Is the UPPAbaby MESA infant car seat worth its high-end price tag? Read our 2019 review to find out.

2018 UPPAbaby MESA Infant Car Seat - Jake (Black)

The UPPAbaby MESA is an infant car seat newly designed in 2018 from a previous version. It’s basically the same seat as before. The only changes are a couple of added colors and one discontinued color.

This sleek, stylish car seat has some nice innovative features designed to make installation as intuitive as possible to minimize human error. To us, that’s a standout feature and one of the most important when it comes to choosing a car seat.

With the addition of naturally fire resistant materials that don’t contain chemical flame retardants, this seat is an attractive choice for parents concerned about chemical exposure. Additionally, for urban families, this car seat may be the most friendly for taxis and Ubers than other seats on the market.

Is this seat worth the investment for your family? Let’s break down the stats so you can decide for yourself.

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Find out if the Graco Affix Booster is right for you and your child in our 2019 review

Graco Affix Youth Booster Seat with Latch System, Atomic

The Graco Affix is a highback booster car seat that comes with lower LATCH anchor straps to help keep the seat secure when no one is riding in it. It’s been crash tested to meet or exceed US standard FMVSS 213.

A unique front-adjustment strap makes it easy to tighten the booster LATCH straps. This seat also converts into a backless booster. It’s very similar to the TurboBooster LX, which we will also discuss in this review.

Key Features of the Graco Affix Booster Seat

  • Cup holder + pull-out drawer
  • LATCH connectors
  • 10-year expiration
  • Converts to backless booster
  • Front LATCH tightening strap
  • 6-position headrest
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Read why the 2019 Clek Oobr High Back Booster gets a high review overall

Clek Oobr High Back Booster

With even a quick glance, it’s pretty obvious there’s something different about the Clek Oobr High Back Booster Car Seat compared to other boosters. Clek has taken a smart design approach that mimics features of a regular seat in a vehicle. It also added some valuable features to ensure your child enjoys a safe and comfortable ride.

In designing this convertible booster seat, Clek really gave some thought as to what parents want in a booster seat and what would keep kids comfortable, especially on long rides. Here are some things that stand out:

  • A removable back, so it goes from high back to backless. This means parents save money because it accommodate their child longer.
  • A headrest that adjusts like those in your own vehicle. That makes it easier for parents to use.
  • A wide seat that provides comfort as your child grows.
  • The seat back reclines, which is always a plus on long rides.

These well-thought-out features complement the overall design of the seat.

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Is the Britax B-Lively & B-Safe 35 a good car seat stroller combo? Find out in our 2019 review.

Britax B-Lively & B-Safe 35 car seat and stroller combo

Travel systems are designed for families who love to get out and about. They’re more convenient to purchase and are sometimes cheaper than buying a car seat and stroller separately. It’s hard to find a travel system that meets every need, but Britax has your back.

The B-Lively & Be Safe travel system was released in 2019. It features the older B-Safe 35 car seat, which we reviewed earlier this year. The B-Lively stroller is new to the Britax family. It’s a 3-wheeled stroller with several nice features.

The system comes in 3 colors: cardinal (red), dove (gray), and raven (black). At around $400, it’s moderately expensive. Purchasing each separately is approximately the same cost, depending on sales and discounts.

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Is the Chicco Fit2 infant car seat a good choice for your family? Find out in our 2019 review.

Chicco Fit2 Infant & Toddler Car Seat Tempo

The Chicco Fit2 infant car seat features a unique 2-stage adjustable base that provides a better fit for toddlers who are rear-facing. For those of you who are worried about your toddlers being cramped, this could be just what you’re looking for.

We’re already fans of the Chicco brand. The Chicco KeyFit 30 has topped our list of infant seats for quite some time. This model has many of the same features, but the 2-stage base is the main new and innovative feature.

There are a few flaws in this seat that you may want to consider, specifically the weight of the carrier and limited stroller compatibility. The Fit2 does have several other features the original KeyFit doesn’t, which may sway your decision in its favor.

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Read our 2019 detailed review of the Evenflo Maestro combination harness-to-seat belt booster car seat to see if it’s the right choice for your family.

Evenflo Maestro Booster Car Seat Wesley

For a combination booster seat, the Evenflo Maestro isn’t particularly glamorous, but it has a lot of nice features that make it a real contender in the booster seat market. It comes in four color combinations – Wesley (gray/red), Taylor (gray/pink), Easley (dark gray/light gray block pattern) and Thunder (gray/bright blue).

It’s designed to hold your child from the time they’ve grown out of their rear-facing seat until they’re ready to ride without a safety seat. You should be able to get quite a few years out of it. However, the height limits aren’t as generous as they could be.

Compared to similar seats from other brands, the Evenflo Maestro is very budget-friendly at around $70. It comes with a 90-Day limited warranty from date of purchase and has a 6-year expiration date.

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