As a team of Child Passenger Safety Technicians and global safety advocates, we have seen many car seats come and go over time. While we love exploring new additions to the market, and applaud new innovation, we do enjoy reflecting on existing car seats that remain consistent, easy-to-use options in an ever-changing market. Chicco is
The quest for a lightweight, rear facing only car seat is one that many manufacturers have taken on. Graco joins this club with their newest offering — the SnugRide 35 Lite LX, part of their budget-friendly SnugRide Click Connect lineup. The SnugRide line of seats has been around for quite some time, they’re solid seats
When the CSFTL team goes strolling through the aisles at the local baby store, we are often sidetracked by the car seat aisle. That should come as no surprise since car seats are what we do! The seats on display do a terrific job of showing the car seat’s features, giving caregivers a chance to
Chicco’s product line already includes some solid choices — the Key Fit and Fit2 rear facing only car seats, the NextFit convertible car seat, the MyFit combination, plus some well-liked booster seats. The Fit4 joins that lineup to add a multimode seat that rear faces, forward faces, then converts to a fairly tall booster seat!
When it comes to child passenger safety, best practice means making the safest choice, even when it’s the least convenient option. That translates to riding rear facing for as long as possible — ideally until the child is around 4 years old — then riding forward facing in a harnessed car seat until the child
Over the years, Diono has brought a number of solid booster seat options to the market. Many CSFTL families have gotten quite a bit of mileage out of the Monterey and the Cambria. The Solana 2 is a backless booster only. It includes lower anchors, two cupholders, and some extra padding that’s made it a
Booster seats with rigid lower anchors are a bit of an anomaly in the United States and Canada so we were pretty interested when we met the newest addition to the Diono family at the 2019 JPMA Show in Orlando. The Everett high back booster seat was originally a European design, brought by Diono to
If you follow our Facebook Page or visit this website, you shouldn’t be surprised that preventing hot car deaths is a cause that is near and dear to us. We are huge supporters of anything that can help prevent hot car deaths, so we jumped at the opportunity to try out the Clever Elly. The
Cybex introduced the Sirona M convertible car seat to the market late last year. They quickly followed up that release with the Eternis. This multimode car seat takes the features of the Sirona and adds a booster mode. CSFTL Quick Stats Rear facing weight range: 5-50 pounds Rear facing height range: 17-48 inches tall or
Meeting with representatives is always a fantastic opportunity for us to ask the technical questions our readers expect us to answer. Of course, part of the fun of these events is seeing one another and working together to make the show a productive one. Our expectations were definitely exceeded this year on that note!