Best Infant Car Seat Brands – Top 10 for 2020
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Deciding what car seat to purchase for your child is a decision not to be made lightly. From the minute your little one is born, your priority will naturally be to ensure their safety. As your child grows, car seats play a significant role in this.
However, with so many different brands all claiming to offer the safest, most practical selection, finding the right car seat can feel like you’ve come to a red light, with hours of research coming to no avail.
That’s why we’ve done the work for you, sourcing the ten best infant car seat brands so that you can relax and take your pick from a selection of highly trusted manufacturers.
Britax is a British company who claim to be safety leaders when it comes to manufacturing car seats, ensuring that children are better protected whilst on the move. After a successful launch in Europe, Britax introduced their brand to America in 1996 and have since become one of the most trusted brands in the US.
The company claims to constantly push boundaries in safety, boasting features such as their revolutionary ClickTight installation system, as well as side-impact and SafeCell impact protection, meaning you can relax with the knowledge that your child is safe.
Britax currently design and manufacture four different types of child seats for the US, as well as strollers, and these are sold through both independent and mass retailers.
Chicco is another contender for the best car seat brand. This Italian company offer a broad selection of car seats, ranging from forward facing, to rear facing and booster, so there’s something to suit every need.
Their Italian heritage offers a legacy of quality, innovation and a chic sense of style.
As a global brand with a presence in 120 countries, Chicco have grown considerably, and if you’re committed to their products, you’ll be happy to know that they also offer items ranging from baby gear to nursing, toys and shoes.
Like the sound of our top two infant car seat brands? Check out our Britax vs Chicco post here for a tried-and-tested comparison.
For those of you who are looking for stylish and comfortable car seats as well as wishing to make a statement, Clek may be the brand for you. Created by parents who envisioned a car seat with best in-class safety, convenience and style all rolled into one,
Clek claim that their combination of the three elements is something that other brands are lacking. They justify their high prices with a you-get-what-you-pay-for attitude- as after all, you can’t put a price on protecting your family.
For those environment-conscious moms and dads, Clek are also the first (and only) car seat manufacturing brand with a recycling program, which is definitely a quality that other brands should take note of. To see how two of Clek’s car seat models compare, check out this article
With its roots residing in Germany and China, this brand is tech-savvy, using Sensor Safe technology to quickly alert parents when unsafe situations arise. Their child car seats excel in safety performance because they feature a load leg.
Cybex offer a range of car seats, baby carriers, kids’ furniture and strollers which are described as not only safe but perfectly adapt to urban lifestyles. Cybex’s innovation principle involves the combination of a unique design, unsurpassed safety and quality and intelligent functionality, which has led to award-winning car seats and an abundance of Red Dot Design Awards. Take a look at these reviews to explore more of what’s on offer.
5. Maxi Cosi
With a mission to ‘care for precious life’, this British car seat brand offers a range of durable, helpful and caring products at affordable prices, which are available in more than 100 countries. They stock car seats and strollers for all ages, as well as a convenient baby capsule hire service for those budget-conscious moms and dads. For a more in-depth review of Maxi Cosi car seats, check out this link.
Graco is a US brand specialising in a range of car seats, strollers, highchairs, swings and a large selection of baby equipment. They describe themselves as one of the world’s most trusted and recognized baby product companies, providing thoughtful, practical and dependable parenting solutions to generations of families.
Their website offers a useful ‘help choosing a car seat’ feature, which explains a suitable child’s weight and height for each type of seat, so that you will be sure that you are selecting the correct car seat for your little one. You can also filter your searches depending on comfort, convenience, safety and installation technology. Did you know we recently compared Graco versus Britax car seats?
Next on our list is another business based in the US, who have been committed to family travel for almost two decades. Made in Seattle, the brand’s mission is to bring the spirit and innovation of their home town into every region they serve.
Their business offers a range of car seats, strollers and carriers to precisely 54 countries across the globe, as well as covers and accessories.
There’s a handy feature on their website which allows you to compare car seats, meaning you can find exactly what you’re looking for in record time. To take a look at a review of some specific Diono models, click this link here.
If you’re searching for a brand committed to safety, look no further than Evenflo. Headquartered in Ohio, Evenflo is a long-standing business- having being designing and manufacturing a complete line of child seats for nearly 100 years.
With their goal being to be a partner to parents, Evenflo prioritise the safety, wellbeing and development of children in their range of car seats, strollers, high chairs, safety gates and more.
If you’re interested in finding out more, we previously reviewed one of Evenflo’s car seats in this post here.
This US family-run business have a mission to ‘make high-quality baby products that fit the needs of your new life as a parent, while appealing to the sense of style you’ve always had.’
Uppababy claim that their unique selling point is that they rely on their own, real-life experiences as parents to set constantly raising safety, style and performance standards. Drawing on three decades of experience in the juvenile industry, Uppababy describe their products as being ‘lighter, more savvy, easier-to-use and fun’ than their competition, challenging the ‘homogenous look’ seen by other brands.
For a further look at this infant car seat brand, check out our comparison of their most popular seat, the Uppababy Mesa versus the Nuna Pippa..
10. Peg Perego
Lastly but not least, Peg Perego are a stylish, avant-garde, Italian brand founded in 1949, with online stores shipping to a number of countries worldwide. As well as selling travel systems, they also offer toys, strollers and a range of accessories to suit every need. Their campaign ‘Mamma in Italy’ encompasses the style, elegance, details and safety which an Italian mom would desire.
If you liked this post, why not take a look at this post, where provide an in-depth review of our top rear facing car seats for 2020.