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/Image Learn More Brand Rating Age Range Style Weight Product Dimensions
Maxi Cosi Vello 65 Full Review
View PriceFull Review Maxi Cosi 0 - 5 Years Convertible 23 Lbs 30.5 x 21.2 x 19.5"
Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Reviewed Here
View PriceFull Review Maxi Cosi 0 - 5 Years Convertible 23 Lbs 29 x 23 x 21"
Maxi Cosi Pria 70 Convertible Car Seat Review
View PriceFull Review Maxi Cosi 0 - 5 Years Convertible 23.6 Lbs 29.9 x 20.5 x 18.7"
Graco MyRide 65 Review 2017
View PriceFull Review Graco 0 - 5 Years Convertible 18.8 Lbs 27 x 20.8 x 26"
Evenflo Symphony DLX All-in-one Infant Car Seat
View PriceFull Review Evenflo 0 - 5 Years Convertible 21 Lbs 27.5 x 21 x 21"
Chicco Nextfit Convertible Car Seat
View PriceFull Review Chicco 0 - 5 Years Convertible 25.1 Lbs 20.5 x 19 x 26"
Britax Advocate G4.1 Convertible Car Seat
View PriceFull Review Britax 0 - 5 years Convertible 24. Lbs 20.5 x 26 x 21.5"
Britax USA Advocate ClickTight Convertible Car Seat
View PriceFull Review Britax USA 0 - 5 Years Convertible 30.2 Lbs 23 x 20.5 x 23.5"
Britax USA Boulevard ClickTight Baby Car Seat
View PriceFull Review Britax USA 0 - 5 Years Convertible 29.3 Lbs 23 x 18.5 x 23.5"
Britax USA Marathon ClickTight Infant Seat
View PriceFull Review Britax USA 0 - 5 Years Convertible 28.4 Lbs 23 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.