If you’ve ever worked a car seat check event, read our Recommended Seats page, or searched the internet for a great rear facing only car seat, it’s pretty likely that the Chicco KeyFit 30 or 22 made some type of appearance. It’s a well-featured, easy to use car seat that’s served many families well over
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
We’ve enjoyed following the Cybex Aton line of rear facing only seats as it’s evolved, from the original Aton to the Aton 2 and Aton Q. (If you read these, you’ll notice our review style has evolved as well!) And now, there’s a new Aton on the block, with a brand new base and some variations on Cybex’s unique features. Meet the Cybex Aton M.
We learned very quickly that the SnugRide SnugLock Extend2Fit 35 – or SnugLock E2F 35 for short – is a valuable car seat in its own right, filling a need for a rear facing only seat that fits newborns well yet can be used comfortably for longer than a year. The tall shell height, extra legroom, and 35 inch height limit all add up to a long-lasting option for families on the go.
The child passenger safety community is abuzz with the news that Britax has released a new rear facing only car seat. The Endeavours is similar to the B-Safe 35 Elite, but it also features an anti-rebound bar on the base and European belt routing on the carrier. Intrigued? So were we!
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.
The Idan is a very stylish addition to the gb lineup. Unfortunately, it has too many flaws for us to be able to recommend it. Here’s a quick summary: the headrest positions the baby with the chin against the chest, the straps are virtually impossible to tighten, the manual gives unclear instructions about the infant insert, and the straps twist almost every time you use them.
We were excited to learn that Graco was releasing a new line of seats with an updated, easy to install base: the SnugLock line. This review covers the not-very-base-at-all base model, the SnugRide SnugLock 35.
One of the biggest struggles we face as CPSTs is working with car seats that can be challenging to install correctly. So when a simple installation method comes along, we tend to get pretty excited. The SnugRide SnugLock 35 is a well-featured rear facing only car seat. The base is what makes it kind of amazing. The lockoff device is as wide as the base; it’s the easiest lockoff to use that I’ve ever met.
We’ve been fans of the Chicco KeyFit since our very first days as an organization. Really, longer than that since many of us were KeyFit fans long before CSFTL was born! When we heard that Chicco was coming out with a longer-lasting version of this popular rear facing only car seat, the Babies R Us exclusive Fit2, we were very excited to see it!