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.
Graco has four convertible car seats that are essentially the same seat: MySize and Size4Me. In this review, we’ll take a close look at the MySize. The features and measurements mentioned in this review apply to all variations of the seat.
One word comes to mind when I think of the Cybex Aton rear facing only car seat: COOL! The Aton is full of innovative features that make the seat easy to use and easy to install.
The Graco MyRide convertible car seat has been on the market for a few years now, and we love it for its affordability, extended rear facing capacity, and ease of use.
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.
Foonf is a funny word, yet if it is uttered in a room of Child Passenger Safety Technicians or Advocates, one will be met with many head turns, pricked ears, and immediate attention. I waited a very long time for my Foonf, and was thrilled to be one of the first to have hands on experience with this car seat.
*This seat has been replaced by the Britax G4.1 series* Britax has been a prominent name in car seats since they introduced their first car seat to the US in 1996. They make a wide variety of infant, convertible, combination, and booster seats. Thanks to Britax I was able to test out an Advocate 70-G3 convertible to share my thoughts with our readers.
If you’re looking for just the facts about rear facing versus forward facing, you’ve come to the right place. There are multiple factors involved in this discussion; the unique physiology of a young toddler combined with the type of force in the most severe crashes adds up to the perfect storm that puts kids at significant risk if they are forward facing too early.
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.
Rear facing is the best protection for a child’s developing spine. Rear face to a minimum of age 2, ideally age 4.