Uppababy Knox Convertible Car Seat – A Review & More!

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Do You Need a Convertible Car Seat?

A convertible car seat like the Uppababy Knox is 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. (Some parents prefer to buy a separate booster (like the Uppababy Alta) to maximize back-seat space or use their convertible for a younger sibling.) They can take you from day one through the preschool years and beyond.

Because of the convenience of it, many parents choose to use an infant car seat initially and then transition over to a convertible car seat later on. Eventually infant seats are outgrown, and you will need a convertible car seat.

All current models on the market meet government safety standards, but how long you can use them and how many extra goodies they have varies.

If you do end up selecting a used car seat, make sure you get it from someone you trust, so you’ll know about any previous accidents or damage the seat has been through. You should also research recalls and check the model’s expiration date (usually physically printed somewhere on the seat or found in the owner’s manual).

When Do You Need a Convertible Car Seat?

Convertible car seats are generally heavier and bulkier than infant car seats. They can’t easily be transferred out of the car and carried around like an infant car seat. But still, most of them can be used from birth. If you start with convertible seats and your little one will be frequently riding around in more than one vehicle, you might want to buy multiple car seats. Trust us, transferring a convertible car seat is not worth the headache!

Also good to note: although a convertible car seat can face front or back.   it’s safest to keep your child in a rear-facing position for as long as possible (at least until age 4) regardless of height.

Keep in mind that when using your car seat rear facing, don’t use the LATCH if the combined weight of the seat and the child is 65 pounds or over—you’ll want to attach the car seat using the seat belt instead.

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New parents need all the extra reassurance they can get. This car seat provides superior safety and peace of mind with two layers of side impact protection, a durable steel frame and an impact-absorbing base that compresses to reduce the force of a collision. Better yet, you’ll always know when the harness is just right, thanks to the Click & Snug indicator, which makes a trusty click sound when it’s been properly tightened. The no-rethread harness is easy to adjust and has 10 positions that grow with your kiddo. This is really easy to install with a seat belt, as well.


All those extra safety features mean extra weight, so this isn’t the seat you want to lug from car to car. Your backseat will most likely only fit the Boulevard and one other person or car seat.


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