Holiday Carseat Deals, Sales & Coupon Codes

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Deals Tracker: We find the lowest prices in Nov/Dec ’17 on car seats, strollers and baby gear plus Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Bookmark us and check back frequently for the latest bargains and promo code offers so you find them before they sell out!

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

Last updated: 11/24/2017 PM

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   

Infant Carseat Deals:

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Baby Jogger City Go in “Steel Gray” for $149.94 (38% Off) with INSTANT COUPON – LOW STOCK

Save on Select Britax carseats & strollers

Britax B-Safe 35 in Black for $99.00 (53% Off) 

Britax B-Safe 35 Elite Infant Seat in “Cowmooflage” for $148.10 DEAL ENDED

Chicco Fit2 in all fashions for $223.99  PRIME ONLY Extra 20% AT CHECKOUT

Chicco Fit2 LE in “Alto” for $239.99  PRIME ONLY Extra 20% AT CHECKOUT LOW STOCK

Chicco Keyfit 30 in “Lilla” or “Papyrus” for $159.99  PRIME ONLY Extra 20% AT CHECKOUT

Evenflo BIG SAVINGS Event on Car Seats and Gear

Graco SnugRide SnugLock 35 Elite in “Spencer” for $135.00 (38% Off) PRIME ONLY

Graco SnugRide 30 LX Click Connect in “Glacier” for $80.97 (38% Off) 

Graco SnugRide SnugLock 35 in “Chili Red” for $102.39 (36% Off) PRIME ONLY

Graco SnugRide SnugLock *Extra Base* for $35.49 (41% Off) PRIME ONLY

Graco SnugRide SnugLock DLX *Extra Base* for $62.04 DEAL ENDED

Maxi-Cosi Mico AP in “Bohemian Blue” for $129.99 (42% Off) BACK ORDER

Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air in “Estate” for $110.91  (31% Off) SOLD OUT

Britax Boulevard CT - splash Graco 4Ever -azalea

Convertible & All-in-One Deals:

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Save on Select Britax carseats & strollers

Britax Advocate ClickTight in “Venti” for $291.99  (34% Off)

Britax Advocate ClickTight with ARB in “Circa” from $327.99  (30% Off)

Britax Boulevard ClickTight in “Circa” for $245.99  (35% Off)

Britax Boulevard ClickTight ARB in “Circa” for $286.99  (30% Off) 

Britax Marathon ClickTight with ARB in “Circa” for $219.99 (26% Off)

Britax Marathon ClickTight in “Verve” for $221.99 (35% Off)

Britax Boulevard G4.1 in “Domino” for $139.00 (49% Off) BACK ORDER

Britax Marathon G4.1 in “Summit”(LOW STOCK) or “Azul” for $161.00 (30% Off)

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

Chicco NextFit iX Zip in “Spectrum”, “Midnight” or “Starlet” from $279.99  PRIME ONLY Extra 20% AT CHECKOUT

Chicco NextFit iX Zip in “Steel Blue” for $219.99 (37% Off)

Chicco NextFit iX Zip in “Bliss” for $219.99  (37% Off)

Clek Fllo in “Flamingo” for $303.99  (21% Off) LOW STOCK

Clek 15% OFF most car seats at the Clek Store

Cosco Scenera NEXT from $38.00 

Evenflo BIG SAVINGS Event on Car Seats and Gear

Evenflo SureRide DLX in “Windsor” for $79.99  (20% Off)

Evenflo SureRide DLX in “Paxton” for $69.00  (27% Off)

Evenflo SureRide in “Sugar Plum” for $71.99  (20% Off) 

Evenflo Tribute Sport in “Maxwell” for $39.00 (35% Off)

Evenflo Sonus in select fashions for $55.00 (31% Off)

Evenflo Stratos 65 in “Boulder” or “Pink” for $88.79 (32% Off)

Evenflo Symphony Elite and DLX in select fashions from $143.99 (35% Off)

Evenflo SafeMax Platinum All-in-One in “Madalynn” for $145.59 (48% Off) DEAL ENDED

Graco 4Ever All-in-One in “Matrix,” “Basin,” or “Azalea” from $208.43 ,“Cougar” for $209.98  (30% Off) 

Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit in “Clove” for $247.92, “Jodie” for $239.98  (31% Off)

Graco Contender 65 in “Sapphire” for $89.59 ☆ (36% Off) 

