10 Best Convertible Car Seat For Travel

Updated on: May 2021

Best Convertible Car Seat For Travel in 2021


Cosco Apt 50 Convertible Car Seat (Black Arrows)

Cosco Apt 50 Convertible Car Seat (Black Arrows)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • With 2 modes of use, this LATCH equipped Cosco car seat accommodates infants from 5 pounds up to toddlers weighing 40 pounds in rear facing mode and kids up to 50 pounds in forward facing mode
  • The 5 point harness adjusts easily from the front of the seat and features 6 heights and 3 buckle locations
  • In both the rear facing and forward facing modes, built in side impact protection keeps your little 1 extra secure
  • Easily remove the machine washable and dryer safe car seat pad to clean
  • Perfect for travel, the seat is certified for use on aircraft and gives your child a familiar seat during a flight
  • This car seat meets or exceeds federal and ASTM safety standards and includes a 1 year limited warranty
  • For more than 70 years, Cosco has been a leading children’s products brand recognized for its dedication to safety and value; From bouncers to car seats, swings to strollers, and high chairs to play yards, Cosco's essential baby products feature solid value and smart design

Evenflo Tribute LX Convertible Car Seat, Saturn

Evenflo Tribute LX Convertible Car Seat, Saturn
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Side Impact Tested, Meets or Exceeds All Applicable Federal Safety Standards and Evenflo's Side Impact Test Standard
  • Designed and Tested for Structural Integrity at Energy Levels Approximately 2x the Federal Crash Test Standard. Rear Facing Fit Tip is Top of Child Head is at Least 1 Inch Below the Top of the Child Restraint Seat Back
  • Multiple Shoulder Harness Positions for Better Fit and Longer Use. Age at Least Two Years of Age
  • Upfront Harness Adjustment and Buckle Release Allows Easy and Convenient Adjusting
  • Integrated Body Cushion Gives Added Comfort to Baby and an Easily Removable Head Pillow for Older Children

Cosco Finale DX 2-in-1 Combination Booster Car Seat (Dusk)

Cosco Finale DX 2-in-1 Combination Booster Car Seat (Dusk)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • The Cosco Finale DX 2 in 1 Combination Booster Car Seat features a 5 point safety harness that converts to a belt positioning booster seat as your child grows, IIHS Best Bet rating for use in booster mode
  • With extended use in both of its 2 modes, this car seat accommodates children from 30 to 65 pounds forward facing with a harness, and as a belt positioning booster for toddlers and older kids 40 to 100 pounds
  • Perfect for growing families and carpools, this lightweight seat is easy to move from car to car; 3 of these car seats are designed to fit side by side across the back seat of most vehicles
  • An included removable and dishwasher safe cup holder on the side of this car seat allows your child to easily reach for their favorite drink or snack. Remove all dirt, mud and other debris using a damp cloth
  • Remove the easy to clean booster car seat pad and toss it into the washing machine and then your dryer for stress free cleaning
  • This booster car seat meets or exceeds federal, ASTM, and JPMA safety standards and includes a 1 year limited warranty
  • For more than 70 years, Cosco has been a leading children’s products brand recognized for its dedication to safety and value; From bouncers to car seats, swings to strollers, and high chairs to play yards, Cosco's essential baby products feature solid value and smart design
  • NOTE: Kindly refer the User Manual which is available below for guidance

J.L. Childress Ultimate Backpack Padded Car Seat Travel Bag, Black

J.L. Childress Ultimate Backpack Padded Car Seat Travel Bag, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Padding protects your car seat's safety features and backpack straps allow you to carry your car seat hands-free. Airline certified. Material is made of polyester
  • To ensure that this item fits your car seat, check the compatibility chart in the Technical Specification section below (click on User Manual)
  • Fully padded with padded interior wings to protect car seat headrest ; Ergonomic, harness-style backpack straps are padded and adjustable
  • Dual, lockable zipper opening ; Durable construction using water resistant and easy to clean materials. TIPS- When traveling with an infant car seat, detach the base and place it on top of the car seat inside the bag. Additionally, utilize the extra space in the bag for packing diapers, towels, clothing and more as most airlines allow you to check your car seat for free
  • Brought to you by J.L. Childress, the worldwide leading brand in universal car seat and stroller travel bags. From our family to yours, Travel Happy! #travelhappy #jlchildress #familytravel; Adult use only.

