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What Are the Safest Car Safety Seat Brands


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Using a car safety seat is not only smart, it is the law if you want to carry your child in the car. Which car safety seat is the safest depends on what age your child is. The list below will examine some safety seat brands and the safety of each one.

Chicco

This Italian company is new to the market and offers only the infant child safety seat for U.S. consumers. Even though it is new to the market of child safety seats, it rated top performer for 2007 and has a higher weight capacity of KeyFit 30 for its infant car seat. This brand comes in all types including front facing, back facing, infant and booster.

Combi

This company makes a variety of child safety products, but they are usually only found in boutique type stores. There was no rating for this brand, but it appears this one could be a fashion statement. Still, it comes in all types including front facing, back facing, infant, and booster.

Dorel

This manufacturer distributes child safety products under the names of Cosco, Maxi-Cosi, Eddie Bauer, Quinny and Safety 1st in the U.S. markets with Eddie Bauer and Cosco being the most popular. This brand comes in all types including front facing, back facing, infant and booster.

Evenflo

This well-known, popular child safety seat is available at most large retail outlets with high ratings. This child safety seat comes in all types including front facing, back facing, infant and booster car seats.

Graco

This worldwide well-known company makes many child care products but has the largest safety seat market in the U.S. It comes in all types including front facing, back facing, infant and booster.

Peg Perego

This is an Italian manufacturer of several childcare products including safety seats. Similar to Britax, Peg Perego are top of the line, are available in boutique type stores, and considered high-end. This car seat brand comes in all types including front facing, back facing, infant and booster.

The Four Types of Car Safety Seats

Infant Car Safety Seat

This is the one to start with for infants up to 30 pounds and normally comes only in back facing models. An alternative to this is the convertible car seat. The convertible car seat comes in both front facing and back facing models.

Rear Facing Car Safety Seat

The Academy of Pediatricians recommends keeping your child in a rear-facing seat for as long as possible. They provide the best protection for frontal and side impacts and come recommended for children 30 pounds up to 35 pounds.

Front Facing Car Safety Seat

These car safety seats are for toddlers and children from 40 to 65 pounds and are used with a harness.

Booster Car Safety Seat

These seats are for children from 65 to 80 pounds and come with a harness or  used with a seat belt.

It is a parent’s responsibility to provide protection for their infants and children. Start your infant out right with the correct car safety seat.

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