The weather is getting cool, so it is time to ditch the coat. Wait, is that right? Ok, you have to wear a coat sometimes in the winter, but in your vehicle is not usually one of those times. If you or your children have to wear a coat though, here are some safer ways to stay warm on the road.
When asked for a recommendation for an inexpensive convertible car seat, one of the biggest go-to options are typically the Safety 1st Guide 65 vs Evenflo SureRide (also the Evenflo Titan 65). Both of these seats are comparably priced and will last quite a while both rear and forward facing. Even lower priced options can be found in the comparison between the Cosco Scenera NEXT and Cosco Apt50.
Recently, Graco has released several new convertible seats to the market, adding a wider array of convertible and multi-use restraint options to its lineup. Several questions we’re asked are “What is the difference between these seats?” “Is this seat similar to that seat?” “How do I know which one I want?”
Britax is changing things up with their newest seats, using new labeling and a back to basics approach. Britax kindly provided us a new Britax Boulevard (also known as G4.1) so we could review these fresh features and ideas. Check out what we’ve found out about their most recent line of convertible car seats.
Considering a Clek convertible car seat, but you’re not sure which one is right for you? Have you read our review of the Foonf or our review of the Fllo but still can’t decide? The seats are very similar: both have anti-rebound bars (ARB). Both rear face to 50 lbs. and forward face to 65 lbs.
Looking for a convertible that is easy to use from birth and can fit in a small space? The Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 with TinyFit is a great convertible seat that should fit your needs perfectly. The Pria 70 comes in two different models, with and without the TinyFit infant insert. This review will cover the model with the TinyFit.
Anyone who has been doing this kid thing for a while knows how much the world of car seats has changed even in the last decade, let alone the last twenty years. I’m the admin currently with the oldest “Little” so I’ve been at this for a while now. AJ is 11.5 years old now and I’ve been a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) for almost nine years now; so I like to think I have a lot of real world experience when it comes to the changes that have been made over the years.
The Cosco Scenera has long been a staple of the child passenger safety toolkit, especially for caregivers who travel or are on a budget, or coalitions who need to make their seat dollars count. With an under 40 dollar price point, the Scenera has long stood as an example of how seats are available to keep kids safe in any budget.
Since 2009, the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), has been annually releasing their booster ratings, based primarily on fit of the 6 year old dummy, and, as we all know, fit is the best indication of performance. No matter how much bling your booster has, if it doesn’t place the seatbelt properly on your child, it can’t do its job.