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The Diono Radian 3RXT is the best toddler car seat if you have more than one child, because you can cram up to three of these seats in the back row for safe transportation of your little ones. At. There’s no one best or safest toddler car seat. The right one for your toddler is the one that is right for your toddler’s size, is installed and fits properly in your car, meets current safety standards, and is used correctly each time your child rides.

When deciding which toddler car seat is best to buy, consider these question. Convertible. These are the most common toddler car seats, since they adapt to your growing baby’s size and weight. Start out with them as rear-facing seats when you have an infant still in the car seat, and turn it around to become a forward-facing car seat when necessary.

Car Seats for Toddlers When your child outgrows the requirements of a rear-facing car seat, he should use a forward-facing car seat with a harness. At a mere 11.5 pounds and 17 inches wide, the ComfortSport is a slim and narrow toddler car seat ideal for traveling families. That said, it still has all the safety features you expect from a best toddler car seat, including Expanded Polystyrene (EPS). Infant-Only Car Seat: This small, portable seat is designed for newborns or small babies and can only be used rear-facing. Babies usually outgrow their infant car seats by the time they’re 8 or 9 months old.

When this happens, change to a convertible or all-in-one car seat, and use it rear-facing until age 2. Infant Car Seat (Rear-Facing only): Designed for newborns and small babies, the infant-only car seat is a small, portable seat that can only be used rear-facing. Most babies outgrow their infant seats before their first birthday. When that happens, we recommend that parents purchase a convertible or all-in-one car seat and use it rear-facing.

2019 Jeep Cherokee: “This two-row SUV, which straddles the compact and mid-size classes, is a good fit for families with its roomy backseat boasting. The Car Seat Finder is an easy-to-use tool that helps you find the right car seat for your child. Just fill out your child’s age, height and weight above, and you’ll be provided car seat types that fit your child. Make sure you’re familiar with the four types of car seats and NHTSA’s recommendations for choosing the right type of seat for your child.

Several qualities distinguish infant car seats from larger convertible car seats, many of which have weight and height ranges that include most newborn infants. Most important, an infant seat is.

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A 3-in-1 convertible seat is also available that can be used rear-facing, forward-facing, and as a belt-positioning seat for toddlers; this seat is larger than other convertible seats, so it is important to verify that the seat fits in the car in the rear-facing position.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP, 2011a) recommends that all infants and toddlers ride in the back seat with a rear-facing-only seat and rear-facing convertible seat until they are 2 years of age or they reach the highest weight or height allowed by the manufacturer of the car safety seat.

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Infants and toddlers younger than 1 to 2 yr or if less than manufacturer’s weight limit should be placed in the rear seat facing backward; older toddlers and young children can be placed in the rear seat in a forward-facing child harness seat until it is outgrown.

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by Robert M. Kliegman, MD, Bonita F. Stanton, MD, et. al.
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Use a rear-facing car seat placed in the back seat until your baby is at least 2 years old or reaches the highest height and weight recommended by the manufacturer.

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Children 2 years of age or older should use a forward-facing car safety seat with a harness until the maximum height/weight limit for a car seat has been reached.

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Infants younger than 2 yr or if less than manufacturer’s weight limit should be placed in the rear seat facing backward; older toddlers and young children can be placed in the rear seat in a forward-facing child harness seat, until it is outgrown.

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from Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics E-Book
by Robert M. Kliegman, Bonita F. Stanton, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

Infants and young toddlers should generally ride in an infant seat (often with a detachable base) or convertible seat that faces rearward at first, then converts to forward facing once the child reaches a certain weight (35 pounds in the United States).

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Infants 12 months old or younger and weighing 20 pounds or less should always ride in a rear-facing infant seat, and children older than 12 months and weighing more than 20 pounds should ride forward facing in a toddler seat.

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After the child has outgrown the rear-facing seat, a forward-facing seat with a harness is recommended.

“Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing: Second South Asian Edition” by A. Judie
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by A. Judie
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

Infants and toddlers should use a rear-facing car seat until the age of 2 years or for as long as possible up to the weight and height limit for their particular car seat.

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  • My son is 3 months old. as my car has passenger airbags in the back of the front seats, how will I place my child, rear facing or front facing???

  • Why doesn’t Which? advocate rear-facing beyond 15 months despite overwhelming evidence that children are much safer and avoid the spinal injuries associated with forward facing seats? You make the valid point about babies’ heads being heavy relative to their bodies but this applies up until at least 4 years of age. Why the inconsistency?

