As parents, when it comes to your children only the best will do. Whether it is food, education or clothing, you go out of your way to ensure that they are taken care of. The 21st-century parent is very much different to a parent of say, the 90s. With advancements in technology over the years, the change in trends is quite obvious. As such, what a modern day parent would want is also different. Furthermore, today’s parent is juggling both work and family which means their requirements are also on par. Of the many things parents buy to ensure they are prepared for the arrival of their little one such as milk bottles, breast pumps and cribs, there are additional items that are now a necessity such as baby car seats. Given that a vehicle is a must-have in almost every home, these also go hand-in-hand as you take your baby around with you. What is best though?
1. Evenflo Tribute LX
Made in the USA, the Evenflo Tribute LX is one of the best possible options when it comes to selecting a baby car seat. Crafted from polyester, it has also been tested for all safety checks including side-impact checks which are extremely important. Stability is also a key feature to look out for as you want the baby to be secure when traveling about. Sudden braking can always happen on the road and jerking is dangerous for soft cartilages and bones which is why a reliable car seat is an absolute must. Generally, a car seat’s support is down to the shoulder harness which this one is flexible with, as it has many different positions that ensure comfort whilst it can also be easily adjusted whenever you need to. Plenty of padding and cushioning makes this option a definite contender and if you need it for older children, it also comes with a detachable head pillow.
2. Graco 4ever
One trait that you develop as you become a parent, is that everything you buy needs to have multiple uses. Having children can be quite an expensive thing and as they grow, they also grow out of clothes, shoes, cots, milk bottles and practically anything you stocked up on for their baby years. Which is why, the Graco 4ever baby car seat is ideal if you consider yourself to be a practical parent who wants a lot more use out of it. It is in fact, a 4-in-1 convertible car seat with up to 10 years of use which is music to your wallet. What is more, it is also equipped with a headrest that can be adjusted to 10 different positions giving your child the optimal comfort and safety you want. It is also built with energy-absorbing foam that has been designed and integrated to absorb shocks. Tested for all safety standards, it is ideal for your family and your many adventures together!
3. Disney APT Convertible Car Seat
This Mouseketeer Minnie car seat is ideal for your little girl. Disney themed and in bright pink, it is sure to keep baby entertained and comforted on her many trips around to visit family and friends. Complete with side-impact protection, it can be used either as a rear-facing car seat or forward-facing car seat. The headrest is incredibly cute and comfortable in the shape of Minnie Mouse’s ears, complete with a pink bow which is sure to thrill your little one. The harness comes with 5 different height options complemented by 3 buckle locations as well which is particularly useful as your child grows and their positions need to be adjusted accordingly. This ensures your child’s maximum safety and as children grow quite quickly, you cannot keep replacing the car seat every time they do which is why this one is worth looking into. There are also cup holders on either side, which is great when traveling long distances.
4. Britax Roundabout G4.1
The Britax Roundabout G4.1 is pricier than its counterparts, however, its features not only justify the tag but also show you why. For starters, this car seat comes with 3 reclining positions for maximum comfort and safety and is further complemented by what is known as ‘SafeCell Impact Protection’. This is actually a combination of various safety components that has been designed to ensure that this car seat is superior in every possible way. These components include an Impact Absorbing Base, Impact Stabilizing Steel Frame, and Complete Side Impact Protection and last but not least, Tether and Harness. Together, they make for a fantastic product that as a parent, you can trust in. The harness is also tangle-free which means that you can strap baby more easily and conveniently into the seat which is great when you are in a hurry. Its unique shell-like shape is designed not only to protect your child from sudden forces but also from any debris that results in a crash. A winning choice amongst car seats!
5. Chicco NextFit
The first thing that is noticeable about this baby car seat, is that it is uniquely shaped. This is because it comes with 9 different leveling positions which not only allows your baby to travel with maximum comfort and safety but also allows you to use it in a range of vehicles not just your own. It is an incredibly useful feature, seeing as how your car could always break down and given in for repairs making it tough for you to travel with the baby. The car seat can also be used as rear-facing or forward facing depending on your requirements and comes with a headrest that can be adjusted to six different positions. It also suits newborns as it comes with an infant insert as well. The SuperCinch Latch tightener ensures that no matter how you want to use the car seat, it will always be secure and in position. Your baby can also enjoy their favorite juices or just milk with the insulated cup-holder!
6. Eddie Bauer
Although this may not be as streamlined or stylish as far as looks go when selecting a baby car seat, it definitely does not disappoint with features. This 3-in-1 Deluxe Booster Seat, comes with a 5 position headrest and 3 position recline which is not only comfortable for your baby but is also suitable for when they grow up. The soft fabric makes sure that your baby’s delicate skin is not irritated or scratched whilst there is also a pillow and armrests which baby can use as support to get in and out of the seat. There is also a shoulder- belt that can be fixed up to 4 different positions which means that as they grow, you can still get the maximum use out of it and therefore value for money. Whether you are traveling for long or short distances across rough and not-so-rough terrains, the Eddie Bauer car seat is sure to fit every situation.
Another worthwhile choice for your baby’s safety. Not only is this 3-in-1 car seat multi-functional and equipped with admirable features, it’s also available in a range of colors to suit you (or your baby) and make traveling a whole lot of fun. Its curved structure ensures that baby is protected from every direction with particular attention to side impact shocks. The Quick Fit Harness facility ensures that you can adjust both the harness and headrest with one motion saving you time and trouble. What is more, you can also easily clean the seat pad as it is not only machine washable but also dryer safe. There is also a cup holder that is yet again suitable for the dishwasher. This means your baby will not only be safe but also healthy as the seat will always be clean and hygienic. The 3 position allows you to adjust the seat however you please. For such great features, this is quite a bargain.
8. Baby Trend Flex-Loc
Just like its name, this is quite trendy for babies given that it comes with an easy, one-hand front adjust safety harness system and quality foam that contributes to side-impact protection. This ensures that baby is kept safe in the event of an accident or other major trauma that can occur when on the road. Furthermore, it is built to grow with the baby so that you can get the most out of it and ensure your baby too gets used to it. It is also suitable for infants, and what is more comes built-in with a carry handle that makes it easy for you to put the baby in and out of the seat. This also makes for a fantastic gift option for new parents as they probably will not have the time to shop for one so if you are stuck for ideas, this will do the trick.