The best car seats you can buy for your baby, toddler, or kid
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- Car seats are one of the most critical pieces of gear parents with young kids need, but they're also one of the most overwhelming items to buy.
- We've cut through the myriad options to find the best ones for kids of all ages.
- Among our picks are the Chicco KeyFit 30, the Chicco NextFit Zip, the Britax Frontier ClickTight, and the Graco Affix, which are seats that are all safe, comfy, and easy to install.
All of that feedback led to our picks: an ultra-easy-to-install infant seat, a similarly easy-to-use convertible for older toddlers and preschoolers, a harness-to-booster that can keep kids safe before they're completely ready for a booster, and a versatile booster that might be the last car seat your child needs. We also chose alternative car seats in each category that are less expensive for parents on a strict budget.
Here are our top picks for the best car seats you can buy:
- Best infant car seat: Chicco KeyFit 30
- Best budget infant car seat: Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30
- Best lightweight infant car seat: Nuna PIPA Lite LX
- Best convertible car seat: Chicco NextFit Zip
- Best budget convertible car seat: Evenflo Triumph LX
- Best harness to booster seat: Britax Frontier ClickTight
- Best budget harness to booster seat: Evenflo Maestro
- Best booster seat: Graco Affix Booster Seat
- Best budget booster seat: Harmony Youth Booster
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