Baby Advice

Buying A New Infant Car Seat Is Quite The Adventure

I don’t have children just yet, someday soon I hope, but my sister just found out a few months ago that she is going to be expecting a new addition to her family very shortly. After spending time with her as she tries her best to prepare for the birth it quickly hits you just how expensive having a child can be. I told her to not worry about getting a car seat as I would help out and buy her one to help out. So I went on a search for the best car seats for infants to find something that both the baby and my sister would enjoy using while providing the safest ride possible for my new niece of nephew (we still don’t know which just yet).

I really didn’t know where to start, so I just went on a quest to do the most research to find the best option. I found myself reading the latest child car seat ratings and tips to find the top infant car seats available. I found that this really helped steer me in the right direction. I wanted to see which models that parents had experience with and recommended the most. This is typically how I purchase anything online. Sometimes it takes me a few weeks to finally pull the trigger on a purchase, but it usually serves me well and I end up with something that I am happy with. This is exactly what I did in this case, so for those who may be shopping for a new child restraint seat for small children, these are just a couple of the best options that I came across. Of course, budget is always a factor, but I also wanted something that was comfortable, versatile, and lightweight for my sister to use on an every day basis.

My Final Three Choices

Through a couple of weeks of intense research, and reading what seemed like an endless amount of customer reviews, I was able to narrow my choices. There are surprisingly a good number of models to choose from, so it took a little time to whittle it down to just a few car seats.

Chicco KeyFit

This is the infant seat that I eventually ended up buying. It has a number of things that made it the best choice for my sister, I hope. First, it is very highly rated by parents. Kids love to ride in it as well. It is really safe as well, with proper head and neck protection for little babies and it gives excellent support in this area. It is also very versatile which is probably the biggest factor in my decision. This model is made to fit into various strollers easily. You do not have to remove the baby, the entire seat just snaps into the stroller for the ultimate convenience. I talked it over with my sister and this is something that she can envision being really handy for her.

The ratings for this model are also really high and it is probably the best ranked infant seat that I came across in my research. It was a little pricey for my current budget, around $200, but I didn’t mind because you really cannot put a price on safety and comfort. In the end, the Chicco made the best sense for what I was looking for and I can’t wait to see it in action in the upcoming months.

Britax BeSafe Infant Seat

This model was a close second for me and I almost ended up buying this seat. Britax is another company that is known for their safety record when it comes to child safety seats. The have some of the best protection engineered into all of the seats and this model is no different. In the event of a crash, I was certain that this model would offer great security to the newborn. This infant seat also comes in a wide array of colors, but the colors that I was interested in buying were quite expensive. This was a key reason that I went with the Chicco seat. If I could afford it then I might have decided to go this route.

Peg Perego Primo Viaggio

This seat was definitely out of my price range but it was one that I really wished that I could afford. It comes in a huge number of color and design options that look so elegant. Protection is also second to none. This is almost the ultimate for infant car seats but it is not for every budget. It has excellent safety features that will put your mind at ease while driving and it looks extremely comfortable for any infant that has the pleasure of riding in it. If price is not any option then this Peg Perego car seat is something that I would definitely recommend. It has impressive ratings from owners as well.

Happy With My Choice

Like I said earlier, there are a number of good options out there for any new parents looking to buy a car seat for the baby. In the end, I am very happy with my purchase at it hit on all the major concerns that I had. It was the right price, it exceeds car seat safety standards, looks comfy, and it gets good reviews from parents who have actually used it. Being a new parent can be expensive, so I am thrilled that I was able to help out in this way for my sister. No one ever likes to think that they will be in a car accident, but it is reassuring to know that you have the right equipment to be as prepared as possible should the worst happen. Now I can’t wait to be an aunt and spoil my new niece or nephew further!