We know it. It's a real bummer when your little peanut grows too big for the infant car seat. Oh, we can sing the praises of that cute little bucket seat. So light, so easy, snapping on to the stroller frame. But the convertible seats are different. And you have to understand why: these will protect your little one from 12 months (many can be used for babies as small as 7lbs) to 65 lbs. They need to be strong! They need to be robust. They are infused with so much technology, a SilCo engineer's head would spin.
We know that choosing a car seat is tricky (you want the safest car seat that's easy to install and transport while looking great in your car!). No doubt, there are a lot of factors at play, but it needn’t overwhelm! There is a science to it. Guiding factors include the age, height and weight of each child, how many kids you have, your lifestyle and type of car you are most likely traveling in. Luckily most seats work with most models, but some work better or worse depending on your vehicle and the backseat configuration. “It’s like a puzzle,” says Dr. Alisa Baer, dubbed “The Car Seat Lady.” With thousands of car seat installations under her belt, she has created magic formulas of seats countless times.There are a few things that you can look for or