One of the best investments you can make to ensure your child’s safety is to purchase a quality car seat. The perk of a convertible car seat is that it will last your child from infancy to early childhood and beyond. With safety recalls running rampant, you may find yourself overwhelmed with where to start. Read on for a detailed review of 10 of the safest convertible car seats on the market.
5 Best Convertible Car Seats for Your Baby
Boasting a weight capacity from 5 pounds to 100 pounds, the Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite will keep your baby safe throughout their childhood. Offering three positions: rear facing, front facing harness booster and front facing belted booster; you will never need to buy a larger car seat for your child. This car seat typically retails for less than $200, which is quite affordable considering the amount of use you will get out of it. With excellent safety ratings and a variety of patterns and designs, this product is one of the best you can buy.
What makes the Britax Marathon different from other Convertible car seats is it’s ‘Safe Cell’ technology. This technology has been proven to dramatically lessen the effects during a car crash. Other huge safety features are the steel bar that strengthens the structure of the car seat and the Side Impact Protection that protects the child during a side-impact collision. Typically retailing for under $300, the Britax Marathon is a handsome car seat with outstanding safety ratings. The weight capacity is 5-70 pounds and comes in a variety of designs and colors.
One of the top rated convertible car seats on the market, the Evenflo Triumph LX is a great option for your child. Boasting a record of meeting or exceeding federal safety standards, the Triumph is one of the safest car seats you can buy. Easy harness adjustment, turn the “Tension Right” knob to tighten, while the infinite side harness slides to loose the straps. A weight capacity up to 50 pounds, this car seat will give you years of safety and comfort. Typically retailing under $160, this is one of the less expensive models, while still maintaining it’s integrity as a safe car seat.
The Combi Convertible Zeus 360 Car Seat has features that are not found in other car seats. One such feature is the 360 degree turning base that allows you to change the car seat from rear-facing to front-facing without having to reinstall the whole seat. Other perks include a 45 degree reclining seat for newborns,one touch 5-point harness system and more. This seat retails for $329.99 and is applauded for it’s safety ratings. Offering a weight limit of 40 pounds, and height limit of 40 inches, this seat will be with your child well into his/her toddler years!
The Graco Smart Seat All-In-One Convertible Car Seat is another convertible car seat that is being applauded for it’s safety and durability. With a weight capacity from 5-100 pounds, this is a car seat that is guaranteed to last. A unique perk with this car seat is that it has a stay-in-car base, which means easy installation every time. Another bonus of the base is, if your child is asleep when you reach your destination, you can remove the car seat from the base and take the child inside without waking them up. Typically retailing for udner $250, this car seat is scheduled to be released on February 24, 2011.
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These five models are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to safe convertible car seats. What ever model you decide is right for your child, always remember that safety should come before design. Every car seat company is going to boast that their seat is the best, your job as parents is to review the safety information and decide what is best for your baby.