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Find the best in Baby Gear at Magic Beans
Find the best in Baby Gear at Magic Beans


Kids grow so fast! One minute they’re a newborn, and the next minute, they’ve outgrown their infant car seat and it’s time to pick out your convertible. Convertible car seats are named for their ability to face either way in your car; you want to keep kids in the safer rear-facing position for as long as you’re able, but these seats can also be installed forward-facing.

There’s a lot to learn when you’re shopping for your first convertible car seat, and you’ll find all of the basics in this Convertible Car Seat Buying Guide, composed by our team of baby gear experts, including:

  • Convertible car seat basics;
  • The importance of correct installation;
  • Types of convertible car seat;
  • Top convertible car seat brands;
  • The anatomy of a convertible car seat;
  • Frequently asked questions;
  • Car seat laws; and more!

After you’ve finished reading our Convertible Car Seat Buying Guide, stop by our YouTube Channel to see all of your favorite models up close and personal. You’ll find comprehensive reviews and comparisons on the very best in strollers and car seats, and you can go straight to our Convertible Car Seat Playlist as well!

And, as always, our baby gear experts are here to guide you through every step of your research. Email us at and our gurus will offer advice, give you the pros and cons of each model you’re considering, and match you with the perfect convertible car seat for you.