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December and Holiday 2016 Carseat Deals, Stroller Sales & Coupon Codes

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Deals Tracker: We find the lowest prices on carseats, strollers and other baby gear for Cyber Monday Week, Christmas, Hanukkah and December 2016. Bookmark us and check back frequently for the latest bargains and promo code offers!

Last Updated: December 4th, 2016 PM.

We’re the deal experts so we know where the really good deals are on the stuff consumers actually want to buy.

This list will be updated anytime we see a great deal or promotion code below recent average prices, so you don’t have to wade through dozens of normally priced models to find the bargains. You can help us (and your fellow shoppers) by leaving us a comment if you find a deal on a carseat, booster or popular stroller that isn’t posted yet. We recommend that you bookmark this post, as we will update it regularly throughout the holiday season! If we see a bargain price on a popular model from our Recommended Carseats List, like the Britax Frontier, Britax Boulevard ClickTight, Chicco NextFit, Graco 4Ever, Diono Radian, Maxi-Cosi Pria, Clek Foonf or Clek Fllo, we’ll update as soon as possible!

What you need to know about Amazon pricing: it’s FICKLE. When a product’s price is reduced we rarely know how long it will remain at that price. Sometimes it’s a few days, sometimes it’s a few hours. The best advice we can offer you is to ACT QUICKLY if you see a great deal on something you really need or just seriously want. Just adding something to your cart does not guarantee you that item at that price – you must complete the checkout process to seal the deal. Most items on our list offer FREE SHIPPING & FREE RETURNS to Prime members but always double check this before you put the item in your cart and checkout. Not a Prime member? There’s a 30-day FREE trial. It’s a no-brainer! Try it out and score some great deals. You can always cancel before the 30 days is up if you’re not sold on the many benefits of an Amazon Prime membership.

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Select Editors’ Picks:

These carseats may not be on sale right now, but are among our Editor’s Picks and are reader favorites, too. For current deals, please scroll to the next section.

Chicco KeyFit30   Graco SnugRide 40 - Fern

Infant Carseat Deals:

Indicates a CarseatBlog Recommended Carseat

Britax B-Safe 35 Elite in select fashions from $188.00 LOW STOCK

Britax B-Safe 35 in select fashions from $168.00 ☆ (20% Off)

Graco SnugRide 30 LX in “Glacier” for $103.99 (20% Off) 

Graco SnugRide 30 LX in “Banner” for $103.99 (20% Off) 

Graco SnugRide 30 LX in “Play” for $103.99 (20% Off) LOW STOCK

Graco Snugride 35 LX in “Harris” for $132.99☆ 

Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30/35 LX Infant Car Seat Base in “Black” for $37.99 (37% Off)

Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30 in Select Fashions for $199.99 (20% Off)

UPPAbaby Mesa in select fashions for $239.99 ☆ SOLD OUT

 

 Britax travel system  Graco travel system - soho

Travel System Deals:

(infant carseat + stroller)

Britax B-Agile 3/B-Safe 35 Elite Travel System in “Red” for $299.99 (32% Off)

Britax B-Agile 3/B-Safe 35 Elite Travel System in “Cowmooflage” for $353.00 (25% Off) LOW STOCK

Chicco Bravo Trio in “Empire” for $249.99 (34% Off)

Graco Modes Sport Travel System with SnugRide 35 in “Lunar Rock” for $284.95 

 

Britax Boulevard CT - splash Graco 4Ever -azalea

Convertible & All-in-One Deals:

Indicates a CarseatBlog Recommended Carseat

Britax Advocate ClickTight ARB in “Circa” for $353.00 ☆ (25% Off) 

Britax Advocate ClickTight in all fashions for $330.00 ☆ (25% Off) 

Britax Boulevard ClickTight ARB in “Circa” for $308.00 ☆ (25% Off) 

Britax Boulevard ClickTight in select fashions for $285.00 ☆ (25% Off) 

Britax Marathon ClickTight in all fashions for $255.00 (25% Off) 

Britax Marathon G4.1 in Pink Giraffe for $188.49 (30% Off) LOW STOCK

Britax Roundabout G4.1 in Onyx for $114.99 (36% Off) 

Britax ClickTight Anti-Rebound Bar Accessory for $32.00 (20% Off) 

