Post # 1
Alright mama bees! This mama needs help. My daughter is 6 months old and I’m over the infant car seat so I am on the hunt for a convertible seat. So. Many. Choices.
I drive at 2015 Honda Civic and some of these car seats are huge!
Which ones are your favorite and what kind of car is it in?
Post # 2
Not a mom, but I am a nanny, so I follow a group on Facebook called Car Seats for Littles. It’s controlled by CPST’s (Child Passenger Safety Technichian) and they’re AWESOME. Here is their list of the best Car Seats http://csftl.org/recommended-seats/ . (You have to click convertible car seats to go down to where they are on the page). I hope this helps you!
Post # 3
They’re all pretty big! We have the Graco 4 ever and it’s very comfortable for my son.
Post # 4
We have the Evenflo symphony elite. Evenflo Symphony DLX All-In-One Convertible Car Seat, Paramount https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O8RRR2A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_rrXSybV6MTREY
We have used it for both of our daughters, and we love it. It’s so incredibly easy to hook up and also take out if your car has the latch system. It is somewhat bulky, but basically all convertible car seats are. We have used it in several different cars. A 2013 KIA soul, a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, a 98 Subaru Forester, and a 2014 Honda Civic. It has fit pretty well in all of those cars, especially once it can face forward. Highly recommend! We bought ours online at Costco in 2014 for about $145.
Post # 5
I like Clek! They aren’t as large and have high safety ratings: http://clekinc.com/
Post # 6
So I see you’ve gotten 4 responses, recommending 4 different seats, lol. Yes to the Car Seats for the Littles recommendation, they are pretty much my go-to for all car seat questions. Personally I like the Graco Size4Me because it is affordable, allows for extended rear-facing, and isn’t enormous. It fits fine in our Chevy Cruze. I also like that it isn’t super padded, because less padding means easier clean-up and less retained heat in the warm months. (I’ve seen this problem with the Britax Marathon, because it is really cushy, it can be hard to keep cool while rear-facing.)
Post # 7
We have the diono radian rxt. It has a very high RF height and weight limit. The reason I like it is because it’s very narrow. I drive a Toyota Prius and if I needed to, I could fit 3 across the back row.
Post # 8
We have a Clek Foonf. It has top safety ratings and we’ve been very happy with it!
Post # 9
We have 2 car seats as we use 2 cars in transporting the little. We got the Britax Boulevard G4 and the Graco 4ever. Both have been working very well and are very comfortable. Not too hard to install either. I like the Graco because it has two cup holders. The Britax has one and it is removable and one clip that attaches already broke. Bought both via albeebaby when they had a sale.
Post # 10
Convertible car seats generally tend to be pretty big, they kinda have to be. You can go to Babies R Us and give up your license at customer service, and they’ll let you take the seats on the show room floor out to install them into your car to see how you like it.
We went with Evenflo Platinum Safemax, my 9 month old is snug as a bug in it. It’s real sturdy, all aluminum frame, and (most importantly imo) the cover is super easy to pop off and wash.
Edit: You don’t have to undo it to adjust the straps, either, which I thought was the tits.
Post # 11
Thanks for the feedback ladies. I went to Babies R Us and was able to look and check installs. I went with the Graco Extend 2 Fit, it was narrow enough and it fit on the seat the way I was hoping it would. 🙂