Installing a car seat can be an epic pain, and according to the NHTSA, as many as 3 out of 4 seats are installed incorrectly. This vexing issue is largely due to the huge amount of variation in vehicle designs – if the car’s back seat has metal hinges, an eensy-weensy middle seat, improperly placed anchors, rigid seats, a seat hump, or other common features, it’s going to be that much tougher to make it work, and it’s impossible for car seat manufacturers to standardize a product that matches all cars. Car manufacturers simply don’t take car seats into consideration, and that can make your life more difficult than it has to be.
That’s why features that help you install the seat correctly and easily are such a massive boon to parents, and that’s why you’ll want to explore how a seat installs before you buy. This video features demos of five of our most popular infant car seats: the Chicco Keyfit 30, the Cybex Aton Q, the UPPAbaby MESA, the Nuna Pipa, and of course, the Doona, which is the only infant car seat on the market that transforms seamlessly into a stroller.
Watch Eli explain the installation and other cool features on each seat, and then let us know if you need any more help deciding which seat is for you – our experts are always on hand and eager to help you decide! Plus, if you’re lucky enough to be in New England, you can visit one of our six store locations and have our salespeople actually show you how each seat fits in your car.