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Best Convertible Car Seats of Spring 2021

Best Convertible Car Seats of Spring 2021

   Are you looking for a high quality convertible car seat for your baby this spring? It can be difficult to find the best option for your family in the myriad of options on the market. Our experts have compiled a list of our favorite convertible car seats of the season, including all-in-one options and seats for multiples! 

Best Convertible Car Seat for Long Road Trips

   The Nuna Exec has our vote for the best car seat for road trips! Loaded with comfort features for your little one, this all-in-one car seat provides both comfort and safety during long trips. Its anti-rebound panel increases stability and doubles as an adjustable leg rest to support your child’s growing legs. This prevents uncomfortable pins and needles from pinched circulation. In addition to the leg rest, the seat also has a height adjustable headrest to keep your kid’s head protected and supported during naps. This versatile car seat is appropriate for use from 5 to 120 pounds and becomes a highback booster when your big kid no longer needs the five point harness. Overall, it’s the combination of premium comfort and safety features that makes the Nuna Exec a winner in this category. Learn more about why the Nuna Exec is one of our favorite all-in-one car seats by checking out our Spilling the Beans blog and YouTube channel!

Best Value Convertible Car Seat on a Budget

   We know that convertible car seats can be prohibitively expensive, but that doesn’t have to be the case! We narrowed down the convertible car seat that gives your family the best bang for your buck: the Diono Radian 3RXT. Starting at a reasonable $329.99, this all-in-one car seat will protect your child in the car from infancy until they no longer need a car seat at all. Over the lifetime of the seat, that works out to under $28 a year! Not only is the Diono Radian 3RXT easy on your wallet, it also features many of the safety features you’d expect from a top notch car seat like a sturdy steel frame and adjustable headrest. In addition to great safety features, this convertible car seat is also narrow enough to accommodate multiples in the back seat if needed. 

Best Convertible Car Seat for Grandparents

   If you have family who lives nearby and who will be transporting your child from time to time, it’s a good idea to get them their own car seat. This prevents you from having to constantly uninstall and reinstall the car seat which increases the risk of user error over time. It’s especially convenient for secondary caregivers or family members to have an all-in-one convertible car seat so that they don’t have to keep purchasing new seats as the child grows. That’s why we recommend the Britax One4Life. The Britax One4Life has a steel frame and a unique SafeCell crumple zone that helps redirect and reduce crash forces. The fabrics are removable and washable for your convenience and there is a SafeWash fabric available that is machine dryable to reduce the time it takes to clean the seat. Not only is it safe and convenient but it is also extremely easy to install and requires very little force and dexterity for grandparents with reduced hand strength or fine motor skills. The installation is effortless and practically fool-proof with a seat belt tensioning plate that ensures a tight installation. Learn more about the Britax One4Life on our YouTube channel.

Best Convertible Car Seat for Multiples

   Finding convertible car seats that will fit two or even three-across in your car’s backseat adds extra stress to car seat shopping. Luckily, you don’t have to sacrifice safety for fit with the Clek Foonf! The Clek Foonf provides industry leading safety features like an aluminum crumple zone, steel frame, and sturdy anti-rebound bar. The seat is made with EPP foam which is also used in vehicle bumpers and motorcycle helmets for its superior impact absorbing qualities. EPP foam is also less brittle and can withstand wear and tear over time better than the EPS foam commonly found in car seats. Sitting at less than 17 inches across, the Clek Foonf is ideal for seating multiple kids in the backseat. Learn more about why we love the Clek Foonf on our YouTube channel!

Honorable Mention   

   Many of you may be surprised that we have not included the cult classic Nuna Rava convertible car seat in this roundup of the best of the best. Rest assured, this is NOT because the Nuna Rava doesn’t meet our standards. In fact, it is often included in our lists of favorites. It is simply appearing as an honorable mention for the time being until we receive our stock replenishment from Nuna. In the meantime, if your heart is set on a Nuna Rava you can sign up here to be notified when they are back in stock! 

Convertible car seat buying guide

  If you still aren’t sure which convertible car seat is right for you, we want to hear from you! Chat with our experts for free by phone at 866-600-BEAN (2326), email us your questions at questions@mbeans.com, or book a virtual consultation. We also offer free shipping for car seats and any items over $49. 

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