Graco Contender 65 in select fashions for $79.00

Graco Extend2Fit in Solar for $127.99 ☆ DEAL ENDED

Graco Milestone 3-in-1 in “Gotham” for $117.29  DEAL ENDED

Graco SlimFit 3-in-1 in “Annabelle” or “Darcie” for $147.19  (36% Off) 

Graco MySize 65 in “Isaac” for $97.99 (30% Off)

Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 Special Edition in “Black” for $229.99 (22% Off)

Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 in “Devoted Black” for $179.00  (36% Off)

Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 in “Blue Base” for $141.02  (44% Off)

Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Convertible in select fashions for $279.99  (20% OFF)

Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Convertible in “Fleur” for $264.17  (24% OFF) LOW STOCK

Nuna Rava for $349.95 ☆ (20% OFF + Free Shipping and In-Store Returns)

Safety 1st Continuum in “Hollyhock” for $93.99 (37% Off) 

Safety 1st Grow and Go EX Air 3-in-1 in “Storm 2” or “Dusty Rose” for $119.99

Safety 1st Guide 65 in select fashions from $73.32 (27% Off) 

Britax Frontier CT - kaleidoscope Evenflo Maestro - Keller

Combination Seat Deals:

(Forward-Facing with Harness + Booster) 

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Save on Select Britax carseats & strollers

Britax Frontier ClickTight Harness-2-Booster in most fashions for $237.99 (30% Off)

Britax Pinnacle ClickTight Harness-2-Booster in “Mosaic” for $259.99 (33% Off)

Britax Pioneer Harness-2-Booster in various fashions for $158.69 (31% Off) 

Evenflo BIG SAVINGS Event on Car Seats and Gear

Evenflo Maestro from $59.00  

Evenflo SecureKid LX in “Raven” for $79.99 (38% Off) SOLD OUT

Evenflo Securekid DLX (with SureLATCH) in “Grayson” for $108.90   SOLD OUT

Graco Atlas in “Glacier” or “Nyssa” for $83.19 (36% Off)

Graco Nautilus 65 LX in “Matrix” for $99.99 (41% Off) 

Graco Nautilus 65 LX in “Conley” for $99.99  (41% Off)

Graco Nautilus 80 Elite in “Azalea” from $136.33 (32% Off)

Graco Tranzitions in “Proof” for $84.99  DEAL ENDED

Harmony Defender for $88.38

Graco Affix Evenflo Amp - blue flames

Booster Deals:

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2017 IIHS Booster Seat Ratings Bonanza: Where Does Your Booster Seat Rank?

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Does your booster rate as a Best Bet?

It’s that time of year again: fall has arrived, the air is crisp, turkey day is around the corner, thoughts are on naughty and nice lists, and the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) released their annual fit ratings of belt-positioning booster seats. Because proper seat belt fit on children is so important to their safety in a crash, having a booster seat that adjusts the seat belt easily for both parent and child is paramount. Fortunately, since the IIHS has released their ratings for years and given access to their testing protocol to manufacturers, we have many more excellent choices than ever before. This year IIHS evaluated 16 booster models and 13 earned their highest ranking of Best Bet. We now have an overall total of 118 Best Bet boosters available in the retail market from which to choose!

Beginning this year, IIHS used a new dummy designed specifically for these tests called Jasper (Juvenile Anthropomorphic Seat-belt Position Evaluation Rig). IIHS worked with Humanetics, the dummy’s manufacturer to design Jasper, which represents a 45 pound 6 yr old.

What makes a “Best Bet” booster seat? The booster should correctly position the seat belt on a typical 4-8 year old child in most vehicles. A correctly positioned seat belt will fit low on the lap, touching the thighs, and cross the shoulders about half-way over the collarbone. The shoulder belt should move freely through the belt guide if you have a highback booster.

But remember, your vehicle may not be “most” vehicles and may have a different belt geometry. Always try before you buy, if you can, and hold onto the box and receipt in case you need to return the booster.

“Good Bet” means that the belt fit will be acceptable in most vehicles and these boosters shouldn’t be automatically shunned because they aren’t “top tier.”

“Check Fit” means just that: it may fit a larger child better than a smaller child in some vehicles or vice versa. I’ve used “Check Fit” boosters quite successfully before with my kids in my cars—it definitely doesn’t mean you should chuck the seat out with the bathwater.

