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December 2018 Carseat, Strollers and Baby Gear Deals, Sales & Coupon Codes

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DEALS TRACKER: We find the lowest prices for December 2018 on car seats, strollers and baby gear. Bookmark this deals page and check back frequently for the latest bargains and promo code offers, so you find them here first before they sell out!

We’re the baby gear deal experts so we know where the really good deals are, on the stuff consumers actually want to buy. We scour Amazon and other retailers daily to find the best bargains. We don’t just rely on automated tools and other deals pages, so we find the best deals for you first. This is the resource other deal pages use to find deals!

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.

Looking for more info on a certain carseat or booster? Check out our REVIEWS page. We have in-depth reviews of over 100 carseats and boosters. Prefer to shop at other stores? If you received great advice from us or discovered a good deal here and share it with friends, please mention us and share* our links to AmazonAlbee Baby, Diapers.comTarget.com, Walmart.com, Kohl’s, and BuyBuyBaby.

Select Editors’ Picks:

These carseats are among our Editor’s Picks and are reader favorites, too!

This list will be updated any time 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, we’ll update as soon as possible!  This post and others at CarseatBlog contain affiliate links.  Please read About CarseatBlog for our affiliate policy and see our Marketing Disclosure.

Chicco KeyFit30  

Infant (Rear-Facing Only) Car Seat Deals:

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Britax B-Safe 35 in Red for $152.98 LOW STOCK

Chicco Fit2 Infant & Toddler in “Fleur” or “Legato” (2017) for $169.99 No Free Returns

Chicco Keyfit 30 in “Lilla” with EXTRA BASE for $124.03 BACK ORDER

Chicco Keyfit 30 in “Regatta”for $139.99  

Doona Infant Seat Stroller System in “Fresh” for $469.90 SOLD OUT

Graco SnugRide SnugLock 35 Elite in “Oakley” for $126.74 Extra 5% off instant coupon

Graco SnugRide Click Connect LX *Extra Base* (with lockoff) for $33.00 (45% Off)

Graco SnugRide SnugLock DLX *Extra Base* (with SnugLock lockoff) for Check on Amazon SOLD OUT

Britax Boulevard CT - splash Graco 4Ever -azalea

Convertible & All-in-One Deals:

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Britax Allegiance in “Prism” for $143.15 (17% Off) Extra 5% off instant coupon

Britax Boulevard ClickTight in most fashions for $249.99 ☆ (17% Off) 

Britax Marathon ClickTight in select fashions for $229.99 DEAL ENDED

Britax Marathon ClickTight in “Tempo” for $194.99 No Free Returns

Britax ClickTight Anti-Rebound Bar Accessory for $34.99 

Chicco NextFit iX Zip in “Dolce” for $219.99  (40% Off) No Free Returns

Clek Fllo 2018 in “Noire” for $299.99  

Cosco Scenera NEXT from $34.88 ☆ 

Cybex Sirona M with SensorSafe 2.0 in “Pepper Black” for $262.98 (20% Off) 

Diono Angle Adjuster for $9.99 ADD-ON ITEM

Diono 3RXT in “Plum” for $299.99 (17% Off) Extra 5% off instant coupon

Graco 4Ever All-in-One in “Kylie” at Amazon for $239.99 Extra 5% off instant coupon

Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 in “Clove” for $279.99 (40% Off) DEAL ENDED

Graco Extend2Fit in “Gotham” for $131.64  (34% Off) 

Graco Extend2Fit in “Campaign” for $127.99 ☆ 

Graco Milestone 3-in-1 in “Gotham” for $159.99  (30% Off)

Graco Sequel 65 in “Ara” and “Caden” for $114

Graco SlimFit 3-in-1 in “Darcie” for $179.99  (30% Off) BACK ORDER

Maxi-Cosi Magellan in all fashions for $297.49 (15% Off) 

Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 in “Black Gravel” for $212.49 (40% Off) Extra 5% off instant coupon

Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 in select fashions for $199.99 ☆ (33% Off) LOW STOCK

Nuna Rava in all fashions for $349.95 ☆ (20% Off) DEAL ENDED

Safety 1st Grow N Go EX Air 3-in-1 for $108.99 SOLD OUT Saturday 12/8 ONLY

Safety 1st Guide 65 in “Seaport” for $69.99 (20% Off) 

Britax Frontier CT - kaleidoscope Evenflo Maestro - Keller

Combination Seat Deals:

(Forward-Facing with Harness + Booster) 

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Britax Frontier ClickTight in select fashions for $229.99 (18% Off) 

Britax Pinnacle ClickTight in “Venti” or “Mosaic” for $249.99  (25% Off)

Chicco MyFit in “Canyon” from Check on Amazon ☆ Extra 5% off instant coupon

Cosco Finale in “Realtree Camo” and “Spring Bloom” for $39.00

Evenflo SafeMax Combination in “Crimson” for $129.99 (35 % Off)

Graco Atlas in “Glacier” for $95.44 (27% Off) 

Graco Nautilus SnugLock LX in “North” for $140.99 ☆ ($35 discount IN CART) 

Graco Affix Evenflo Amp - blue flames

Booster Deals:

Indicates a CarseatBlog Recommended Carseat

Britax Skyline (with LATCH) in “Teal” for $99.99  LOW STOCK

Clek Oobr in “Drift” (with Rigid LATCH) for $199.99  BACK ORDER

Graco Affix (with LATCH) in “Atomic” for $52.99 (34% Off)  PRIME ONLY

Graco TurboBooster LX (with LATCH) in “Matrix” for $46.11  (40% Off) Extra 5% off instant coupon

Graco Turbo TakeAlong Backless Booster in “Jodie” for $26.92 (23% Off) BACK ORDER

