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You May Need a Car Seat Check Up – Even If You Think You Don’t

Safe Kids Worldwide is the leading educator, organizer and certification organization for child passenger safety technicians. Safety technicians get certified because they are passionate about keeping kids safe during vehicle transportation. The statistics are still much too high on preventable child injuries and deaths in vehicle accidents. Why you ask?

One big reason is that the majority of parents and guardians are likely to think that they are properly securing their children. However, with so many car seats available on the market – the same way you use one brand’s car seat isn’t necessarily the same way that you’ll use another brand’s car seat.

What if you’ve been securing your child wrong this entire time? Well, child passenger safety technicians are readily available through car seat check up events to let you know if your child is properly secured. Remember, knowledge is going to keep your children safe.

Nationally, and throughout the year, Safe Kids Worldwide has car seat check up events. Even if you think you’re securing your child correctly, we encourage you to double check at one of their events – and the check up is FREE! After all, the check up can save a life.

For the latest car seat check up events, click here to head over to the Safe Kids Worldwide Events page.

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Evenflo Booster Seat Recall

Evenflo Booster Seat RecallJust announced a few days ago is Evenflo’s Booster Seat recall. Help spread the word to keep children safe.

More than 56,000 Evenflo booster seats are being recalled because children can loosen the internal harness. Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster seats with model numbers: 34411686, 34411695, and 34411029 are included in the recall. The seats have production dates from December 2014 to January 2016.

Evenflo is offering a redesigned seat pad and front assembly to owners of the car seats. You can request a repair kit from Evenflo online or call the company at  1-800-233-5921, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST.

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How to Get Your Car Seat Checked

We all want our children to travel safely in cars. Installing a car seat for younger children and babies can be a challenge. Safe Kids can connect you to child passenger safety (CPS) technicians in your community who can check to make sure your car seats are installed correctly and teach you how to use and install a car seat on your own.

Here are three ways to find nationally certified child passenger safety technicians near you.

  • Attend a safety event sponsored by a Safe Kids Coalition in your area. Safe Kids coalitions lead their communities in reducing child injury and host more than 8,000 free car seat inspection events across the country. Our trained technicians will teach you everything you need to know to make sure your car seat is installed and used correctly. Even if your coalition isn’t sponsoring a car seat event soon, we still might have a technician who can help.
  • Find child passenger safety technicians in your area through the National CPS Certification Program. Simply fill in the online form and search by location, language or special needs training.
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration maintains a directory of many inspection stations.

There are a few things you should know before you meet with a CPS technician. This isn’t like getting an oil change on your car, where you leave the car and go do something else. Working with a CPS technician will be a one-on-one learning experience. When you leave, you should be confident that your child’s seat is installed correctly and feel comfortable reinstalling it on your own. This may be the most important thing you learn.

Here’s what you need to know about working with a CPS technician.

Before the Car Seat Checkup

  • Be prepared to learn, not just watch the CPS technician install the car seat. They’re trained to teach you.
  • Try to schedule an appointment one to two months prior to your baby’s due date just in case you deliver early. Many CPS technicians and their agencies require appointments several weeks in advance.
  • If your child is already born, know your child’s weight and height, and bring your child with you. If possible, also bring another adult to help watch the child while you are learning.
  • Install the seat in your vehicle before your car seat checkup appointment. Be sure to use the instructions that came with the child car seat and the instructions in your vehicle owner’s manual regarding car seats.
  • Bring the car seat instructions and the vehicle owner’s manual with you to your appointment.

During the Car Seat Checkup

  • Ask to see proof of your technician’s current certification.
  • This one-on-one education typically takes 20-30 minutes, depending on your car seat and vehicle. The technician will take all the time you need until you feel comfortable that your car seat is used and installed correctly.
  • During the checkup, a CPS Technician will:
    • Fill out a form to note a variety of information, including the car seat type, location in vehicle and misuse observations, if any.
    • Ensure that your car seat is appropriate for your child’s age, and size, and review factors affecting proper use.
    • Review the car seat instructions and the vehicle owner’s manual to ensure that both are being followed correctly. (Remember to bring the vehicle owner’s manual with you.)
    • Ensure that an appropriate seating position in the vehicle is being used.
    • Check the car seat for recalls, visible damage and an expiration date.
    • Watch you install the car seat(s) correctly using either the seat belt or LATCH system.
    • Discuss the next steps for each child, such as when to graduate to the next type of car seat.
    • Discuss the benefits of everyone riding properly buckled in, including all adults.
    • Discuss safety in and around the vehicle.
    • Answer any questions you may have, so ask away.

After the Car Seat Checkup

A car seat checkup is considered a success if you can answer yes to the following questions:

  • Did you participate in the installation?
  • Do you feel confident about installing and using the car seat correctly?
  • Did the technician answer all your questions? If not, were you given another expert to contact or will the CPS technician follow up with you?

 

Special thanks to the Manufacturers Alliance for Child Passenger Safety for developing this checklist. And thank you for making time to learn an important skill that will help keep your children safe.

This checklist was cited from Safety Kids Worldwide – cert.safekids.org.

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Do You Know the Proper Ages and Stages for Car Seats?

Do you know when and how? New parents tend to seek advice from family and friends to ensure that they are putting their kids in the correct types of car seats. While the selection of car seats on the market today are vast – some with more bells and whistles than others, one thing remains paramount, and that is knowing and understanding the proper and safest way to secure children in cars.

There are different safety measures for children of different ages and sizes. Chicco has come out with a visual diagram that shows the general how-to’s when it comes to understanding the ages and stages of car seats.

Chicco Car Seat Stages - FOUR-EVER IN MOTION

As a child grows, your investment also grows when it comes to getting the proper car seats. Over the course of eight years, most parents purchase on average four car seats for one child. If there are fewer years in between your children, then you may benefit from already having an appropriate car seat. However, if you have more years in between your children, then the expiration date on the car seat will invalidate it, therefore creating the need to purchase another car seat and more as the child grows.

With our adjustable car seat technology, it was designed for situations like the one outlined above. Through four appropriate settings, you can accommodate infants to adults in a single seat. When carriers are necessary, our seat technology further ensures that the carrier is properly secured.

 

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Stay Up to Date on Child Safety Seat Laws

Every state has their own laws on safety belts and child safety seats. While regulations can change, stay in the loop on your own state laws by referencing the latest laws as published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Safety belt laws

There are mandatory safety belt laws in all states except New Hampshire. In some states, these laws cover front-seat occupants only, but belt laws in 28 states and the District of Columbia cover all rear-seat occupants, too.

Belt use laws in only 34 states and the District of Columbia are primary, meaning police may stop vehicles solely for belt law violations. In other jurisdictions, police must have some other reason to stop a vehicle before citing an occupant for failing to buckle up.

