Updated September 2016
The baby and toddler industry is continually making advancements when it comes to products to help make our lives as parents easier.
A car seat is a big purchase for many parents and it can be tough because there are so many options on the market. If you’re in the market for a new car seat this year, take a look at what will be hitting stores this year!
4moms self-installing car seat
Many parents don’t realize this, but 4 out of 5 times, car seats are installed incorrectly. But 4moms has taken the stress away from parents and is doing the work for you with their new self-installing car seat. It installs itself by automatically leveling and tensioning, then continuously monitors its status during use to ensure it is always correctly installed, giving you confidence every time you put your baby in the car.
chicco kidfit zip Booster Seat
The KidFit Zip Booster has 10 positions of combined head and shoulder protection for growing children. It also features SuperCinch®LATCH attachment and one-pull tightener to help keep the seat in place for easy in/out. Our favorite features is the EZ Care Zip & Wash functionality! The seat pads zip out of the seat making it easy to machine wash and put back on! The High Back Booster mode is from 30-100 pounds and the Backless mode is from 40-110 pounds.
Evenflo SafeMax All-in-One Car Seat
Evenflo recently introduced the first rollover tested car seat. The SafeMax All-in-One Car Seat was designed and tested for structural integrity at energy levels approximately twice the federal crash test standard and is the first car seat that has been dynamically rollover tested. The SafeMax™ All-in-One Car Seat is appropriate for infants and children from 5 to 120 lbs. or up to 57 inches in height, in three use modes – rear facing, forward facing and booster mode.
diono monterey booster
The Diono Monterey Booster is a full-featured, expandable high-back booster seat designed to fit growing children 30 lb to 120 lb. The adjustable head rest and deep, aluminium reinforced sides are lined with energy absorbing EPS foam for side impact protection and the reinforced seat bottom provides extra lap belt safety.
There have been changes made to the 2016 Foonf including extra cushioning/padding and new harness covers that are “plusher” + longer. And Clek is known for it’s amazingly stylish car seats, they have aded two new fabric options in 2016: Tokidoki and Space Capri.
BOB B-Safe 35 by Britax
For all of you BOB lovers, Britax has now created a BOB B-Safe 35 which still gives you the unmatched protection but with distinctive BOB style. The BOB B-Safe 35 surrounds your baby with a deep, contoured energy-absorbing shell; side impact protection and steel frame. And securely installing the car seat is a snap with quick lower anchors and center-pull straps.
Safety 1st Grow and Go
Safety 1st gives you a car seat that will last you from infancy and beyond. The 3-in-1 Grow and Go Car Seat goes from rear facing 5 pounds to 40 pounds and forward facing 22 pounds to 65 pounds, and booster 40 pounds to 100 pounds.
Safety 1st Continuum
Much like the Grow and Go, the Continuum grows with your child. With one less cup holder and a little bit less padding in the seat, the Continuum is priced lower than the Grow and Go.
baby jogger city go
Everyone loves the Baby Jogger City Select and City Mini and now there is a car seat to go with it. The City GO infant car seat comes complete with the ClickSafe™ base, the TaxiSafe™ Belt Path that allows you to safely buckle it into a car without the base, and you can easily pop it onto your stroller to make a travel system.
Rachel Zoe + maxi-cosi
A fashionable collection was announced last year with Maxi-Cosi and renowned designer, stylist and editor Rachel Zoe. Available first at Nordstrom, the new collection designed by Rachel Zoe for Quinny and Maxi-Cosi is truly one of a kind, inspired by the jetsetter lifestyle and paying homage to the luxurious detail found in the design of vintage leather luggage. Premium cognac leather and oversized gold detailing compliment classic black and white fabric for a look that is tailored to perfection.
For those parents that plan on rear-facing well beyond the AAP recommendation of 2 years, this is the car seat for you. The Extend2Fit™ features a 3-position extension panel that provides 5” of extra legroom allowing your child to ride safely rear-facing longer. As your child grows, simply extend the panel to give your child extra leg room. The seat can be used rear-facing from 4-50 lbs. and forward-facing from 22-65 lbs.
