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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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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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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.

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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

  • What about the height for the convertible car seat? My son is 3 but he is the size of a 5 year old (3’8” 51lbs) so I’m confused if I have him in the right car seat.
    He is in the 3rd car seat with the 5 point harness. Is this the correct seat? I feel using a seat belt right now seems unsafe

  • Thank you so much! Very clear explanation! Do you recommend anti-rebound bar car seats or is the nuna rava sufficient in terms of safety?

  • I live in Iowa where the law is babies must be in a rear facing car seat till they are 1 or weigh 20 lbs then they must be in a 5 point harness till age 4 then can move to a booster seat which they can leave at age 6. They can sit in the front seat at age 12 so saying a 12 year old should be in a car seat is just ridiculous. I moved from the booster to a regular seat when I was 7

  • lol I can’t believe that children up to the age of 8 years of age are expected to sit in a baby seat!!!! hahaha that’s ridiculous. Can we bubble wrap these little shits any more than we already do?! No 8 year old child of mine would EVER be seen dead sitting in a baby seat, not gonna happen. I would rather pay a fine than have my kid sitting in a stupid seat like that. It’s just silly, it really is. Just let them sit in the damn car like a normal person. Baby seats are for babies, period.

  • Good video my 11 month old weighs around 28. We cannot afford another seat. So unfortunately he is forward but in my state its 20lbs or the age of 1. My son has one from baby trend its a 3 in 1 hybrid he is 31 inches and 28 pounds and the size of other ppls 2 year old.

  • I know this is an old video now. But extended rearfacing should have been mentioned. My little girl born in 2012 is still rearfacing so the seats were definitely around in 2015 when this video was made. Poor show when it’s 10x safer it should have been mentioned.

  • At the hospital they won’t let you leave without inspecting the car seat and asked me to bring it inside the hospital so they expect an infant car seat

  • What about the Evenflow DLX that is supposed to be for infancy until the child is 120 lbs? Our son is 12 mo and growing out of his infant car seat so we are looking for a new one. Rather than buying a convertible seat and then later buying another high back/booster, we’re thinking of the Evenflow DLX so we don’t need to switch car seats again. What are your thoughts on that place seat?

  • I don’t like how this makes parents think they need the most expensive seats to keep their children safe. Honestly surprised when you said you were a CPST at the end. As some of the things you said just aren’t true. Having an insert in the car seat isn’t a requirement. Some seats don’t come with inserts. You can’t always just buy them separate, if the manufacturer doesn’t make them for the particular seat you have, and you can’t use after market inserts. In that case tightly rolled receiving blankets can be used along the sides of baby. And moving from infant to convertible at one isn’t the magic number. As long as babe is within the weight and height limit it’s perfectly safe to continue riding in an infant seat. If a child is a bare minimum of 5 and can sit still (even though many aren’t mature enough) but if they can, there is no evidence that a properly fitting booster seat is safer than a harness.former CPST that didn’t renew two years ago, but still keeping up with current recommendations.

  • I’m in the process of looking for a high back/5pt booster not because my son reached the limits of his convertible but because it expires at the end of the year, we have used it for 5 years now

  • I loved my infant car seat with my first, but now with my 3rd, it makes more sense to just use a convertible since there is no way I’m going to lug around a carseat while chasing 2 you kiddos. I just use a baby carrier wherever we go instead.

  • We have used Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System till now, but baby is getting really tall. I would like to move him into a convertible car seat when he turns 11 months. What convertible car seat is best for Chicco KeyFit Infant Car Seat Base? Thank you

  • Wouldn’t even use a high back/no back at all. The Britax car seat that is the high back with the five point accommodates children until they don’t need a car seat. And riding five point is proven to be safer.

  • I wish more people were educated on car/booster seat safety it’s sad to see so many kids in danger because parents aren’t educated on the subject. I sat in a booster until I was around 10 because I was bigger then most 10 year olds but my one sister actually had to sit in a backless booster until she was 14 and my 12 and 10 year old siblings both still sit in backless boosters because they aren’t big enough to sit without them!!!

  • Yeah my 8 year old is 80 lbs she’s TALL and skinny. Wears 12 year old clothes and a size 7 shoes in women’s. She still rides in a booster or highback booster. (Depends on the car) she just started calling the high back a baby seat. Lol

  • Hello, it is a really nice and safe car seat you’ve introduced in here, thanks, appreciated. Check this out to see the most elegant baby stroller that fits with your need and safety of your baby as well… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up3Nsn1rL8U

  • all infant seats are pretty similar so if you want one, just pick one that appeals to you. However, there is a bigger decision to make. Infant carrier seats are NOT a required stage in car seats.
    here is a good review: https://www.thebabycarepedia.com/best-infant-car-seats-2020/
    Babies can actually start out from day one in rear facing convertible car seats. Realize that if you choose to get an infant carrier, it will only last an average of 5-7 months before baby outgrows it and then you will be out car seat shopping.

  • I love Nuna. I currently have the Tavo/Pipa travel system. Wouldn’t trade it for anything…. until I found out I was pregnant with baby #2. When baby #2 is born, my first born will be 15 months. So I know I need a new stroller and I’ll need another car seat for her. I do want to trade in my stroller for a double and I’m considering going with a Demi Grow since I have the Pipa. BUT I’m really struggling with which convertible car seat I should switch to for my first born. Since I’ve had Nuna and I love it, I’d love to get the Rava, but budget-wise it doesn’t work for us, unfortunately! So I’ve seen a lot of reviews on all sorts of brands, but I’m still having a hard time making a decision. I’d love to know or see a video of your 2019 convertible seat choices, or what you’ve seen sell well with great safety in the market. There’s so much info out there and seeing it compiled in 1 video like you’ve done here or in other videos is really helpful! Sharing this video with all my friends who are new mamas. Really loved it! Also sharing with my husband so he doesn’t think I’m going with the Rava just because it’s expensive �� Love your videos. Very helpful and informative.