Safety belt use can have implications in civil suits — 16 states allow the “safety belt defense,” which can reduce damages collected by someone in a crash if the person failed to buckle up. The reduction is permitted only for injuries that would have been prevented by a belt. In some states, the reduction may not exceed a fixed percentage of the damages.

Child Safety Seat Laws

All 50 states and the District of Columbia have child safety seat laws. Child safety seat laws require children to travel in approved child restraints or booster seats and some permit or require older children to use adult safety belts. The age at which belts can be used instead of child safety seats differs among the states. Young children usually are covered by child safety seat laws, while safety belt laws cover older children and adults.

Because enforcement and fines differ under belt use and child safety seat laws, it’s important to know which law is being violated when a child isn’t restrained. Most child seat safety laws are primary, meaning police may stop vehicles solely for child safety seat violations. Nebraska and Ohio leave some children under a secondary enforcement law, meaning that police must have an additional reason to make a stop. Nebraska’s law is secondary only for those children who may be in safety belts and primary for those who must be in a child safety seat. Ohio’s law is secondary for children ages 4 through 14 years.

Ideally, all infants and children in all vehicles should be covered by enforceable safety belt laws or child safety seat laws or both. But differences in the way the laws in various states are worded result in many occupants, especially children, being covered by neither law. Lawmakers have eliminated most of these gaps by amending their child safety seat and safety belt laws; still, 15-year-olds riding in the rear seat in Arkansas, Alabama and Ohio, and children age 7 and older riding in the rear seat in Mississippi, and children age 9 or older who are not taller than 4 feet 9 inches riding in the rear seat in Oklahoma are covered by neither law. All children younger than 16 in the other 45 states and the District of Columbia are covered by one, or both laws.

See your state’s up-to-date laws.

Information cited from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a non-profit organization.

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Car Seat Safety: 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid

The car seat safety statistic is scary – four out of five safety seats are used incorrectly reports the Washington D.C. organization National Safe Kids Campaign. To add to this statistic, on average, three mistakes are made per seat. When it comes to the safety of children, these mistakes can be deadly.

When you purchase a car seat for a child, it’s because you want to keep them safe. Make sure that the following mistakes are not made.

Mistake #1: Seat too loose in the car

Test your seat: With both hands, grasp the car seat at the base, near where the vehicle’s safety belt passes through the seat. You shouldn’t be able to move the safety seat more than one inch to the left or right, or forward. If you can, it’s not tight enough. This is the number-one mistake parents make, according to car-seat inspectors.

The danger: In a collision, a child in a loose seat could crash into the back of the front seat and seriously injure her face or head.

Fast fix: Place your knee in the seat, and put all your weight into it (use your arm for an infant seat), tightening the seat belt as much as possible. Then lock the seat belt–a step that many parents miss. If you have a pre-1996 car, it may not have adequate belt-locking capabilities and you’ll need to use a locking clip, says Joseph Colella, Safe Kids’ child-passenger-safety training and technical manager. Most safety seats come with one.

Don’t forget to engage your car’s seat belt lock. Shoulder-belt locks work differently than lap-belt locks do, so check your car manual for instructions. The mechanism shown here is standard on many lap belts.

Mistake #2: Harness too loose on the child

Test your seat: “If, after you’ve tightened your child into his car seat, you can still pinch the fabric of the harness straps between your fingers, the harness is too loose,” says Stephanie Tombrello, executive director of SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A., in Torrance, California.

The danger: “A child who’s loose in his harness can easily come out of his seat in a crash,” Tombrello says. The child could then be severely injured if he hits part of the car’s interior or another passenger. The worst-case scenario: the child is ejected from the vehicle altogether.

Fast fix: Tighten the harness. Keep in mind that the straps should be snug and have no slack.

Mistake #3: Infant turned face-forward too soon

Test your seat: All children should remain rear-facing at least until they turn 2-years-old or have reached the maximum height or weight capacity of the car seat, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. But 30 percent of infants are turned around too soon. “Many people mistake the ‘and’ in this guideline for an ‘or,’ ” says Michael Sachs, M.D., a Los Angeles pediatrician. “Babies need to fulfill both requirements–weight and age–in order to be forward-facing.” In other words, no baby should be turned face-forward before his first birthday. If your baby weighs less than 20 pounds on the day he turns 1, keep him rear-facing until he reaches the recommended weight.

The danger: The bones that protect an infant’s spinal cord are still forming. When a child is rear-facing, his back–the strongest part of his body–can better absorb the immense forces of a crash. Facing forward, an infant’s relatively heavy head can catapult forward, causing his underdeveloped spine to expose his spinal cord and putting him at risk of paralysis or death.

Fast fix: Follow the rules. Keep your baby rear-facing until he’s at least 2-years-old or has reached the maximum height or weight limit of the seat.

Mistake #4: Rear-facing infant seat not at a 45? angle

Test your seat: Many infant car seats have a built-in level that tells you when your seat is at the wrong angle. More often than not, seats are installed in a position that’s too upright. If your seat doesn’t have a level, try this:
Fold over a square piece of paper to form a triangle, then place the longest part of the triangle up against the back of the car seat–where your infant’s back rests–and eyeball the uppermost edge of the triangle. If it’s basically parallel
to the ground, you’re okay. But if it’s noticeably tilted in either direction, then you have some adjusting to do.

The danger: An infant’s airway is very narrow–about the diameter of a soda straw. If your rear-facing seat leans too far forward, your baby’s disproportionately heavy head could fall forward, cutting off her airway so she can’t breathe.

Fast fix: While most rear vehicle seats are sloped toward the back of the car for the comfort of adult passengers, safety seats are designed to be installed on a flat surface. However, many safety seats are equipped with an adjustable pedestal to overcome this. If yours doesn’t have one, do what technicians do at car-seat checks: “We place sections of a cut-up swimming-pool noodle under the area where the baby’s feet rest,” says San Diego police officer Mark McCullough, a certified child-passenger-safety instructor. “Tightly rolled-up towels also work well.”

Mistake #5: Using the retainer clip incorrectly

Test your seat: The retainer clip should be at armpit level, resting across your child’s breastbone. The clip assures that the harness straps are in the right place.

The danger: When the retainer clip is in the wrong place, the straps can easily slip off a child’s shoulders, and the child is at risk of being ejected from her seat in a crash.

Fast fix: Parents often move the clip as they maneuver their child out of the seat, so check the clip’s position every time you buckle up.

Mistake #6: Harness straps through the wrong slots

Test your seat: Most convertible safety seats are designed with three sets of harness slots: The lower two sets are for the rear-facing position, and the top set is for the forward-facing position. On most seats, once the seat faces forward, only the uppermost slots have the extra reinforcement necessary to keep the harness secure in a collision. Yet parents often turn the seat around without adjusting the straps.

