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What are the safest car seats?

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The safest convertible car seats currently available are the Chico Nextfit Zip Convertible Car Seat, the Britax Marathon Click Tight Convertible Car Seat, the Diono Radian RXT and the Safety 1st Complete Air 70 Convertible Car Seat. Convertible car seats allow children from infancy to preschool to ride safely.

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What are the safest car seats?
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The Chico Nextfit won the 2015 Mom's Pick for convertible car seats on Baby Center for its combination of safety and ease of use. Convertible car seat can be installed rear-facing as well as forward-facing. Safe infant car seats are also available for children two and under, including the Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 30 Infant Car Sea,t which was also the 2015 Mom's Pick winner for infant seats on BabyCenter.com.

A car seat is only safe if used and installed correctly, claims HealthyChildren.org. Consult the American Academy of Pediatricians along with the installation instructions for the specific car seat model to make sure the appropriate seat is selected and installed. When purchasing any car seat, it is important to make sure that the particular model has not been recalled. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can provide a recall list and offer guidance and tips during the car seat installation process.

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