A car seat is one of the top five items on every parent’s registry. When choosing a seat, the main things you should look for are that it’s safe and the right size. After those two items, the most important thing is ease of use. The KeyFit 30 Infant Car seat by Chicco crosses off everything on the list. Not only is it equipped with every safety feature on the market, such as the RideRight bubble level-indicators that determine when the seat is aligned correctly, it also accommodates babies from four to thirty pounds making it a super first car seat. Some key features include the SuperCinch one-pull latch tightener, which makes it easy to ensure the fit is secure, the ReclineSure leveling system that adjusts to your car so that the base is flat, and the seat detaches from the base easily with a loud click that can be done with one hand.
A convertible car seat is the go-to choice when you want to ensure you get a lot of bang for your buck. The Contender 65 Convertible car seat by Graco will accommodate your baby rear-facing from five to 40 pounds and then forward-facing from 20 to 65 pounds. Unlike some convertible car seats, you don’t have to choose between safety and price. This car seat is can grow with your child due to the Simply Safe Adjust harness system, which automatically adjusts both the harness and headrest height together, so you don’t have to guess the proper configuration. Because nothing is more frustrating than when you’re in a hurry and your car seat takes an engineer to strap in, you will love how easy it is to use this seat. One last benefit is the cup holder, which keeps drinks and snacks within reach.
The Symphony All-in-One car seat by Evenflo is one of the best options when it comes to buying a seat to last your child from infancy until they graduate out of car seats altogether. With the Symphony, you get the rear-facing and forward-facing car seat as well as the seat belt booster seat. What’s nice about not having to switch seats as your child ages is that you don’t have to keep relearning how to utilize the mechanisms. Not only does this seat encompasses all of your seating needs, but it is also easy to use, the car seat cover is machine washable, it meets or exceeds all applicable Federal Safety Standards and has a cup holder. There are 15 colors to choose from, which is a great selection. Another aspect of this car seat is that it’s reasonably priced between $200 and $240 depending on which model you choose.