The danger: When the child faces forward, a harness in the lower slots can break through the seat during a collision.

Fast fix: Always check the instructions that came with your seat to find out which slots are for what.

Mistake #7: Not using a booster seat

Take the test: Any child between 40 and 80 pounds and up to 4’9″ tall (generally, kids from 4 to 8 years old) needs to ride in a booster seat, which lifts him up higher so that the car’s seat belt fits him properly. (And no child under 13 years old should ever sit in the front seat.)

The danger: An adult seat belt used by itself doesn’t properly restrain a child because it crosses her body at
the wrong spots: high up on her belly, high up across her shoulder–and sometimes even across the neck. Children often move the shoulder belt behind them because it’s uncomfortable. In a crash, a child who’s too small for a seat belt can sustain massive internal-organ damage or head and spinal injuries, and can even be ejected.

Fast fix: Go out and buy your child a booster seat today.

Mistake #8: Using a seat that’s been recalled

Test your seat: Over the past five years, millions of safety seats have been recalled, but many of them are not repaired or replaced. Check yours against the list of recalled seats maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). You’ll need to know your safety seat’s model name, model number, and manufacture date, all of which are on the seat.

The danger: Car-seat recalls occur for a variety of reasons, including faulty latches and flammable seat fabric. While some recalled seats don’t pose a fatal danger, many do. A faulty buckle could easily lead to disaster.

Fast fix: If you discover that your seat has been recalled, contact the manufacturer for further instructions. And never buy a car seat at a garage sale or a secondhand store, since it may have been recalled or involved in a collision.

Originally published in the January 2003 issue of Parents magazine by Hal Karp. Reviewed and updated 2013.

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Car Seats Product Listing of 2015

The esteemed team of professionals from American Academy of Pediatrics has released the 2015 Car Seats Product Listing for rear-facing only applications. All of the following car seats have a 5-point harness.

Name Rear-Facing Weight Limits Height Limits Price
Baby Trend EZ Flex-Loc base and Flex-Loc base with fixed back and adjustable back 5-30 pounds Up to 30″ $79.99-$129.99
​Baby Trend EZ Flex-Loc 32 ​5–32 pounds ​Up to 32″ ​$139
Baby Trend Inertia Infant Car Seat with Adjustable Back ​5-32 pounds ​Up to 32″ ​$179.00
Britax B-SAFE in BOB fashions ​4-30
pounds
Up to 32″
​$199.99
Britax B-Safe 35 4-35 pounds Up to 32″ $209.99
Britax B-Safe 35 Elite ​4-35 pounds ​Up to 32″ ​$249.99
Chicco KeyFit Infant Car Seat 4-22 pounds Up to 30″ $179.99

Travel System: $299.99

Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat 4-30 pounds Up to 30″ $189.99-$199.99

Travel System: $279.99-$359.99

Chicco KeyFit 30 Magic Infant Car Seat ​4-30 pounds ​Up to 30″ ​$199.99
Chicco KeyFit 30 Zip Infant Car Seat ​4-30 pounds ​Up to 30″ ​$229.99
Combi Shuttle Birth-35 pounds Up to 33″ $199.99
Cosco Light ‘n Comfy 4-22 pounds Up to 29″ $69.99
Cosco Light ‘n Comfy DX ​4-22
pounds
​Up to 29″ ​$79.99
​Cosco Light ‘n Comfy LX ​4-22 pounds ​Up to 29″ ​$89.99
CYBEX Aton 4-32 pounds Up to 30″ $249.95
CYBEX Aton 2 ​4-35 pounds ​Up to 30″ ​$299.95
​​CYBEX Aton Q. Aton Q Plus ​4-35 pounds Up to 30″​ ​$349.95-$379.95
​CYBEX Cloud Q, Cloud Q Plus ​TBD ​TBD ​TBD
Dream on Me/Mia Moda Certo Infant Car Seat 4-22 pounds Up to 29″ $119-$139
Eddie Bauer Surefit ​4-35 pounds ​Up to 32″ ​$139.99
Evenflo Embrace 35 (Select/LX) 4-35 pounds 17″–30″ and top of child’s head must be at least 1 inch below the top of the child restraint seat back $100
Evenflo Nurture/First Choice 5-22 pounds 19″–29″ and top of child’s head must be at least 1 inch below the top of the child restraint seat back $40-$60
​Graco SnugRide Classic Connect ​5-22 pounds ​Up to 29″ ​$79-$89
Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 30 4-30 pounds Up to 30″ $99-$129
Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 35 4-35 pounds Up to 32″ $159-$179
Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30
​​4-30
pounds
​Up to 30″ ​$99-$129
Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 ​4-35
pounds
​Up to 32″ ​$149-$169
Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 LX ​4-35
pounds
​Up to 32″ ​$189-$209
Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 LX featuring Safety Surround ​4-35 pounds ​Up to 32″ ​$199
Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 4-40 pounds Up to 35″ $219
​Kiddy Evolution Pro (with a lie-flat position when used on stroller turning the infant car seat into a carry-cot) ​4-35 pounds ​Up to 37″ ​$399.99
Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30 Infant Car Seat 4-30 pounds Up to 32″ $229.99
Maxi-Cosi Mico Nxt Infant Car Seat ​5-22 pounds ​19″-29″ ​$179.99
Maxi-Cosi Mico AP Infant Car Seat ​5-22
pounds
​Up to 29″ ​$199.99
Maxi-Cosi Prezi Infant Car Seat ​4-30 pounds ​Up to 29″ ​$289.99
​Mountain Buggy Protect ​4-35 pounds ​Up to 32″ ​$199.99
Nuna Pipa ​4–32 pounds ​Up to 32″ ​$299.95
Orbit Baby G3 Infant Car Seat and Car Seat Base (a Lower Birth Weight Fit Kit is available through manufacturer) 4-30 pounds 19″-32″ $440
Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4/35 ​4-35
pounds
​Up to 30″ ​$299-$469
Phil&Teds Alpha 4-35 pounds Up to 32″ $199.99
​Recaro Performance Coupe 4-35 pounds​ ​Less than 32″ ​$269.99
Safety 1st OnBoard 35 4-35 pounds Up to 32″ $109.99-$119.99
Safety 1st OnBoard 35 Air 4-35 pounds Up to 32″ $159.99
Safety 1st OnBoard 35 Air + ​​4-35 pounds ​Up to 32″ ​$179.99
​Safety 1st Light ‘n Comfy Elite ​4-22 pounds ​Up to 29″ ​$69.99
​Safety 1st Light ‘n Comfy Luxe (also a Disney version) ​4-22 pounds ​Up to 29″ ​$79.99-$89.99
Summer Prodigy Infant Car Seat
​ 4-35 pounds ​Up to 32″ $219.99
​UPPAbaby Mesa ​4-35 pounds ​Up to 32″ ​$279.99
​Urbini Petal Omni 3-in-1 Travel System ​4-35 pounds ​Up to 32″ ​$199
Urbini Petal Touri Travel System 4-35 pounds Up to 32″ $149

Convertible seats

(Used rear-facing and forward-facing. All seats have a 5-point harness.)

