Baby car seats are one of those rare products that are a necessity, not an option, for their specialized demographic. As a result, a significant competitive market has taken shape around them, with manufacturers setting out to make the safest, most comfortable and easy to use car seat for your child. Most manufactures conduct extensive crash testing and other safety testing to confirm the durability and reliability of the product. More important than the legal requirement of having a car seat is that without it, your child isn’t protected in the event of an accident. In our baby car seat reviews, we set out to help you make an informed decision about which seat is best for you.
Safety: Safety is the most important consideration by far when it comes to baby car seats. All car seats we reviewed are thoroughly crash tested and certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), although neither the NHTSA nor the manufacturer are required to publish the crash test results. A rear-facing car seat is safest for your baby, so you'll want to keep your child in this position for as long as possible. Look for a rear-facing car seat with a high weight and height limit to account for your growing child. Convertible car seats switch to front-facing car seats when your child is grown enough, so you can get a few more years out of these seats.