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10 Best Convertible Car Seats

Convertible car seats are meant to last a long time. But if you’re short on time and want to know which are investments worth spending money on, here are 10 standouts.
Most Compact

The Maxi Cosi Pria 70 holds infants between nine and 70 pounds, and the sleek design makes fitting it into grandma’s compact, your nanny’s SVU or your hybrid without a problem. $200,



You won’t spend a fortune on the Graco My Ride 65 — and you won’t skimp on safety features, either. It comes with all the bells and whistles (cup holders, LATCH protection, five-point harness and a removable infant insert and toddler headrest) without the hefty price tag. $140,



Easiest to Install

The Air Protect cushioning system and cool blue piping may have baby riding in style, but you’ll love the Safety 1st Advance LX’s color-coded instructions that make installation easy — a word every new parent loves to hear.  $190,

Most Modern Design

What it lacks in cup holders it makes up for in safety features; the oh-so-modern Clek Foonf comes complete with energy-absorbing foam layers and an anti-rebound bar to stabilize the seat in case of collision. $500,



Baby’s going to spend a lot of time in his car seat, so parents looking for an eco option will like the Orbit Baby G3 Toddler Car Seat. It’s made with BFR-free materials (BFRs are flame retardants) and certified Orbitgreen Fabrics (which are totally safe for baby’s skin). $380,


Most Innovative

RECARO builds racecar seats, so they have a grip on important safety features. The advanced side impact protection and the easily adjustable five-point harness on the proRIDE should give you peace of mind. $240,


Most Fashion-Forward

The trendy Primo Viaggio Convertible by Peg Perego will look amazing in your back seat. It’ll also keep baby amazingly safe — even newborns; a special insert can be used to accommodate infants under 22 pounds. $330,


Most Practical

Even with all the safety bells and whistles, your favorite feature of the Britax Advocate might just be the tangle-resistant harness straps that stay out of the way when you’re putting baby in.  $360,


Most Bang for Your Buck

If this thing looks high-tech, it’s because it was developed by NASA. Well, the temperature-regulating fabric, that is. The SureLATCH technology makes installation simple. With a multi-position recline and plenty of padding, baby won’t want to leave the car. $230,


Most Versatile

Switching cars? No big deal. The Chicco NextFit’s nine-position leveling system allows for a better fit in more vehicles, and lets baby recline to enjoy the ride. $300,

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