Name Rear-Facing Weight Limits, Height Limits Forward-Facing Weight Limits, Height Limits Price 
Britax Advocate ​5-40 pounds, up to 49″ ​20-65 pounds, up to 49″ ​$379.99
​Britax Advocate Click Tight 5-40 pounds, up to 49″​ ​20-65 pounds, up to 49″ ​$419.99
Britax Advocate Click Tight XE (only sold at buybuy Baby) 5-40 pounds, up to 49″ 20-65 pounds, up to 49″ $429.99
Britax Advocate XE (only sold at buybuy Baby) 5-40 pounds, up to 49″ 20-65 pounds, up to 49″ $389.99
Britax Boulevard 5-40 pounds, up to 49″ 20-65 pounds, up to 49″ $329.99
Britax Boulevard UCS (Ultimate Comfort Series(only sold at Babies “R” Us) ​5-40 pounds, up to 49″ ​20-65 pounds, up to 49″ ​$339.99
Britax Boulevard Click Tight 5-40 pounds, up to 49″ 20-65 pounds, up to 49″ $369.99
Britax Boulevard Click Tight XE (only sold at buybuy Baby) ​5-40 pounds, up to 49″ ​20-65 pounds, up to 49″ ​$379.99
​Britax Boulevard Plus (only sold at Target) ​5-40 pounds, up to 49″ ​20-65 pounds, up to 49″ ​$339.99
​Britax Boulevard XE (only sold at buybuy Baby) ​5-40 pounds, up to 49″ ​20-65 pounds, up to 49″ ​$339.99
Britax Marathon 5-40 pounds, up to 49″ 20-65 pounds, up to 49″ $289.99
​Britax Marathon UCS (Ultimate Comfort Series(only sold at Babies “R” Us) ​5-40 pounds, up to 49″ ​​20-65 pounds, up to 49″ ​$299.99
​Britax Marathon Click Tight ​​5-40 pounds, up to 49″ ​20-65 pounds, up to 49″ ​$329.99
​Britax Marathon Click Tight CS (only sold at Babies “R” Us ​​5-40 pounds, up to 49″ ​20-65 pounds, up to 49″ ​$339.99
​Britax Marathon Click Tight Plus (only sold at Target) ​​5-40 pounds, up to 49″ ​20-65 pounds, up to 49″ ​$339.99
Britax Marathon Click Tight XE (only sold at buybuy Baby) 5-40 pounds, up to 49″ 20-65 pounds, up to 49″ $339.99
Britax Marathon Plus (only sold at Target) 5-40 pounds, up to 49″ 20-65 pounds, up to 49″ $289.99
​Britax Marathon XE (only sold at buybuy Baby) ​5-40 pounds, up to 49″ ​20-65 pounds, up to 49″ ​$299.99
Britax Roundabout ​5–40 pounds, up to 46″ ​20–55 pounds, up to 46″ ​$199.99
Britax Roundabout XE ​5–40 pounds, up to 46″ ​20–55 pounds, up to 46″ ​$209.99
​Chicco NextFit Convertible Car Seat ​5-40 pounds, up to 49″ ​22-65 pounds, up to 49″ ​$279.99
Chicco NextFit Zip Convertible Car Seat 5-40 pounds, up to 49″​ 22-65 pounds, up yo 49″​ $329​.99
​Chicco NextFit CX Convertible Car Seat ​5-40 pounds, up to 49″ ​22-65 pounds, up to 49″ ​$299.99
​Clek Fllo ​14–50 pounds, 25″–43″ (starting at 5 pounds if using infant-thingy insert) ​20-65 pounds, 30″-49″ ​$349.99-$429.99
​Clek Foonf 14–50 pounds, 25″–43″ (starting at 5 pounds if using infant-thingy insert) ​20-65 pounds, 30″-49″ ​$449.99-$499.99
Combi Coccoro 3-33 pounds, 19″-36″ 20-40 pounds, 19″-40″ $239.99
Cosco Apt 40RF ​5–40 pounds, 19″–40″ ​22–40 pounds, 34″–43″ ​$59.99
​Cosco Apt 50 ​5-40 pounds, 19″-40″ ​22-50 pounds, 34″-43″ ​$64.99
Cosco Scenera Next 5-40 pounds, 19″-40″ 22-40 pounds, 29″-43″ $44
Eddie Bauer Deluxe 2-in-1 Convertible Car Seat 5-35 pounds, 19″-36″ 22-65 pounds, 29″-49″ $169.99
Eddie Bauer XRS 65 ​5-40 pounds, 19″-40″ ​22-65 pounds, 34″-52″ ​$130
Evenflo Momentum 65 5-40 pounds, 19″-37″ andthe top of the head is at least 1″ below the top of the child restraint seat back 22-65 pounds, 28″-50″ and the top of the ears are at or below the top of the child restraint seat back (must be at least 1 year of age) $160-$190
​Evenflo SecureRide/Titan 65 ​5–40 pounds, 19″–40″ and top of head is at least 1″ below top of child restraint seat back ​22–65 pounds, 28″–54″and top of ears are below top of child restraint seat back (must be at least 1 year of age) ​$80-$100
Evenflo Titan 50 5-40 pounds, 19″-37″and the top of the head is at least 1″ below the top of the child restraint seat back 22-50 pounds, 28″-47″ and the top of the ears are at below the top of the child restraint seat back (must be at least 1 year of age) $50-$100
Evenflo Tribute (Select/LX/Sport) 5 5-40 pounds, 19″-37″and the top of the head is at least 1″ below the top of the child restraint seat back 22-40 pounds, 28″-40″ and the top of the ears are below the top of the child restraint seat back (Must be at least 1 year of age) $45-$60
Evenflo Triumph (65/LX) 5-40 pounds, 19″-37″and the top of the head is at least 1″ below the top of the child restraint seat back 22-65 pounds, 28″-50″ and the top of the ears are below the top of the child restraint seat back (Must be at least 1 year of age) $140-$180
Graco Classic Ride 50 ​4-40 pounds, top of head must be at least 1″ below top of child restraint ​20-50 pounds, up to 45″ ​$99.99
Graco ComfortSport 5-30 pounds, top of head must be at least 1″ below the top of the child restraint 20-40 pounds, up to 40″ $89
Graco Contender 65 ​5–40 pounds, top of head must be at least 1″ below bottom of red head support actuator ​20–65 pounds, up to 49″ ​$159.99
Graco Fit4Me ​4–40 pounds, top of head must be at least 1″ below bottom of red head support actuator ​20–65 pounds, up to 49″ ​$179.99
Graco Head Wise 65 with Safety Surround Side Impact Protection ​4-40 pounds, top of head must be at least 1″ below bottom of red head support actuator ​20-65 pounds, up to 49″ ​$199.99
Graco My Ride 65 5-40 pounds, top of head must be at least 1″ below the top of the child restraint 20-65 pounds, up to 49″ $139.99-$159.99
Graco My Ride 65 featuring Safety Surround Side Impact Protection 4-40 pounds, top of head must be at least 1″ below the top of the child restraint 20-65 pounds, up to 49″ $179.99
Graco My Size 65 ​4-40 pounds, top of head must be at least 1″ below bottom of red head support actuator ​20-65 pounds, up to 49″ ​$179.99
Graco Ready Ride ​4-40 pounds, top of head must be at least 1″ below bottom of child restraint ​20-50 pounds, up to 45″ ​$80-$99.99
Graco Size4Me 65 ​​4-40 pounds, top of head must be at least 1″ below bottom of red head support actuator ​20-65 pounds, up to 49″ ​$179.99
Lilly Gold 5-in-1 Sit’n’Stroll 5-30 pounds and top of the child’s head below top of “measurement line” for seat 20-40 pounds and top of the child’s head should be no more than 1″ above the top of the seat back $329.00
Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 9-40 pounds, up to 40″ 22-70 pounds, 29″-52″ $249.99
Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 with TinyFit 4–22 pounds with TinyFit insert, 9–40 pounds and up to 40″ without TinyFit insert 22-70 pounds, 29″-52″ $289.99
​Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 ​14-40 pounds, up to 40″ ​22-85 pounds, 29″-52″ ​$299.99
Orbit Baby G3 Toddler Seat 15-35 pounds, up to 49″ 25-65 pounds, up to 49″ $380
Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Convertible 5-45 pounds, up to 47″ 22-65 pounds, up to 49″ $349-$569
​RECAROPerformance ride ​5-40 pounds, less than 22.5″ (seated height) ​20-65 pounds, Up to 49″ (standing height) ​$299.99
RECARO ProRIDE 5-40 pounds, less than 22.5″ (seated height) 20-65 pounds, up to 49″ (standing height) $279.99
Safety 1st Advance SE 65 Air+, Advance LX 65 Air+ 5-40 pounds, 19″-40″ 22-70 pounds, 29″-49″ $189.99
Safety 1st Chart Air 65 ​5–40 pounds, 19″–40″ ​22–65 pounds, 34″–49″ ​$140
Safety 1st Complete Air 65 5-40 pounds, 19″-40″ 22-65 pounds, 34″-49″ $139.99 – $189.99
Safety 1st Complete Air 65 LX 5–40 pounds, 19″–40″ 22-65 pounds, 34″-49″ $209.99
Safety 1st Complete Air 65 SE ​4-40 pounds, 19″-40″ ​22-65 pounds, 34″-49″ ​$239.99
Safety 1st Guide 65 5-40 pounds, 19″-40″ 22-65 pounds, 34″-49″ $99
Safety 1st Guide Sport 65 ​5-40 pounds, 19″-40″ ​22-65 pounds, 34″-49″ ​$70 – $99.99
Safety 1st onSide Air 5-40 pounds, 19″-40″ 22-40 pounds, 34″-49″ $80

