Best Pink Infant Car Seats in 2020

Because you can have safe & cute, Queen!

The use of car seat is mandatory in the USA and of course, safety is the main criteria when shopping for one! But it doesn’t even begging to set things apart! So, if you are a first-time parent, it may be overwhelming to see the huge variety of brands, models, and names. What is safe? What is the price range? What is it with al the names? Who is Doona? What is the best brand? Is it ok to look for pink infant car seats? So many questions!

Take a deep breath: we will help you in this free-of-judgement post!

And yes, it is confusing, super boring and it is not obvious at all! But with a little bit (ok, maybe some reading) and patience, you will figure it out! If it gets too annoying, you can relax with our Girly & Romantic Buying Guide 🎀 .

Beyond all the basic safety features there is also comfort for the baby and convenience for the caregivers. Hauling an infant has some specific requirements like cozy to sleep, safe and comfortable for the baby’s neck, easy to carry around, travel system compatible, etc.

And last, but not least, design. Unlike some mom-shamming websites may say, there is nothing wrong with wanting a pretty car seat. As long as it is safe, why settle for a modern black/grey car seat when you want & can have a girly pink one?

So, if you wanna skip the theory, you can go straight to the Pink Infant Car Seats selection. If not, keep reading because we have some useful info!


♡ What is an infant car seat?

As far as we know, there are only 4 types of car seats available on the market: infant, convertible, all-in-one, and booster seat. Therefore, you must choose the most appropriate one for your child weight, height, and age.

♥︎ The infant car seat is designed for babies under 1 year old or 35 pounds, in general (it can last you longer depending on the car seat model and your baby size).

♥︎ It can only be used in the rear-facing position and harnessed.

♥︎ It is meant to be mobile. Meaning that you can easily remove it from the car, with the baby in it, and carry it around or attach it to a compatible stroller (what is known as the travel system: stroller + infant car seat).

However, some parents choose to skip the infant car seat and go straight with the convertible or all-in-one. So here are the most common pros and cons The Mood Guide team has been reading about it on hundreds of parents reviews:

  • Pros: you may save money and research time, buying only one car seat that will last from newborn to preschool years depending on the model you choose and your child height and weight.
  • Cons: convertibles are not made for mobility. They are heavier and they must stay in the car, unlike the infant car seat, that can be easily carried with the baby in it. Also, some parents may find the convertible car seat too big and uncomfortable for newborns during the rear-facing position stage.

As you may notice, choosing the best car seat is a complete personal decision that goes way beyond safety. 💖


♡ Do you need an infant car seat?

In short, you need a car seat that is appropriate for your child age, weight and hight.

Even though the use of car seat is mandatory in the USA, each state has its own regulation regarding age limits.

♥︎ Keep in mind: specialists and the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommends infants to be driven in car seats in the rear-facing position for as long as possible and children to be driven in a car seat until they are tall enough to wear the seat belt. ♥︎

In conclusion: you will need a car seat, it is up to you to decide the best one for your family!


♡ Car seat safety

All car seats featured on The Mood Guide are compliant with USA Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS213), according to information provided by the manufacturers and retailers.

However, as mentioned before, each state is allowed to have its own rules for car seat use and age limits and they are constantly being updated.

Regardless of the state, the NHTSA website recommends parents to follow 3 steps to choose the right car seat:

♥︎ Find the car seat that is appropriate for your child age, height and age;

♥︎ Install it correctly, following the manufacturer’s instructions and get it inspected;

♥︎ Register the car seat to be notified in case of recalls.

Because of that, we will not get into each state safety regulation details in this post. But we strongly recommend you dig deep into it until you feel confident enough. We really like the information provided by the Digest of Motor Laws website, but always double-check it due to updates.


♡ Pink infant car seats price range

New infant car seats, from reliable brands, that have been testing their car seats for years, will cost from US$ 50,00 up to US$500,00 on average.

Since all of them must meet basic Federal Safety Standards, the price difference is mostly due to extra features like more modern safety technology, convenience (installation easy, accessories, size, weight), comfort (non-toxic fabric, easy to adjust harness) & length of use limit.

So the perfect car seat for you will also depend on which features you prefer and how much you can / want to spend.


♡ Why so many best car seat lists?

As mentioned before, the best car seat for you is the one that combines all safety standards with the appropriate features for your child and for your lifestyle.

Therefore, there are a lot of different “Best car seats” lists online. Each one of them uses their own criteria and because of that, each one has a different list of their best. Just keep in mind that a car seat can be great, even if it is not in one of those lists.