  • My 10 month old is big I can hardly carry the infant car seat he was 20lbs for his 6 months checkup and shots. His next one isn’t till he is 13months do I don’t know how mu h he weighs but I’m guessing around 25lbs or more. Can I put him in the next up one.

  • thank you so much! i only have one child and was confused when he hit the weight and height of being able to switch to a booster. I will be getting the high back with 5 point harness thanks to you! Thank you for educating me and keeping my baby boy safe <3

  • Well im 12 and 165cm and Ive been out of a car seat since I was 8 or 9. Im not at all fat im underweight and I for the love of god cannot fit in any car seat at all. I have tried but they caused me pain and I was left with stiffness in my neck, shoulders and my shoulders are still very stiff and weak now so people will say my parents are bad parentsthey arent my doctor and paediatricion said I shouls be taken out of it. Anyway that was before these new laws ans by 8 i was 140cm

  • Man, britax makes some bad ass looking seats. I’m getting the boulevard shipped this weekend and am I excited. I’m almost jealous of my son’s seat lmao

  • I have 3 kids a teen, and kid. Here to ask for my kid..,she’s 9 almost 10 she weighs 25-27 kg she’s 133-136 centimeters tall and she’s currently in a convertible it’s so surprising….but I normally keep my kids in the car seat for ATLEAST a teenager……so should I keep her in the convertible,she fits right it perfectly…..or should I switch it up,to a booster or the 3rd one?

  • I definitely also think they should stay rear-facing longer, but with the new i-size regulations and the direction the law is taking on this matter it is only a matter of time before all car seats sold will have to meet i-size standards which means kids must be rear-facing up until 4 years old. Finally! If you guys are looking for the safest car seats you should definitely check out this guide http://shieldedbaby.com/travel/top-5-isize-car-seats/!

    You’re welcome:)

  • OMG!!!! thank you so much! I was told to switch to convertible when my daughter was 1 bc she was so tall and had her knees in her face! and i got blasted on social media for doing so! but the people who told me to do this was her family doctor, her specialist, public safety nurses(they give vaccinations where i live) and 3 local police station. My daughter is 2yr and she weights 24pounds! She is 37 inch of height and the normal for a girl is 33 so she is tall but skinny lolll perfectly healthy! Before we switch the car seat, she was throwing up, screaming, crying in the car! The day of the switch, she was singing, dancing feets, smiling and no more vomiting in our car! They scolded me on switching before her 22pounds.. it was not safe and all but on my car seat it was clearly written 1yr of age or more than 22pounds! My doctor said the 22pds was for big babies that weights 22 before 1yr of age… Thanks for clearing that up! I will send them this video!��

  • Thank you so much for these videos. One of my boys is in the clek Fllo. We really like the streamlined look, and that I can easily fit 3-across. What is a good high back booster and 5-point harness for him to move into (the Britax is pretty ugly)

  • Before this video I have the question to buy infant car seat for my 3 month old baby or go for convertible. Thanks you solved my doubt very clearly.

  • If you get an infant car seat, go ahead and get the ones that come with their stroller like in the video at 1:04. It makes traveling and going out with baby a breeze. Car seats are heavy and your baby is only going to keep getting heavier. Once your baby outgrows the infant car seat, then you can still use the stroller for your toddler.

  • My 9 month old has an inch of room above his head in his infant car seat and toes just past the edge of the foot area. He is about 21 lbs. Is it too early to switch to convertible car seat? His chicco key fit 30 goes up to 30lbs and 30inches. Taking him for his 9 month check up tomorrow but I suspect he is about 28.5-29 in

  • I have a tall 3 yr old. I bought a bulky baby trend 5 point harness but it’s a nightmare! You can’t install it normally and came with crazy instructions.
    My daughter is 42 pds but as tall as a 5 yr old
    I’m very confused on a alternative that is safe but not such a nightmare.

  • Thank you. I was unable to decide for my 4 month old. We didnt go out much for the last 3 months coz of COVID so we never bought the infant seat. Now we think we will go for the convertible (2nd) directly.

  • A child thats 65lbs or 5 yrs old would be way to big for that rear to front facing seat. Most booster seats accommodate 40lbs and up.

  • I can’t thank you enough for such an informative video. It puts me at ease about what kind of car seat I need to buy for my baby next. The way you put information about all the car seats (height range, weight range and the age range) are very helpful. What brand or brands do you recommend for a convertible seat?

  • Just buy used, I don’t get why Americans complain about the smallest things. Got a bravo stroller, keyfit 30 and two bases for $50 which typically retails for about $500 total