What makes the Safety 1st onBoard 360 a good car seat for newborns? Find out in our 2019 review.

Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air 360 Infant Car Seat, Raven HX

The Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air 360 is a good option to consider for families on a budget. When parents hear that, they might question safety, but that’s not an issue with this seat. It’s been crash tested from every angle for front, side, rear, and rollover scenarios. This has led to a design that meets or exceeds all federal safety standards as well as the European rollover standard.

While it’s average among today’s car seat weight ranges (4-35 pounds), it performs as well as other seats twice the price in several areas. It’s not without its flaws, least of which is that it’s not overly fashionable. Nor does it have a lot of bells and whistles, but it’s a seat that will do the job it’s designed for – keeping your baby safe.

The onBoard 35 Air 360 replaces the now discontinued onBoard 35 Air car seat. The Air 360 has more extensive crash testing as well as several additional safety features. It’s only slightly higher in price, but the upgrades may be worth it.

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Will the Graco Tranzitions 3-in-1 booster car seat grow well with your child?

Graco Tranzitions 3-in-1 Harness Booster Convertible Car Seat (Kyte)

The Graco Tranzitions 3-in-1 Harness Booster Seat is an improvement over the older Nautilus, released back in 2007. The Tranzitions is a sleeker, narrower design that works better than the bulky Nautilus for placing multiple car seats in your vehicle.

It’s lighter too, for families who often travel or switch car seats from vehicle to vehicle. We liked that it’s also a nice-looking seat, which you don’t always find in one so budget-friendly and practical.

Key Features

  • Simply Safe Adjust harness system – no re-thread harness and headrest adjust together
  • One-handed adjustable 8 position headrest
  • 2 integrated cup holders
  • Open loop seat belt guides
  • Machine washable seat pad, body pillow, and harness covers
  • 3 color choices
  • 1-year warranty
  • 7-year expiration
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European style meets American practicality in the Maxi-Cosi Mico Max Plus infant car seat. Check out our 2019 review!

Maxi-Cosi Mico Max Plus Infant Car Seat With Base (Nomad Black)

Designed for infants from 4- 30 pounds, the Maxi-Cosi Mico Max Plus is chock full of European style and innovative safety features. This sleek, fashionable seat isn’t cheap, but the high quality makes it a worthy investment.

Maxi-Cosi has long been a hugely popular brand of car seat in Europe. While the European models aren’t interchangeable with Maxi-Cosi’s American car seats, parents in the US are loving the comfortable, stylish safety that the brand offers.

This seat is pretty new on the market, so there aren’t a ton of parent reviews yet. However, we’ve compiled all the information available and will add to this review if needed.

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Is the Graco FastAction Fold stroller and car seat combo a good option for your family? Use our 2019 review to help you decide.

Graco FastAction Fold Travel System (Stroller and Car Seat), Affinia

The Graco FastAction Fold travel system is one of many options in Graco’s stroller and car seat combos. It’s a classic 4-wheel stroller that comes with a SnugRide Click Connect 30 infant car seat. Just for comparison, we rated the alternative SnugRide 35 as #2 on our list of top infant car seats.

This system has several good features that make it very popular among parents. For one, it’s affordable. Also, it’s simple to use, stylish, and has plenty of features to make any outing more comfortable.

Still, it might not be the best choice for every family. Let’s take a look at some of the details so you can decide if it’s right for you.

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Is the Chicco MyFit LE a good transition to a booster car seat for your big kid? Find out in our 2019 review.

Chicco MyFit LE Harness + Booster Car Seat, Anthem

The Chicco MyFit LE Harness + Booster Car Seat is one of the newest members to the Chicco convertible car seat family. LE stands for Limited Edition, though as of this review, it’s still on the market after it debuted in January 2018.

It’s sister seat, the MyFit, is a slightly less expensive version. Both are very similar in size and functionality. The LE adds a few nice features including SuperCinch LATCH, comfort waist belt pads, a kid console, and air mesh panels in the fabric. There’s also an upgrade above the LE called the MyFit Zip Air. That one has all the LE features, plus extra zip-off cushions and a breathable mesh backrest. It’s pretty expensive at about $50 more than the MyFit LE and $100 above the MyFit.

The MyFit seats all start life as a harnessed forward-facing seat then convert to a belt-positioning booster. They could serve as a good transitional seat for when your child graduates from a dedicated rear-facing infant car seat. But, for about $50 more than MyFit, are those extra features on the MyFit LE worth it for your big kid?

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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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