Road safety is a vital practice that many parents take for granted.
Apart from driving under influence of alcohol and driving poorly services vehicles, for instance, one of the leading causes of injuries and at times death among young children in cars is non-usage of baby car seats.
Even though simple, these accessories are orient and support the body well for optimal comfort during long-haul trips.
They well-built bodies have durable and stable systems that offer superior side and front protection, while their padded designs and safety accessories such as latches and seat belts secure babies well for optimal protection in the event of an accident.
With the recent advent of technology, several desirable models are currently available in stores with the following 10 baby car seats ranking among the best of the best to buy in 2017:
10. Graco 4ever
Designed to last up to 10 years, Graco 4ever is an all-in-one cougar-themed baby car seat with a novel four in one design that supports approximately 120 pounds.
It is durable; works perfectly in both rear facing and front-facing orientations, and has a stable professional grade design that supports colossal weight. Rear facing, for example, you will be able to support 4-40 pound babies without compromising comfort and or safety.
Forward facing on the other hand, this innovative baby car seat supports and orients 20-65 pounds babies well during both short and long haul trips.
You can also use it as a booster in a belt-positioning high-back mode to secure and protect larger 30-100 pound babies or in backless mode to secure 40-120 pound kids. Graco 4ever has a one-second latch attachment system that eases installation.
It fits well in both small and large vehicles, and has a plethora of safety features including well-engineered and side impact tested and approves design (FMVSS 213 US standard), a stable 5-point harness, and a steel-reinforced frame that lasts long.
9. Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite
Designed with the baby’s optimal safety in mind, Alpha Omega Elite of the liked Safety 1st line of baby car seats is a well-made Bromley-themed accessory with a compact and portable construction that works well in all car types.
This innovative car seat works well in three mode.
You can use it front facing. You can also use it front facing or rear facing to protect babies weighing between five pounds and 35 pounds.
The five-point harness on offer has an adjustable QuickFit system that guarantees a safe and custom fit.
The superior side impact protection offers keeps babies safe in the event of an accident, while its adjustable three-position reclining seat is not only easy to adjust, but and comes with a removable head rest, rotating arm rests, and a large, detachable, and removable cup holder. 😀
At full capacity, this seat supports up to 100 pounds.
The waterproof fabric used to manufacture it is comfortable, while its EPP foam padding has novel energy-absorbing properties.
8. Evenflo Tribute Sport
Recommended for use in compact family-sized sedans, Tribute Sport by Evenflo is space-efficient baby car seat with an innovative convertible design that fits babies of various shapes and sizes.
The upfront harness that it comes with is comfortable and adjusts for easier access.
The five-point harness on offer guarantees a secure and comfortably fit, while in in-molded and side impact protected design exceeds all applicable safety standards in the United States (US) and many other countries.
With an original model, therefore, you can use it worry free, confident that you have the best of the best products in this industry.
Other desirable features are its stylish sporty design, easy to install design, and its well-padded construction using high-density memory foam and a breathable and water-resistant polyester fabric.
7. Evenflo Tribute LX
As the Evenflo Tribute Sport baby car seat reviewed herein, Evenflo Tribute LX is an affordable and convertible car seat with a compact high-performance design that does not take up valuable space in motor vehicles.
It has a striking Saturn theme, is made of a rip-proof and water-resistant 100% polyester fabric, and has a side-impact tested and approved system that will keep your baby safe in the event of an accident.
It is also crash-tested to absorb energy levels up to two times the accepted federal standards, and has a sturdy and multi-position shoulder harness that fits comfortably and securely.
If you have a tight budget, this baby car seat retails for a few dollars in stores. Its integrated body cushion optimizes comfort, while its removable head pillow and well-reinforced design boosts its functionality further.
6. Graco SnugRide 35
Durable, ultra-weight, and an advanced click-connect system that works well with several types of strollers.
The pierce-themed fabric used to manufacture it is water resistant. Its sturdy steel-reinforced frame offers superior side impact protection, while its ability to support 5-35 pounds babies measuring up to 32 inches tall ranks it among the best everyday accessories for individuals that travel with their babies on a regular basis.
It seat is ergonomic, well padded, and comfortable.
The SafeSeat technology that it comes with optimizes safety, while the removable head support that it comes with offers added support and cushioning.
You also get a rotating canopy shade that offers superior protection, a removable boot, and 5-point harness.
5. Disney APT
Acclaimed in top 10 best baby car seats in 2017 reviews, Disney APT by Disney is a stylish Mouseketeer Minnie-themed with a compact and convertible design that fits comfortably in vehicles.
It is affordable, supports babies weighing between five and 40 pounds (rear facing) and 22-40 pounds (front facing), and has an ergonomic in-molded design that protects babies well against side impacts.
The adjustable seat (19-inches to 43-inches) that it comes with grow with babies, while the novel Disney Deluxe soft goods package that it comes with has made it a sought-after product by parents worldwide.
As most notable baby car seats, Disney APT is easy to install, has a low maintenance polyester cover, and benefits both boys and girls.
4. Graco My Ride 65 LX
Measuring 26-inches x 20.5-inches x 27 inches (H x W x D), Graco My Ride 65 LX is a light (15.7 pounds) and compact baby car seat with a sturdy and convertible design made of heavy-duty metal and plastic.
Its works well in two orientations (rear and front facing), supports up to 65 pounds, and has an ergonomic seat with a plush and water-resistant cover that optimizes comfort.
The energy absorbing EPS foam used to manufacture it manages energy properly.
Its latch-equipped base is easy to install in several types of vehicles, while the 5-point adjustable harness that it comes with boosts child safety significantly.
Graco My Ride 65 LX has machine washable cushions and covers, has easy reach dual cup holders, and comes crush tested to exceed FMVSS 213 US safety standards and backed by a 1-year warranty.
3. Graco Size4Me 65
Durable, convertible, and with an ergonomic and padded design, Graco Size4Me 65 is a professional-grade accessory with an aesthetic pierce theme that does not fade, stain, nor lose its aesthetic value over time.
It is affordable, supports up to 65-pound rear facing, and comes rigorously crush tested and approved to exceed US safety standards.
Its integrated InRight latch system eases installation and removal.
The comfortable harness that it comes with adjusts for optimal support, while its stable design, affordability, and compatibility with several types of cars is novel.
You no longer have to sacrifice quality when shopping for a budget baby car seat.
2. Evenflo Big Kid AMP
Designed for securing big kid during both short and long haul trips, Evenflo Big Kid AMP is a stable booster car seat with an advanced 2-in-1 design, a removable back, and an adjustable 6-position seat that accommodates growing babies.
You also get supportive and energy-absorbing memory foam, two-cup holders for drinks, machine-washable seat pads and fabric, and an easy-to-install universal base
1. Graco Nautilus
Top on our list, Nautilus by Graco is a professional-grade 3-in-1 baby car seat with a stylish matrix theme, a steel reinforced frame tested to exceed Federal crush tests, and has a stable and ergonomic design that suits kids weighing up to 100 pounds and up to 57 inches tall.
It also has an adjustable headrest that orients kids naturally for added comfort, an easy to install latch system that works well in several types of vehicles, and a supportive and energy absorbing EPS memory foam padding.