April 2024

Convertible Car Seats: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of convertible car seats rankings posted by key online experts, as of April 2024.

Summary

On 9 Apr 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 84 convertible car seat endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

34 convertible car seats were endorsed in total, only 21 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 9 Apr 2024, Nuna RAVA takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed convertible car seat with 8 expert endorsements. 1 expert out of 8 recommended it as the '#1 convertible car seat' this month.

Brand breakdown
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Price breakdown
As can be seen in the chart below, lowest high-ranking convertible car seats start at $79.99 (Cosco Finale DX) and go up to $579.99 (Clek Foonf). Median convertible car seat costs $297.99 (Graco Turn2Me).
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At a glance - April Ranking

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Rank Change Price Convertible Car Seat
Best Products
Good Housekeeping
what to expect
Verywell Family
BabyGearLab
Parenting Pod
babylist
Parents
Strolleria
Wirecutter
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Nuna RAVA
The Nuna RAVA convertible car seat is a highly recommended product for parents who prioritize safety, comfort, durability, ease of use, and style, with multiple safety features, adjustability, convenience, and a sleek design.
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5
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2
- $239
Graco 4Ever DLX
The Graco 4Ever DLX Convertible Car Seat is a safe, durable, and adjustable car seat that can accommodate children from infancy to toddlerhood and beyond.
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Britax One4Life
The Britax One4Life Convertible Car Seat is a highly recommended car seat for parents who prioritize safety, comfort, durability, ease of use, and style, with a 5-star rating in all categories and a range of adjustable features.
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Cosco Scenera Next
The Cosco Scenera Next car seat is a budget-friendly, safe, and portable option that is suitable for short trips or occasional use, making it a great choice for families with young children who want a functional and stylish car seat.
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Britax Boulevard ClickTight
The Britax Boulevard ClickTight car seat is a highly recommended convertible car seat that prioritizes safety, ease of use, and comfort for children, with features such as SafeCell Impact Protection, an adjustable harness, and a steel-reinforced frame.
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Safety 1st Grow and Go
The Safety 1st Grow and Go car seat is a highly rated and versatile option that prioritizes safety and comfort for children, with adjustable features and easy installation.
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Graco Turn2Me
The Graco Turn2Me convertible car seat is highly regarded for its safety features, comfort, ease of use, and stylish design, making it a recommended choice for parents.
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-1 $580
Clek Foonf
The Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seat is a safe, durable, and stylish option for parents who prioritize safety and design, but it may be less portable due to its weight and adjusting the harness and headrest height can be time-consuming.
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-3 $225
Graco Extend2Fit 3-in-1
The Graco Extend2Fit 2-in-1 car seat is a highly praised and recommended choice for parents due to its advanced safety features, comfort, durability, ease of use, and stylish design.
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Graco Extend2Fit
The Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat is a safe, comfortable, and adjustable option for parents looking for a car seat that can accommodate children from 4 to 65lbs.
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Diono Radian 3RXT
The Diono Radian 3RXT Convertible Car Seat is a highly recommended product for parents who prioritize safety, comfort, durability, and style, offering a comfortable and supportive padding system, a full steel alloy frame, and a slim-fit design that can fit three car seats across the back seat of most mid-sized vehicles.
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- $400
Cybex Sirona S SensorSafe
The Cybex Sirona S SensorSafe convertible car seat is a safe, comfortable, and versatile option for parents who prioritize safety and convenience.
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Chicco NextFit Zip Max
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Maxi Cosi Pria All-in-1
The Maxi Cosi Pria All-in-1 Convertible Car Seat is a safe, comfortable, and stylish car seat with side impact protection technology, adjustable features, and easy installation.
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Graco Contender Slim
The Graco Contender Slim Convertible Car Seat is highly praised for its safety features, comfort, durability, and user-friendly design, making it a reliable and versatile option for parents.
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Evenflo Gold Revolve360
The Evenflo Gold Revolve360 Convertible Car Seat is a highly recommended option for parents prioritizing safety and comfort, with rigorous testing, adjustable features, durability, and easy cleaning.
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- $150
Graco SlimFit All-in-One
The Graco SlimFit All-in-One car seat is a safe, durable, and versatile option for parents looking for a comfortable and adjustable car seat that can accommodate children from infancy to toddlerhood and beyond.
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- $252
Graco SlimFit3 LX
The Graco SlimFit3 LX convertible car seat is a safe, comfortable, durable, and easy-to-use option for families looking for a versatile and practical car seat.
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- $300
Uppababy Knox
The UPPAbaby Knox Convertible Car Seat is a high-end, safe, comfortable, and stylish car seat suitable for parents who prioritize these features in their baby gear choices.
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Safety 1st Grow and Go Extend ‘n Ride LX
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Chicco OneFit ClearTex
The Chicco OneFit ClearTex Convertible Car Seat is a safe, comfortable, durable, versatile, and easy-to-use car seat that features a patented DuoGuard® two-layered protection system, steel-reinforced body, specialized EPS energy-absorbing foam, ClearTex fabrics, and GREENGUARD Gold Certification, making it a great investment for parents who want a car seat that can grow with their child.
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#19 $149.97 Graco SlimFit All-in-One
#15 $159.99 Graco Contender Slim
#14 $215.99 Maxi Cosi Pria All-in-1
#9 $224.99 Graco Extend2Fit 3-in-1
#2 $239 Graco 4Ever DLX
#20 $251.99 Graco SlimFit3 LX
#7 $297.99 Graco Turn2Me
#21 $299.99 Uppababy Knox
#23 $299.99 Chicco OneFit ClearTex
#12 $399.99 Cybex Sirona S SensorSafe
#8 $579.99 Clek Foonf