The Mood Guide team read the 10 “best infant car seats” lists that rank on Google’s first page as of May 2020 and we included the information with the products.

Also, we included some basic features provided by the retailers and manufacturers official websites. It is only a few features to help you understand the basics offered on each model. If you need more details, reach out to the manufacturer, as they will have the most updated info on each model!

And last but not least we show an average price for the car seat (from the day we made the post) AND good retailers where you can shop online for each model.


Pink Infant Car Seats

♥︎ Up to 35 pounds

Evenflo Embrace Infant Car Seat

✓ Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards
‼️ Side Impact Protection
⚖️ Installation level indicator
👋🏽 Upfront harness adjustment
✈️ FAA Aircraft Approved
● Car seat weight: 8.08 lb
● Stay in the car base
👜 Ergonomic Handle
💦 Machine washable fabrics
⛱ Full-Coverage Canopy
💺 Use Without a Base: easy on aircraft, carpooling, rental vehicles, etc.

Average price: US$ 79,00

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Baby Trend Ally 35 Snap Tech

✓ Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards
‼️ Side Impact Protection
🔗 LATCH-compatible
⚖️ Installation level indicator
👋🏽 One-hand adjustment harness
✈️ FAA Aircraft Approved (without the base)
● Car seat weight: 13.09 lb
● Stay in the car base
👜 Ergonomic Handle
💦 Machine wash removable cover
⛱ 2-panel ratcheting canopy with UPF 50+
🤝 Compatible Travel Systems: Baby Trend Snap Tech Stroller

Average price: US$ 89,00

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Graco SnugRide 35 Lite

✓ Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards
‼️ Side Impact Protection
🔗 LATCH-compatible | Click Connect™ technology
⚖️ Installation level indicator
👋🏽 One-hand adjustment harness
✈️ FAA Aircraft Approved (without the base)
● Car seat weight: 7.2 lb
● Stay in the car base
💦 Machine wash removable cover
⛱ Rotating canopy
🤝 Compatible Travel Systems: Graco strollers

Average price: US$ 89,99

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What the internet says:
✰ Safety. com: Easy to install
✰ BestCarSeatHub: 8.5/10


Evenflo Essential LiteMax

✓ Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards
‼️ Side Impact Protection
🔗 Integrated belt lock-off system
⚖️ Installation level indicator
👋🏽 Upfront harness adjustment
✈️ FAA Aircraft Approved
● Car seat weight: 8.17 lb
● Stay in the car base
👜 Ergonomic Handle
💦 Machine washable fabrics
⛱ Full-Coverage Canopy
🤝 Compatible Travel Systems: Sibby – sibling ride-along travel system, INVIGOR8 – jogging system.

Average price: US$ 97,00

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What the internet says:
✰ Safety. com: Easy to install
✰ BestCarSeatHub: 8.5/10

Baby Trend Ally 35

✓ Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards
‼️ Side Impact Protection
🔗 LATCH-compatible
👋🏽 One-hand adjustment harness
✈️ FAA Aircraft Approved (without the base)
● Car seat weight: 13.53 lb
● Stay in the car base
👜 Ergonomic Handle
💦 Spot clean only
⛱ 2-panel canopy
🤝 Compatible Travel Systems: Baby Trend Snap Tech Stroller

Average price: US$ 99,00

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Baby Trend Secure Snap Tech 35

✓ Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards
‼️ Side Impact Protection
🔗 LATCH-compatible
⚖️ Installation level indicator
👋🏽 One-hand adjustment harness
✈️ FAA Aircraft Approved (without the base)
● Car seat weight: 18.1 lb
● Stay in the car base
👜 Delta multi-grip carrying handle
⛱ Extra-large 3-panel canopy
🤝 Compatible Travel Systems: Baby Trend Snap Tech Stroller

Average price: US$ 119,00

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Evenflo Advanced SensorSafe LiteMax

✓ Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards
‼️ Side Impact Protection
🔗 Integrated belt lock-off system + SureSafe™ Installation System
👋🏽 Upfront harness adjustment
✈️ FAA Aircraft Approved
● Car seat weight: 8.17 lb
● Stay in the car base
👜 Ergonomic Handle
💦 Machine washable fabrics
⛱ Full-Coverage Canopy
🤝 Compatible Travel Systems: Sibby – sibling ride-along travel system, INVIGOR8 – jogging system, and Pivot Travel System.

