3 Best Toddler Car Seat Ratings

Toddler Car Seat Ratings

A car seat is the most important purchase you will make before having your child. You want to make sure that your child is safe at all times and a car seat installs easily and properly.

Here I’m going to go through the names, product overview and ratings of the 3 best car seats for toddlers. Also listed are pricing and where to purchase them.

There are many different brands and styles of car seats. There are infant, convertible and booster seats for older children. I haven’t gotten to the booster seat yet for my children so I can’t give a rating on that just yet, but these are the car seats that I have owned or currently own for both my children.

I hope this will make it an easier decision and help you get some ideas as to which type of seat to get even if it’s not one of these specific ones. As always please feel free to leave any questions or comments.



Name: Graco Snugride Click Connect 35         Website: Amazon
Price: $115.83
Owners: Graco
Overall Rating: 10

Graco Snugride Click Connect 35 Product Overview

This car seat is rear facing only with a 5 point harness for maximum security. Weight specifications are 4-35lbs and 32″ for height. It clicks easily onto the car seat base and all Graco strollers so you know it’s secure.

The Good & the Bad

The Good:

  • Extra head support cushion
  • Secure click to know you placed it in correctly
  • Lightweight
  • Comes with adjustable canopy to block the sun
  • Can be used with all Graco Click Connect Car Seat Stroller Combo
  • Easy to carry
  • Easy to install
  • Comes in a variety of colors for Boys and Girls
  • Will last for a few years before needing to convert to a convertible seat

The Bad:

  • Nothing


Name: Evenflo Triumph LX Convertible Car Seat   


Website: Amazon
Price: $129.99
Owners: Evenflo
Overall Rating: 10

Evenflo Triumph LX Convertible Car Seat Product Overview

This convertible car seat can be rear facing or forward facing up to 65lbs and 50″. It has a 5 point harness for safety and has thick padding for the head and sides.

The Good & the Bad

The Good:

  • Easy to install
  • Has click tension rod for easy loosening and tightening
  • Easy to use
  • Comes in a variety of colors for Boys and Girls
  • Lasts a long time
  • Easily Adjustable harness height
  • 3 different reclining positions

The Bad:

  • Nothing


Name: Costco Apt 50 Convertible Car Seat       


Website: Amazon
Price: $49.99
Owners: Costco
Overall Rating: 8

Costco Convertible Car Seat Product Overview

This car seat can be rear facing and forward facing up to 50lbs and 43″. It has a 5 point harness for maximum security and 4 different harness heights.

The Good & the Bad

The Good:

  • Good price
  • Easy to install
  • Comes in variety of colors for Boys and Girls
  • Has cup holders

The Bad:

  • Straps can be hard to tighten
  • No extra head support


10 thoughts on “3 Best Toddler Car Seat Ratings”

  1. Hi Justina,  Thank you for your comment. I agree with the head falling forward. That was always something I was concerned about, but didn’t need to be with that seat. I appreciate your feedback. 

    – Kasey

  2. We bought the Graco snugride for our first child and used it for our second son too and it’s still in very good condition.
    We bought an Evenflo brand front facing car seat but we didn’t have the recline option and I think I would definitely go with your option! It’s very handy for when they sleep because their heads don’t fall forwards so easily with a recline option.
    Thank you for sharing your opinions!

  3. Hi Yvette,
    Thank you for your comment. I appreciate the feedback and I’m glad it was easy to understand and get a good idea of what car seat to choose.
    – Kasey

  4. Your post gave great information. I like that is was in a comparison format, so an informed decision could be made someone interested in purchasing a car seat. It apparently was well researched, nice job.

  5. Hi Peter,
    Car seats ate the utmost importance here in the USA as well. The nurses aren’t even allowed to touch the car seat when you load your baby up. That’s why I love the easy to install ones so I have that extra confidence.

  6. Thank you for your comment Dira.
    It is a tough decision to make and a serious one at that. Thank you for sharing this with your neighbors. I hope it can help them out with their choice.
    – Kasey

  7. Great Recommendations! I used to babysit a lot and I have seen all these 3 brands at one point. The most popular and easy to work with was the Evenflo Triumph LX. My neighbors are saving to buy a new car seat and have been looking around but can’t decide yet which one to choose. Their toddler is very active so they need a good quality car seat. Will share your article with them.

  8. Child car sit is a must in most Englands Hospital. I remember before we had our baby, we were told get our child car seat ready before discharge from the Hospital. The thing is that if you don’t have one you will not be allowed to leave the Hospital until you do so. That is to tell how important having a car seat. But then you will need to consider getting one that will last for you.
    Nice description here to help one make a good choice.

  9. Yes Penelope! My husband and I were just talking about how we rode on our parents lap while they drove. I couldn’t imagine having my child do that. I’m glad I could narrow the choices down for you. Drive safe!!
    – Kasey

  10. Car seats are so complicated and overwhelming, I’m glad I found a breakdown of some of the ones I’ve been considering. Of course, it makes me wonder what people used to do before carseats!!

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