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The best convertible car seat for 1 yr+?

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Nov 21, 2016
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Toronto

The best convertible car seat for 1 yr+?

We don't have a car and will be relying on uber and lyft most of the time. So we are looking at carseats which are fast and easy to fix and remove when we need to use uber.

We were using the graco snug fit 35 for the infant car seat and that was taking 5 seconds to fix/remove. Now that my DD is growing out of it, we need to research and be ready for black Friday deals.

Any suggestions for this?
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Deal Expert
Mar 23, 2009
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Toronto
https://blog.babycubby.com/top-3-easies ... o-install/

See above. The Britax ClickTight line are fast to install. I'm selling my two BTW if you're interested. My kids have grown out of them this year. I'm in Toronto and am selling my Britax Advocate ClickTight seats for $150 each in excellent condition and if I can find my extra covers/cushions I'll throw those in too. (The covers can be removed and washed.) The seats go for $569 plus tax each on Amazon, although occasionally I see them for $499 plus tax. PM me if you're interested.

https://www.amazon.ca/Britax-Advocate-C ... 1540996342

The main problem with the Britax ClickTight line is that they are very heavy so you don't want to be carrying them around much unless you have say a wheeled carrier or something you can use with them. They are about 30 lbs. IOW, if you're going to be using them to shuttle the kids via Lyft from your place to your mom's place on the weekend, that's fine, but you don't really want to carry them with you when you're shopping. The good news is they are extremely robust with a thick metal frame. As for the covers/cushions, as mentioned, they can be removed and washed, but it takes me about 5-10 minutes to reinstall the covers/cushions.

BTW, the material on the Britax seats is very good quality. I had some car seats from other cheaper brands where the material begins to ball up and/or degrade after just 6 months to a year.
Deal Fanatic
Dec 24, 2005
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if you don't own a car i would not get one of the Clek seats.

I love our Cleks - but they're heavy.

If you're not using them often I would just buy a light weight seat.
we used to use this for travelling and felt it was great at 12 lbs

https://csftl.org/safety-1st-guide-65-review/
Deal Expert
Mar 23, 2009
15730 posts
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Toronto
Yeah, while the ClickTight are easy to install, they're heavy as sin, and it's really not that hard to install many of the LATCH-based car seats.

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