Average price: US$ 139,00

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Graco SnugRide SnugLock 35 LX

✓ Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards
‼️ Side Impact Protection
🔗 SnugLock® technology 1-minute installation
⚖️ Installation level indicator
👋🏽 Upfront harness adjustment
✈️ FAA Aircraft Approved (without the base)
● Car seat weight: 17.55 lb
● Stay in the car base
👜 Ergonomic Handle
💦 Machine wash removable cover
⛱ The Silent Shade™ canopy
🤝 Compatible Travel Systems: Click Connect™ technology for a secure one-step attachment to all Graco Click Connect™ strollers.

Average price: US$ 169,00

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What the internet says:
✰ wirecutter: On the list
✰ babylist: Inexpensive
✰ Safety. com: Easy to install
✰ BabyGearLab: 4 stars | Best value
✰ BestCarSeatHub: 9.7/10
✰ Parentingpod: Value for money

Graco SnugRide SnugLock 35 DLX

✓ Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards
‼️ Side Impact Protection
🔗 SnugLock® technology 1-minute installation
⚖️ Installation level indicator
👋🏽 Upfront harness adjustment
✈️ FAA Aircraft Approved (without the base)
● Car seat weight: 21.89 lb
● Stay in the car base
👜 Ergonomic Handle
💦 Machine wash removable cover
⛱ The Silent Shade™ canopy
🤝 Compatible Travel Systems: Click Connect™ technology for a secure one-step attachment to all Graco Click Connect™ strollers.

Average price: US$ 199,00

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Evenflo Gold SensorSafe SecureMax

✓ Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards
‼️ Side Impact Protection
🔗 Integrated belt lock-off system + Secure Max Installation System
⚓️ SafeZone® Load Leg Technology
👋🏽 📱 Smart-tech harness chest clip with SensorSafe™ technology
● Car seat weight: 9 lb
● Stay in the car base
💦 Machine washable fabrics
⛱ Full-Coverage Canopy
🤝 Compatible Travel Systems: Verge3 Smart Travel System, Pivot
💺 Use Without a Base: easy on aircraft, carpooling, rental vehicles, etc.

Average price: US$ 219,00

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Cybex Platinum Cloud Q SensorSafe™

✓ Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards
‼️ Linear Side Impact Protection
⚓️ Load leg base
👋🏽 📱 Smart-tech harness chest clip with SensorSafe™ technology
✈️ FAA Aircraft Approved
● Car seat weight: 13.9 lb
● Stay in the car base
💤 Ergonomic lay-flat position for out of car
💦 Machine wash removable cover
⛱ XXL sun canopy with a UPF 50+ 
🤝 Compatible Travel Systems: CYBEX strollers using car seat adapters.
💺 Use Without a Base: easy on aircraft, carpooling, rental vehicles, etc.

Average price: US$ 399,00

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Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4/35 Nido

✓ Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards
‼️ Side Impact Protection
🔗 LATCH-compatible | Right Tight System
⚓️ Load Leg Base & Anti-Rebound Bar
✈️ FAA Aircraft Approved
● Car seat weight: 10 lb
● Stay in the car base
👜 Ergonomic Handle
💦 Hand wash removable cover
⛱ Extendable Pagoda Hood canopy with UPF 50+
🤝 Compatible Travel Systems: any travel system-compatible Peg Perego stroller
🇮🇹 Made in Italy

Average price: US$ 399,00

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What the internet says:
✰ BabyGearLab: 4,5 stars



Cybex Cloud Q SensorSafe™ 2.1

✓ Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards
‼️ Linear Side Impact Protection
⚓️ Load leg base + Belt-tensioning plate
👋🏽 Smart-tech harness chest clip with SensorSafe™ technology
✈️ FAA Aircraft Approved
● Car seat weight: 13.9 lb
● Stay in the car base
💤 Ergonomic lay-flat position for out of car
💦 Machine wash removable cover
⛱ XXL sun canopy with a UPF 50+ 
🤝 Compatible Travel Systems: CYBEX strollers using car seat adapters.
💺 Use Without a Base: easy on aircraft, carpooling, rental vehicles, etc.

Average price: US$ 499,95

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Doona Infant Car Seat & Stroller

✓ Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards
‼️ Side Impact Protection
🔗 LATCH-compatible
● Anti-rebound technology
✈️ FAA Aircraft Approved
● Car seat weight: 16.5 lb
● Stay in the car base
● Inner cushion anti-bacterial, hypoallergenic with humidity and thermal regulation
💦 Machine wash removable cover
⛱ Stretch canopy
🤝 Compatible Travel Systems: One motion operation from car seat to stroller
💺 Use Without a Base: easy on aircraft, carpooling, rental vehicles, etc.

