Nowadays convertible car seats are designed to be long-lasting so that you get more than a few years out of your purchase which is why it has become extremely popular. These are usually positioned backward to start until your child is about 2 years old, then forward. Pediatricians in the medical profession advise that a child should be placed as far back as possible before moving forward.
The best way to be happy with your purchase is to ask yourself the following.
1) Will it fit in the back of my car – is there enough space?
2) Is it worth the money?
3) Does it have some great reviews that I can read online.
4) It will fit my baby size and weight exactly.
The convertible car seat comes in many color themes, so for each model, you can go for matching car interiors, boy or girl colors, or some models can even have fun themes. I’m sure there will be a color scheme that you will like once you have decided on the brand and model.
Even better manufacturers are those who have been in business for a long time and are still making car seats today. Popular brands are “Graco”, “Britax”, “Evenflow” and “Protection First”. All of their products are built around safety so with any of these brands you can feel confident that your baby will be safe.
Below I have mentioned some better models with features to help you make that important decision.
Graco Nautilus is very popular. This model is suitable for children from 1 to 10 years old so you don’t have to buy new seats as the child gets older. It has a 5-point safety harness and has been put through a new car determination program, doubling the peak crash force to the required value. EPS energy-absorbing foam provides extra protection and comfort. Other added benefits are integrated side storage and a cup holder that will safely hold a “sippy cup” or a small bottle that is great as the child gets older.
The Greco My Ride 65 puts your baby in a rear-facing position up to about 40 pounds in weight. In the event of an accident, it has been rigorously tested to protect your child. The front strap adjusts the harness quickly and easily. There is also a removable baby sort and a toddler headrest that will keep the baby snug and safe. On top of a few reviews, there are comments that people have struggled with the installation of this model, but the problem will be solved after reading the manual properly.
The Evenflow Tribute 5 has a front harness adjustment feature that makes it easy to reach the child. It has also been tested with side-effects and contains EPS energy-absorbing foam and is suitable for babies weighing 5 to 40 pounds. This model is much cheaper than other convertible car seats and there is no compromise for safety, just as eye-catching and minus a few as extras.
Finding the best convertible car seat for your child can be a daunting task. In this article, we gave you some tips and advice. There is no model that is more than rest so you need to think carefully before buying a car seat for you.