Graco Tranzitions 3 in 1 Harness Booster Seat, Proof

Graco Tranzitions 3 in 1 Harness Booster Seat, Proof
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Three seats in one: 5 Point harnessed car seat, high back belt positioning booster seat and backless belt positioning booster car seat
  • Converts from 5 Point harnessed car seat (22 to 65 pounds) to high back belt positioning booster (30 to 100 pounds) to backless belt positioning booster (40 to 100 pounds)
  • Simply Safe Adjust Harness System adjusts the height of Your harness and headrest, in one motion, to ensure that Your child is always properly Secured; Harness straps may be spot cleaned
  • The AAP and NHTSA recommend that children should use the built in harness system until they reach the Maximum forward facing weight or height for their car seat, and after reaching the Maximum forward facing weight or height
  • Side Impact Tested; New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) peak crash force approximately 2X car seat Standard; Extreme Car Interior Temperatures; Buckle may be cleaned with a damp cloth

ZOHZO Car Seat Travel Bag — Adjustable, Padded Backpack for Car Seats — Car Seat Travel Tote — Save Money, Make Traveling Easier — Compatible with Most Name Brand Car Seats (Black with Black Trim)

ZOHZO Car Seat Travel Bag — Adjustable, Padded Backpack for Car Seats — Car Seat Travel Tote — Save Money, Make Traveling Easier — Compatible with Most Name Brand Car Seats (Black with Black Trim)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • ★ TRAVEL MADE EASY: Traveling can be difficult when you have a young child still in a car seat. Our versatile backpack allows you to take their seat everywhere you go so you never have to worry about their vehicle safety.
  • ★ ULTRA COMPATIBILITY: Our premium, adjustable backpack not only saves you money on flights, it also fits most car seats manufactured by major brands
  • ★ HEAVY DUTY, WATERPROOF DESIGN: We’ve carefully crafted our traveler’s backpack using heavy-duty, water-resistant fabric and a lockable double zipper opening. This ensures it can stand up to the rigors of a busy airport terminal.
  • ★ COMFORTABLE, HANDS-FREE CARRYING: The ZOHZO Car Seat Backpack can be carried by use of the built-in handle, or by the shoulder and waist straps for hands-free comfort. Keep your hands free to play with children and hand over your tickets.
  • ★ SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: Each of our car seat backpacks come with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty. What’s more, if you aren’t completely happy with our premium backpack, simply return it within 14 days for a full refund.

Cosco Mighty Fit 65 DX Convertible Car Seat (Heather Onyx Gray)

Cosco Mighty Fit 65 DX Convertible Car Seat (Heather Onyx Gray)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • With 2 modes of use, this extra comfortable LATCH equipped Cosco car seat accommodates infants from 5 pounds up to toddlers weighing 40 pounds in rear facing mode and kids up to 65 pounds in forward facing mode. Its compact design also makes it easier to manage through airport security checks
  • The 5 point harness adjusts easily from the front of the seat and features 5 heights and 3 buckle locations
  • Built in side impact protection keeps your little 1 extra secure; Designed to be just the right size, the seat takes up less space while rear facing so parents can have more leg room
  • Three of these seats can fit side by side in the back seat of most cars, perfect for growing families
  • With plush padding and premium fabric, this seat gives your child an extra comfy ride; Easy to clean, the fabric car seat cover is machine washable and dryer safe
  • This car seat meets or exceeds federal, ASTM, and JPMA safety standards and includes a 1 year limited warranty
  • For more than 70 years, Cosco has been a leading children’s products brand recognized for its dedication to safety and value; From bouncers to car seats, swings to strollers, and high chairs to play yards, Cosco's essential baby products feature solid value and smart design

Graco SlimFit 3 in 1 Convertible Car Seat | Infant to Toddler Car Seat, Saves Space in your Back Seat, Darcie

Graco SlimFit 3 in 1 Convertible Car Seat | Infant to Toddler Car Seat, Saves Space in your Back Seat, Darcie
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • All in One seat grows with Your child from 5 100 pound, rear to forward facing and becomes a belt positioning booster; save space in Your back seat with Unique rotating cup Holders; metal and plastic parts may be cleaned with mild soap and Cool Water; Buckle may be cleaned with a damp cloth
  • Simply Safe Adjust Harness System adjusts the height of Your harness and headrest; integrated harness storage compartment Holds unused harness straps while seat is a belt positioning booster
  • Engineered & crash tested to meet or exceed US Standard FMVSS 213; the Slim Fit car seat has been side impact tested for occupant retention solely with the built in 5 Point harness system; features EPS foam
  • In Right Latch system for an Easy, one second Latch attachment; 4 position recline helps keep Your growing child comfy, in rear and forward facing modes
  • Plush Supports keep Your child comfortable and are removable; washable seat cover is Easy to access without removing the harness; Car seat depth is 16.25 inch; Car seat height is 25.5 inch; Car seat width inside is 19.75 inch
  • Graco Protect Plus Engineered: a combination of the most rigorous crash tests that helps protect Your child in frontal, side, rear & rollover crashes; additional testing based on the New Car Assessment Program and for extreme car interior temperatures

