Why people love it
  • All the safety features you could want at a low price point
  • Built like a much more expensive seat
  • Keeps babies and toddlers nice and cozy, even on long car rides

Some parents mentioned that it can be tricky to install securely. And you will have to rethread all the straps to fit as your child grows. 


Safety: Safety 1st's Guide 65 passes all NHTSA crash tests. It also has added side impact protection.

Ease of Use: This is not the most user-friendly option in our list as the NHTSA rates it 2 stars rear facing and 3 stars forward facing for ease of use. 

Features: This rear or front facing convertible car seat fits babies and toddlers 5-65 lbs. It also features an adjustable head rest, a detachable cup holder, and a lumbar comfort pillow. 

Cost: The 2-in-1 Guide 65 is by far the cheapest option on our list, but it is top of the class in car seats under $100. 

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