1. Wendy @ New Moms Talk says July 8, 2013

    Thanks for this great review!

    We’re almost at the point of needing a convertible car seat, which we’ll probably purchase after we move. We just recently donated an older model Britax Marathon that was received as a gift from a friend, so the timeliness of this review is awesome!

  2. Lindsey Langley says July 8, 2013

    Lindsey, have you seen the new Graco smart seat? We would get it had we not already purchased another car seat and are looking for our second and Gma car seats! It’s new, fits children 2-100 lbs. the best part: it has a base, like infant seats. You can buy multiple bases for multiple cars! So you install the bases once, and the car seat goes from rear facing to forward facing without having to reinstall the base. And you can go from car to car easily!! It’s got great padding, some easy to clean leather areas. It’s just currently out of our price range since we have one car seat already! It’s $300, but can be found on sale currently for $249. I thought this was genius, so thought I would share !

  3. Becky says July 8, 2013

    We just recently purchased a convertible car seat for our son. After reading reviews for days, we finally decided on the Recaro ProRide. It fits fine in the back seat of my small sedan (although, it only fits in the middle…I don’t see any way this seat or any rear facing seat could fit behind the driver or passenger in my car). Plus, Recaro makes seats for racecars so I figure they must know what they are doing when it comes to safety!

  4. Jackie G says July 8, 2013

    Thank you for the reviews! We will be looking to buy a convertible car seat in the next couple of months. I will be on the lookout for deals.
    I love your comment about wrapping Eloise in a bubble wrap if you could. I feel the same way about my daughter. haha

  5. lcb says July 11, 2013

    HI! We also ended up with the Britax Boulevard this go around, but I worry about all the chemicals in the fabric. Britax fabric is loaded with toxins (as are most of them to varying to degrees except Orbit, I think). Another option is organic car seat covers, though hardcore car seat safety people say those aren’t safe either. Anyway, just another thing to worry about!

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  11. Franchesca says December 19, 2013

    Hi Lindsey! I am a new mum and I am currently looking into car seats, and your post helped me a lot! I wanted to get Britax too because it seems to be very popular (I have been browsing around online). However, I found this convertible car seat called “Sentinel II” from this site ( ) and I was just wondering if you think it’s better than a Britax? Thank you so much, hope you can help me on this!

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  14. Christine says January 5, 2014

    Any experience with Diono Radian car seats? As an urban momma who does not have a car but still needs a car seat for occasional use, I like that this one collapses for storage/carrying. It’s the only one I’ve seen that goes all the way from rear facing to front facing to booster. But I haven’t found many good reviews of these seats.

    1. Christine says January 5, 2014

      I didn’t mean “good” reviews. I meant thorough reviews – as in the quality of the review not the quality of the car seat.

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  18. Bride Low Max says December 31, 2014

    If you plan to buy a convertible car seat, you should consider a number of factors including safety features, the size of the child who will use the seat, and the size of the vehicle where you will install the seat.

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