The Best Infant Car Seats
Updated Dec 11, 2022
Before you can make that cautious, white-knuckled first drive home with your new baby, you need to be armed with the proper equipment. An infant car seat can be used from birth until a child is around 30 inches or 30 pounds. It varies by family, but the seat will likely be in the mix until a child is between 9 months and 2 years of age. All infant seats sold in the US are required to meet the same safety standards. But since there are over 60 models available to choose from, navigating the purchase can be daunting. We’ve spent the past four years consulting safety experts, scouring reviews, talking to fellow caregivers, and putting our top contenders to the test in the real world. And we have settled on three infant seats that do the best job of providing a safe and comfortable experience for you and your precious cargo. The Graco SnugRide SnugFit 35 DLX is our new top pick, the Chicco KeyFit 30 is our runner-up, and the Clek Liing is our upgrade pick.