3-in-1 seats

(Used rear-facing, forward-facing, or as a belt-positioning booster.)

Name Rear-Facing Weight Limits, Height Limits Forward-Facing Weight Limits, Height Limits Booster Weight Limits, Height Limits  Price 
​Diono Olympia Convertible + Booster Car Seat ​5–45 pounds, up to 44″ or when top of head is less than 1.5″ from top of shell. Lower anchors can be used up to 35 pounds. ​20–70 pounds, up to 57″. Lower anchors can be used up to 40 pounds. ​50–110 pounds and 40″–57″ and shoulders are at or above fourth harness slot. Lower anchor installation recommended for securing seat while it is unoccupied. ​$279.99 (12-year expiration)
​Diono Pacifica Convertible + Booster Seat ​5–50 pounds, up to 44″ or when top of head is less than 1.5″ from top of shell. Lower anchors can be used up to 35 pounds. ​20–90 pounds, up to 57″. Lower anchors can be used up to 40 pounds. ​50–120 pounds and 40″–57″ and shoulders are at or above fourth harness slot. Lower anchor installation recommended for securing seat while it is unoccupied. ​$319.99 (12-year expiration)
DionoRadianR100 Car Seat 5-40 pounds, up to 44″ or when the top of head is less than 1.5″ from top of shell. Lower anchors can be used up to 35 pounds. 20-65 pounds, up to 57″. Lower anchors can be used up to 40 pounds. 50-100 pounds and40″-57″ or shoulders are at or above fourth harness slot. Lower anchor installation recommended for securing seat while it is unoccupied. $259.99 (10-year expiration)
DionoRadianR120 Car Seat 5-45 pounds, up to 44″ or when the top of head is less than 1.5″ from top of shell. Lower anchors can be used up to 35 pounds. 20-80 pounds, up to 57″. Lower anchors can be used up to 40 pounds. 50-120 pounds and 40″-57″ or shoulders are at or above fourth harness slot. Lower anchor installation recommended for securing seat while it is unoccupied. $309.99 (10-year expiration)
DionoRadianRXT Car Seat 5-45 pounds, up to 44″ or when the top of head is less than 1.5″ from top of shell. Lower anchors can be used up to 35 pounds. 20-80 pounds, up to 57″. Lower anchors can be used up to 40 pounds. 50-120 pounds and 40″-57″ or shoulders are at or above fourth harness slot. Lower anchor installation recommended for securing seat while it is unoccupied. $339.99 (10-year expiration)
​Diono Rainier Convertible + Booster Car Seat with Head Wings ​5–50 pounds, up to 44″ or when top of head is less than 1.5″ from top of shell. Lower anchors can be used up to 35 pounds. ​20–90 pounds up to 57″. Lower anchors can be used up to 40 pounds. ​50–120 pounds and 40″–57″and shoulders are at or above fourth harness slot. Lower anchor installation recommended for securing seat while it is unoccupied. ​$359.99 (12-year expiration)
EvenfloSymphony (65, LX, DLX, Elite) 5-40 pounds, 19″-37″ and the top of the head is at least 1″ below the top of the child restraint headrest in either of its 2 lowest positions 22-65 pounds, 28″- 50″ and the top of the ears are at or below the top of the child restraint headrest (must be at least 1 year of age) High back booster: 40-110 pounds, 43.3″-57″and the top of ears are below top of the child restraint headrest. (4 years or older) $150-$250
Graco Smart Seat ​5-40 pounds, andtop of head is at least 1″ from top of seat ​20-65 pounds, up to 49″ ​30-100 pounds, up to 57″, top of ears arebelow top of booster seat ​$299.99
Graco Smart Seat featuring Safety Surround Side Impact Protection 5-40 pounds, andtop of head is at least 1″ from top of seat 20-65 pounds, up to 49″ 30-100 pounds, up to 57″, top of ears arebelow top of booster seat $339.99
​Graco Milestone ​5–40 pounds, and top of head is at least 1″ below the bottom of the red head support actuator ​20–65 pounds, up to 49″ ​High back: 30–100 pounds, 38″–57″ ​$229.99
​Graco 4Ever ​4–40 pounds, and top of head is at least 1″ below the bottom of the red head support actuator ​20–65 pounds, up to 49″ ​High back: 30–100 pounds, 38″–57″ Backless: 40–120 pounds, 40″–57″ ​$299.99
​Safety 1st All-in-One ​5-35 pounds, 19″-36″ ​22-50 pounds, 35″-45″ ​High back booster: 40-80 pounds, 43″-52″ ​$120-$159.99
​Safety 1stAlpha Elite 40 ​5-35 pounds, 19″-36″ ​22-40 pounds, 34″-52″ ​High back booster: 40-100 pounds, 43″-57″ ​$99
Safety 1stAlpha Elite 50 ​5-35 pounds, 19″-36″ ​22-50 pounds, 35″-45″ ​High back booster: 40-100 pounds, 43″-57″ ​$139
Safety 1stAlpha Elite 65 5-40 pounds, 19″-40″ 22-65 pounds, 34″-52″ High back booster: 40-100 pounds, 43″-57″  ​$179.99
Safety 1st S1 Alpha Elite 65 ​5–40 pounds, 19″–40″ ​22–65 pounds, 34″–52″ ​High back booster: 40–100 pounds, 43″–57″ ​$159.99
Safety 1stAlpha Omega Elite ​5–35 pounds, up to 32″ ​22–65 pounds, 34″–52″ ​High back booster: 40–100 pounds, 43″–57″ ​$159.99

