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While Clek hasn’t become a household name quite yet, we’ve kept an eye on them because of their industry-leading safety innovations and eco-friendly car seats. We found that Clek car seats are conveniently narrow but, in their own words, “built like a tank,” with safety features like rigid-LATCH systems, anti-rebound bars, and impressive crash management systems. As parents ourselves, we know that keeping your kids safe goes further than safety features. It’s more important than…

As a safety-conscious parent, you pay attention to the materials used in your child’s car seats. In the last few years, there are some concerns about the safety and necessity of fire-retardant chemical treatments on car-seat fabrics. Because of these concerns, manufacturers and consumers have become more aware of the need for non-toxic car seat fabrics. Because we install car seats in cars, they must meet the same standards for flammability as regular car upholstery…

Does your child whine and complain every time it’s time to run errands and buckle into their car seat? Is your kid also a colossal superhero fan? If so, it might be a good idea to consider making the KidsEmbrace superhero booster seat their next car seat. Of course, then, your child will be racing to the door the next time you tell them it’s time to leave. KidsEmbrace is a global car seat brand…

Graco has been creating products for babies for over 65 years. Their designers and engineers go above and beyond national safety standards to create the safest car seat for your child. Graco operates its own crash test facility in Atlanta, Georgia. There, each car seat design is frontal-impact, side-impact, rear-impact, and roll-over tested to guarantee that each model meets or exceeds the United States and European standards. Graco also tests how extreme temperatures affect the…

Your trust in Maxi-Cosi starts on the way home from the hospital. As the years go by, your child is going to grow out of their car seat and need a bigger one once they are a toddler and a booster seat later. It’s not uncommon for parents to invest in a car seat that can be converted to accommodate the growth of their children. After extensive testing of numerous Maxi Cosi seats, the best Maxi-Cosi…

Britax has been innovating solutions for child car safety for over fifty years, first in Europe, and now in America as well. They developed crumple zones in car seats that distribute energy away from your child in the event of a crash. They have also addressed the ongoing difficulty with the proper installation of car seats by creating the ClickTight system which uses your car’s regular seatbelt to secure the car seat. With Britax’s commitment…

Cosco is an American Company that has been producing baby gear for 70 years. Their goal is to provide smarter, accessible products to keep families moving. Cosco knows that families need to be budget-conscious, as well as wanting the best in safety for their children. Their car seats are as safe as, and even out-performs more expensive models while still being affordable. Cosco is also heavily involved in charitable giving, working with hospitals and first…

Whether you’re taking a family trip somewhere or planning to travel, chances are you’ve dealt with lugging around a heavy car seat. There are literally hundreds of car seats on the market for both toddlers and infants. Some are lighter than others and some have different characteristics than others, but which one do you choose? The FAA website states that Child Restraint Systems (CRS) are hard-backed child safety seats that are approved by the government.…

While other brands may get the spotlight, Safety 1st is dedicated to providing high-quality yet affordable products for children and families. Safety 1st car seats meet or exceed industry standards for safety in construction, durability, and materials, while also providing a more accessible price point for some budgets. Safety 1st uses a QuickFit Harness system which allows parents to adjust the headrest and harness in one easy step. There is no rethreading needed as your…

Diono is proud to offer 20 years of American engineering experience to the car seat industry. They focus on innovative problem solving and providing groundbreaking solutions for safety. Diono’s car seats are built for safety with reinforced steel core frames. They feature Safe+ side impact protection with 8 interlocking layers of steel, plastic, and foam for ultimate protection. The Safe+ headrests easily adjust to 12 positions to fit each child perfectly. Some rear-facing models include…