10 Best Convertible Car Seats for 2018

A convertible car seat starts in a rear-facing position for babies and then can be switched to a front-facing position for older children. Some can even be used as a booster seat for school-age children. They can take you from day one through the preschool years and beyond.    Moms to be usually do choose to use an infant car seat and then move over to a convertible car seat later on. Although you can put your infant right into a convertible car seat its not usually done.

 

Our top pick for 2018 is the all new Doona Jewel Collection Car Seat

 

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doona jewel infant car seat

Top 10 convertible car seats for 2017

Best Value Convertible Car Seat

 

1. Evenflo Tribute LX Convertible Car Seat

 

Evenflo Tribute LX Convertible Car SeatLooking for the perfect value convertible car seat with no extra bells and whistles?   The Evenflo Tribute LX is our top pick.    While it may be a cheaper convertible car seat it does not compromise on safety at all.  Made in the USA (rare for convertible car seats!) the Tribute has been tested and approved for side impact safety.  It also offers 4 harness positions and 2 crotch positions.   (Many other car seats only offer 1 crotch position and as baby grows it can get pretty tight down there!)

The Tribute has a rear facing recline so  you can use this right from birth.   Its super easy to clean with a removeable head pillow and a machine washable pad.   This budget car seat is a no brainer!

 

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Best all around car seat

2.   Graco 4ever All-in-One Convertible Car Seat

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Just as the name implies the Graco 4Ever will last 4ever!!  Well almost :).  The All-in-1 Car Seat gives you 10 years with one car seat. It’s comfortable for your child and convenient for you as it transitions from rear-facing infant car seat (4-40 lbs.) to forward-facing 5-point harness seat (20–65 lbs.) to high-back belt-positioning booster (30–100 lbs.) to backless belt-positioning booster (40-120 lbs.). For a proper fit, the Simply Safe Adjust Harness System and 10-position headrest lets you adjust the harness and headrest together, with no rethreading. The 6-position recline keeps your child comfortable, while the InRight LATCH system with one-second attachment makes installation easy. It’s the only seat that truly goes from baby to booster.

 

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Easiest install car seat

3. Chicco NextFit Convertible Car Seat

 

chicco nextfit convertible car seat 2017Car seats are known for being a pain to install even with the new Latch system in most cars. But not so with the NextFit. There are two bubble level guides – one on each side of the car seat – that show when you’ve got it right. With nine recline positions, it also fits in a wider range of cars than other seats.   The Nexfit features 9 recline position. Thats right 9!  What we wouldnt do to keep baby comfortable for the ride!

 

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Space saver car seat

4. Diono Radian RXT All-In-One Convertible Car Seat

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Unlike most seats, the Radian RXT is narrow enough to squeeze it and two other people on a backseat bench (in most mid-size cars).  You can actually fit 3 of these across the back of your car. (If you have triplets :)!) You can also fold it flat and carry it on your back, making it ultra-convenient for trekking down airport terminals. Plus, this car seat takes you from newborn days through the booster seat years.  Because the Radian is so tall and may require moving the front seat forward, it’s not for compact cars where the front-seat legroom will get squished.

 

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luxury car seat

5. Maxi Cosi Pria 70 Convertible Car Seat

1The Pria 70 is luxury at its best.  Though not the cheapest option it is def the most lux of all convertible car seats.  The Pria 70 offers a  small shape that fits into compact cars, a removable infant insert that keeps babies snug, and extra protection against side impacts. It also has three harness levels (adjusted with a handle in back – no rethreading of straps!) and 11 height adjustments to grow with your child. Even better? The cushy seat fabric can be snapped off and thrown in the washer. (I actually have this seat myself and love it!. ).

 

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6. Britax Roundabout convertible car seat

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From the most popular brand in car seats. Britax.  The Roundabout 2017 is always about safety first.  May not have all the extras but its got everything you need for the safest ride with your baby.

 

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7. Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat

 

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First looks this looks just like the maxi cosi pria.  So if you like the look of the pria but its a bit out your budget go with this!   From your first ride together coming home from the hospital to soccer car pools, the 3-in-1 Grow and Go Car Seat will give your child a safer and more comfortable ride. Featuring extended use at each stage, this convertible car seat is designed to last through all your firsts with your child. For newborns to growing toddlers, the Grow and Go can be used in the rear-facing position from 5-40 pounds. It includes two comfortable grow-with-baby pillows to give your new travel companion a snug fit, and they easily remove as your baby outgrows them. In forward-facing mode, the Grow and Go keeps your child protected in a harness up to 65 pounds. In both rear-facing and forward-facing mode, harness holders keep the harness in an open position. This makes it easier for you to get your child in and out of the car seat. No more fishing for the harness and clips from behind your child – they’re right there when you need them. The Quick Fit Harness offers additional convenience in both of these stages by letting you adjust the height of both the headrest and harness in one easy step, making it simple to give your growing child the best fit. When your child is ready to use the vehicle seat belts, remove the harness to use the Grow and Go 3-in1 Car Seat in belt-positioning booster mode: up to 100 pounds.

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