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:
A lightweight infant car seat is key, as you’ll be carrying it to and from the stroller.
Consider how quickly you can take your car seat in and out, from one car to another.
If there will be more than one backseat passenger, you'll need a car seat that’s compact.
Attaches to your car's seat belt for hassle-free installation every time.
On infant car seats, look for an ergonomic handle for easy transport from stroller to backseat.
Baby will spend a lot of time in the car seat, so it needs to be as comfy as can be.
Always check the car seat's expiration date if you're planning on buying a car seat that's not brand new.
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.
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.