In the market for a low-cost convertible seat that will last your child a few years? The Cosco Apt40 is the way to go.
Looking for an inexpensive, compact convertible car seat after the rear facing only seat is outgrown? The Safety 1st Guide 65 is a great convertible for just this situation. The Guide 65 rear faces to 40 lbs or 40″ and is easily found in most bix box stores. Check it out!
The new Elite 80 Air from Safety 1st, (a Dorel subsidiary) addresses these problems brilliantly, and quite frankly, hit it out of the park for the 3-in-1 model. While it still will not be the only seat a family needs to buy, I can comfortably say that it will last most children from birth to age 8, and after that, a backless booster is only a few dollars.
On September 12, 2013, Dorel annouced a recall of certain Safety 1st and Eddie Bauer car seats. The affected seats are mislabeled with the stickers notating the rear and forward facing belt paths reversed. This recall does not affect their crash performance, however the seats must be installed using the correct belt path.
Another day over at this year’s KIM conference with some big news from Dorel. Here are some fun things I got to play with today along with Dorel’s big news.
Safety 1st Incognito Backless Booster
Here it is everyone! Designed with big kids in mind. The colors match most vehicle interiors and no armrests mean that no one can see they’re in a booster.
*This seat has been replaced with the Cosco Scenera NEXT* The Cosco Scenera is a back to the basics, no frills, convertible car seat. It’s a plastic shell with a fabric cover, and there really isn’t much else to it. But the beauty of this seat is that for $39, it will fit the average 0-3 year old child, and it meets all the same safety standards as a $300 convertible seat does.
Looking for a narrow, tall, high back booster? The Safety 1st Boost Air Protect may be for you! The Boost Air Protect functions as a high back and backless booster. This seat was given a Best Bet rating from the IIHS for 2013 when used in high back mode.