The UPPAbaby MESA, a car seat top-rated for safety, and made from naturally fire-resistant and self-wicking fabrics. While the seat is for infants only—and not a great option for those looking for something to last throughout childhood—it was very new-parent friendly with easy installation, the adaptability of using this car seat in a taxi or Uber without its base, and easy transition from car to the UPPAbaby VISTA stroller.
The UPPAbaby MESA is another flame-retardant, chemical-free car seat. This adjustable car seat can take your baby from infancy to a weight of 65 pounds, so it could be a single-purchase car seat that will last years. It’s easy to install and features side impact protection pods. It is certified for aircraft safety, it is not compatible with strollers.
The Doona Infant Car Seats is one of the most popular and easy options; it functions as a car seat and stroller in one piece that is ranked as one of the safest options for your baby. It suits babies from infancy to 35 pounds, so it usually lasts for the first year and a half. Many parents also have trouble letting go of this convenient stroller when their children outgrow it.
The Maxi-Cosi Mico AP infant car seat is one of the lightest on the market, and beyond safety, it’s also highly rated for its self-wicking fabric that keeps your baby from getting sweaty. It’s incredible how toasty infants can get in their car seats and definitely a highlight of this seat is how cool it keeps them. New parents who find themselves constantly lugging around a sleeping infant from car to home will appreciate the lightness of this car seat.
You’ll find the Britax Boulevard Clicktight XE Series Convertible Car Seat at the top of every best car seat list out there. Highly ranked for safety, this convertible car seat allows you to use the same seat from infancy until your child is 65 pounds. It features an installation process that involves a simple click of a seat belt, and 14 different positions to keep your child comfortable during growth spurts.
The Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System is a great purchase—the set includes a top-rated KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat and a compatible Bravo stroller. Parents can easily swap out the stroller seat for the car seat during infancy, and then continue to use the stroller until a child is 50 pounds. This set is a baby registry favorite, and a great way to deliver on both a car seat and stroller.
The Graco 4Ever 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat could easily be your first and last. It allows you to safely buckle in your baby from 4 to 120 pounds. With four settings, this all-in-one seat is a one-stop purchase for a top-rated car seat. There is something to be said about the convenience of a convertible car seat that adjusts with your child as he or she grows, and this seat from Graco is highly rated.