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The Best Toddler Car Seat Brands

A car seat is an essential toddler gear you need to pick out early. However, shopping for a car seat can be overwhelming since the toddler car seat business is huge right now. To help you with your search, below are 4 brands of toddler car seats that captured the hearts of parents in the United States.

1.) Britax
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Britax is considered as the big player in the industry since this brand is one of the most sought-after manufacturers of toddler car seats to date. The team focuses on creating high-quality seats making them the safest and most comfortable brand of car seats.  All the models are packed with modern safety features that ensure the well-being of your toddler. You can be sure to find the perfect car seat from their extensive collection of infant, booster, convertible and combination car seats. Although pricier than other brands, Britax car seats are worth it since they were built to last for a lifetime, making them an investment you can pass on to your children.

Some of their popular models include:

Britax Marathon Classic (classic convertible)

  • Has a 5-point harness providing a snug fit around the body
  • Lined with energy-absorbing EPS foam for side impact protection
  • With integrated lock-off and extra padding
  • HUGS (Harness Ultra Guard System) which gives resistance to forward movement in case of collision
  • Available in black, denim, grey, pink and tan and in cow and butterfly designs

Britax Roundabout 55 (convertible car seats)

  • Has a 5-point, tangle free harness and 2 buckle positions to accommodate your growing toddler
  • Has SafeCell Technology and attached steel bars which distributes collision forces protecting the head, neck and body of children
  • Can be positioned rear or forward facing
  • Anti-slip
  • Portable (especially for plane travel)
  • Available in colors black, blue, grey, granite and tan

2.) Graco

Graco car seats are inexpensive and packed with features. Graco offers more cost-effective toddler gears, perfect for parents on a budget. They have a wide range of car seats that are all safe and practical. You can easily find the perfect rear-facing car seat and forward-facing car seat to appropriately accommodate your maturing toddler. Their best-sellers include:

Graco Highback TurboBooster Car Seat

  • Has a maximum weight capacity of 100 pounds (can accommodate a 3-year old child)
  • Converts into a backless booster seat
  • EPS, energy absorbing foam (for impact management)
  • Height-adjustable padded armrests and headrest
  • Has side to side hide-away cup holders
  • Open-loop harness for accurate positioning giving a tight yet comfortable fit
  • Offered in colors black, brown, grey, red and white

Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat
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  • Has a 100 pound weight capacity
  • Steel reinforced frame providing resilience and stability
  • EPS, energy absorbing foam and side impact protection
  • 5-point harness system
  • 3-position recline
  • Adjustable headrest
  • Contoured armrests with cup holder and storage pockets

3.) Recaro

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Recaro is the premier crafter of ergonomic seats for airplanes, boats and cars. This company has earned the reputation of developing high-class, durable and great looking toddler car seats which are made to stand the test of time.

Recaro Start IQ Car Seat

  • For toddlers from 0 to 4 years old
  • Hassle-free installation in 3 easy steps
  • A wrap-up type car seat giving your toddler the feeling of being held in your arms
  • Has an extended side protection offering higher head security
  • Inner cushion pads supports your toddler’s head
  • Highly breathable with its 3D air mesh material
  • Available in black, brown, pink and violet

3.) Cosco

Cosco car seats boast 4 features – comfort, design, quality and safety. The Cosco brand focuses on making affordable and superior toddler car seats making them a crowd favorite in the United States. All of their seats were tried, tested and proven to be safe by the Federal Government and ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials). Cosco designs are more modern, perfect for fashion conscious moms. Check out these car seats that earned excellent consumer reviews:

Alpha Omega Elite Convertible Car Seat

  • 5-point modifiable harness
  • 4 adjustable padded headrest
  • Has 2 modes – car seat and booster seat mode
  • Can be used rear-facing and forward-facing
  • Comes with a pillow (removable)
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) equipped
  • Offered in colors brown, blue and grey

Cosco High Back Booster Car Seat

  • Has a 5-point up-front adjustable harness (2 piece knob harness, 2 harness heights and 1 crotch belt)
  • With 2-position shoulder belts
  • Has a maximum weight capacity of 80 pounds
  • With detachable cup holder
  • Can be reclined forward-facing
  • Available in colors blue and green

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