Looking at convertible car seats? Below is a comprehensive chart that compares all our top-selling convertible car seats. Use it as a guide to help you choose the one that’s right for you.
|Maxi Cosi Pria||Chicco NextFit||Britax Boulevard||Britax Marathon||Peg Perego
|Dimensions W”xH”xD”||20 x 26 x 19||19 x 20.5 x 26||18.5 x 26 x 21||22 x 26 x 21||21 x 26 x 18.5|
|Car Seat Weight||25 lbs||25 lbs||21 lbs||21.6 lbs||19.5 lbs|
|Rear Facing Weight Capacity||4-40 lbs||5-40 lbs||5-40 lbs||5-40 lbs||5-45 lbs|
|Forward Facing Weight Capacity||22-70 lbs||22-65 lbs||20-70 lbs||20-70 lbs||22-70 lbs|
|Infant Head Support||Available||✓||✓||✓||✓|
Confused about convertible seats and what features really make a difference? Let us help you out!
The 5 key points to what you are looking for in an infant seat are:
1. Weight Capacity for Rear Facing & 2. Weight Capacity for Forward Facing: Convertible car seats can be used backwards and forwards. be certain that you are using your car seat the correct way for the appropriate amount of time.
3. NHTSA Rating
All car seats rated by NHTSA meet Federal Safety Standards & strict crash performance standards. While all rated seats are safe, they do differ in their ease of use. The NHTSA ratings will help you decide what car seat would be simplest for you to use.
If you are the proud owner of a smaller, compact-sized vehicle, then your choices are going to be more limited when seeking a car seat. While car seats all remain in an average range of sizes, many seats won’t work for your vehicle. Be sure to check on the width specifically, as you need your infant seat base to be buckled in properly
Infant seats are usually taken in and out of the car pretty frequently. Most parents want the lightest seat they can get, while not compromising on safety and standards. Note that not necessarily are the heavier seats safer in any way, but there usually is some sort of connection.
A bonus features most infant seats boast of is an Infant Insert. This allows your newborn to fit properly into the infant seat for the first few months. After that, you can remove the insert for your growing baby.