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Product Reviews Car Seats

Convertible car seats are called convertible because they can face rear or forward in a car. The rear-facing position should be used at least up until two years of age—most convertibles can be used rear-facing to 30 or 40 lbs. The forward-facing position is used for kids over the age of two . . . depending on the seat’s weight limit and size, many older toddlers can continue to ride in these seats until 65 lbs. or higher. Note: a handful of seats in this section are forward-only facing car seats, designed for kids over age 2. Here’s a look the best brands, models and our recommendations.

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A EXCELLENT-our top pick!
B GOOD-above average quality, prices, and creativity.
C FAIR-could stand some improvement.
D POOR-yuck! Could stand some major improvement.