Best Car Seat Brands, The best car seats for your baby, toddler, or kid

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Best Car Seat Brands – All car seats sold in the US must meet the same federal safety standards, but that’s where the similarities end. Some are better than others for taller children, some are more comfortable for long-distance travel, and some are easier to install. It’s important to have a proper car seat because bad mounting places can endanger your child’s safety. Add all of that to the fact that many car seats are expensive, and choosing the right one can seem impossible.

Few baby and child products can be checked for as many car seats, so we have plenty of tests and expert reviews to look at when making choices. Of course, it is also important to consider the real-world use of parents who are not laboratory testers or passenger safety technicians. That includes my own experience – I have gone through six car seats and counted between two children.

All that feedback leads to our choice: a very easy to install baby chair, the same convertible is easy to use for older toddlers and preschoolers, a complementary tool to keep the kids safe before they are fully ready for the booster, and a versatile booster that may be the last car seat your child needs. We also chose alternative car seats in each of the cheaper categories for parents with tight budgets.

Here are our best choices for the best car seat you can buy:

Best baby car seats: Chicco KeyFit 30
Best baby car seat budget: Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30 LX
Best light baby car seat: Nuna PIPE Lite LX
Best convertible car seats: Chicco NextFit
Car seat with the best budget convertible: Evenflo Triumph LX
Best Harness for booster seat: Britax Frontier ClickTight
Best budget harness for booster seats: Evenflo Maestro
Best booster seats: Graco Affix Booster Seat
Best budget booster seat: Harmony Youth Booster

Updated on 05/22/2018 by Steven John: Adding a Nuna PIPA Lite LX car seat as a light option. Update prices and formatting. Links that are included in the purchase guide of related baby supplies.