A car seat, designed to be secured to a passenger seat in your car, is a crucial tool towards keeping your child safe on rides, and is in fact required by law if you want to take your child for a ride in the car. They’re essential.
With the vast array of options available, finding the right car seat might seem like an overwhelming undertaking. There are a lot of different types of car seats for every type of child and family: ones suitable for infants, convertible car seats that grow with your child, booster seats for older children, and more.
Luckily, with all the options we have to offer, you should have no trouble finding the perfect car seat for your family.
Booster Car Seats
Baby Car Seat Accessories
Infant Car Seats
Specifically for the youngest babies, infant car seats are a great (and necessary) tool for keeping your tiny child safe.
The Nuna Pipa Lite LX infant car seat is a great choice for parents who often need their car seat to double as a baby carrier. Weighing in at only 5.7 pounds, this car seat is easy to carry, and yet doesn’t slack on safety. A five point harness will keep the baby safely in place and keep them secure even in a collision, and a crumple zone in the stability leg minimizes force and absorbs impact.
Convertible Car Seats
A convertible car seat is a great long-term option. These car seats can be converted from a rear facing infant style to a front facing toddler style, and are perfect for adapting and growing with your child.
The Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max can suit children from five to 85 pounds, and easily changes as your child grows. It’s made with machine washable fabrics to make cleanup a breeze. Furthermore, it’s one of the safest options out there. With side impact Air Protect® technology focused around the head, it will keep your child safe, no matter their size.
Booster Car Seats
For older children, a booster seat is the perfect choice. These car seats face forward and keep your child at a safe height, while harnesses keep them secure and strapped in, ready for a ride.
The Cybex Solution Z-Fix booster seat adjusts in height and width to accommodate growing children, and even has a reclinable head rest to keep them cozy and safe when they drift off for a nap in the car. The Linear Side-Impact Protection system absorbs up to 25% more impact in case of accidents. Plus, it comes in five colors.
Car Seat Bases
A car seat base is a piece of hardware you put beneath a rear-facing car seat that keeps it secure in the seat. They’re easy to install and to remove when it’s time to switch to a booster seat.
The Nuna Pipa car seat base fits the Nuna Pipa and Pipa Lite car seats. It's incredibly easy to install -- you can get it in in less than five seconds in two easy steps. The steel stability leg minimizes rotation in the event there’s an accident, and there’s no guesswork involved in installation. The colored indicators on the stability leg and lower rigid attachments make it easy to tell when this base is installed correctly. This allows you to feel good about your car seat base, knowing that your child is safe, secure, and ready for the road.
Car Seat Accessories
Once you’ve settled on a car seat, you can find accessories of all types to make it perfect for your child and your car.
You can find cup holders such as the Britax Convertible car seat cup holder, which is dishwasher safe and can fit everything from a juice box to a sippy cup. You can find seat covers, such as the Diono Stuff ‘n Scuff back seat protector, to protect the backs of your front seats from little feet and to store all your small on-the-go items. For even more storage, look for the Diono Travel Pal car seat organizer, which comes with two cup holders and is made of waterproof fabric for easy cleaning.