What Does Good Belt Fit Look Like?

Most kids need boosters until ages 10-12. Seat belts are designed to fit adult bodies and until children reach adult size, they need a restraint that helps the seat belt fit them or they are at risk of severe injury or death in a crash. The 5-Step Test was designed to help parents determine when their kids fit safely in a seat belt without needing a booster seat.

Sometimes it can be confusing and not at all clear as to whether the seat belt is sitting on the child correctly or not. When evaluating belt fit, it’s always best to dress the child in tight-fitting clothes that don’t bunch; the worst outfit to choose is jeans and a sweatshirt.

Highback boosters with headwings generally have the shoulder belt guides attached and adjust in height. Please check your instruction manual on how to raise the headwings to adjust the shoulder belt position on your child’s shoulder.

New Best Bet Boosters Tested in 2017

This is not an all-inclusive list – many boosters were rated in previous years. You can search all the booster ratings, current and previous years, by manufacturer HERE.

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Manufacturer and Model Can Use LATCH CarseatBlog Review CarseatBlog Recommended Seat
Chicco GoFit (backless)
Cosco Finale (highback) Review
Cosco Finale DX (highback) Review
Diono Monterey XT (backless)
Diono Monterey XT (highback) Yes
Evenflo Spectrum (backless) Review
Evenflo Spectrum (highback) Review Yes
Graco Wayz (backless) Review
Graco Wayz (highback) Yes Review
Maxi-Cosi RodiFix (highback) Yes Review Yes
Nuna AACE (backless) Yes
Nuna AACE (highback) Yes
Peg Perego Viaggio Shuttle (backless) Yes

Check Fit Boosters
Manufacturer and Model Can Use LATCH CarseatBlog Review CarseatBlog Recommended Seat
Harmony Folding Travel Booster (highback)
Kiddy USA Cruiser 3 (highback) Yes
Ride Safer Delighter Booster (backless) Review

Not Recommended Boosters

For the first time in years, there are no new boosters on the “Not Recommended” lists; however, that doesn’t mean there aren’t still Not Recommended boosters from past years still being used or for sale as leftover stock. One seat, the Safety 1st Summit 65, is still being manufactured. It is worth looking at the list to make sure a booster you’re using or considering isn’t on this list. These boosters have demonstrated consistently poor belt fit.

For the complete 2017 IIHS Status Report with listing of all previously ranked boosters, visit the IIHS website: http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/child-boosters

Given the number of Best Bet boosters available, chances are high that your booster kid is using one. However, if you’re using a booster that doesn’t garner that coveted Best Bet label, remember to do a fit check yourself in every vehicle you use the booster in since seat belt geometry varies so much. If you have a booster on the Not Recommended list, we do suggest that you find a dedicated belt-positioning booster from the Best Bet list and it need not break the bank.

If you’d like more guidance on which booster to choose, we have our own list of Recommended Carseats with a section on booster seats.

Graco SlimFit All-in-One Review

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2017-2018 Graco SlimFit All-in-One Quick Review

A common carseat conundrum that caregivers encounter is the issue of space in the backseat. Whether it is due to a small vehicle, a growing family, or vehicle limitations on where carseats can be installed, space can be an issue. With this in mind, Graco introduced the SlimFit All-in-One that is intended to solve some or all of your carseat space woes, especially compared to the similar Graco Milestone. Let’s take a look!

Specs:

  • Rear-facing: 5-40 lbs. and top of head is 1″ below red adjuster handle
  • Forward-facing (with harness): 22-65 lbs and 49″ or less
  • High-back booster: 30-100 lbs. and 38-57″ and at least 4 years old
  • No-rethread harness with 10 position headrest
  • Adjustable base with 4 recline positions (2 for rear-facing, 2 for forward-facing)
  • Steel reinforced frame
  • Energy-absorbing EPS foam
  • Premium push-on lower LATCH connectors (LATCH limit: child weight of 45 lbs.)
  • Dual cupholders which can be rotated away to save space
  • Ten-year expiration date

  

Measurements:

  • Lowest harness height (with infant insert): 7″
  • Highest harness height: 18”
  • Tallest booster height: 18.75″
  • Internal rear-facing height: 27.5” (that’s one inch below the headrest adjustment lever of 28.5” )
  • Crotch buckle positions: 5″, 6.25″, 7.5″
  • Seating depth (interior): 12″
  • Deepest point on base: 15″
  • Internal seat width: 12″
  • Widest external seat width: 18.5″ (at wings, although if you use both cupholders it is wider at the armrest area)
  • Widest point across armrest area: 17″ (both cupholders retracted) or 19.75″ (both cupholders extended)
  • Widest point on base: 13.75” (at the middle)
  • Narrowest point on base: 13.25” at back and 13.25″ at front

Overall, the SlimFit is very similar to what we found in the Carseatblog review of the Milestone with some minor differences noted here. This is because the SlimFit and the Milestone are nearly identical in terms of their features and are essentially the same product with the exception of fashions and a minor change or two. Above, you can see the Milestone without its optional single cupholder (left) and the Slimfit with its two cupholders retracted (right). They are so similar, in fact, that I was skeptical about whether the SlimFit really offered any additional advantages over my beloved Milestone. Could I really fit a SlimFit anywhere that I couldn’t fit my Milestone with its cupholder removed? Because I love the Milestone so much, I was more than willing to try the SlimFit and see if I could find a seat I loved even more. I am happy to say that I think I have!

Installation

First of all, the installation of the SlimFit is very easy, just like my beloved Milestone.

Take me home, country roads…

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But not that kind of home. Like, my actual house. Not the eternal home.

Sometimes when it comes to the topic of child safety, I struggle to think of a topic to discuss. Obviously, there are topics that are super important and commonly brought up such as installation, coats in car seats, tether usage, fit to child, etc. However, as I was driving the peaceful winding road to get Liam from school, I paid more attention to the common scene in front of me. Two preteen boys were sitting in the back of a truck on hay bales, each with a wiggly, happy dog held steady by the boys’ knees. As I got closer to the school, I passed the local high school and saw the usual rowdy bunch of kids riding home in the beds of pickup trucks driven by their friends, laughing and smiling in the wind and sunshine. For most people around here, it’s a scene of youth. It’s how it’s always been, and how it will always be.

When we think of child passenger safety, we think of babies. Little kids. Kids in boosters. We don’t often think of those wild, free, tousled hair, uninhibited teenagers. Yet they are at the height of the incredible feeling of invincibility, taking risks left and right and scaring the crud out of their parents. Talking sense into them sometimes feels more difficult than other age groups, and enforcing rules sometimes seems even harder.

As I watch the boys laugh when the truck hits a bump, I wonder about the person driving. I’m assuming it’s the father of one of the boys. I wonder what sets him at ease with having two children in the bed of a truck. Surely it’s not lack of knowledge. Sure, not everyone knows how to install a car seat properly but most everyone knows it’s not safe to ride without a seatbelt or in the bed of a truck. So what is it? Tradition? Culture? Both?

Well obviously, because if you didn’t survive you couldn’t share the meme.

According to the USDOT in 2012, while only 19% of people live in rural areas, 54% of crash fatalities occur on rural roads. Road maintenance, lack of lighting, and roads with only one lane each way probably has a lot to do with it, situations like what I described above may also be contributory. Here in Union County, which straddles both NC and SC, we’ve had more than our share. Just in the last two weeks alone we’ve had 4 people killed after colliding with a tractor-trailer, a person airlifted out after an 18 wheeler (that doesn’t belong on these back roads) smacked into the car, two high school students killed, and just last week my neighbors lost their only daughter after she was rear-ended while sitting at a red light. All within a 10-mile radius. Our roads are beautifully lined with wildflowers and old barns with a history beyond what I can comprehend, but they are also trails of sadness with the multiple crosses, memorials, flowers, and candles.

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Tradition is heavy here. It’s hard to make changes to something that has been commonplace for so long, something that “we’ve all done and are just fine”. Roads change, vehicles change, populations change. Generations change. Every day I see it- farmers are changing from the traditional ways of our grandparents to the innovative and creativity of the younger generation. Our generation craves information, efficiency, new ways of doing things. Hopefully with that will come a recognition of the fact that while some horrible things are out of our control, it’s amazing what knowledge we are armed with to protect ourselves and our children.

I silently willed my thoughts into the rearview mirror of that man driving. Urging him to recognize that one sideswipe or bump in the road is all it takes to change this everyday memory into yet another cross on the side of the road. When driving, we are all one Facebook post away from our own roadside vigil. Tradition runs strong, but nothing says strength like taking knowledge and adapting for survival.