Evenflo Sonus Convertible Car Seat, Charcoal Sky

Evenflo Sonus Convertible Car Seat, Charcoal Sky
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Versatile: The Sonus Convertible Car Seat Helps Protect Rear Facing Infants From 5-40 Pounds, and Forward Facing Toddlers From 22-50 Pounds, Extending the Life and Use of This Full-Featured Car Seat
  • Tested & Trusted: In Addition to Meeting or Exceeding All Applicable Federal Safety Standards, This Car Seat Also Passes Evenflo's Comprehensive Side Impact and Industry Leading Rollover Test Standards
  • All-Season Comfort: The Sonus Features a Revolutionary Air Flow Ventilation System That Provides a Temperature-Regulated, Comfortable Traveling Experience Regardless of the Season or Your Climate
  • Travel With Freedom: This Restraint Meets FAA Inversion Requirements for Airplane Use Allowing It to Serve as a Seat That Can Travel With You During Family Vacations or Holidays Around the World
  • Other Valuable Features: Up-Front Adjustment for Easy Access to Harness, 5 Shoulder Strap Positions for Proper Fit, Removable Pads for Easy Machine Washing, 2 Cup Holders, and Head Pillow for Support

Safety 1st Smooth Ride Travel System with OnBoard 35 LT Infant Car Seat, Monument 2

Safety 1st Smooth Ride Travel System with OnBoard 35 LT Infant Car Seat, Monument 2
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • This Safety 1st all in 1 travel system allows for a seamless transition from car to stroller; QuickClick technology secures the LATCH equipped car seat to the stroller without disturbing your baby
  • With exceptional side impACt protection, the included 35 lt rear fACing infant car seat includes added bACk and neck support for newborns
  • An oversized canopy with flip out visor and peek a boo window provides shade and airflow on sunny days and a convenient basket under the seat provides storage for baby items
  • Designed for travel, the stroller is lightweight, has a fast, 1 hand fold, and stands on its own when folded
  • A 5 point safety harness keeps children up to 50 pounds (in stroller mode) or up to 35 pounds (in car seat mode) safe and secure, with adjustable harness heights to provide a customized fit
  • This JPMA certified travel system exceeds ASTM standards for safety and includes a 1 year limited warranty
  • Safety 1st believes parenting should have fewer worries and more joyful moments so you enjoy every “first” your child experiences

Things to Consider Before Buying a Car Seat

Car seats are one of those evil necessities in life for people who have children, and trying to decide which one to buy can be a nightmare. This handy guide will fill you in on car seat requirements to consider before you go shopping.

If you are looking for your infant's car seat, it must be rear-facing, and you will be able to use it until your baby weighs at least 20 pounds, and is at least 12 months old. When shopping for an infant's car seat, you can purchase an infant-only seat or a convertible: Infant-only seats don't convert into forward-facing child seats, and often have detachable bases for easy removal from your car. Make sure the seat you purchase has a 5-point harness. Convertible seats are just that: Convertible. Many of these now come with higher rear-facing weight limits, allowing babies who have reached 20 pounds before reaching 12 months, to still use them. Purchase this type when you child is born, and you will set until child is ready for a booster seat.

There are two main types of booster seats available for children who are under 4'9" tall, and under 12 years of age. Combination seats convert from a forward-facing child seat, and come equipped with a harness that you should remove when a child reaches 40 pounds. The booster seat can then be used with the seat belt in the car. You can also purchase belt positioning seat, which is a true booster seat. These simply raise the child up higher on the seat so the car's seat belt fits correctly. These are available in high-backed and backless models.

Any car seat that is available for purchase in a department or children's store will be meet or exceed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's standards, but exercise caution if you buy a used car seat.

When installing any type of car seat into your vehicle, make sure that the seat belt that attaches to the car seat doesn't give too much slack. It's also helpful to have your vehicle inspected to a) make sure that the seat is installed properly, and b) that the seat is the correct fit for your child. Both of these can be accomplished locally by first visiting www.seatcheck.org. Just click on the map, and you'll be able to locate an easily accessible Child Safety Seat Inspection Station.

For recommendations on which car seat to buy for your child, take a moment to check out the 2020 Child Seat Ease of Use Ratings on the NHTSA website, which can be found at www.nhtsa.gov.

Remember that all 50 states require safety seats or seat belts for children, and many require booster seats for older children. Safety experts recommend keeping children under 12 years of age in the back seat.

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