What do you feel like when you first bring a child home? Many parents would say they couldn’t believe the hospital would allow them to take home something so precious and fragile. For many first time parents, the fear of doing something wrong haunts them; their ultimate fears include accidentally hurting the child. This is why it is so important to get the right booster seats so that the likelihood of anything happening to your precious one is slim to none. Here is a review of ten different infant baby convertible and booster car seats to give you an idea of what kind of products are out there. It should give you insight into what features there are on the market, and what would best suit your family.
1. Britax USA Advocate ClickTight Convertible Car Seat
The Britax USA Advocate ClickTight Convertible Car Seat boasts one of the easiest installations on the. On top of this, it has Safecell impact protection with a steel cell and energy-absorbing base, and 3 layers of side impact protection. This means that, should an accident occur, especially a side impact accident, the material would completely cushion their heads.
2. Diono Radian RXT All-In-One Convertible Car Seat
An excellent option for car seat is the Diono Radian RXT All-In-One Convertible Car Seat that actually has memory foam so that you know your infant is in comfort. It also goes from a rear-facing to front-facing to booster that can hold up to 120 pounds. To save money long term, you must buy a booster that lasts for the years you need it. No one wants to buy multiple car seats. This one could last you generations.
3. Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat
The Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat is for infants and toddlers, so not as long lasting at the Diono, but it provides 5 inches of additional legroom. Its construction seems to protect the child’s head exceptionally well, with beautiful blue trim. Boosters that protect the head are the most important; everyone knows that an infant’s skull is soft; should an accident occur, it is the most important part of the body to protect should an accident happen.
4. Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat
The Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat has side impact protection, lasts until the booster seat phase of life and includes baby pillows. It includes harness holders, which helps with getting your child in and out of the car seat. Side impact protection is the most important aspect of a booster seat; as they are strapped to the seat, a front impact would have little effect. Side impact accidents can cause serious brain damage to infants, and this is what every good booster seat should protect against.
5. Evenflo Maestro Booster Car Seat Thunder
For a car seat that fits children between 22 and 110 pounds and grows as your child grows, choose The Evenflo Maestro Booster Car Seat Thunder. It has been designed and tested for Structural integrity and side impact protection at twice the levels recommended by the Federal Crash Test Standards to make sure it is truly structurally sound. This is a good sign; as we said, side impact protection is paramount.
6. Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat
The Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat was engineered and crash tested to meet and exceed United States standards in car seats. Their simply safe adjust harness system allows you to adjust and tighten the seat in one easy motion. It is also both a booster and car seat. This booster has very few features; pass on it.
7. Diono Cambria Highback Booster Car Seat
The Diono Cambria Highback Booster Car Seat has complete side protection with deep headrest and full body sidewalls that have been tested to be structurally sound. It also accommodates children between 40 to 120 pounds, which is better than many car seats. Side walls, as we mentioned, help protect against side impact accidents. But is it enough protection with this car seat? Maybe not.
8. Recaro Performance BOOSTER High Back Booster Car Seat
The Recaro Performance BOOSTER High Back Booster Car Seat has racing-inspired side impact protection, memory foam for comfort,11- position headrest, and a coolmesh air ventilation system to keep your child comforted in whatever weather.It also has side body impact protection, designed to protect the 5 most vulnerable areas of a child: head, neck, face, torso and pelvis. This is a car seat to look out for.
9. Cosco High Back Booster Car Seat
The Cosco High Back Booster Car Seat has a five point harness with center front adjust, removable cup holder, and is designed for children 22 to 80 pounds. It also comes in cute colors for both boys and girls. It is mostly devoid of features that we deem necessary for side impact protection.
10. Evenflo Symphony DLX All-In-One Convertible Car Seat
The Evenflo Symphony DLX All-In-One Convertible Car Seat has an easy 60 second installation and booster capabilities. With a 5 pint infant slide harness, strapping your child in is a breeze. Since it has side impact protection, it’s worth looking into.
We hope these reviews help give you insight into the kinds of features that are on offer in the carseat market. Surely, you found one and felt it would be perfect for you. Don’t forget that nothing is too good for your little one; affordability is important, but also the functionality of the car seat and its features. There are many options out there; be sure to do diligent research before finding the one for you. We recommend the seats that can last many years, because car seats aren’t always cheap. Congratulations on your little one!