Convertible Baby Car Seats (0 – 5 Years Old)

If you have a child anywhere from 0-5 years old then you will want to consider buying a convertible car seat for your infant. As experts in reviewing car seats, the definition of a convertible car seat is one that can change from rear facing, when your baby is very young, to front / forward facing as your baby grows. There are a huge amount of different options available, so finding best convertible car seat for your baby can be a challenge. As you probably know, some car seats are a little on the expensive side so it is important to set yourself an approximate budget before you start looking, this way you won’t over spend and you will get the best value convertible baby car seat available in your price range.

Best Convertible Infant Car Seats 2016

Name/ImageLearn MoreBrandRatingAge RangeStyleWeightProduct Dimensions
Maxi Cosi Vello 65 Full Review

Maxi Cosi Vello 65 Full Review

View PriceFull ReviewMaxi Cosi0 - 5 YearsConvertible23 Lbs30.5 x 21.2 x 19.5"
Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Reviewed Here

Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Reviewed Here

View PriceFull ReviewMaxi Cosi0 - 5 YearsConvertible23 Lbs29 x 23 x 21"
Maxi Cosi Pria 70 Convertible Car Seat Review

Maxi Cosi Pria 70 Convertible Car Seat Review

View PriceFull ReviewMaxi Cosi0 - 5 YearsConvertible23.6 Lbs29.9 x 20.5 x 18.7"
Graco MyRide 65 LX Review 2016

Graco MyRide 65 LX Review 2016

View PriceFull ReviewGraco0 - 5 YearsConvertible18.8 Lbs27 x 20.8 x 26"
Evenflo Symphony DLX All-in-one Infant Car Seat

Evenflo Symphony DLX All-in-one Infant Car Seat

View PriceFull ReviewEvenflo0 - 5 YearsConvertible21 Lbs27.5 x 21 x 21"
Chicco Nextfit Convertible Car Seat

Chicco Nextfit Convertible Car Seat

View PriceFull ReviewChicco0 - 5 YearsConvertible25.1 Lbs20.5 x 19 x 26"
Britax Advocate G4.1 Convertible Car Seat

Britax Advocate G4.1 Convertible Car Seat

View PriceFull ReviewBritax0 - 5 yearsConvertible24. Lbs20.5 x 26 x 21.5"
Britax USA Advocate ClickTight Convertible Car Seat

Britax USA Advocate ClickTight Convertible Car Seat

View PriceFull ReviewBritax USA0 - 5 YearsConvertible30.2 Lbs23 x 20.5 x 23.5"
Britax USA Boulevard ClickTight Baby Car Seat

Britax USA Boulevard ClickTight Baby Car Seat

View PriceFull ReviewBritax USA0 - 5 YearsConvertible29.3 Lbs23 x 18.5 x 23.5"
Britax USA Marathon ClickTight Infant Seat

Britax USA Marathon ClickTight Infant Seat

View PriceFull ReviewBritax USA0 - 5 YearsConvertible28.4 Lbs23 x 18.5 x 23.5"

What is great about Convertible Car Seats?

The main advantage you have with a convertible car seat is they are flexible and thus give you a better length of usage. This essentially means that when you buy a convertible car seat for your child you are getting great value for money, which let’s be honest, is absolutely critical when you are a parent. Saving money when getting a new car seat is very important, you do not, however, want to sacrifice on quality, so make sure to do plenty of research before you go ahead and buy. The other great thing about buying a convertible car seat for your child is they tend to be larger and more padded than the smaller infant car seats so this means your child should be very comfortable. This is especially important if you are travelling frequently or if you make a lot of long journeys.

What to consider when buying a Convertible Car Seat

If you are looking to buy a convertible car seat there are many things that you need to consider before buying. First thing to note is that convertible car seats are much larger and also much heavier than infant car seats. This means they are obviously not as mobile. It also means that you should measure the space available in your car before you decide which convertible car seat is best for you. There would be nothing worse than buying a convertible car seat that does not fit into your car.

One of the most frustrating things with any car seat can be the harness or buckle that secures your child into the car seat. It is absolutely paramount that you find a convertible car seat that is easy to fasten and also easy to adjust as your baby grows. We find that Graco, Chicco and Maxi Cosi are particularly good at crafting easy to use car seats, especially when it comes to the buckle/harness that holds your child in place.

On more important part of choosing a convertible car seat to suit your needs is the base unit that secures the seat into the car. There are a number of different ways these units secure the car seat into the car the most popular of which is ISOFIX, if your car does not have this please ensure the convertible car seat that you buy can be secured just using the seat belt or another kind of fixing device.