Chicco NextFit in “Saffron” for $199.99 + shipping ☆ (Discount at checkout – no free returns)

Clek Foonf in Select Tokidoki fashions from $449.99

Cosco Apt 50 in Select Fashions from $50.99 

Cosco Scenera NEXT for $44.98 ☆

Diono Radian R100 in “Essex” or “Black Mist” for $195.99 (30% Off) 

Diono Radian RXT in Select Fashions from $249.99 ☆ (30% Off)

Diono Rainier in select fashions from $265.98 ☆ (30% Off)

Evenflo Momentum in “Lilac” for $119.97

Evenflo Tribute LX in “Saturn” for $55.99 

Evenflo SureRide in “Paxton for $89.99 ☆ 

Evenflo Symphony LX in “Kronus” or “Harrison” for $149.99 SALE ENDED

Evenflo Symphony DLX (with SureLATCH) in “Paramount” for $163.99 ☆ 

Graco 4Ever All-in-One in select fashions from $249.99  

Graco 4Ever All-in-One in Nova and other fashions for $204.99 ☆SALE ENDED

Graco Contender 65 in “Sapphire” for $100.79 ☆ (28% Off)

Graco Milestone All-in-One in “Ayla” for $176.40 ☆ LOW STOCK

Graco Milestone All-in-One in “Gotham” for $185.49 ☆ 

Graco Milestone Safety Surround in “Grand” for $160.99 SOLD OUT

Graco Extend2Fit in “Gotham” for $179.99 ☆

Graco Extend2Fit in all fashions for $141.99 ☆SALE ENDED

Graco Extend2Fit 3-in-1 in Janey for $224.99 

Graco Extend2Fit 3-in-1 in Garner for $223.99 

Graco Fit4Me 65 in “Flip” or “Lacey” for $149.88

Graco Size4Me 65 in Pierce for $125.99 ☆ SOLD OUT

Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 in most fashions for $199.99 ☆ (20% Off)

Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 in Navy, Grey or Pink for $239.99 ☆ (20% Off) + $25 Amazon Gift Card (Buy this Maxi-Cosi product and receive free $25 Amazon.com Gift Card. Add both items to cart to redeem promotion. Applies only to items sold and shipped by Amazon.com).

Nuna Rava for $449.95 (Free Shipping and returns)

Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Convertible in “Licorice” or “Paloma” for $339.99 ☆ (15% Off)

Safety 1st Continuum in “Chili Pepper” for $90.99 PRIME ONLY

Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 in “Harvest Moon” for $118.99 

Safety 1st Guide 65 in select fashions for $67.99 (32% Off)

Britax Frontier CT - kaleidoscope Evenflo Maestro - Keller

Combination Seat Deals:

(forward-facing with harness + booster) 

Indicates a CarseatBlog Recommended Carseat

Britax Frontier in select fashions for $255.00 ☆ (25% Off)

Britax Frontier in Slate Strie for $239.97 ☆ (25% Off)

Britax Pinnacle in all fashions for $293.00 ☆ (25% Off)

Graco Atlas in “Nyssa” or “Glacier” for $95.99 (26% Off)

Graco Nautilus 65 in “Fern” for $113.99 (24% Off)

Graco Nautilus 65 LX in “Bravo” for $119.99

Graco Nautilus 80 Elite “Chili Red” for $132.99 SOLD OUT

Evenflo Maestro in “Wesley” for $66.99 ☆ (31% Off)

Evenflo Maestro in “Pelham” for $40.00 ☆

Evenflo Securekid LX in “Kohl” for $99.88 ☆ (23% Off) LOW STOCK

Evenflo Securekid DLX (with SureLATCH) in “Grayson” for $122.97 ☆ (18% Off)

Harmony Defender for $99.99 SOLD OUT

Recaro Performance Sport in most fashions from $195.99 (32% Off)

Graco Affix Evenflo Amp - blue flames

Booster Deals:

Indicates a CarseatBlog Recommended Carseat

Chicco KidFit ZIP (with LATCH) in “Amethyst” for $69.99 + shipping ☆ (Discount shown at checkout – no free returns)

Clek Oobr in Drift for $201.99 ☆ (27% Off) LOW STOCK

Diono Cambria in Sunburst for $59.99 SOLD OUT

Diono Monterey (with LATCH) in “Surf” from $86.62 ☆ (40% Off)

