Reviewing infant car seats is not all about picking products here and there without good criteria and healthy procedures. There should be a lot of consideration and importance given to both the buyer’s lifestyle and safety of their babies. We carefully did our research and realized that amongst the many versions available in the market, the following 10 are the best Best Infant Car Seats.
We put them side by side to determine their levels of quality, comfort, ease of installation and overall crash test performance.
- 10. Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4/35 Infant Car Seat, Aquamarine
- 9. Britax B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat, Sandstone
- 8. Britax B-SAFE 35 Infant Car Seat, Steel
- 7. Evenflo Chase LX Harnessed Booster, Jasmin
- 6. Evenflo Maestro Booster Car Seat Thunder
- 5. Evenflo Chase LX Harnessed Booster, Tonal Hearts
- 4. Evenflo Embrace LX Infant Car Seat, Penelope
- 3. Evenflo Maestro Booster Car Seat, Wesley
- 2. Evenflo Symphony DLX All-in-One Car Seat, Concord
- 1. ChiccoNextfit Convertible Car seat, Purple
10. Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4/35 Infant Car Seat, Aquamarine
The Peg is a rear facing infant car seat, whose base is integrated with an anti-rebound bar and suitable for babies between 4 to 35 pounds and up to 32’’ tall. It has a side impact protection adjustable to six different positions without rethreading. This is good for protecting the baby’s shoulders and head at any stage of growth.
It also features a dual stage cushion system-first stage for 4 pounds and adds extra support on baby’s bottom and neck. To enhance belt routing when base is not being used, the seat design and patent handle have been assigned color coded belt paths. There is a short compact handle that essentially simplifies the movement of the seat in and out of the car coupled with an innovative shell designed to optimize baby comfort and safety.
9. Britax B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat, Sandstone
This Britax safecell is a product designed with many incredible features. The first, impact protection is a combination of safety elements working together to protect the child. The second is a side impact protection safecell that surrounds the child in a deep shell designed to absorb all crash forces.
Another feature is an impact stabilizing steel frame that gives you peace of mind because it exerts strength where it is most needed at the connection point to the vehicle. It also has a base that absorbs impact, compresses to absorb energy from crash and decreases the potential for your baby to be injured.
8. Britax B-SAFE 35 Infant Car Seat, Steel
This product though mostly made in USA is sometimes imported. It comes with a deep foam-lined shell to shield your child. It is made of polyester batting, polyester and polyurethane foam. Its base is highly impact absorbent, compresses to decrease forces of collision and integrated with several safety elements working together.
It equally features an impact stabilizing steel frame essentially available to strengthen the connection points between the infant car and the vehicle. An important feature of this product is its easy customization. It has a click and go stroller compatibility mechanism which gives room for pairing between this version and other versions of the britax stroller.
7. Evenflo Chase LX Harnessed Booster, Jasmin
This chase LX combination booster car helps in the protection of harnessed babies from 22-40 pounds and belt positioned babies between 40 and 110 pounds. This combination booster car also comes with LATCH systems which enable easy installation and movement from one vehicle to another.
It is a powerful infant car, designed and tested for structural integrity, side impact and levels of energy reaching double the federal crash test standards. An interesting feature is the cup holder integrated to keep drinks close, but maintain the width of the car seat and thusmaking provision for more than one car seat to fit in your back seat.
6. Evenflo Maestro Booster Car Seat Thunder
This is a forward facing infant car seat for babies between 22-50 pounds. It is customizable and can be adjusted to form a belt-positioned booster for babies between 40-100 pounds. This maestro booster is lightweight and comes with a LATCH system for setup and movement from vehicle to vehicle.
Alongside 2 crotch strap positions and a 4 shoulder harness, the seat features a modern design adjustable to fit your baby’s needs even as they grow. It is a product with structural integrity that exceeds all rigorous side impact testing standards. With its unique shape, it helps to guide the belt around your baby’s neck and shoulder and protects against any potential injuries.
5. Evenflo Chase LX Harnessed Booster, Tonal Hearts
This evenflo chase is designed to be convertible from a 5-point harness to a vehicle seat belt that is useful even as your baby grows. It comes with a detachable head pillow used in maximizing your baby’s comfort. It is also easily adjustable with 2 crotch buckle levels and an upfront harness fitting.
This product has integrated cup holders that enhance convenience and a machine-washable seat pad that constantly keeps the seat clean. The booster car seat is also designed to protect harnessed babies between 22-40 pounds and comes fitted with a LATCH system to allow easy installation and movement from one vehicle to another.
4. Evenflo Embrace LX Infant Car Seat, Penelope
This evenflo embrace is a product with an upfront harness adjust and modifiable auto base. It comes with 3 shoulder harness levels and an auto belt guide for use without a base. Rated as “best buy” according to consumer magazine, the Penelope has a 4 to 35 pound rating and was designed specifically for the smallest of newborn babies.
It has a select baby car seat and a soft head pillow to cradle your baby all the way as the baby grows. It is also a device that has extended beyond government crash test standards by double energy levels and is approved for structural integrity.
3. Evenflo Maestro Booster Car Seat, Wesley
This maestro product is designed to include a modern headrest that enables the vehicle belt to auto-adjust to your baby’s height even while in booster mode. This is a special feature for the optimal safety of your growing baby. It is also convertible from a 5-point harness a vehicle seat belt to be used while your baby grows.
Its belt-positioning system automatically modifies the vehicle seat belt for proper fit over the hips and chest. With a tether and LATCH system embedded, it is fairly easy to install and move from vehicle to vehicle. This product exceeds government crash test standards by double energy levels and features a very high design integrity.
2. Evenflo Symphony DLX All-in-One Car Seat, Concord
This product, an all-in-one modifiable infant car seat is suitable for babies between 5 and 110 pounds. It is really a unique brand providing booster capabilities, forward facing and even rear-facing. It is easy to setup and install only last about 60 seconds. It is an exclusive evenflo with auto-retracting SureLATCH connectors, no pulling and easy transfer from vehicle to vehicle.
It also has an infinite 5-point slide harness which easily slides for accurate adjustments every time and this means an easy in and out movement of your child. The product has a proprietary e3 impact protection that considerably decreases impact crash forces by up to 50% via 3 levels of extended zone protection.
1. ChiccoNextfit Convertible Car seat, Purple
This Chicco Next Fit product is a convertible infant car seat. With Chicco being a reliable keyfit maker, this product has been engineered with modern and innovative features for both safety and convenience. Its install process is well designed to enable an accurate, secure and speedy install. It features a 5-point harness, cup holder, LATCH, adjustable head and neck support, recline adjusters and is side impact resistance tested.
It is also a highly customizable car seat with the ability to change configuration from a rear-facing mode for babies 5-40 pounds and forward-facing mode for children 22-65 pounds. The product is exclusive and has a recline sure 9-position leveling system that can provide extensive recline options for a broad range of vehicles.