If you’re in the market for a new rear-facing car seat, you’ll know that it can be hard to pick and stick to just one of them. Especially seeing that the market is flooded with an abundance of seemingly great products. In this post, we’ll be showing you what some of the best rear-facing car seats look like.
A roundup of the best rear-facing car seats
Safest rear-facing car seat
Britax Marathon 70 Convertible Car Seat
Britax has been one of the most consistently top-rated car seats on the market for quite a few years now. So it should be no surprise that we list the Marathon 70 as one of our top picks. It’s one of the most expensive car seats on the market. But when you consider this seat’s actual value, it’s worth every single cent you spend. Keep in mind that this is a big car seat. Which may make it unsuitable for use in smaller cars, so before you go ahead and splurge, consider its dimensions. This car seat has a maximum height of 124 centimeters and an internal seating height of 59 centimeters. But it would be best if you do a compatibility test with your car first before investing in this convertible car seat.
Best value rear-facing car seat
Graco Smart Seat All-in-1 Convertible Car Seat
The Graco Smart Seat All-in-1 works for babies all the way from their newborn days straight through to the big kid days. Initially, the car seat is used as a rear-facing car seat. Then, it is converted into a forward-facing car seat. And finally, it is used as a highback booster seat. We love the fact that the base of this car seat can be used in rear-and-forward facing positions. But keep in mind that you won’t be using the base in booster mode. This seat comes with a headrest that can be adjusted at six different points as well as a 5-point recline option. As with the Britax, this car seat may not be an ideal fit in smaller cars when used in the rear-facing position. So be sure to check out its compatibility with your car before blindly purchasing a car seat.
Budget rear-facing car seat
Evenflo Triumph 65 LX Convertible Car Seat
The Evenflo Triumph 65 LX Convertible Car Seat comes with an “Infinite Slide Harness.” This allows you to adjust the seat’s harness without having to rethread the straps. As a bonus, it also comes with a removable infant head pillow, body pillow, and seat pad. These are all machine-safe, making clean up super easy. When compared to others in its class, the Evenflo is by far the cheapes. It is a great choice for parents that don’t want to neglect safety but still want to stick to a budget as far as car seat purchases go.