Here’s a quick guide from the CDC on how to choose a seat based on your child’s age, weight, and height:
- Birth to age 2. Use a rear-facing seat.
- Age 2 to 4 AND no more than 40 pounds. Use a forward-facing child safety seat.
- Age 4 to 8 OR up to 4 feet 9 inches tall.
- After age 8 AND/OR 4 feet 9 inches tall.
What car seat should my child be in?
When your child has outgrown the requirements for a forward-facing car seat with a harness, he should transition to a belt-positioning booster with lap/shoulder belt in the car. This type of car seat fits kids up to 80-100 pounds, and in general, most kids need boosters from about age 3 or 4 to at least age 8.
What are the top 5 car seats?
10 Best Car Seats of 2019
- Graco 4Ever 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat. Rating:
- Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat. Rating:
- Britax Convertible Car Seat.
- Graco SlimFit 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat.
- Evenflo Nurture Infant Car Seat.
- Diono Radian 3RXT All-in-One Convertible Car Seat.
- CYBEX Sirona M SensorSafe 2.0 Car Seat.
- Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat.
What is the safest car seat on the market?
Here are the 8 best and safest convertible car seats, in descending order:
- #1. Britax Marathon ClickTight (best overall)
- #2. Clek Fllo (best in safety & comfort)
- #3. Graco 4Ever 4-in-1 (best if you want one car seat for all ages)
- #4. Evenflo Symphony DLX All-in-One (highest weight limit for booster)