Top Infant Car Seats Comparisons

ABOUT INFANT CAR SEATS
  • Infant seats have a base that stays in the vehicle. Many models can also install without the base, though not as quick or convenient as clicking into a base. Infant car seats always face rear and are good for babies from birth up to 35 pounds, depending upon the model.

  • The most appealing aspect of infant seats is that they are easily portable from car to stroller, or from car into the house. Most seats are compatible with multiple strollers, to create your own customized travel system with your first choice seat and first choice stroller.
WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN YOU BUY AN INFANT CAR SEAT

  • Is it compatible with your desired stroller?

  • Does it have a stability leg or anti-rebound bar?

  • Is the sun canopy generous enough to protect your baby’s sensitive skin?

  • Approved for use on aircraft?

  • Is the seat pad easily removed for washing?

  • Does the harness height adjust without needing to re-thread the straps?

  • How easily does the base install?

These are the handful of premium, top-rated infant car seats we recommend.

BABY WEIGHT
HEIGHT RANGE
HARNESS
ADJUSTMENT
SEAT
WIDTH
WEIGHT
FEATURES & CONSIDERATIONS
Chicco Keyfit 30

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4-30 lbs
up to 30″
Requires re-threading
3 positions
17″
9.6 lbs
  • Nicely padded cover
  • Certified for air travel
  • Built-in belt lockoffs
  • Includes infant insert
  • Push-on LATCH connection



  • Think about:

  • Smaller canopy than others
  • Need to re-thread the harness to adjust strap height
  • Cybex Aton Q

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    4-35 lbs
    up to 30″
    No re-thread
    8 positions
    17.25″
    11.2 lbs
  • Extending arm helps reduce side impact forces
  • Adjustable leg on base to reduce rebound forces
  • Certified for air travel
  • Includes infant insert
  • LATCH connection
  • Can install without base when needed



    Think about:

  • No built-in belt lockoffs
  • Maxi Cosi Mico AP

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    4-22 lbs
    up to 29″
    Requires re-threading
    5 positions
    17″
    8.7 lbs
  • Premium fabrics

  • Certified for air travel
  • LATCH connection
  • Side-impact head protection

  • Includes infant head support pillow


    Think about:

  • No built-in belt lockoffs
  • Need to re-thread the harness to adjust strap height
  • Nuna Pipa

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    4-32 lbs
    up to 32″
    Requires re-threading
    3 positions
    16.5″
    8.6 lbs
  • Best sun protection among all infant seats
  • Adjustable leg on base to reduce rebound forces
  • Certified for air travel
  • Includes infant insert
  • Built-in belt lockoff
  • Rigid LATCH connection
  • Can install without base when needed



    Think about:

  • Need to re-thread the harness to adjust strap height
  • Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35

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    4-35 lbs
    up to 32″
    No re-thread
    6 positions
    17″
    9.5 lbs
  • Premium soft, breathable jersey fabrics

  • Certified for air travel
  • LATCH connection
  • Base designed to help reduce rebound forces

  • Includes infant insert
  • Excellent for preemies and young infants


    Think about:

  • May not fit the smallest of cars
  • UPPAbaby Mesa

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    4-35 lbs
    up to 32″
    No re-thread
    5 positions
    17″
    11.1 lbs
  • Super-easy SmartSecure base installation
  • Certified for air travel
  • Includes infant insert
  • Built-in belt lockoff
  • Rigid LATCH connection
  • Can install without base when needed



  • See our entire collection of infant seats

    2015 UPPAbaby G-Link Double Stroller – Details and Preview!

    UPPAbaby G-Link double stroller

    2015 UPPAbaby G-Link twin umbrella stroller

    The 2015 G-Link double stroller is UPPAbaby’s first side-by-side twin stroller, to be released in summer 2015.  It’s a side-by-side version of the popular G-Luxe umbrella stroller.

    2015 UPPABABY G-LINK FEATURES

    • Each seat has a one-handed recline mechanism with 4 positions
    • Fully flat recline suitable for use from birth
    • Each seat has an adjustable footrest
    • High-performance, 5.75” diameter wheels
    • Removable, machine-washable seat pads
    • Hand-level folding triggers on each handle — no foot action required! No scuffed shoes, and no worries with sandals
    • Height adjustable canopy for taller children
    • Extendable SPF 50+ sunshade
    • Ability to stand when folded
    • Large, easy-access basket
    • Up to 50 pounds per seat
    • Removable cup-holder is included

    UPPABABY G-LINK SPECIFICATIONS

    • Estimated stroller weight:  20 lbs
    • Stroller width:  29.5″
    • Estimated folded size:  43″ x 21″ x 17″

    2015 UPPAbaby G-Luxe Stroller – Details and Preview!

    2015 UPPAbaby G-Luxe

    The 2015 G-Luxe stroller has become one of the most recommended and popular errand/travel strollers with the features that moms want!

    WHAT’S NEW FOR THE 2015 UPPABABY G-LUXE

    • Redesigned aluminum frame is more robust for a sturdier feeling stroller
    • Width is 19″; half an inch wider than previous model
    • Wheels are slightly larger for easier rolling
    • New color!  Ella (emerald green)
    • New single brake lever now controls both rear wheels; a rare feature on an umbrella stroller
    • Retail price increases $40 over previous model; available in fall 2015

    2015 UPPAbaby Cruz Stroller – Details and Preview!

    2015 UPPAbaby Cruz

    The 2015 Cruz stroller remains a great option for an all-around use daily stroller that can go from birth to preschool; handling all of a busy parent’s daily errands with ease!

    WHAT’S NEW FOR THE 2015 UPPABABY CRUZ

    • AirGO Patent Pending Tires — Larger, 8.25” rear wheels mimic the cushioned ride of an air-filled tire with the lightweight benefit of foam. Provides the ultimate in shock-absorbing performance with tires that never go flat
    • Includes a new wipe-clean Bumper Bar
    • Rear suspension has been removed, smooth ride is now provided with cushier tires
    • New colors!  Maya (marigold), Pascal (gray), Georgie (electric blue), Lindsey (wheat)
    • New frame color option!  Some of the colors come with a striking carbon-color frame.
    • Optional bassinet is improved and now matches stroller fabric
    • Total weight:  21.5 lbs, slightly lighter than previous model
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