*This seat has been discontinued* Technology is changing everyday in the car seat world. The Summer Infant Prodigy rear facing only seat isn’t lacking in the technology department with its built-in computer for ease of installation. Check out our test drive of this technologically advanced infant seat.
Congrats, you’re going to be a new parent! Things are constantly changing in the newborn world, so even if this isn’t your first, there’s still a lot to learn. To help you mark at least one thing off your list, we’re going to help with narrowing down that dreaded car seat decision.
In the market for a very unique and interesting rear facing only car seat? The Orbit Baby fits this category to a ‘T’.
Ever wonder how car seats came about and what choices parents had at the beginning of production? We’ve been given the chance to review a seat from back in 1978 and would like to cover some of the basics of what has changed since we were kids.
Rear facing is the safest way for kids to ride in the car, no doubt about it. Ideally, kids should ride rear facing until they are 3-4 years old. Most convertible car seats on the market now will easily fit the average 3-year-old rear facing, however, all seats are not created equal in terms of height room. A rear facing seat is generally outgrown when the child’s head is 1″ from the top of the shell or they reach a stated height limit (of course, there are exceptions to both these rules; it’s important to follow the instructions for your specific seat) so the height of the shell is an important number to take into consideration.
Looking for the easiest way to travel via airlines with child, child seat, and everything else? Triple Play Products came up with an innovative child safety seat and stroller combination with the hope that it would save all the hassles of airline travel with children.
The Evenflo SureRide/Titan 65 is quickly making a name for itself in the car seat world. With some of the tallest harness slots of any convertible seat, and the ability to be used from birth, it’ll be one of the only convertibles that will expire before kids outgrow it! Did I mention is retails for $100 or less as well?!
The Safety 1st OnBoard 35 and Onboard 35 Air rear facing only car seats are packed with features that make it easy to use, long-lasting, and coming in well under $150, friendly on the wallet.
**Discontinued** The Diono Radian worked well in three across and tight spaces. Visit https://csftl.org/diono-radian-3rxt-review/ for a review of a newer version of these seats.
The Combi Coccoro is a bit of a niche seat: it’s small, which means it fits great in tight spaces: both front to back and side to side (see how it stacks up to a variety of rear facing only seats here). But the downfall to a small seat is that it isn’t the longest lasting, it will be outgrown by most kids rear facing by age two and forward facing by age three.