The best non-toxic car seats for 2020

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

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Below we list some photos and reviews on Instagram from some of the models we listed above!

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#ad It was a no-brainier when choosing the infant car seat: I went with the @uppababy MESA to go with our VISTA stroller as a travel-system. Perfect to transfer baby boy from the car to the stroller without waking him up, and use as a single or double stroller. But of course, safety comes first. Three main reasons why I love this car seat. 1. The MESA is the only infant car seat with a unique technology utilizing a tightness indicator and self-retracting LATCH connectors for fast, accurate and easy installation. An indicator window changes from red to green for visual confirmation when the base has been installed correctly. Maximizing ease to minimize error, which allows us parents to move forward with confidence. 2. It's adjustable headrest is reinforced with EPP foam, providing added protection for your child: this integrated design keeps an infant’s head stationary during a side impact collision. Extremely important too. 3. As for the fabric, I went with the HENRY because it is a CHEMICAL FREE FIRE RESISTANT fabric, using Merino Wool (another choice that uses this fabric to pass federal safety standards without the toxic flame retardant chemicals is the JORDAN). Plus, this fabric is soft, breathable, and has a moisture-wicking material that keeps baby cool and comfortable, perfect for both warm and cold weather. Do you have any questions about the MESA car seat? Ask below! #UPPAbabyVISTA #UPPAbaby #UPPAbabyMESA #momlife #momtips #pregnant #momtobe #pregnancy

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