19 May 2011 No Comments
After months of research, I still couldn’t decide between the Britax Chaperone and Chicco Keyfit 30 infant car seat until Michael and I went to the store and tested them both.
Both are really nice seats, the Britax weighs a little more but not enough to make it that much heavier to carry around than the Chicco. At first, I really like the head wings on the Britax but after seeing it in person and actually touching it, I didn’t like it as much anymore. The newborn insert on the Chicco however is wonderful – way better than I thought. By looking at the pictures online, I was a little bias towards the Chaperone but after seeing both seats in person, I actually like the Keyfit’s shape, size and overall design better.
The Keyfit also go the #1 spot on the 2010 Consumer Reports infant car seat ratings. It scored 80 points while the Chaperone only got a 57 points.
So mommies and daddies, if you are looking for the best car seats for 2011, I can understand the headaches that you might have encountered. With so many hypes and fluff flying around the net, my best advice is to check out the car seats you’re interested in person and test it out first before buying it online.