Average price: US$ 499,00

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What the internet says:
✰ babylist: Car seat-stroller combo
✰ Whattoexpect: For travel
✰ Mommyhood101: 10th best
✰ Safety. com: Easy to install
✰ BabyGearLab: 4,5 stars | Top pick
✰ verywellfamily: Car seat-stroller combo


♥︎ Up to 30 pounds

Graco SnugRide SnugLock 30

✓ Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards
‼️ Side Impact Protection
🔗 SnugLock® technology 1-minute installation
⚖️ Installation level indicator
👋🏽 Upfront harness adjustment
✈️ FAA Aircraft Approved (without the base)
● Car seat weight: 17.55 lb
● Stay in the car base
👜 Ergonomic Handle
💦 Machine wash removable cover
⛱ Rotating canopy
🤝 Compatible Travel Systems: Click Connect™ technology for a secure one-step attachment to all Graco Click Connect™ strollers.

Average price: US$ 139,99

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What the internet says:
✰ verywellfamily: Budget-friendly

Chicco Keyfit 30

✓ Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards
‼️ Side Impact Protection
🔗 SuperCinch LATCH
⚖️ Installation level indicator
👋🏽 Upfront harness adjustment
✈️ FAA Aircraft Approved
● Car seat weight: 16.6 lb
● Stay in the car base
👜 Ergonomic Handle
💦 Machine wash removable cover
⛱ Removable canopy
🤝 Compatible Travel Systems: Chicco strollers for travel system use

Average price: US$ 199,99

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What the internet says:
✰ wirecutter: Best overall
✰ babylist: Best overall
✰ Whattoexpect: Best overall
✰ Mommyhood101: 3rd best
✰ BabyGearLab: 5 stars | Best value
✰ verywellfamily: Best overall
✰ BestCarSeatHub: 9.9/10
✰ Parentingpod: Best overall

Maxi-Cosi Mico 30

✓ Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards
‼️ Side Impact Protection
🔗 One-click LATCH system
👋🏽 Upfront harness adjustment
✈️ FAA Aircraft Approved
● Car seat weight: 8 lb
● Stay in the car base
💺 Use Without a Base: easy on aircraft, carpooling, rental vehicles, etc.
👜 Ergonomic Handle
💦 Machine wash & dryer safe removable cover
⛱ Multi-position sun canopy with flip-out visor
🤝 Compatible Travel Systems: Fully with Maxi-Cosi strollers. 10+ with adaptors
🇺🇸 Made in the USA

Average price: US$ 169,99

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Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30

✓ Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards
‼️ Air Protect Side Impact Protection
🔗 One-click LATCH system
● Anti-rebound bar
👋🏽 Upfront harness adjustment
✈️ FAA Aircraft Approved
● Car seat weight: 8.9 lb
● Stay in the car base
👜 Ergonomic Handle
💦 Machine wash & dryer safe removable cover
⛱ Extended canopy
🤝 Compatible Travel Systems: Fully with Maxi-Cosi and Quinny® strollers. 10+ with adaptors
🇺🇸 Made in the USA

Average price: US$ 230,99

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What the internet says:
✰ babylist: Easy to clean
✰ Whattoexpect: Easy to clean
✰ Mommyhood101: 6th best
✰ BestCarSeatHub: 9.2/10
✰ Parentingpod: Design

Maxi-Cosi Mico Max Plus

✓ Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards
‼️ Air Protected Side Impact Protection
🔗 One-click LATCH system
👋🏽 Upfront harness adjustment
✈️ FAA Aircraft Approved
● Car seat weight: 17.7 lb
● Stay in the car base
👜 Ergonomic Handle
💦 Machine wash & dryer safe removable cover
⛱ Fold-down zippered MaxShade canopy
🤝 Compatible Travel Systems: Fully with Maxi-Cosi strollers.10+ with adaptors
🇺🇸 Made in the USA

Average price: US$ 299,99

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Up to 22 pounds

Evenflo Nurture Infant Car Seat

✓ Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards
‼️ Side Impact Protection
✈️ FAA Aircraft Approved
● Car seat weight: 5.58 lb
● Stay in the car base
👜 Ergonomic Handle
⛱ Pivoting Canopy
🇺🇸 Made in the USA

Average price: US$ 59,99

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Disney Baby Light’n Comfy 22 Luxe

✓ Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards
‼️ Side Impact Protection
✈️ FAA Aircraft Approved
● Car seat weight: 5.58 lb
● Stay in the car base
● Footmuff

Average price: US$ 87,00

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