Best Infant Car Seat Reviews 2013-2014

by Katie Sanders

Nothing is more fragile and precious than an infant child. In the first few months of life, you’ll need to do everything in your power to protect your baby from any danger. The safest way to do this is to purchase yourself an infant car seat that’s from a reputable brand, backed by positive consumer reviews, and built to give your infant the most protection possible. In 2013, there are several excellent choices when it comes to infant car seats. Below I’ve outlined the best one’s for your money, and the safest one’s on the market.

Britax B-Safe Infant Car Seat

Britax B-Safe Infant Car Seat

  • Designed to distribute forces from a vehicle crash in the most protective way possible by incorporating an energy absorbing liner.
  • Integrated five point safety harness carefully fastens your child within the comfortable seat and makes certain of a secure fit.
  • The Britax B-Safe Infant Car Seat is available in two attractive color choices – black or red.
  • The safety harness is adjustable to four different heights and two different buckle positions so it adapts to the never ending development of your little one.
  • Minimum weight recommendation is 4 lbs. whereas the maximum is set at 30 lbs.
  • Compatible to be used with Britax strollers making it a universal fit if you own a stroller in the B-Series.

Graco SnugRide Infant Car Seat

Graco SnugRide Infant Car Seat

  • Ideal for infants that weight 5 to 22 pounds and measure 29 inches in length, the Graco SnugRide Infant Car Seat is an great choice for parents looking to buy a car seat that has been highly rated by several magazines and publications.
  • Made from EPS, energy absorbing foam that helps reduce injuries in the event of a car crash.
  • Available in 4 different color schemes – pasadena, zooland, wilshire, or ally.
  • The base is designed to stay within the car, so it makes for easy entry and exit out of your vehicle. But don’t worry – it’s equipped with a mechanism that will show you if it’s not securely fastened to the base unit so you’re always reassured it’s snug and in-position before you start the car.
  • Compatible with Graco strollers to connect and use with your stroller.

Graco SnugRide 30 Infant Car Seat

Graco SnugRide 30 Infant Car Seat

  • Ideal for infants who weight from 4 to 30 lbs. and have a length up to 30 inches.
  • Lightweight design is easier to carry than most other car seats around.
  • Very easy to install and setup. The base fits in the car so you can easily remove your infant from the car without much effort.
  • The Graco SnugRide 30 Infant Car Seat has excellent safety ratings. Built with EPS foam that’s designed to withstand and absorb force in the event of an accident.
  • Seat is comfortable and padded. The cushions can be removed and thrown in the laundry within your machine for a quick wash.
  • Removable infant head support gives a snug fit if your child is small and needs the extra padding.
  • Straps are easy to adjust for a custom-like fit that perfectly secures your child within.

Maxi-Cosi Mico Infant Car Seat

Maxi-Cosi Mico Infant Car Seat

  • The Maxi-Cosi Mico Infant Car Seat is designed for children from birth to 12 months old, this infant car seat is suitable from 5 to 22 lbs. with a length from 19 to 29 inches.
  • Integrated 5 point safety harness keeps your child safe and secure in your vehicle when you’re on the go.
  • Can be matched with the Quinny Buzz and Quinny Zapp to make a travel system that’s effective for multi-purpose adventures.
  • Available in 6 different attractive color schemes – total black, sugar coral, steel grey, lapis blue, brown earth, or intense red.
  • Excellent comfort since the padding is very soft and can easily be removed to wash in your washer machine.
  • Very lightweight. Weighs just 8lbs. so it’s easy to carry around with you and/or move it from vehicle to vehicle.
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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Jennifer Struk June 27, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Katie, just to clarify, where did you get your sacety rating data? My daughter is having her first baby soon and I want to buy the carseat as a gift, but she wants the Chicco keyfit 30 which shows as being highly rated online…I want to buy the Britax B Safe S I have fou d the most data on it being the best. Why are you not listing the Chicco?

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Alia August 14, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Hi,

I was just wondering what your thoughts were on the Chicco Keyfit 20 and the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio. I’ve seen differing reviews on each as well as the Graco SnugRide 35 and am very confused. Any guidance would be much appreciated! Thanks.

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Vanessa August 29, 2013 at 3:45 pm

For the person who asked about the Chicco Keyfit 30, on a website about car seat safety, the Chicco was rated 9.5 for safety and Graco Snugride 35 was rated 10 so both are considered very safe. Britax B-Safe was rated 9.3.

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