Baby Car Seats

Safe travels with your baby

Car seats play a crucial role in keeping your child safe when on the road. Learn about the different types of car seats and find one that will keep your precious cargo protected.

Car Seat Stages: How to choose which car seat is right for you

stage 1 - Rear
Facing

Infant
Car Seat

Convertible
2-in-1

Convertible
3-in-1

Rear-facing seats are designed to support an infant’s weak head and neck during a collision or sudden stop. Look for a seat with a 5-point harness and side impact protection.

stage 2 - Forward
Facing

Convertible
2-in-1

Convertible
3-in-1

Booster
Car Seat

Forward-facing seats are best suited for older children with stronger back and neck muscles. Your child will spend a lot of time in a forward-facing seat, so look for a model that’s durable and easy to clean.

stage 3 - Booster
Seats

Convertible
3-in-1

Booster
Car Seat

High Back
Booster

No Back
Booster

Booster seats are for kids that have outgrown their stage 2 car seat, but are still too small for a regular seatbelt. Booster seats are designed to work with lap-and-shoulder combination seatbelts.

Weight restrictions may vary by manufacturer. Please check manufacturer guidelines and your vehicle’s operating manual before purchase and use. Contact the manufacturer for any questions.

car seats 101:

What to know when shopping for a car seat

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Keep your bundle of joy safe with the right car seat

Whether you're bringing your baby home for the first time or shuffling your toddler between play dates, you'll get peace of mind knowing your child is safe with the right car seat. Top brands like Evenflo, Safety 1st, and Cosco offer an array of car seats suitable for children of all ages. Learn about the different types of car seats available so you can find the perfect one for you and your baby.

Infant car seats

Infant car seats are designed to fit babies aged 0 to 12 months who weigh up to 22 pounds. Featuring a rear-facing design, infant car seats absorb impact when a sudden stop or crash happens to protect your baby's weak neck and back muscles. They snap securely into a base installed in your car and usually include a handle for easy carrying. Infant car seats can also be taken in and out of the car smoothly so you can move your sleeping angel without waking them up.

Travel Systems

Don't want to disturb your bundle of joy when transporting them from car seat to stroller? Opt for a travel system. Travel systems include an infant car seat, base, and coordinating stroller. The car seat fits into the stroller so you can take your child in and out of the vehicle seamlessly. The stroller component also grows with your child so you can continue to use it in their toddler years. If you already have a car seat and stroller from different brands, a car seat adapter may let you combine both so you can create a flawless transportation system.

Convertible car seats

Ideal if you're on a budget, a convertible car seat keeps your kid safe on the road beyond the infant years. Suitable for all stages of childhood, convertible car seats are available in 2-in-1 and 3-in-1 designs. A 2-in-1 car seat initially functions as a rear-facing infant seat and can later be used as a forward-facing toddler seat. A 3-in-1 car seat also transforms into a booster seat to secure children who have outgrown the forward-facing seat. The versatile design of a convertible car seat saves you money by accommodating your growing child, but features a larger and heavier design than other types.

Booster car seats

Transition your kid to a booster seat when they're over 40 pounds. A booster seat raises your child's body up so they can securely fasten their seat belt. Designed for little ones aged 4 and up, booster seats can keep your child safe until they're at least 8 years old.

Top features to consider

A variety of car seat features help deliver a smooth travel experience for you and your baby. A 5-point safety harness keeps your child securely in place with 2 shoulder straps, 2 waist straps, and a strap between the legs. Look for straps that are easily adjustable if you want to get your child in and out of the car in a flash. Some models have one-hand belt adjustments with fast release buckles to save you time. For quick installation, find a car seat that’s compatible with the LATCH system. LATCH lets you attach your car seat directly to your vehicle without the need for seatbelts to secure it.