Combination seats

(Used forward-facing with 5-point harness or as belt-positioning booster.)

Name Weight Limits, Height Limits With Harness Weight Limits, Height Limits as Booster  Price 
Baby TrendFastBack with rigid LATCH 22-70 pounds, 28.5″-52″ High back: 30-100 pounds, 38″-57″.

Backless: 40-120 pounds, 42″-57″

$199
Baby Trend Hybrid 3N1 ​22-50 pounds, 33″-48″ ​High back: 30-100 pounds, 38″-57″

Backless: 40-100 pounds, 38″-57″

​$89-$99

 

$49

Britax Frontier Click Tight Harness-2-Booster 2 years of age and 25-90 pounds, 30″-58″ 40-120 pounds, 45″-62″ $329.99
Britax Pinnacle Click Tight Harness-2-Booster 2 years of age and 25-90 pounds, 30″-58″ 40-120 pounds, 45″-62″ $369.99
​Britax Pioneer 70 Harness-2-Booster 2 years of age and 25-70 pounds, 30″-54″​ ​40-100 pounds, 45″-59″ $229.99​
Cosco High Back Booster 22-40 pounds, 34″-43″ 40-80 pounds, 43″-52″ $54.99
Eddie Bauer Deluxe High Back Booster 22-65 pounds, 34″-49″ 40-100 pounds, 43″-52″ $119.99
Evenflo Chase Select/LX 20–40 pounds, 28″–50″ and top of ears are below top of child restraint headrest (must be at least 1 year of age) 40–110 pounds, 43.3″–57″ and top of ears are below top of child restraint headrest (for 4 years or older) $50-$64
Evenflo Maestro 22–50 pounds, 28″–50″ and top of ears are below top of child restraint headrest (must be at least 1 year of age) 40–110 pounds, 43.3″–57″ and top of ears are below top of child restraint headrest (for 4 years or older) $70-$80
Evenflo Secure Kid LX/DLX 22–65 pounds, 28″–50″ and top of ears are below top of child restraint headrest (must be at least 1 year of age) ​40–110 pounds, 43.3″–57″ and top of ears are below top of child restraint headrest (for 4 years or older) $130-​$150
Graco Nautilus 20-65 pounds, 27″-49″ High back: 30-100 pounds, 38″-57″

Backless: 40-100 pounds, 40″-57″

$189.99
Graco Nautilus featuring Safety Surround Side Impact Protection ​20–65 pounds, 27″–49″ ​High back: 30–100 pounds, 38″–57″
Backless: 40–100 pounds, 40″–57″
​$209.99
Graco Argos 65 20-65 pounds, 27″-49″ High back: 30-100 pounds, 38″-57″

Backless: 40-120 pounds, 40″-57″

$199.99
Graco Argos 80 Elite 20-80 pounds, 27″-52″ High back: 30-100 pounds, 38″-57″

Backless:40-120 pounds, 40″-57″

$219.99
Harmony Defender 360 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat ​22-65 pounds, 27″-57″ High back: 30-110 pounds, 34″-57″

Backless: 30-110 pounds, 34″-57″​

​$99.98
Kiddy World Plus 22-40 pounds, up to 48″ and at least 1 year of age with”protection shield” 40-110 pounds, up to 57″without the use of the “protection shield” $249.99
KIDSEmbraceDeluxe Harnessed Booster 22-65 pounds, 29″-54″ 30-100 pounds, 38″-57″ $149.99
RECAROPerformance SPORT 20-65 pounds, 27″-49″​ ​30-120 pounds, 37″-59″ ​$269.99
Safety 1st Summit 22-40 pounds, 34″-43″ 40-100 pounds, 43″-52″ $119.99
Safety 1st Summit 65 22-65 pounds, 34″-49″ 40-100 pounds, 43″-52″  $119.99-$129.99

Belt-positioning booster seats

Name Type Weight Limits  Height Limits Price
Britax Parkway SG 2013 High back converts to backless 40-120 pounds (high back and backless) 38″-63″ (high back and backless) $129.99
Britax Parkway SGL 2013 High back converts to backless 40-120 pounds (high back and backless) 38″-63″ (high back and backless) $159.99
BubbleBum Inflatable Booster Seat Inflatable backless booster 40-100 pounds 40″-57″ and ears below top of vehicle seat back $29.99
Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster High back converts to backless High back: 30-100 pounds

