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Road Test: Parent-approved car seats

MODERN WONDER CYBEX Cloud Q, $450 Rear-facing: birth to 35 pounds “The Cloud Q is possibly nicer than my actual vehicle! It’s not only beautiful, but it’s also incredibly safe, thanks to a load leg and telescopic side-impact protection. The … Continue reading

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Hot rods: Parent-approved car seats

MODERN WONDER CYBEX Cloud Q, $450 Rear-facing: birth to 35 pounds “The Cloud Q is possibly nicer than my actual vehicle! It’s not only beautiful, but it’s also incredibly safe, thanks to a load leg and telescopic side-impact protection. The neatest … Continue reading

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Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat

Mamas, do yourselves a favor and take a gander at the Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat. Your search for the perfect transitional car seat is over! The standout feature of this seat: Your child can now stay safely and comfortably … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Avoiding common car seat mistakes

Q: I’ve heard that the majority of car seats are used incorrectly, and I don’t want that to be the case in my family. What are the most common mistakes, and how can I avoid them?  A: To ensure your … Continue reading

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Buckled up

Right height Adjust the shoulder straps so they start at or below baby’s shoulder height. (This is the preferred position for rear-facing car seats.) Pit stop Position the chest clip at armpit level. It should be high enough to keep … Continue reading

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Doona Infant Car Seat

I have to warn you: If you do not want to amaze other parents with your car seat, steer clear of this product. If you are not interested in making each car trip infinitely easier and more efficient, turn back … Continue reading

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Hot rides for small fries

A. Doona, $499 Designed for babes between 4 and 35 pounds, this cutting-edge car seat has a built-in mobility system, meaning it can go from car seat to stroller in a matter of seconds. All we can say is: game changer. … Continue reading

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GB Asana35 AP

The first thing I loved about the GB Asana35 AP rear-facing car seat was the way it looked. I know that may sound weird or superficial, but I have had cheap looking car seats before—and this looked nothing like those. … Continue reading

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MÜV KUSSEN

Choosing the right car seat is one of the most important purchases a new parent can make. With so many car seats on the market, the decision-making process can be a bit overwhelming to say the least. So, I am … Continue reading

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Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30

I am thrilled to be reviewing the Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30, a super-safe infant seat that happily works well and looks good. The car seat arrived in excellent condition with no damage to the packaging during shipping. After unpacking the seat, … Continue reading

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GB Evoq Travel System

The GB Evoq Travel System was sitting on our porch when I came home from work. My first thought was “Man, that’s a huge box.” Although it took some effort, I was able to get it up the stairs to … Continue reading

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Personal shopper

Feel like you’re drowning in a sea of strollers and car seats? Consider this guide the lifeguard on duty. We’ve packed it with practical information and expert input, so you can make smart choices and select gear that suits your … Continue reading

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Second isn’t always best

When a friend generously offers to let you borrow some of her baby gear, you’ll no doubt be tempted to do so. But while it’s OK to take her up on hand-me-down bodysuits and baby carriers, there are certain things that … Continue reading

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Ingenuity InTrust 35 Pro Infant Car Seat

When I first received the Ingenuity InTrust 35 Pro Infant Car Seat I was drawn to its style and comfy look. The seat is black and grey with white outlines and stitching. My eyes immediately found the four lime green … Continue reading

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Chicco NextFit Zip Convertible Car Seat

When our son outgrew his Chicco KeyFit Infant Car Seat, we moved him up to Chicco’s NextFit Zip. I loved the idea of a zip-off washable seat cover and figured it would probably be handy in our future. After testing … Continue reading

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Summer Infant Prodigy

I can say with confidence that our preemie baby seems very happy in the Summer Infant Prodigy car seat. We feel good, too, knowing it has such a high safety rating from a top-rated brand. We love that the shoulder … Continue reading

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Maxi-Cosi Mico AP

The Maxi-Cosi Mico Air Protect (AP) arrived at my door a few days after the arrival of my gorgeous—if I do say so myself—son. (He arrived early, for the record; the car seat did not arrive late.) I was given strict … Continue reading

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RECARO Performance Coupe infant car seat

Once I had the RECARO Performance Denali stroller ready to hit the road, I opened the box with the RECARO Performance Coupe Infant Car Seat. (The Performance Coupe is the only seat compatible with the Performance Denali stroller). The car seat came in … Continue reading

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Safety 1st Advance SE 65 Air+

As sad as I was for my son to graduate from his infant car seat, receiving the Safety 1st Advance SE 65 Air+ made me more excited about his progression to a convertible seat. The safety features were the primary … Continue reading

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Chicco KeyFit Caddy

The Chicco KeyFit Caddy was an exciting product to review. I was amazed how easy it was to attach and detach the car seat, how small the Caddy folded up, and how lightweight it was—both with and without the car seat … Continue reading

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Graco Size4Me 65

One of the best things about the Graco Size4Me 65 is the fact that it can grow with your child. There is one rear-facing setup (4-40 lbs) and two forward facing setups (20-40 lbs and 20-65 lbs) that adjust depending … Continue reading

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Diono Rainier

We transported our son in an infant car seat from the time he was just a newborn. Recently, however, he has gotten a lot bigger, and it is a pretty daunting task to lug him around like we did when he … Continue reading

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Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35

Car seats should be two things: safe and comfortable. Everything else is just icing on the cake. That’s why I love the new Primo Viaggio 4-35 from Peg Perego—in addition to being extra safe and cozy for our baby, it … Continue reading

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Week 32: Things are getting real

We had a little arrival today. I was expecting it, obviously, and my plan was to leave it in the box and stuff it away somewhere in the very back of the garage. Then the delivery guy ruined everything by … Continue reading

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Evenflo Platinum Symphony DLX All in One Car Seat

In a very short amount of time, my family size increased considerably with the birth of my twin girls, and with their arrival came a need for a safe way to transport them in our vehicle. We needed a car … Continue reading

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Britax Advocate

As a parent of five children, I consider myself experienced in the use of most everything associated with children, including strollers, car seats, carriers, etc. We own a variety of car seats to accommodate our five kids and the different … Continue reading

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Road Test: Safe ride

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