-a-crash/

(13) https://help.babyjogger.com/s/article/DO-I-NEED-TO-REPLACE-MY-CAR-SEAT-AFTER-AN-ACCIDENT

(14) https://babytrend.com/pages/faqs

(15) https://support.clekinc.com/hc/en-us/articles/360039732831-Should-I-continue-using-my-seat-if-it-s-involved-in-a-collision

(16) https://consumercare.coscokids.com/s/article/Do-I-need-to-replace-my-car-seat-after-a-crash

(17) https://consumercare.safety1st.com/s/article/Do-I-need-to-replace-my-car-seat-after-a-crash?language=en_US

(18) https://images.salsify.com/image/upload/s–qpvVxkkS–/znjpdofdywpxqpqs2fvw

(19) https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81zDOBcalIS.pdf

(20) https://usold.pegperego.com/uploads/resources/P_V_SIP5_70_CONVERTIBLE_FIUS1301I141_USA_EN_-.pdf

(21) https://diono.com/subscriptions/crash-exchange-program

(22) https://www.target.com/c/car-seat-trade-in-event-faq/-/N-ln7zc

(23) https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/life/target-car-seat-trade-in-program-near-me/83-e6429528-4751-4479-bd88-d518258c2026

(24) https://www.nhtsa.gov/car-seats-and-booster-seats/car-seat-ease-use-ratings

(25) https://www.consumerreports.org/babies-kids/car-seats/buying-guide/

 

 

 

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