Diono Solana for $29.99 (25% Off)

Graco Affix (with LATCH) in Select Fashions from $49.99 ☆ (38% Off)

Graco TurboBooster in “Go Green” for $39.99 ☆ (20% Off)

Maxi-Cosi RodiFix (with Rigid LATCH) in all fashions for $199.99 ☆ (20% Off)

Safety 1st Incognito Kid Positioner (for older kids) for $21.49 ☆ 

Recaro Performance Booster (with LATCH) from $95.99 ☆ (36% Off)

Baby Jogger Vue BOB Duallie

Stroller Deals:

Single strollers

UPPAbaby VISTA Stroller in select fashions from $775.12 SOLD OUT

UPPAbaby CRUZ Stroller in Jake or Pascal from $423.99 SOLD OUT 

Baby Jogger City Select in Black $389.99 (25% Off) LOW STOCK

BOB Revolution FLEX in select fashions for $324.99 (35% Off)

Britax 2016 B-Agile Stroller from $216.00 (20% Off) 

Graco Snugrider Elite Stroller Frame in Black for $76.49 (24% Off) LOW STOCK

Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Stroller from $129.99 

Maclaren Techno XLR Stroller in Dove/Orchid Smoke for $310.84 (26% Off) SOLD OUT

Quinny Buzz Xtra 2.0 in all fashions from $399.99 + Free $25 Amazon Gift Card 

Quinny Zapp Xtra in select fashions from $249.99 + Free $25 Amazon Gift Card 

 

Double Strollers  

* accepts one infant carseat; **accepts two infant carseats

Britax 2016 B-Agile Double Stroller in Black for $360.00 * (20% Off)

BOB Revolution FLEX Duallie in all fashions for $533.00 * (25% Off)

BOB Revolution PRO Duallie in Black for $578 * (25% Off)

Baby Trend Universal Double Snap-N-Go Stroller Frame for $67.99 ** (32% Off) LOW STOCK

Graco Fastaction Fold Double Stroller in Fern for $229.84 ** (23% Off) LOW STOCK 

phil&teds Navigator Buggy with Second Seat in Cherry for $499.90 (No free returns from LittleFolks) 

 

Other Baby Gear Deals:

Graco Pack and Play  Fisher Price high chair

Fisher-Price Zoo Jumperoo for $69.99 30% Off

Fisher-Price SpaceSaver High Chair “Pink” for $40.00 20% Off

Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat for $62.05 22% Off

Fisher-Price Deluxe Cradle ‘n Swing Rainforest Friends for $94.34 37% Off

Graco TableFit High Chair for $77.39 23% Off

Graco Slim Snacker High Chair in Stratus for $55.99 30% Off 

Graco Pack ‘n Play with Bassinet in various fashions from $63.99 20% Off

Graco Pack ‘N Play with Reversible Napper & Changer for $79.99 20% Off

Ingenuity Trio 3-in-1 Ridgedale High Chair in Grey for $73.97 26% Off

Summer Infant Pop N’ Play Portable Playard for $55.99 40% Off 

Winco Unassembled Wooden High Chair in Mahogany for $38.99

More deals will be posted as they become available. Find a deal that isn’t listed here? Leave us a comment and let us know what you found!   If you found a great deal here and share it with friends and social media, please be courteous and mention us and please consider using and sharing our links to AmazonAlbee Baby, Diapers.comTarget.com, Walmart.com, Kohl’s, BuyBuyBaby and BabiesRUs.

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Last updated December 4th, 2016

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Carseat Comparisons: Measurements and Features Data

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Compare Child Restraint Safety Features and Carseat Dimensions

It’s been a very long time in the works, but we’re finally able to make public our database to compare carseat measurements and features, just in time to finish CPS Week, 2015.  The comparison tool uses measurements we take when we review products.  For products we haven’t measured ourselves, we use data contributed by Car-Seat.Org members.

