Best Baby Car Seats

Top 10 Rated Baby Car Seats2014

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Parents looking for a safe infant car seat have the daunting task of wading through dozens of brands and models to find the one seat right for their child. We compared the seats on the market and chose which ones are the best ones based on safety and workmanship.

1. Endorsements and certifications from the government and consumer advocate groups
2. Well-made car seats that have withstood the test of time, with no recalls
3. Seats that are light enough to tote around without pulling your arm out of the socket
4. Ergonomically designed car seats with handles easy to grip without twisting the arm
5. Seats that can readily convert from rear-facing to forward-facing
6. Affordable car seats for families on a budget
7. Units with easy-to-follow installation instructions and diagrams
8. Seats that can extend to accommodate taller children
9. Extra foam padding to provide more protection in an accident

Weight: 15 pounds
17 by 23.5 by x 30 inches

Parents on a budget can find an economical car seat in the Safety 1st Comfy Carry Elite Plus. This rear-facing model holds infants four to 22 pounds…
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Weight: 7.5 pounds
24.2 by 17.5 by 26.7 inches

Graco has already made a name for itself for its other baby care products, including strollers, travel systems, play yards, swings, high chairs and baby monitors…
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17.5 by 19.5 by 27.5 inches
Weight: 19 pounds

This is one of the heavier car seats in our Top 10 Review, but despite its weight, the True Fit Recline Convertible Model C650 is a good quality…
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28.5 by 17 by x 16 inches (open)
28.5 by 17 by 7 inches (closed)
Weight: 23 pounds

Doing side by side comparisons of the weight of each car seat, the Sunshine Kids Diono Radian R100 is the Mac Daddy of them all. It’s up there almost in the stratosphere…
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Weight 21 pounds
26 by 21.17 by 18.66 inches

The Italian-made Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 5-70 Convertible has the dual role of being either rear-facing or forward facing, depending on the age…
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Weight: 12.6 pounds
27 by 18.5 by 20 inches

Evenflo has gained recognition in the baby care industry with its line of baby bottles, so making infant car seats is a logical progression…
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Weight: 21.1 pounds
17.4 by 15.4 by 28 inches

The KeyFit 30 is designed for an infant from four to 30 pounds, and has a removable insert for newborns and smaller babies…
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Weight: between 7.7 and 9.65 pounds
16.5 by 26 by 25 inches

Unlike some car seats, the Baby Trend Flex-Loc comes with the base included so there is no need to purchase it separately. It’s designed to carry infants…
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Weight: 10 pounds
18.3 by 25.3 by 30 inches (handle up)
18.3 by 17.8 by 30.6 inches (handle down)

Britax is another international baby products manufacturer, and its rear-facing Chaperone brand infant car seat has won several awards…
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Valerie Baldowski is passionate about writing about everything from childrens safety and juvenile products to gardening tools. She is the mother of a high energy 8 year old child so she is accustomed to researching childrens products and services. Her writing and researching began at an early age… See more about Valerie

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