Backless: 40-110 pounds

High back: 38″-57″

Backless:38″-57″

$99.99
Clek Olli Booster Seat Backless 40-120 pounds 40″-57″ $99.99-$124.99
Clek Oobr Booster Seat High back converts to backless High back: 33-100 pounds

Backless: 40-100 pounds

High back: 38″-57″

Backless: 40″-57″

$199.99-$349.99
Clek Ozzi Booster Seat Backless 40-120 pounds 40″-57″ $59.99
Combi Kobuk Air Thru High back converts to backless 33-100 pounds (high back and backless) 33″-57″ (high back and backless) $109.99
Cosco Ambassador Backless 40-100 pounds 43″-57″ $18
Cosco Disney Pronto! Backless 40-100 pounds 43″-57″ $24
Cosco High Rise Backless 40-100 pounds 43″-57″ $18
Cosco Pronto! High back converts to backless High back: 30-100 pounds

Backless: 40-100 pounds

High back: 34 – 57″

Backless: 43 – 57″

$35
Cosco Stack-it Backless 40-100 pounds 43″ – 57″ $18.99
Cosco Topside Backless 40-100 pounds 43″ – 57″ $16.99
​CYBEX Solution M-fix ​High Back ​At least 3 years
40–110 pounds
​38″–60″ ​$219.95
​CYBEX Solution Q-fix ​High Back ​33–110 pounds ​38″–60″ ​$249.95
​CYBEX Solution Q2-fix ​High Back ​33–110 pounds ​38″–60″ ​$249.95
CYBEX Solution X-fix High back 33-100 pounds 38″-60″ $169.95
Diono Cambria Booster ​High back converts to backless 4–12 years
40–120 pounds. Lower anchors can be used for up to 120 pounds.
Up to 63″ (adjustable 6-position headrest) ​$99.99
Diono Monterey Booster Seat High back converts to backless 4–12 years
40–120 pounds. Lower anchors can be used for up to 120 pounds.
Up to 63″ (adjustable 11-position headrest, expandable sides) $129.99
Diono Solana Backless 4–12 years
40–120 pounds. Lower anchors can be used for up to 120 pounds.
Up to 63″ $39.99
Dream on Me Coupe Booster Car Seat ​Backless ​30–100 pounds ​34″–57″ ​$21.99
Dream on Me Deluxe Turbo Booster Car Seat ​High Back ​30–110 pounds ​34″–57″ ​$51.99
EvenFlo Big Kid, Amp, Amp Sport Backless (For child 4 years and older). 40-110 pounds 40″-57″ AND ears below top of vehicle seat headrest $15-$25
Evenflo Big Kid Sport, Amp High Back, Big Kid Amp, Big Kid LX, Big Kid Advanced LX/DLX High back converts to backless (For child 4 years and older). High back:30-110 pounds

Backless:40-110 pounds

High back: 40″-57″ AND ears below top of vehicle seat back

Backless: 40″-57″ AND ears below top of vehicle seat back

$30-$60
Evenflo Right Fit ​ High back converts to backless (for children 4 years and older)
High back: 30–110 pounds
Backless: 40–110 pounds

High back: 38″–57″and top of ears are below top of child restraint headrest
Backless: 40″–57″ and ears are below top of vehicle seat back
​$70–$90
Graco AFFIX Backless ​Backless ​40-100 pounds ​40″-57″ ​$34.99
Graco AFFIX Highback ​High back converts to backless ​High back: 30-100 pounds

Backless: 40-100 pounds

​High back: 38″-57″

Backless: 40″-57″

​$79.99
Graco AFFIX Highback featuring Safety Surround Side Impact Protection ​High back converts to backless
High back: 30–100 pounds
Backless: 40–100 pounds

High back: 38″–57″
Backless: 40″–57″
​$99.99
GracoTurboBooster Backless Backless 40-100 pounds 40″-57″ $24.99-$29.99
Graco TurboBooster Highback ​High back converts to Backless High back: 30-100 pounds
​Backless: 40-100 pounds
High back: 38″ -57″​
Backless:40″-57″
​$49.99-$69.99
Graco TurboBooster with safety Surround Side Impact Protection ​High back converts to backless ​High back: 30-100 pounds

Backless: 40-100 pounds

​High back: 38″-57″

Backless: 40″-57″

​$79.99
Harmony Dreamtime Comfort Booster Seat High back converts to backless 30-110 pounds (high back and backless) 34″-57″ (high back and backless) $39.97
Harmony Folding Travel Booster Seat ​High back ​30-110 pounds ​34″-57″ ​$49.97
Harmony Transit Deluxe Booster Seat ​Backless ​30-110 pounds ​34″-57″ ​$24.99
Harmony Transit Deluxe Booster Seat with LATCH ​Backless ​30-110 pounds ​34″-57″ ​$49.98
Harmony V6 Booster Seat ​High back converts to backless ​30-110 pounds (high back and backless) ​34″-57″ (high back and backless) ​$79.99
Harmony Youth Booster Seat Backless 30-100 pounds 34″-57″ $12.98
Kiddy Cruiserfix Pro High back 33-100 pounds 38″-60″ $199.99
KIDSEmbrace Backless Booster ​Backless ​40–100 pounds ​40″–57″ ​$29.99
Maxi-Cosi RodiFix High back with rigid LATCH 30-120 pounds 34″-57″ $250
​Maxi-Cosi Rodi AP ​High back converts to backless ​30-120 pounds ​34″-57″ ​$159
Peg Perego Viaggio HBB 120 Booster High back 40-120 pounds 39″-57″ $199-$219
RECARO Performance BOOSTER ​High back ​30-120 pounds ​37″-61″ ​$159.99
Safe Traffic System Inc Delighter Booster Backless 40-100 pounds 42″-65″ $49
Safety 1st BoostAPak ​Backless ​40–80 pounds 43″–52″​ ​$69.99
Safety 1st Disney Deluxe ​Backless ​40–100 pounds ​43″–57″ ​$69.99
Safety 1st Incognito Kid-Positioning Seat ​Backless ​60–120 pounds ​Up to 60″ ​$19.99
Safety 1st Pronto! ​High back converts to backless ​40–100 pounds ​43″–57″ ​​$39.99
​Safety 1st Store ‘n Go Booster, Disney Store ‘n Go Booster ​Backless ​40-100 pounds ​Up to 57″ ​$24.99
​Safety 1st Store ‘n Go Booster ​High back converts to backless ​40-100 pounds ​Up to 57″ $59.99