We ranked Nuna RAVA #1 in April 2024 because:

  • 8 independent experts mentioned it in their “best convertible car seats” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Nuna RAVA as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Best Products

Chemical Free

Multiple safety indicators
Long rear-facing window
Chic aesthetic

Expensive
Heavy

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Good Housekeeping

Best Premium Convertible Car Seat

Can keep kids rear-facing up to 50 lbs
Small size and built-in guides make for easier installation
10 recline and 10 headrest positions to optimize comfort

Pricey

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what to expect

Best Convertible Car Seat for Rear-Facing Toddlers

Stylish
comfortable fabric helps kids stay cool
made without flame-retardant chemicals

Expensive
heavy

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Verywell Family

Best Luxury Look

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BabyGearLab

Easiest to Use Convertible

Easy to use
Lots of padding and comfortable
Integrated tensioner

Expensive
Cup holder/belt threading collision

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babylist

Best Convertible Car Seat for Extended Rear-Facing

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Parents

Best Luxury Look

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Strolleria

Most Popular Convertible Car Seat

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We ranked Graco 4Ever DLX #2 in April 2024 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best convertible car seats” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Graco 4Ever DLX as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Best Products

Best 5-in-1

Kid favorite
Slimmer than others
Comfy for rider
Easy to clean

Going from booster to backless booster is tricky

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what to expect

Best Convertible Car Seat Overall

Easy to install
plush fabric feels cozy

Some parents find it tricky to put the fabric back together afterwards

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BabyGearLab

Best Overall Convertible and Crash Testing

Top crash results
Easy to use
Straightforward LATCH install

Bubble indicator on one side only
Rougher fabric

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Parenting Pod

Best for Low-Weight Babies

The 4Ever DLX is a newer version of the 4Ever 4-in-1, with the main difference being extra crash protection and an easier-to-remove fabric cover.
Another benefit of this car seat is the one-step LATCH installation, which helps guarantee proper installation in most newer vehicles.

This car seat’s rear-facing weight limit is 40 pounds – not low, but not great, either. In addition, it only has a year-long warranty.

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babylist

Best Convertible Car Seat According to Babylist Parents

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend convertible car seats.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of convertible car seats, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for April 2024 ranking

We ranked Britax One4Life #3 in April 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best convertible car seats” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Britax One4Life as #1.
Critic endorsements:
what to expect

Easiest Convertible Car Seat to Install

Clicking ensures you've installed seat correctly

Expensive
Heavier

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Parenting Pod

Best Overall

The Britax One4Life can be used for babies and children between 5 and 120 pounds, and up to 63” tall. It also has a 15-position headrest and harness, and nine recline positions.

Though this seat can be used for children up to 63 inches tall, it doesn’t offer a backless booster option – just rear-facing, forward-facing, and high-back booster.

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babylist

Best All-in-One Convertible Car Seat

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We ranked Cosco Scenera Next #4 in April 2024 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best convertible car seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Good Housekeeping

Best Value Convertible Car Seat

Great low price
Slimmest and most lightweight on our list
Certified for airline use

Only approved for children up to 40 lbs

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what to expect

Best Lightweight Convertible Car Seat

Affordable
Travel-friendly
Slim enough to fit three in a backseat

Low weight limit of 40 pounds

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Parenting Pod

Best for Budget

The seat’s fabric is both washer- and dryer-safe, and the seats comes with detachable cup holders. Like most of the other best convertible car seats listed here, the Scenera Next has a one-year warranty. Last – the price tag is low.

With a forward-facing weight limit of just 40 pounds, and no booster option, this car seat probably won’t fit your child past preschool.

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babylist

Best Convertible Car Seat for Travel

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Wirecutter

The best convertible car seat for travel

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We ranked Britax Boulevard ClickTight #5 in April 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best convertible car seats” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Britax Boulevard ClickTight as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Best Products

Best Overall

Easy to install
Great safety indicators
Multiple positions
Easy to clean

Heavy
Rarely goes on sale

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Verywell Family

Easiest to Use

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Parents

Easiest to Use

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Strolleria

Best Rated Convertible Car Seat

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We ranked Safety 1st Grow and Go #6 in April 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best convertible car seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
what to expect

Best Affordable Convertible Car Seat

Long-lasting

Bulky
More difficult to install

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Verywell Family

Best Budget

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babylist

Best Affordable Convertible Car Seat

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Parents

Best Budget

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We ranked Graco Turn2Me #7 in April 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best convertible car seats” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Graco Turn2Me as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Verywell Family