  • Big pro of the detachable car seat: uninterrupted sleep! Sleeps in stroller, transfers to car, off car and back to stroller, baby doesn’t have to be moved at all. The peace of mind can be priceless for sleep-deprived parents.

  • There is absolutely NO way a 11 or 12 year old would be in a car seat. That’s ridiculous. I’m 12 and I can’t even imagine sitting in a car seat like what the heck.

  • In Wisconsin you are required to use an infant specific carseat (not convertible) to go home from the hospital. Do any other states have this rule?

  • Hey:). A quick question my daughter is going to be a year next month. She’s 20 pounds and almost 30 of height. She still using the car seat but she’s to heavy and her legs are long. She’s pretty much tall My car is to small for us to get another car seat to faces Backwards because only the infants car seat fits well. It is okay if she’s facing forward?

  • Mamas! Please note, it is safer for children to remain rear-facing until 2 years! Many states have now made this LAW! Don’t worry about their leg room! Saftey over comfort!!! Keep the babies safe!

  • 15 months?!?!
    I child should stay rear-faceing until they are at least 5 years old for the best protection. watch crash tests and you’ll see why. ��if you care about your child,keep them rear-faceing for as long as possible!

  • Not sure if I plan on getting the Nuna Rava or Graco 4ever, for me I never want to take the car seat out of the car and I only have one car so for me getting an infant car seat makes no sense. I also wouldn’t want to carry around my baby in their car seat, that sounds like a lot of work, it would be a lot easier to just carry them by themselves or with the help of a baby carrier or wrap.

  • Love this channel. Amazing info and reviews for a new dad! This is now my go to channel for baby stuff! Keep up the amazing work ladies!

  • How safe am I, 14 years old (109cm not in a booster seat) lapbelt on my stomach and the shoulder belt is touching my neck and cheeks. Am I safely straped in this way,

  • Some people can’t afford to buy a baby or child car seat so they have to rely on charity but they always check for safty first even if some are used.

  • Rear facing,,,,,0-4y….my 2.5y old legs are bent if rear facing plus weight is 15kg…..so think some of these rules are over the top

  • This car seat does what it’s suppose to do. It’s worth every penny.����> allmy.tips/GracoCseat?B2    It appears to be comfortable with the different adjustments for seating. My grandson gets excited when it’s time to get in his seat. The best thing about this car seat is the fact it grows with the child. Definitely will get our monies worth.

  • I was so confused before watching this since this will be my first baby, but it makes a lot of sense now! I definitely don’t mind spending the extra money for the infant seat first, seems like a no brainer to me!

  • How do I know the convertible type is suitable for newborn? Are there any specific guide in term of reclination? Or are there convertible which is not suitable for newborn? Thanks

  • Do you have any videos on carseats that spin? And infant seats that can be pulled out to safe sleep mode while clicked onto a stroller?

  • As a mom with a now 5 year old. If i ever have another baby (I’m not even pregnant nor trying so I don’t know why I keep watching these videos lol), I regret purchasing an infant car seat or bucke seat. My daughter’s convertible car seat lasted from about 8 months to 5 years old and it was well worth every penny. The infant seat on the other hand:

    1. I had to purchase 2 car seats and 3-4 different bases for everyone’s car. Next time I would just buy two convertible seats. One for my car, and one for my husband’s car and if I’d just put a car seat in one of our parents or friends car if needed. Really, you have to still install a base anyways so why not just save money and get 2 seats and call it a day?

    2. Infant seats are EXPENSIVE and they don’t last very long. Baby outgrows them pretty fast so you’ll need to buy a convertible in less than a year anyways. Most people don’t realize that you can use convertible car seats from birth as long as your baby weights what the seats requirements are and most babies are more than 5lb’s. If your baby comes early or is small, I’m sure you have someone who will be more than happy to loan you a bucket seat to use for the first week or two.

    3. They are HEAVY! Around 4-5 months, I started getting bruises on my arms from lugging around the carrier. When you have a 12lb seat and then a 10lb baby and a diaper bag plus whatever else you’re tottling around, you’re carrying so much weight. And if you go to the store, those seats take up a lot of space in your shopping cart. At 8 months, I was still having her in an infant carrier, but I could no longer carry her in it. I’d have to take her out so that’s why I just purchased a convertible.

    Next time around, I’ll just get a nice sturdy convertible seat that will last until they’re booster seat size and carry baby in a carrier. My daughter always preferred being carried anyways and if you strap the baby on to yourself, your hands are still free and your child is being comforted. Plus it is much less weight to carry and much less awkward as this big heavy car seat isn’t getting in the way of anything. I get why people use them but the first time around, I just wish I had known that it was okay to use a convertible seat from the get go.

  • I think you forgot to mention that you can always use a stroller if you choose a convertible car seat and skip the infant seat.

    We bought a doona. And as soon as my son turned one. I feel like he quickly out grew it. He’s just too big to leave in the infant car seat and take him in and out.

    I’d rather use the convertible car seat which is a diono and take him out and put him into a stroller if I need to.

    With my daughter we had a maxi cozi and peg perego infant car seat and travel system. And eventually ended up getting a diono for her.