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Convertible Car Seats

 

The Best Convertible Car Seats

If you prefer a more versatile car seat for your baby than an infant seat, there are convertible car seats. Convertible car seats give you more years of use by growing with your child i.e. height, weight, rear-facing, forward-facing, etc. The downside to convertible car seats is that they are stationary. They are designed to stay put and you will have to physically take baby out of the seat. Here are our top picks for the best convertible car seats:

Graco 4Ever All-in-1 Car Seat

Graco 4ever All-in-One Convertible Car Seat, Matrix

Why We Love It: The Graco 4Ever All-in-1 Car Seat gives you 10 years of use. It features a Simply Safe Adjust Harness System where you can easily adjust the height of your harness and headrest in just one motion so you will never have the hassle of re-threading the harness straps. It  features a five point harness, six reclining positions, 1-second attachment with an audible click, easy adjustable straps, two cup holders, and a plush infant insert

Safety Features:

  • Rear-facing weight limit: 4 to 40 pounds

  • Forward-facing weight limit: 20 to 65 pounds

  • High back belt-positioning booster mode from 30 to 100 pounds

  • Backless belt-positioning booster mode from 40 to 120 pounds

  • 1-second LATCH attachment

Price Range: $$$

Additional Features: Easy to remove washable seat cover, Easy-to-read level indicator that helps you find the right position, Integrated harness storage compartment

Based on Real Reviews, Here Are Some Of The Said Pros & Cons

Pros: Good Quality, Comfortable, Adjusts Easily

Cons: Heavy/Bulky, Short Latch Strap

Personal Review: Once Zander got a little too big for his infant car seat, we bought the Graco 4 Ever convertible seat. Let me just say that I love this seat. It looks nice, is very sturdy, and of course can be used until he does not need a seat any longer. I love the no re-thread headrest, reclining options, and cup holders. It is comfortable for him and has breathable fabric. The two things I find negative about this seat is that it is very bulky and extremely heavy. I list heavy as bad only for the sake of moving it from one vehicle to the next other than that, it being heavy makes me feel like it is more secure (am I the only one?). Overall I love this car seat and would give it 5 stars and definitely recommend it

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Chicco NextFit Convertible Car Seat

Chicco NextFit Convertible Car Seat, Matrix

Why We Love It: The Chicco NextFit convertible car seat features 9 position Leveling System, SuperCinch LATCH tightener, two RideRight bubble levels that indicate correct seat angle in both rear-facing and forward-facing modes, and 6-position headrest. The headrest features an integrated auto-widening harness to accommodate older children, so no having to re-thread the harness. It is also accommodating for infants because it comes with a removable infant insert

Safety Features:

  • Lead Free

  • Children from 5-40 pounds in rear-facing mode

  • Children from 22-65 pounds in forward-facing mode

Additional Features: Removable cup holder for use on either side of the seat, 2-position chest clip, Machine-washable seat pad

Price Range: $$$

Based on Real Reviews, Here Are Some Of The Said Pros & Cons

Pros: Easy to Install, Comfortable, Sturdy

Cons: Weak Chest Clip, Hard to Clean

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Britax Boulevard G4.1 Convertible Car Seat

Why We Love It: The Britax Boulevard convertible car seat comes with a ton of safety features. It has side impact protection, a steel frame, a deep protective shell, and an energy-absorbing foam headrest designed to keep your child’s head and neck extra secure. It features a quick-adjust, 10-position harness that grows taller with your child with just a push of a button. It also has a Click & Safe Snug harness indicator that takes the guesswork out of adjusting the harness to the proper tightness. It has 3 recline positions, 2-position buckle, and plush foam padding provides premium comfort

Safety Features:

  • Rear-facing position weight limit: 5-40 lbs

  • Forward-facing position weight limit: 20-65 lbs

Additional Features: Impact Absorbing Base, Easy-On / Easy-Off LATCH Connectors that lock into place with an audible click and easily releasable at the push of a button

