What Are Some Cheap Infant Car Seats Parents Can Buy?

Carseats tend to be expensive, and many times, people want something that doesn’t cost them almost 300-400 dollars. However, do they really rank up to the major carseats that cost double the price? The answer is yes, and here, we’ll tell you about some cheap infant car seats parents can invest in, that won’t end up breaking the bank as a result.

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Graco Contender 65 Convertible Seat

This is a great one that’s versatile, safe, and has so many awesome features for the price that it is. It is rear-facing for up to 40 pounds, and 65 pounds for the front-facing, so it’s a bit higher than the Britax options out there. It is good for children up to the point where they ay need a booster seat.

Regardless though, it uses a five-point harness system, has been tested for side impact, and uses the LATCH system and energy-absorbing foam in this.

But, probably the most important part of this one is a feature that many people don’t even think about: the adjustable headrest and the shoulder harness positioning system that you don’t even have to re-thread. This is super rare for convertible car seats that are on the cheaper end, so it’s awesome if you’re considering this, and it includes an insert for infants, cup holders, and even reclining settings, and it’s got padding in all the places you want.

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The cloth is very easy to clean, so if you do have children that make messes (which don’t we all) this is probably one of the best ones out there, especially for the versatility that it has as well.


Evenflo Nurture Infant Car Seat, Max

This is a great one for infants and children, and it’s used rear facing for children up to 22 pounds, so while you may not get as much use out of this, it’s certainly worth it. But, it even has a canopy that extends out to shield the baby from the sunlight and can be used with the base, or without the base. It does have additional bases that you can use, especially if it doesn’t fit in your car for whatever reason.

It’s only about 5 pounds, so it weighs less than others, and it has a standard latch type, and a couple of harness and buckle slots. This is good if you want to get a budget infant seat, but probably the one major downside to this one is the fact that it’s so limited on the weight limit, that it won’t’ last you a terribly long time.

It cods contain the 5-point harness, and even 3 shoulder harness positions so that you can comfortably secure your child no matter what.

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This is another popular car seat by Evenflo, and it’s perfect for those who want something light, and even comes with a plush head pillow that’s removable so you can wash this, and a canopy that pivots on this. It’s got an up-front harness adjustment that’s simple and effective, and it can be used without the base, and there are other bases that are available if you want to get a different kind of base for the seat.

It has three reclining positions, 3 harness slots, and 4 buckle slots, that will keep your child in there easily. It does come with the standard LATCH system, and the weight range is up to about 35 or so pounds, and the height for this is up to 30 inches, so again, it’s not convertible so you won’t be able to use this with older children, but it’s a good starting seat, that’s for sure.

It does come with buckle pockets on each of the buckles to help protect the tongue from the sun so you’re not giving your child accidental buckle burns. It even transitions into a carrier outside of the car itself. The canopy is full-coverage, and it has extended use for infants that are a bit larger, and with the ergonomic handle, you won’t get tired of this. One


Safety 1St Grow And Go Convertible Carseat

This is another budget option for convertible carseats, again holding up to 65 pounds, but it also comes with a booster system that supports up to 100 pounds. While the others are good for infants as well as toddlers, this is actually good if you just want to get something that will last a long time, and you can change this by adjusting the reclining settings to be more upright and taking off the harness as well. However, the seat width and depth may be a bit tighter as the child grows, so keep that in mind. This also uses a five-point harness system and the LATCh system, and it is side-impact tested, and comes with 2 cup holders. It’s got 3 adjustment systems, and you can even adjust the headrest and the shoulder harness, so it’s definitely worth it if you want to get something that will last you a long time, and essentially grows as the child grows.

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The one downside to this one is that it doesn’t have the EPS energy-absorbing foam that is a common safety feature, and the plastic parts may feel a bit different, so you may want to think on this one before you get it. It does have super soft fabric, and the adjustments is definitely worth it if you want something that is simple, is not bad at all, and it grows with the child so that you’re not having to constantly buy different carseats as well.

Infant carseats don’t’ have to be a ton of money, and you don’t need to spend about 300 dollars on just a singular seat, but it’s definitely something that you will need for the kid. These carseats are worth it, especially if you’re looking to keep your child nice and protected, and also to ensure that they’re properly strapped in within the car before you even leave to go anywhere at all.

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