Britax convertible car seats have long been well-respected, easy to use staples of the car seat world. Britax announced that they’re phasing out the G4 series convertibles (Marathon, Boulevard, and Advocate) and replacing them with the Essentials line, which features the Emblem and the Allegiance. We’ll take a look at both the Emblem and the
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.
We’ve been fans of the Chicco NextFit since it arrived on the market in 2013. Since then, Chicco has added some additional flavors of the seat — first the NextFit Zip, which has a cover that zips off for easy installation access and cleaning, and now, the NextFit iX Zip, which has a few additional features that we’re already pretty fond of!
Graco has a lot to offer when it comes to convertible car seats. The new Sequel offers the compactness of the much-loved, long-lasting Extend2Fit at a lower price point with a few key differences: a 40 pound rear facing weight limit compared to the Extend2Fit’s 50 pound limit and no extending tray.
Nuna is a well known high end baby gear and car seat manufacturer. We’ve loved their Pipa rear facing only seat, recently reviewed their new AACE booster seat, and have waited anxiously to review the newest seat to their lineup, the RAVA convertible car seat.
The latest budget-friendly convertible car seat from Evenflo checks in at a VERY reasonable price of $79.99! It’s not often that we throw around the term game changer but at this price, it’s hard not to start thinking about the Sonus that way. Let’s see if the seat matches our expectations.
One big decision plaguing many caregivers who visit our Facebook group is deciding when it’s time to turn their child’s car seat forward facing. When the child is at least two years old, and has outgrown the rear facing height or weight limits on their convertible car seat, the decision has been made for us, and it’s time to convert the car seat to forward facing mode.
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?”
Featuring sleek lines, Crypton fabric, and great colors and patterns, the Clek Foonf and Clek Fllo are trendy, fun seats that appeal to many. With a starting weight limit of 14 lbs. though, these sweet seats cannot be used from birth. With the recently released infant-thingy, an insert that can be used with both the Foonf and Fllo starting at 5 lbs. and 19″, the Clek convertibles are now an option for those who choose to skip the rear facing only seat.