Since measurements can vary from one person to another and even one day to the next, we caution that your own measurements may vary.  Plus, manufacturers update carseats from time to time, so there is absolutely no guarantee that these measurements are accurate or will reflect your own product.  This information is provided simply for rough comparisons among models.  To compare up to four carseats within a category, simply use the “Compare Carseats” pull-down menu option at the top of this page, click the links on the sidebar or click the “Go to” jump menu on mobile devices or click one of the category links below:

Compare Carseat Features ExampleCompare Rear-Facing Carseats

Compare Convertible Carseats

Compare Combination Carseats

Compare All-In-One Carseats

Compare High-Back Boosters

Compare Backless Boosters

Compare Carseats (Main Page)

More information, along with individual Carseat Data Capsules can still be found at Car-Seat.Org.

Among other measurements, we have compiled highest and lowest harness slot heights, crotch buckle depths, seating width and depth, and product weight as well as child age, weight and height ranges.  Where possible, we have also included valuable features like seatbelt lockoffs and product information such as lifespan.

CarseatBlog is not responsible for inaccurate information, omissions or other errors.  Some products have incomplete data and we apologize for any missing information.  We will slowly confirm or replace submitted information with our own measurements, but for many products we rely upon contributors to supply these measurements.  We would like to give a big Thank You to MomToEliEm and everyone from Car-Seat.org who contributed to this project over the years.    It originally was going to be hosted at the now defunct Carseatmoms.com website, but technical hurdles made it too difficult.  The best intentions to create a new website just to host the comparison tool also ran into some challenges, but now it has found a home at CarseatBlog and better late than never!  We hope you find it useful when shopping for carseats or giving advice to friends and family.

This is still a work in progress.  We will be adding new products, filling in missing data and making other improvements regularly, so please check back again when comparing carseats.  We do welcome suggestions for products, comparison categories and general feedback about the appearance and usability of our data.  Please keep in mind that it is a commercial software product so we are limited in how it looks and feels.  Feel free to leave us a comment by replying to this blog!

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Winter Coat Suggestions for Kids in Carseats

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snowconePumpkin Spice lattes, falling leaves, Christmas decorations showing up on store shelves even though it isn’t even Halloween… it can only mean one thing: It’s getting cold, and your kids are going to need winter clothes.

Michelin-man-style snowsuits might be fine for sledding, but in the car they can be dangerous. Too much bulk means that the harness won’t tighten properly against the child. In a crash, that extra bulk can compress, leaving a too-loose harness, and leaving the child inadequately protected.

So what can you do?

One option is to have your child take her coat off before she gets in the car. Then after she’s buckled, she can slip her arms into the backwards coat.

But what if your kids don’t want to take off their jackets? No problem–just look for something car-seat-friendly.

What constitutes a good coat for the car seat? Anything that doesn’t add extra bulk to the child will do. That might be a sweater, thin fleece, or a packable down jacket.

To see if your child’s outerwear is ok for the car, put it on your child, put him in his seat, and tighten the harness. Then, WITHOUT LOOSENING THE HARNESS, unbuckle your child and take him out. Take off the jacket, then put him back in the seat and re-buckle. If there’s no extra slack (or just a teeny bit), the jacket is good! If there’s a significant amount of slack, consider another option.

 

Winter Coat Infographic

 

Those two jackets look pretty similar, but you can see how different they really are. In the first photo, my daughter is wearing a Snozu jacket. Without the jacket, the harness had no slack. (In fact, before I took the picture my daughter had been in the seat with no jacket. I didn’t need to loosen the harness at all to buckle her with the jacket on.) The second coat is another story. It’s your typical winter coat, and honestly, it didn’t seem that bulky to me…until I took it off and re-buckled. Wow! There was a lot of slack in that harness!

Here are some good jackets to try:

Last year I got my daughter a Snozu jacket from Costco, pictured above. (There are also some available on Amazon.) They squish down into almost nothing, so they’re perfect for the car. This year’s version has a thin layer of fleece inside, but still works well in the car. They aren’t expensive either, which is a definite bonus!

People at car-seat.org also love the Patagonia Puffball.

Many have also said good things about the North Face Moondoggy.

LL Bean and The Gap both have PrimaLoft jackets that look very squishable.

These Lightweight Packable Jackets from Lands’ End also looks like it would work very well.

Besides working well in car seats, these options will also pack well in a backpack or diaper bag when you don’t need them. Safe AND convenient!

A new option on the market is the Road Coat made by Onekid which looks promising. Its unique construction was designed specifically to be used in a carseat. We haven’t seen one in real life yet but the concept is a good one.

What great car seat coats have you found?