12 Best Convertible Car Seats

Each of these car seats turns into a big-kid booster, so all can be used from birth through age 10. Hooray for gear that lasts!

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Leans Green: Chicco OneFit ClearTex

Chicco OneFit ClearTex All-in-One Convertible Car Seat
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The new Chicco OneFit ClearTex holds babies as small as 5 pounds and kids as big as 100 pounds. In addition to the eco-friendly long life, the machine-washable fabric is Greenguard Gold certified (for healthy air quality) and contains no chemical flame retardants.

Price at time of publication: $300

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Quickest Setup: Britax One4Life Car Seat

Britax One4Life ClickTight All-in-One Car Seat
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Install the Britax One4Life ClickTight All-in-One Car Seat with the brand's signature system, which locks it in snugly with minimal fuss.

Price at time of publication: $400

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Smartest Technology: Cybex Eternis S Car Seat

Cybex Eternis S car seat
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A sensor in the chest clip of the Cybex Eternis S links to an app and alerts you if your child unbuckles themselves.

Price at time of publication: $380

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Coolest Design: Nuna EXEC Car Seat

Nuna EXEC car seat
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A stability panel used in the rear-facing position becomes a leg rest in the forward-facing position on the Nuna EXEC.

Price at time of publication: $750

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Easiest to Buckle: Maxi-Cosi Pria Car Seat

Maxi-Cosi Pria Max 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat
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Magnets in the chest clip of the Maxi-Cosi Pria Max 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat help it click together quickly so you can get on your way.

Price at time of publication: $340

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Best for Stains: Chicco Fit4 4-in-1 Car Seat

Chicco Fit4 4-in-1 car seat
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The Chicco Fit4 4-in-1 comes with an extra layer of fabric to leave on through toddlerhood. Remove it and the upholstery will be like new for your preschooler.

Price at time of publication: $380

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Best Deal: Evenflo EveryStage Car Seat

Evenflo Gold SensorSafe EveryStage Smart All-in-One car seat
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The Evenflo Gold SensorSafe EveryStage Smart All-in-One has a handy app lets you monitor the buckle to make sure it's locked. It also lets you know if the car temperature is too hot.

Price at time of publication: $300

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Best for Big Kids: Graco 4Ever Car Seat

Graco 4Ever DLX 4-in-1 Car Seat
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The versatile Graco 4Ever DLX 4-in-1 Car Seat turns into a backless booster for the biggest kids.

Price at time of publication: $330

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Best for Big Families: Diono Radian 3RXT Car Seat

Diono Radian 3RXT All-in-One Convertible
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You can fit three Diono Radian 3RXT All-in-One Convertible car seats across the back seat.

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Recyclable: Century Drive On 3-in-1 Car Seat

Century Drive On 3-in-1 Car Seat carseat
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Part of the Happy Planet Collection, the new Century Drive On 3-in-1 Car Seat has fabric made from recycled materials, and the whole seat can be mailed to TerraCycle once you're finished with it, keeping it out of the landfill. Also nice: the very reasonable price

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Easy Access: Evenflo Gold Revolve360

Evenflo Gold Revolve360 car seat
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You can rotate the Evenflo Gold Revolve360 any which way, making loading and unbuckling so much easier. And it's also a cinch to turn your kid from rear- to forward-facing when the time comes.

Price at time of publication: $430

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Best Fit: Graco SlimFit3 3-in-1 Car Seats

Graco SlimFit3 3-in-1 Car Seat
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If you have multiples or kids of different ages, you can safely put up to three of the 16.7-inch-wide Graco SlimFit3 3-in-1 Car Seats across the backseat of most family vehicles.

Price at time of publication: $220

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