Price Range: $$

Based on Real Reviews, Here Are Some Of The Said Pros & Cons

Pros: Deep Shell Seat, Good Quality, Comfortable

Cons: Hard to Use Straps, Bulky/ Heavy

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Maxi-Cosi Pria 70

Convertible Car Seat

Why We Love It: The Maxi-Cosi Pria convertible car seat features air protect side impact protection which protects your child around their head. Both the headrest and harness adjust with one hand so no need for re-threading. It features self-wicking fabrics that deodorizes and draws liquid away from your baby’s skin to keep them dry. It has 3 reclining positions, an integrated cup holder, and a TinyFit system that provides a better fit for small babies from 4 to 22 lbs

Safety Features:

  • Weight range: 9-40 pounds rear-facing

  • Weight Range: 22-70 pounds forward-facing

Additional Features: Removable, machine washable, and dryer safe, Stay-in-car adjustable base included

Price Range: $$

Based on Real Reviews, Here Are Some Of The Said Pros & Cons

Pros: Cushioned/Comfortable, Safe, Infant Insert

Cons: Difficult to Tighten Strap, Bulky

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Evenflo Tribute LX

Convertible Car Seat

Why We Love It: The Evenflo Tribute convertible car seat is super lightweight and compact. It features an adjustable 5-point harness, 4 shoulder harness positions, 2 crotch buckle positions, and seat recline for rear-facing use. The harness adjustment and buckle release are all in the front making for simple harness adjusting. It also has an energy absorbing foam liner for protection, as well as harness covers, buckle covers, and a plush head pillow that will keep your baby as comfortable as possible

Safety Features:  

  • Rear-facing infant from 5 – 30 lbs; height: 19 – 37 inches

  • Forward-facing toddler from 22 – 40 lbs; height: 28 – 40 inches

  • Meets or exceeds all applicable Federal Safety Standards

  • Evenflo’s Side Impact Test Standard for Structural Integrity

Additional Features: Easy-off, machine-washable car seat pad, Removable head pillow for additional comfort and support

Price Range: $

Based on Real Reviews, Here Are Some Of The Said Pros & Cons

Pros: Price, Lightweight, Easy to Use

Cons: Lack of Cushion, Quality

Personal Review: My daughter Layla received the Evenflo Tribute as a gift when she grew out of her infant car seat. This car seat is very affordable, gives you all the basics, and comes in cute colors (she had purple). It is very lightweight and easy to install. And when I mention it came with all the basics, that’s where it ends. There isn’t a lot of cushioning nor a “contoured” headrest that protects baby’s head, but it gets the job done. If you are looker for a cheaper car seat, then it is a great option. I would recommend it

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Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite

Convertible Car Seat

Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite Convertible Car Seat, Quartz

Why We Love It: You will be able to get many years of use out of the Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite convertible car seat. It features a 5-point harness with QuickFit Harness System allowing for you to adjust the harness height from the front. It also comes with side impact protection and a 3-position recline that adjusts with one hand. It has a removable infant head support, energy absorbing foam, rotating arm rests, and a detachable cup holder

Safety Features:

  • Rear-Facing from 5 to 35 pounds

  • Forward-Facing from 22 to 50 lbs

  • Booster weight limit: 40 to 100 lbs

  • Recommended height: 19″-52″

Price Range: $

Based on Real Reviews, Here Are Some Of The Said Pros & Cons

Pros: Comfortable, Price, Good Quality

Cons: Difficult to Install, Recline Options

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Clek Fllo Convertible Car Seat

Clek Fllo 2016 Convertible Car Seat, Noire

Why We Love It: The Clek Fllo is a great option if you are looking for narrow, compact car seat that can fit three across in a backseat (17” to be exact). It is also good to use for extended rear-facing, up to 50 lbs. It features integrated flip foot for rear-facing installation, steel anti-rebound for enhanced safety performance, advanced side-impact protection. It also is designed to protect your baby in the event of a side-impact collision with its adjustable structural headrest with deep side wings, energy absorbing foam layers, and metal reinforced substructure

Safety Features:

  • Automotive inspired EACT (Energy-Absorbing Crumple Technology) safety technology reduces the forces transmitted to a child in a collision

  • GrennGUARD Select Certified Crypton Super Fabrics

Price Range: $$$

Based on Real Reviews, Here Are Some Of The Said Pros & Cons

Pros: Safety Features, Fits 3 Across Backseat, Good Quality

Cons: Long (Length), Heavy

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