If you’re looking for a booster seat for your child, the Graco Atlas 2-in-1 harness booster is designed to grow with your child from harness booster from 22 – 65 lb. to highback booster 30 – 100 lb. Easily adjust the harness without rethreading and adjust the headreast with 10 possible height positions. It features dual cupholders and a machine washable seat pad, buckle cover and harness covers.
Doona Infant Car seat
Doona is an infant car seat that transforms into a stroller. This is the ultimate travel system which makes it easy to be out and about with your little one. The wheels of the Doona fold under the car seat so you can safely and easily install it into the car or on an airplane. We love the ease and convenience and it definitely breaks the mold for new innovations in infant car seats! New for 2016 are three new colors, Dune, Fresh and Sweet.
cybex cloud q
The Cybex Cloub Q has some great new features that all parents will love. A new function of the Cloud Q is that it can be changed to a horizontal position outside of the car. With a longer legrest and a completely flat lying position, the child can lie comfortably and in an ergonomically correct position. The angle can be adjusted easily with one hand without having to take the child out of the carrier, and the handle remains in the carrying position for easier mobility. In combination with the CYBEX pushchairs, the Cloud Q can be used as a visually harmonious travel system.
GB Asana35 DLX
The GB Asana35 DLX comes with Fit-Loc Protection makes a safe, secure installation quick and easy. The unique Fit-Loc Load Leg reduces impact on baby’s head & neck by over 50 percent in the event of an accident, and can be used in most rear seats of the vehicle (even the middle). The Fit-Loc Belt Tightener is a confidence-builder, requiring 5X less effort for achieve a secure installation and works equally well for both Latch and vehicle belts. Beautifully designed for baby’s comfort and safety, the Asana35 DLX includes premium fabrics, adjustable headrest, and superior Side Impact Protection. Accepted by all GB strollers, the Asana35 DLX is brings safety, ease of use, comfort, and style to all your new adventures.
safety 1st ULTRAMAX™ AIR 360 4-IN-1 CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT
The UltraMax Air 360 is the only 4-in-1 car seat that features 360 Protect™ for 6 layers of proven safety, and it’s the only car seat you’ll need to buy for your baby as it adapts to keep them safe through four different stages of development.It can go from infant rear facing all the way to booster mode. It also has seat pads which are machine washable and dryer safe making it easy to clean!
Diono Radian RXT
A car seat that not only looks good, but keeps your child safe throughout the years. The Radian rxt is the only car seat your child will ever need. It allows for extended rear facing and you can fit three across in most mid-sized vehicles when forward facing. We love the new colors and fabric for 2016.
New fabric and colors are added to the 2016 Diono Ranier. The Ranier allows for rear facing up to 50 pounds and forward facing children up to 90 pounds in the five-point harness. For children in booster mode, it can accomodate up to 120 pounds.
The new RAVA convertible car seat is filled with little extras like laid back legroom, fuss-free adjustments, and the unique simply™ secure installation that makes setup a snap. The bubble-free recline makes getting the perfect angle easy. It allows for rear facing up to 50 pounds and also has the laid back leg-room giving your child two extra inches of leg room when rear facing and extra support when forward facing.
A booster seat that grows comfortably with your child, the Nuna AACE also converts to a no back booster. It has a one-handed recline and headreast positioner, making it easy to adjust as your child is older. The shoulder system automatically moves out as you move the headreat, so it accompanies your growing child.
aidia PATHFINDER HIGH BACK BOOSTER
Featuring WingFree Technology, AIDIA Pathfinder is one of the very few booster seats in the market that can simultaneously adjust the headrest height and width of side wings. AIDIA Pathfinder has a one-hand operation ergonomically designed for parents to easily adjust headrest height. Equipped with two retractable cup holders on both sides of AIDIA Pathfinder booster seats, easily slide out and slide in for easy storage. Featuring TriPad Technology, the Pathfinder booster seat equipped by a combination of 3 integrated foam layers variation that gives extra comfort for kids especially on long trips in the car.
aidia EXPLORER HIGH BACK BOOSTER
AIDIA Explorer is made for safety and durability. It is designed with a deep headrest and back support. They are slim enough to fit all three across in the back seat. The booster has a one-hand operation ergonomically designed for parents to easily adjust headrest height.