If you are looking for a car seat that is specific to New Born babies then you have a good choice to choose from and thankfully, from some very reputable brands. All new born car seats will be Rear-Facing which means they will either secure rear facing to the front passenger seat, or rearward facing in the back of the vehicle.
Its important to note that if you have air bags in the the front of the car, you must ensure these are deactivated. If you vehicle doesnt have this option, it could be extremely dangerous to have child seat in the front and as a result, you will need to look at ones specific for the back seat of the vehicle. Take a look at the picks from our range that fit into the 0-18 months age range and ones which we believe are great for a new born baby.
Best Rear Facing Toddler Car Seats of 2016
|Name/Image||Learn More||Brand||Rating||Age Range||Style||Weight||Product Dimensions|
Evenflo Embrace LX Infant Car Seat
|View PriceFull Review||Evenflo||0 - 2 Years||Rear Facing||14.6 Lbs||26 x 23 x 18"|
Britax B-Safe 35 Elite Baby Car Seat
|View PriceFull Review||Britax||0 - 2 Years||Convertible||24.9 Lbs||26.5 x 17.8 x 25"|
Maxi Cosi Mico AP Reviewed Here
|View PriceFull Review||Maxi Cosi||0 - 18 Months||Rear Facing||8 Lbs||17.5 x 18.5 x 25.5"|
Graco SnugRide 35 LX Click Connect
|View PriceFull Review||Graco||0 -18 Months||Rear Facing||7.5 Lbs||28 x 18.7 x 15.6"|
Cybex Aton Q Plus Reviewed Here
|View PriceFull Review||Cybex||0 - 18 Months||Rear Facing||9 Lbs||18 x 17 x 26"|
Chicco Keyfit 30 Infant Car Seat
|View PriceFull Review||Chicco||0 - 18 Months||Rear Facing||21 Lbs||28.4 x 17.3 x 15.5"|
Baby Trend EZ Flex Loc 30 Infant Car Seat Review 2016
|View PriceFull Review||Baby Trend||0 - 18 month||Rear Facing||21.2 Lbs||27.2 x 17 x 16"|
Baby Jogger City Go 2016 Car Seat
|View PriceFull Review||Baby Jogger||0 - 2 Years||Rear Facing||7.2 Lbs||18.1 x 27.7 x 17.3"|
What is good about Rear Facing Baby Seats?
Bottom line is they are safer! If you drive regularly, on your own with your baby then you will want a car seat that enables you to see them at all times and it allows you to reach out to them easier should you need to. You also remain visible to the child at all times during your journey which can be comforting to the baby. If you want the best available baby car seat, we recommend you take a look at the Chicco brand. The best in the range in our opinion and arguably the best overall is the Chicco Keyfit 30. This seat scored extremely highly in both safety and ergonomic tests and has since come on to be a best seller in the range of 0 – 18 months.
New Born vs Combination Seats
The main advantage to having a new born baby car seat over a combination seat is the fact that its lighter and usually comes with an easily detachable carry cot. As new parents, you will welcome the chance of not having to wake your sleeping baby to get them out of the car! Besides that, they tend to be on the cheaper side but you wont get as much use from it. If you are looking to go all out, the ever popular Concord Neo Travel System is certainly a great option and comes with literally everything you need see you through the first couple of years of parenthood!
Combination seats tend to be a little bigger a bulkier so also something to consider should you have a smaller vehicle. Agreed, they do last a few years longer as they allow for your child to grow but you should take into consideration the size of your car, the fact that many do not come with detachable carry cots and of course, your budget.
Overall, we recommend that when starting out, its best to go for a seat that´s designed specifically for the purpose of keeping your new born baby safe and the only way we see this 100% possible is through a good quality rear facing infant car seat. This along with the fact that they are better fitted and therefore more comfortable will mean you have pleasant journeys every time you set out.