Is the Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max convertible car seat a good investment for your family? Find out in our 2019 review.

Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 Max Convertible Car Seat, Night Black

The Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max is a 2-mode convertible car seat designed to last from newborn to booster age. In rear-facing, it holds infants 5 – 40 pounds and 22 – 85 pounds in forward-facing harness mode. Unlike all-in-one convertibles, there is no booster mode.

The Pria 85 Max is one of a few different versions of the Pria line that Maxi-Cosi has offered through the years. It’s easy to get this one confused with the “non-Max” version, the Maxi-Cosi Pria 85, but that seat has a minimum weight of 14 pounds, so it is NOT for newborns. The Max has higher quality fabric that is more breathable, plus it has a magnetic ClipQuick chest buckle.

While the regular version would be a good upgrade from an infant car seat, the Max will serve you from the time you take your baby home until they’re ready for a booster seat. Let’s have a look at some of the features that make the Max stand out from the rest.

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Is the Diono Radian 3RXT All-in-One car seat a good investment for your family? Read our 2019 review to find out.

Diono Radian 3RXT All-in-One Convertible Car Seat, Black

The Diono Radian 3RXT has been updated from previous models. It’s showing some promise as a good all-in-one seat. A few things have changed from the older RXT model, including installation and aesthetic features.

Most convertible car seats on the market are good, but not usually great in all areas. They can be bulky, uncomfortable, or too big to provide a snug fit for a newborn. The 3RXT comes really close to hitting all the marks, though it’s got some room for improvement, especially for newborn and booster fit.

Let’s dive in so you can decide if this convertible seat is worth the investment for your family.

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The Most Comprehensive Review of the Clek Fllo Convertible Car Seat

Clek Fllo Convertible Baby and Toddler Car Seat Rear and Forward Facing with Anti Rebound Bar, Noire

The Clek Fllo 3-Across Convertible Car Seat is designed to accommodate. For parents, it delivers convenience and the latest safety technology. For young ones, its built-in performance features ensure a smooth, comfortable and safe ride.

At 16.9 inches wide, the Clek Fllo convertible car seat is narrow and compact. So, if you need to fit three car seats across the back seat of your vehicle, this is the model for you.

One of the Safest Narrow Convertible Car Seats on the Market

In the Clek Fllo, you’ll find industry-leading safety features, putting it among the safest narrow car seats. These features are designed to limit motion of the car seat in the event of an accident. Minimizing motion reduces the potential your child is injured in a crash.

Some of these noteworthy features are:

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Is the Graco Extend2Fit convertible car seat the answer to keep your child rear-facing longer? Find out in our 2019 review

Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat, Gotham, One Size

Extended rear-facing (ERF) in car seats has been a huge topic in the car seat realm ever since the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended rear-facing for a minimum of 2 years. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) recommends rear-facing for as long as possible. A British study found that a minimum of 4 years is even better.

Since most infant seats cap out at 25-30 pounds, it would be a good investment to buy or upgrade to a convertible car seat with a higher rear-facing limit. Whether you start out with a convertible or infant seat is up to you, though many child safety experts recommend using a dedicated infant seat for your baby’s first year.

The Graco Extend2Fit convertible has one of the highest rear-facing limits we’ve seen at 50 pounds. Since the average 4 year old weighs about 40 pounds, this seat could allow a vast number of children to ride rear-facing well past their 2nd birthday.

But what about their legs? Won’t they be cramped? This is the #1 concern with ERF. Many studies have shown that it’s actually more dangerous riding forward-facing, particularly because children’s heads, necks and spines are much more susceptible to injury than their legs. Plus, kids are a lot more flexible than adults, and a broken leg is less life-threatening than a neck or head injury.

However, the Graco Extend2Fit convertible car seat has taken the issue of cramped legs into account with this innovative model. We’ve broken down the stats for you so you can decide if this seat is worth the hype.

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Discover whether the Britax Marathon ClickTight is a good convertible car seat for your child in our 2019 review

Britax Marathon ClickTight Car Seat - 2019 Review & Verdict

The Britax Marathon ClickTight is a stylish offering among the many players of the Britax car seat family, a high quality brand well known for excellent safety ratings. It’s a Euro-styled seat with premium features at a premium price. But it will last from birth until your child is ready for a booster seat.

An impressive seat in and of itself, the Britax Marathon employs its signature ClickTight technology, which makes installation simple. This seat certainly stands out among the competition, but it can be a considerable financial investment. Whether or not it’s worth its weight in terms of price is up to you. But we’ve broken down the details so you can quickly determine if it will be the best option for your family.

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The Safety 1st Grow and Go (3-in-1 Car Seat) – Discover the Pros and Cons in our 2019 review

Grow and Go All-in-One Car Seat

Over thirty years ago (1984 to be precise), Safety 1st released the famous yellow diamond sign that read “Baby on Board.” It’s hung in millions of cars over the years. Since then, as the name suggests, this company has put safety first and foremost in all their products.

In recent years, they’ve become philanthropic, donating to parent-founded charities such as The Way Home, Inc. and longer-running organizations like the March of Dimes.

What makes this company stand out is probably their participation in popular events, such as Mom 2.0 and The Biggest Baby Shower. They were also a proud sponsor of Safe Kids Day, highlighting all the work of Safe Kids Worldwide, including a valuable message about preventable injuries.

Using the proper car seat and installing it correctly is one of the biggest ways to prevent injuries to your child. That’s why we’re taking a look at the Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 convertible car seat. Does it live up to the standards of Safety 1st, and most importantly, does it live up to yours? Let’s take a closer look.

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