Shopping car seats is probably the hardest work during baby preparation. Shopping non-toxic car seats that comply with the federal safety standards adds even more to the challenge. Infant, convertible, all in one: what is the best choice for a newborn? What about my toddler?
In the US, the car seat is mandatory for kid’s safety until they are tall enough to wear
the regular seat belt.
We debunked the rules and made a straight to the point 3 steps guide to make your life easier. Once you start reading about all the regulations in place you will realize flame retardant (FR’s) is a requirement.
Even though there are different types of FR’s some companies use the cheapest most toxic ones.
Fortunately, some brands launched federal approved non-toxic car seats over the past couple of years.
In December 2019 the Ecology Center released a list with 16 FR’s free car seats available on the market.
We narrowed the EcoCenter list, following these criteria:
- Good rating on the federal NHTSA evaluation
- If the car seat is FR’s free but it didn’t make it to the NHTSA
- physical safety list, we will not recommend it here! )
- At least 4 stars on Amazon
- Organized by type: infant |convertible | all in one |
💡IMPORTANT: Only use the car seat for transportation, do not put the baby to sleep or nap in the car seat. A new study shows that putting babies to sleep in a car seat may lead to SIDS (Sudden infant death syndrome), suffocation and fall, even under adult surveillance.
Non-Toxic Car Seats
1- Britax Advocate ClickTight Convertible Car Seat I 2- UPPAbaby MESA Infant Car Seat -Jordan (Charcoal Melange)Merino Wool Version/Naturally Fire Retardant I 3-2018 UPPAbaby MESA Infant Car Seat – Henry (Blue Marl) Merino Wool Version/Naturally Fire Retardan I 4-Maxi-Cosi Mico Max Plus Infant Car Seat, PureCosi Onyx Bliss, One Size I 5-Britax One4Life ClickTight All-in-One Car Seat – 10 Years of Use I 6–Britax B-Safe Endeavours Infant Car Seat – Rear Facing 4 to 35 Pounds
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✰ Below we list some photos and reviews on Instagram from some of the models we listed above!