The Car Seat Guide
The Car Seat Guide Britax
Infant Car Seat

Infant car seats are rear-facing only and can be attached to a stroller frame to create a travel system. Moms often register for lightweight infant car seats because they clip in and out of strollers, move seamlessly to the car, and act as a carrier. Multiple vehicles? Get a car seat base for each one.

  • Rear-facing (baby faces the back of the car)
  • Accommodates up to 32 lbs.*
  • Travel-system compatibility

*Weight requirements vary by model.

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Convertible Car Seat

The perk of a convertible car seat is that it grows with your baby. Starting off rear-facing and eventually switching to front-facing, baby’s set from their first days, to early childhood, and beyond.

  • Rear-facing up to about 2 years of age
  • Accommodates up to 90 lbs.*

*Weight requirements vary by model.

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Booster Car Seat

Booster seats use either a 5-point harness restraint or, once your child is older, a belt-positioning system that attaches to your car’s seat belt.

  • Forward-facing only
  • Accommodates 30 to 100+ lbs.*
  • Can convert from 5-point harness to belt-positioning booster

*Weight requirements vary by model.

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What to look for when registering for a car seat:
PRODUCT WEIGHT:
A lightweight infant car seat is key, as you’ll be carrying it to and from the stroller.
EASE OF INSTALLATION:
Consider how quickly you can take your car seat in and out, from one car to another.
PRODUCT WIDTH:
If there will be more than one backseat passenger, you'll need a car seat that’s compact.
LATCH:
Attaches to your car's seat belt for hassle-free installation every time.
CARRY HANDLE:
On infant car seats, look for an ergonomic handle for easy transport from stroller to backseat.
SUPPORT CUSHIONS:
Baby will spend a lot of time in the car seat, so it needs to be as comfy as can be.
EXPIRATION DATE:
Always check the car seat's expiration date if you're planning on buying a car seat that's not brand new.
WASHABLE COVER:
Car seats will see their fair share of spills and messes, so an easy-to-clean car seat cover is a must. Look for a cover that’s easily removable and machine washable.
CAR SEAT BASE:
Install a car seat base in your vehicle once, and then snap the car seat and out as needed. Multiple vehicles? Get a car sear base for each one and travel with ease.