Travel vests

Name Weight Limits, Age Limits Price
E-Z-ON 101/102Z Series Non-adjustable Vest (rear zipper closure) ​20–168 pounds, ages 2–adult (multiple sizes and custom sizing available) Visit Web site for pricing and local distributor.
E-Z-ON 101/102PB Non-adjustable Vest (push button front closure) ​20–168 pounds, ages 2–adult (multiple sizes and custom sizing available) ​Visit Web site for pricing and local distributor.
E-Z-ON 103Z Adjustable Vest (rear zipper closure) 20-168 pounds, ages 2-adult (multiple sizes) Visit Web site for pricing and local distributor.
E-Z-ON 203 Adjustable Vest (mini push button front closure) 20-100 pounds, ages 2-smaller-sized adults (multiple sizes) Visit Web site for pricing and local distributor.
E-Z-ON 86Y Harness 100-168 pounds Visit Web site for pricing and local distributor.
E-Z-ON Kid-YC Harness Up to 100 pounds Visit Web site for pricing and local distributor.
E-Z-ON LATCH VEST (LVZ) with adjustable back zippers has hip straps sewn to the vest which attach to the LATCH bars and a top tether anchor strap. (Can be used in sedan type family vehicles as a substitute for the MAX VEST) Multiple sizes and custom sizing available Visit Web site for pricing and local distributor.
E-Z-ON Modified Vest 101M2/M203 (lying down)(can be used in supine, lateral, and prone positions; prone when absolutely necessary)
Extra small vest: 12 months–5 years
Small vest: 5–12 years (can be used for up to 105 pounds). Height of older children must be considered (custom sizing available).
Visit Web site for pricing and local distributor.
E-Z-ON MAX VEST (designed for the “Houdini on a school bus” but may be used in SUV’s and vehicles with captain type seats. NEVER used in typical sedan type vehicles) 20-165 pounds (multiple sizes, custom sizing available) Visit Web site for pricing and local distributor.
Safe Traffic System, Inc. RideSafer®2 ​Small vest: 30-60 pounds, 3-6 years

Large vest: 50-80 pounds, 5-10 years

​$159 (SM)

$159 (LG)

Safe Traffic System, Inc. RideSafer®3 Small vest: 30-60 pounds, 3-6 years

Large vest: 50-80 pounds, 5-10 years

$139 (SM)

$139 (LG)

Built-in (integrated) seats

Built-in or integrated child seats are available on selected models from some motor vehicle manufacturers. Check with the manufacturers for specifics.

Manufacturer phone numbers and Web sites

For more information on the seats listed in this guide, please contact the individual manufacturers. Manufacturers of special needs seats have an asterisk (*).

 Manufacturer

Phone Number

 Web site

Angel Guard Products Inc. (Angel Ride Infant Car Bed)* 800/815-6330 www.angel-guard.com
Baby Trend 800/328-7363 www.babytrend.com
Britax  888/427-4829 www.britaxusa.com
BubbleBum USA 800/969-6586 www.bubblebum.us
​CARES (Airplane Safety Harness) ​800/299-6249

Chicco 877/424-4226 www.chiccousa.com
Clek 866/656-2462 www.clekinc.com  
Columbia Medical Mfg. (2000 IPS, 2500 IPS, 2400 Sprint APS)* 800/454-6612 www.columbiamedical.com
Combi USA 800/992-6624 www.combiusa.com
​Convaid (Carrot 3)* ​800/266-8243
Cosco, Inc. (also Dream Ride Car Bed)* 800/544-1108 www.coscojuvenile.com
CYBEX (Regal Lager, Inc. distributor) 800/593-5522 www.reallager.com
Diono (formaly Sunshine Kids Juvenile Products) 888/336-7909 www.diono.com 
Dorel Juvenile Group ​800/544-1108

Dream on Me/Mia Moda 908/791-0555 www.miamodainc.com
Eddie Bauer 800/544-1108 www.djgusa.com/eddiebauer  
Evenflo 800/233-5921 www.evenflo.com
ExoMotion/Thomashilfen (RECARO Monza, RECARO ProSport reha)* ​866/870-2122

E-Z-ON Products Inc. of Florida (upright and modified vests and harnesses)* 800/323-6598 www.ezonpro.com
The First Years 888/899-2229 www.tomy.com
Graco Children’s Products Inc. (Newell Rubbermaid) 800/345-4109 www.gracobaby.com
Harmony Juvenile Products 877/306-1001 www.harmonyjuvenile.com
KiddyUSA 678/377-3309 www.kiddyusa.com
KIDSEmbrace 866/947-3287 www.kidsembrace.com
Lilly Gold, LLC 800/829-1625 www.lillygold.com
Maxi-Cosi 800/951-4113 www.maxi-cosi.com
Merritt Manufacturing (The Churchill, The Roosevelt, HOPE Car Bed)* 317/409-0148 www.eztether.com
​Mountain Buggy ​www.mountainbuggy.com
Nuna
855/686-2872
www.nuna.eu
Orbit Baby 877/672-2229 www.orbitbaby.com
Patterson Medical-Sammons Preston (Tumbleform Carrie Seating Systems)* ​800/371-2778

Peg Perego USA, Inc. 800/671-1701 www.pegperego.com
​Phil&Teds www.philandteds.com
RECARO Child Safety 888/973-2276 www.recaro-cs.com
Safe Traffic System, Inc. 847/233-0365 www.safetrafficsystem.com
Safety 1st 800/544-1108 www.safety1st.com
Snug Seat (Pilot, Traveller Plus, Hippo)* 800/336-7684 www.snugseat.com
Special Tomato (Special Tomato)* 800/866-529-8407 www.specialtomato.com
Summer Infant 401/671-6173 www.summerinfant.com/prodigy
UPPAbaby ​781/413-3000 www.uppababy.com
Urbini www.urbinibaby.com

 

All products listed meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 as of the date of publication. There may be car seats available that are not listed in this publication. The above information is current as of the date of publication. Before buying a car seat, check the manufacturer’s instructions for important safety information about proper fitting and use.

The NHTSA has put together the car seat Ease of Use Ratings to educate parents and caregivers about car seat features and to assist them in finding the appropriate seat for their needs. You can view this list at www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/Ease-of-Use.

Although the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is not a testing or standard-setting organization, this guide sets forth the AAP recommendations based on the peer-reviewed literature available at the time of its publication, and sets forth some of the factors that parents should consider before selecting and using a car seat.

The appearance of the name American Academy of Pediatrics does not constitute a guarantee or endorsement of the products listed or the claims made. Phone numbers and Web site addresses are as current as possible, but may change at any time.

Prices are approximate and may vary.

Listing of resources does not imply an endorsement by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The AAP is not responsible for the content of the resources mentioned in this publication.

Source: Car Safety Seats: A Guide for Families 2015 Safety Information

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