Best Overall

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Parents

Best Overall

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We ranked Clek Foonf #8 in April 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best convertible car seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Best Products

Best Narrow Car Seat

Impressive safety features
Durable and tough against stains
Sturdy

Expensive
Heavy

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Good Housekeeping

Best Premium Convertible Car Seat

Durable build
Children can ride rear-facing to 50 lbs
Recycling program for car seats near expiration date

Rethread harness requires manual harness adjustments
Heaviest car seat on our list

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babylist

Best Slim Fit Convertible Car Seat

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Strolleria

Most Unique Safety Features

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We ranked Graco Extend2Fit 3-in-1 #9 in April 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best convertible car seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Verywell Family

Sturdiest

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BabyGearLab

Best Overall for Rear-Facing Longer

Better crash test analysis
Potential for rear-facing longer
Legroom

Lacks belt lock-off
Single-side level indicator

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babylist

Best Convertible Car Seat for Small Cars

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Parents

Sturdiest

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We ranked Graco Extend2Fit #10 in April 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best convertible car seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
what to expect

Best Car Seat for Taller Kids

Has an extension panel for extra legroom

Bulky
Harness can be tricky to tighten

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Verywell Family

Best Durability

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Parenting Pod

Best Extended Rear-Facing

Easy LATCH installation
High rear-facing weight limit
Fits babies weighing 4 lbs and up

Seatbelt installation can be difficult
Does not convert to a booster seat

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Parents

Best Durability

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We ranked Diono Radian 3RXT #11 in April 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best convertible car seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Verywell Family

Best for Small Cars

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Parenting Pod

Best For Travel

The Radian can rear-face up to 45 lbs, and its cover is machine washable. It has a one-year warranty. Unlike the Clek, this seat is suited for infants as well.

Many parents have complained that the seat is hard to install, and the angle may not be good for smaller babies. Also, some kids may outgrow the seat early – and the seat itself is relatively heavy, at over 27 lbs.

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Parents

Best for Small Cars

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We ranked Cybex Sirona S SensorSafe #12 in April 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best convertible car seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Best Products

Best smart car seat

Tons of safety features
Multiple modes of installation
Luxe, machine-washable fabrics

Pricey
Can be glitchy and give false alarms rarely
Not airline-certified

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BabyGearLab

Favorite Rotating Seat

360 rotation
One time installation
Nice padding

Expensive
Convoluted installation
Heavy

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Strolleria

Most Innovative Convertible Car Seat

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We ranked Chicco NextFit Zip Max #13 in April 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best convertible car seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Best Products

Best Cover / Best Seller

Washable
Easy-to-remove cover
Extra legroom
Breathable

Takes a bit to install
Quite large

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Good Housekeeping

Easiest to Clean Convertible Car Seat

Washable, zip-off seat padding
Breathable fabric designed for comfort and ventilation
Rear-facing to 50 lbs

A bit larger than other options

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babylist

Easiest to Clean Convertible Car Seat

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We ranked Maxi Cosi Pria All-in-1 #14 in April 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best convertible car seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Good Housekeeping

Best Convertible Car Seat for Tall Babies

Booster fits kids up to 52" tall
Good value
Comes in 11 color options

Only three recline positions

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Verywell Family

Best Adjustability

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Parents

Best Adjustability

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We ranked Graco Contender Slim #15 in April 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best convertible car seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Verywell Family

Best Narrow

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babylist

Best Lightweight Convertible Car Seat

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Parents

Best Narrow

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We ranked Evenflo Gold Revolve360 #16 in April 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best convertible car seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Verywell Family

Best With Footrest

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babylist

Best Rotating Convertible Car Seat

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Parents

Best Rotating

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We ranked Graco SlimFit All-in-One #17 in April 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best convertible car seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
what to expect

Best Convertible Car Seat for Small Cars

A slimmer fit for backseats with multiple car seats
Rotating cup holders save space

Some parents say the straps can be tricky to tighten

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BabyGearLab

Best Value Convertible Seat

Good crash test analysis
Lightweight
Simple LATCH install

No lock-off
Not that slim

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We ranked Graco SlimFit3 LX #18 in April 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best convertible car seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Good Housekeeping

Best Convertible Car Seat for Small Cars

Slimmer than other options
Transforms from rear-facing to forward-facing to booster
Nearly 39K five-star reviews on Amazon

Some children won't appreciate the snugness
Harness straps tend to twist

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babylist

Best Convertible Car Seat for Three Across

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We ranked Uppababy Knox #19 in April 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best convertible car seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Good Housekeeping

Best Toddler Convertible Car Seat

Designed especially for ages 1 to 6
SmartSecure System changes colors when properly installed
Side-impact pods help absorb crash forces

Not suitable for newborns
Very tall, heavy convertible car seat

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Strolleria

Best Convertible Car Seat Warranty

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We ranked Safety 1st Grow and Go Extend ‘n Ride LX #20 in April 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best convertible car seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Verywell Family

Best With Footrest

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Parents

Best With Footrest

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We ranked Chicco OneFit ClearTex #21 in April 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best convertible car seats” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Verywell Family

Easiest to Clean

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Parents

Easiest to Clean

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