* Post update: JAN-11-2021 *
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Shopping for non-toxic car seats that also comply with the federal safety standards is time-consuming. There is a lot of federal rules concerning car seat safety. However, they are only dedicated to preventing traffic-related injuries.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) keeps track of all tested car seats released in the American market. But, although they have a very detailed list of safety criteria, they don’t consider chemicals in their tests.

Once you start reading all the regulations in place you realize flame retardant (FR’s) is a federal safety requirement, which makes sense, right? In case of an accident, you wanna make sure your baby is as protected as possible from the fire.

However, according to the  Ecology Center (a nonprofit who also dedicates to test hazardous chemicals on everyday objects), some FR’s types are considered toxic for babies. And even though there are different types of FR’s, some companies still use toxic ones. As if you already didn’t have enough to think!


The Best Non-toxic Car Seats

Fortunately, over the last couple of years, some brands developed alternatives to the toxic FR’s and launched amazing non-toxic car seats. In December 2019, the Ecology Center released a list with 16 FR’s free car seats available on the market.

So far in 2021, the Ecology Center list had no update, but reliable manufactures launched new non-toxic car seats on the market since then: the Clek 2020 and the Maxi-Cosi Coral.

Therefore, here they are, grouped by category: infant, convertible & all-in-one, with average prices and reliable retailers where you can find them! They are all NHTSA compliant and praised by parents all over.

When you go to the retailer website, stick with the colors that are FR free, as they are described here. If you have doubts, read the retailer description carefully, email them if necessary. Be sure you’re making a confident and conscious purchase!

As usual, we show the prices from the day we selected the car seats. More often than not, stores have random sales on their websites, so the price of the day can be cheaper πŸ’΅β™₯︎ than what you see here!
That’s why we show as many good retailers as possible, even the ones we are not affiliated with, so you can choose the more convenient for you!


Infant Non-Toxic Car Seats

  • Rear-facing only
  • From birth to 35 lb (follow manufacturer instructions for height and weight limits)
  • Fire retardant alternatives available: Wool | SafeWash | PureCosi | FR Free fabric

Maxi-Cosi Coral XP
3 colors | PureCosi

● Use range: 4 to 22 lbs | Up to 29 in
● Car seat weight: 21.05 lb
● FAA Aircraft Approved

Average price: $399.99
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UPPAbaby MESA
Henry & Joran | Wool

● Use range: 4 to 35 lbs | Up to 32 in
● Car seat weight: 26 lb
● FAA Aircraft Approved

Average price: $349.99
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Maxi-Cosi Mico Max Plus PureCosi
Onix Bliss | PureCosi (wool-free)

● Use range: 4 to 30 lbs | Up to 32 in
● Car seat weight: 18.7 lb
● FAA Aircraft Approved

Average price: $349.99
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Nuna Pipa
Birch, Caviar, Frost, Granite | FR Free fabric

● Use range: 4 to 32 lbs | Up to 32 in
● Car seat weight: 8 lb
● FAA Aircraft Approved

Average price: $319.99
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Nuna Pipa Lite
Aspen, Caviar & Granite | FR Free fabric

● Use range: 4 to 32 lbs | Up to 32 in
● Car seat weight: 5.3 lb
● FAA Aircraft Approved (with base only)

Average price: $349.95
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Nuna Pipa Lite LX
6 colors | Wool & Tencel blend

● Use range: 4 to 32 lbs | Up to 32 in
● Car seat weight: 5.7 lb
● FAA Aircraft Approved (with base only)

Average price: $399.95
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Britax B-Safe Endeavours
Otto | SafeWash

● Use range: 4 to 35 lbs | Up to 32 in
● Car seat weight: 11.5 lb
● FAA Aircraft Approved (without the base)

Average price: $309.99
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Clek 2019 Liing
Mammoth | Merino Wool

● Use range: 4 to 35 lbs | Up to 32 in
● Car seat weight: 9 lb
● FAA Aircraft Approved

Average price: $379.99
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Clek 2020 Liing
4 colors | Merino Wool

● Use range: 4 to 35 lbs | Up to 32 in
● Car seat weight: 9 lb
● FAA Aircraft Approved

Average price: $419.99
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Earth Mama Organic Castile Soap

Convertible Non-toxic Car Seats

  • Rear-facing (RF) & Forward-facing (FF)
  • From birth to preschool years (follow manufacturer instructions for height and weight limits)
  • Fire retardant alternative: SafeWash | FR Free fabric | Wool

Britax Advocate ClickTight
Otto | SafeWash

● Use range: RF: 5 to 40 lb | FF: 20 to 65 lb
● Dimensions: 23 x 20 x 23.5 in | 30 lb
● FAA Aircraft Approved

Average price: $354.99
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Clek Foonf
Mammoth, Winter Mammoth | Merino Wool

● Use range: RF: 14 to 50 lb | FF: 22 to 65 lb
● Dimensions: 28 x 17.5 x 16  in | 33 lb
● FAA Aircraft Approved

Average price: $499.99
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Clek Fllo
Mammoth, Twilight | Merino Wool

● Use range: RF: 14 to 50 lb | FF: 22 to 65 lb
● Dimensions: 24 x 16.90 x 26 in | 25 lb
● FAA Aircraft Approved

Average price: $439.99
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Nuna Rava
Caviar, Frost, Granite, Lake, Rose | FR Free fabric

● Use range: RF: 14 to 50 lb | FF: 22 to 65 lb
● Dimensions: 25 x 16 x 19 in | 8 lb
● FAA Aircraft Approved

Average price: $449.95
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All in One Non-Toxic Car Seats

  • Rear & Forward-facing & Booster
  • From birth to school years (follow manufacturer instructions for height and weight limits)
  • Fire retardant alternative: SafeWash | FR Free fabric

Britax One4Life
Black, Cadet, Drift, Plum | SafeWash

● Use range: RF: 5 to 50 lb | FF: 22 to 120 lb
● Dimensions: 20.5 x 19.5 x 25 in | 30 lb
● FAA Aircraft Approved (in harness mode only)

Average price: $374.99
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Nuna Exec
Caviar, Granite, Lake| FR Free fabric

● Use range: RF: 5 to 50 lb | FF: 25 to 120 lb
● Dimensions: 33 x 18.5 x 22.5 in | 26 lb
● FAA Aircraft Approved (except in booster mode)

Average price: $649.95
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Only use the car seat for transportation. Do not put the baby to sleep or nap in it.
A new study shows that putting babies to sleep in a car seat may lead to SIDS, suffocation, and fall, even under adult surveillance. πŸ’š



Not your car seat style? Maybe you like these! πŸ‘‡


☾ The Mood Guide celebrates women’s moods and versatility. Even though we can make money from some of your purchases, we encourage you to shop with the right intention. Respecting your soul desires, honoring your money, and embracing the beauty of your moods is empowering! β™₯︎

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