What is a convertible car seat?
There are typically two types of car seats you can buy for your child. The first is an infant seat and the second is a convertible car seat. The convertible seats tend to be a popular choice as they switch from a rear facing baby seat to a forward facing booster seat. They are a great investment as they can be used a lot longer than standard infant models; saving you money in the long term. They are designed to be used from birth up until the child weighs between 40 and 80 pounds.
However, choosing convertible car seats isn’t always easy. If you’re a first time parent it can be a little overwhelming when you see the choice on offer. There are a lot of things you need to consider to ensure you get the best seat to fit your needs. Safety, ease of use and installation and comfort are just some of the most important factors you need to consider. Most car seats come with the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) Restraint System. LATCH makes it easier to get the child seat in right. Below we’ve counted down the top 14 convertible car seats currently available. Most seats come with multiple options for color. [Read more…]