Consumer Reports Combination Car Seat Report

We maintain that age is the best determinant of when a child is ready to move to a booster seat, not weight. We stand by the industry standards.  NHTSA requires that today’s car seats meet or exceed Federal Safety Standard 213 and all car seats, including the ones mentioned in the Consumer Reports article, meet or exceed that standard.
We absolutely respect what Consumer Reports is trying to do with this reporting but we’re not so fond of the fear-provoking headlines.

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A Growing Family’s Guide to Car Seats

When a newborn joins your family, it’s an exciting and overwhelming time! In anticipation of the newest little’s arrival, there are so many items to research and purchase. But only one of those new items is a critical purchase that’s designed to keep your baby safe in the event of a crash — baby’s first car seat. We’ll look at some important factors to consider in choosing baby’s first ride.

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Evenflo SureRide/Titan 65 Review

The Evenflo SureRide/Titan 65 has made a name for itself in the car seat world, and rightfully so. This seat offers some of the tallest harness slots of any convertible seat as well as a good fit for many newborns, making it is one of the only convertibles that will expire before kids outgrow it.

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Evenflo Symphony Review

Evenflo offers a wide range of car seats and booster seats.  In the middle of their lineup of convertible and multimode car seats is the well-featured Symphony.  This plush car seat isn’t particularly long lasting or easy to move between vehicles but it has plenty of interesting features to offer. CSFTL Quick Stats Rear facing

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Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit Review

Graco already has an impressive lineup of long-lasting convertible car seats.  The 4Ever Extend2Fit is a combination of two other popular seats: the Extend2Fit and the 4Ever.
The 4Ever Extend2Fit combines the 4Ever’s four modes of use: rear facing, forward facing, high back, and backless booster with the Extend2Fit’s 50 pound rear facing weight limit and extendable foot tray.

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Nuna Pipa Lite Review

Nuna staked their claim in the car seat market with the Pipa rear facing only car seat and has expanded their easy-to-use offerings to include the RAVA convertible car seat and AACE booster seat.  Their latest addition to their lineup took the popular Pipa rear facing only car seat, removed a staggering 2 pounds of weight, and created the ridiculously lightweight Pipa Lite.

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