best car seats of 2021

The best car seats

The best car seats, according to Ovia parents.

What are the Ovia Family Awards?

Each year, we ask Ovia parents to vote for their favorite family products, including car seats you can trust to keep your little one safe and comfortable as they grow. 

This year, we collected 40,000 votes and thousands of thoughtful recommendations from parents to find the best-of-the-best, tried-and-true products worthy of an Ovia Family Award. When you see the Ovia Family Award seal, you know the product you’re buying was selected by parents who’ve used it, trust it, and can genuinely recommend it to other families. To find the full list of Ovia Family Award Winners, tap here

In this category, we’re giving awards for:

  • Best infant car seat
  • Best convertible car seat

All products featured are independently selected. When you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Best infant car seat: The Graco SnugRide

Best convertible car seat: Graco 4Ever

When it comes to travel systems, Graco is the brand Ovia parents rely on to take them places. Besides winning Best infant car seat and Best convertible car seat, Graco also won Best full-size stroller and Best budget friendly stroller — setting a new Ovia Family Awards record.  

Parents love Graco’s lightweight, compact products, and their Click Connect travel system that offers you the confidence baby is traveling safely. With Graco, you don’t need to pick between quality and price. The definition of having your cake and eating it too! 

Here’s what Ovia families are saying about Graco’s car seats (read about their strollers here)

Best infant car seat: The Graco SnugRide

“Easy to carry, lightweight and compact. Great colors and styles too! Compatible with any Graco Click and Connect stroller system.”

“The travel system is so easy to use and change between cars. The click is audible so you know it’s locked in right.”

Best convertible car seat: Graco 4Ever

“I cannot gush about this carseat enough! I recommend it to everyone! Knowing that my baby (now toddler) is safe no matter the size is so comforting. The easy to use latches for anchoring it in your car make taking it in and out a breeze and make me feel comfortable with others taking him places because I know it’ll be latched well! Latch in like a seat belt (almost) and pull the strap to tighten! We went on an airplane and it was easy to transport, the list goes on!”

This is one time when following the crowd is a great idea. Shop Graco below:

  • Best infant car seat: The Graco SnugRide
  • Best convertible car seat: Graco 4Ever
  • Best full-size stroller: Graco Modes Travel System
  • Best budget friendly stroller: Graco Modes
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