Convertible car seats are the be-all and end-all of car seats. They’re amazing because you can literally use them from the day your baby comes home from the hospital, up to that stage where your big kid no longer needs a car seat. In this post, we’ll be taking a closer look at some of the best convertible car seats out there, which should make finding the best one for your needs (and budget) that much easier!
A roundup of the best convertible car seats
Safest convertible car seat
Britax Boulevard ClickTight Convertible Car Seat
Britax is a name that’s synonymous with safety, and for new parents, the Boulevard ClickTight Convertible Car Seat is the best reassurance money can buy. With two layers of side-impact protection, a steel frame, and a base that absorbs impact, your baby’s always in safe ‘hands.’ Keep in mind that the safety features on this seat does add a lot of weight to the deal, which means that it’s not the lightest of convertible car seats out there, and won’t be fun to move around between cars on a regular basis.
Most user-friendly convertible car seat
Chicco NextFit Convertible Car Seat
Breaking a sweat over the installation of a car seat is something that most parents have done a few times in their lives, but with the Chicco NextFit, those worries are a thing of the past. It comes with LATCH anchors and a Super Cinch strap, which works like a pulley mechanism for a quick and easy, not to mention secure, installation. We love the fact that the NextFit comes with nine recline positions, which makes it a great fit for most cars out there, but if you’re considering this car seat, be sure to purchase the one with the NextFit Zip for easier cleaning of the seat.
Best value convertible car seat
Graco 4Ever All-in-1 Car Seat
The Graco 4Ever Convertible Car Seat starts out as a rear-facing infant car seat, which is ideal for your newborn baby. When your baby grows up, it converts to a forward-facing car seat, and then finally, it converts to a highback booster seat. Just when you think it can’t get any better, this seat also converts into a backless booster that can be used with your car’s seatbelt. The seat can recline at six different positions and also comes with two cup holders. Keep in mind that this seat can be a bit tricky to install, but once you’ve mastered the art, it’ll stay put for a long time, so it’s well worth the effort.