9 Best Convertible Car Seats 2018

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These smart convertible car seats start as rear-facing, then turn forward when your baby is bigger. Genius!

Real Steal

Half the price of most seats, Safety 1st’s Grow and Go Sprint has side-impact protection and removable, dishwasher-safe cupholders. $150, available at walmart.com January 2019

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Travel Buddy

It’s nice to have Cosco’s MightyFit 65 Convertible Car Seat on hand for vacays or as an extra for Grandma’s car. The seat is lightweight and certified for airplane use. $80

Snaps Right In

Use a seat belt to install Britax’s Boulevard ClickTight Cool N Dry. A loud click tells you the harness is tight, and high-performance fabric with 30 percent bamboo charcoal wicks away moisture and allows air to flow. $260.


Parents who own Chicco’s NextFit iX Convertible Car Seat sing its praises for comfortably cradling their kid. Nine recline positions help you dial in to your baby’s bliss. $280

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Backward Bet

Rear-facing is the safest position, so it’s great that Nuna’s RAVA can stay that way until your kid weighs 50 pounds. (Other brands must face forward 5 or 10 pounds sooner.) $450.

Super Stable

An anti-rebound bar on Baby Jogger’s City View Space Saving All-in-One Car Seat provides extra protection when rear-facing; remove it when you turn the seat forward. $300

Quick To Clean

It’s easy to pull off the washable cover of Graco’s 4Ever DLX 4-in-1 Car Seat—you don’t even have to take the seat out of your car. $300, available at gracobaby.com January 2019

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Nice And Narrow

Got three kids? You can fit a trio of Diono Radian 3 rXTs across the back of most midsize cars. It’s also a comfy backseat neighbor for adults. $300

Goes In Fast

An innovative ratcheting system lets you install Evenflo’s EveryStage DLX All-in-One Car Seat snugly into the backseat using just one hand. $230

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