Evenflo Big Kid AMP in select fashions from $24.99 (23% Off)

Evenflo Spectrum in various fashions from $51.29  

Safety 1st Incognito (for kids 60+ pounds) for $17.00 

 

 Britax travel system  Graco travel system - soho

Travel System Deals:

(Infant Carseat + Stroller)

Britax B-Agile w/ B-Safe 35 in Black for $399.99 DEAL ENDED

Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System with SafeMax Infant Car Seat in Navy for $191.99 (31% Off)

Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System with SafeMax Infant Car Seat in Grey for $199.99 (29% Off)

Graco Fastaction Fold Click Connect Travel System Stroller in Finley for $113.30 (40% Off) BACK ORDER

 

Baby Jogger Vue BOB Duallie

Stroller Deals:

Single strollers

Baby Jogger City Tour in “Violet” for $129.99 (35% Off) 

Baby Jogger 2016 City Mini 3W in Black for $$179.99 (31% Off)

Baby Jogger City Mini GT in “Crimson” for $211.19 (39% Off) BACK ORDER

Baby Jogger 2018 City Select in Red for $370.00 (25% Off) 

BOB Revolution Flex Jogger in 4 fashions for $314.99 (30% Off) 

BOB Revolution Pro Jogger in Black $499.99 DEAL ENDED

Chicco Liteway Stroller in Sunset for $73.99 

gb Pockit Stroller in “Monument Black” for $179.94 DEAL ENDED

Graco Snugrider Elite Stroller Frame $59.99 (40% Off) 

Maxi-Cosi Maxi-Taxi Stroller Frame for $110.49 (15% Off) 

Summer Infant 3D Lite in Black for $77.96 (26% Off) 

Double Strollers  

* accepts one infant carseat; ** accepts two infant carseats; @ requires adapter sold separately

Baby Trend Universal Double Stroller Frame for Check on Amazon ** (34% Off) 

BOB Revolution Flex Duallie Jogging Stroller in “Canyon” for $543.99 DEAL ENDED

Britax 2017 B-Agile Double Stroller in “Red” for $249.99 (44% Off)

Graco Modes Duo Stroller in “Balancing Act” for $239.00 ** DEAL ENDED 

Graco Modes Duo Stroller in “Basin” for $219.00 ** (37% Off) 

Graco Roomfor2 Stand and Ride Stroller in “Gotham” for $99.00 * (34% Off) 

Graco Ready2Grow Click Connect LX Stroller in “Glacier” for $108.99 ** (50% Off)

Graco Ready2grow Click Connect LX Stroller in “Gotham” for $144.99 ** (34% Off)

Joovy Twin Roo+ Stroller Frame for $97.65 @** (25% Off) 

UPPAbaby G-Link Double Stroller “Pascal/Grey” for $399.99 (20% Off) LOW STOCK

 

Other Baby Gear Deals:

Graco Pack and Play  Fisher Price high chair

Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with full-size bassinet in Stratus or Pasadena $45.99

Graco Simple Switch Portable High Chair and Booster $43.99 (45% Off)

Graco Blossom 6-in-1 High Chair $131.05 (32% Off)

Graco Slim Snacker High Chair $49.00 SOLD OUT

Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing in Abbington $69.99 (31% Off)

Fisher-Price SpaceSaver High Chair $32.00 (20% Off)

Fisher-Price Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams Cradle ‘n Swing $119.00 (28% Off)

Winco Unassembled Wooden High Chair in Mahogany $46.20

 

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, and BuyBuyBaby.

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Last updated 12/8/2018

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Everything We Thought We Knew About Rear-Facing Is Being Questioned

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Has the time come to reverse our stance on extended rear-facing and turn children forward-facing at age 1 like we used to in the olden days?

The simple answer, for the moment is, no.

UPDATED JULY, 2018

What’s going on?

Dorel Juvenile Group, the parent company of Safety 1st, Maxi-Cosi, Cosco and other juvenile brands recently issued an updated position statement on their website explaining why they reversed their position on a 2-year age minimum mandate for forward-facing in their convertible carseats. The short story is that they hired a statistician, Jeya Padmanaban, to replicate the original 2007 Henary study upon which all our assumptions of rear-facing (RF) safety statistics in the USA are based. Not only was Padmanaban unable to replicate the results using the same data set as the original authors of the study, her conclusions actually led to opposite findings. She presented her findings to NHTSA and to the journal Injury Prevention. This prompted some of the original authors of the 2007 study to re-examine their analyses. When their attempts to replicate the analysis also fell short, it became apparent that there were real flaws in the study. In August 2017, the journal Injury Prevention issued an “Expression of Concern” regarding the original study. From the statement: “Specifically, they believe that survey weights were improperly handled in the initial analysis, which caused the apparent sample size to be larger than the actual sample size. This resulted in inflated statistical significance.” UPDATE — In February 2018, Injury Prevention published an official retraction of the original study. “Because of serious concerns regarding the magnitude, significance and replicability of the findings reported in this paper, the journal made the decision to retract it.”

What do we know at this point?

The anatomy of the developing pediatric cervical spine predisposes children to injury of the upper cervical spine. In general, the younger the child, the more likely an upper cervical spine injury will occur. The neural arches in the pediatric cervical spine fuse posteriorly by 2–3 years of age. Until that time, the vertebrae are made of cartilage and bone and held in place by ligaments; it’s all very pliable and elastic. Traveling in the rear-facing position is inherently safe and is critical for babies less than 1-year-old. (Please also read Why Rear-Facing Is Better: Your RF Link Guide, an evidence-based justification for rear-facing.)

Even though the statistics from the original 2007 study have been proven to be inaccurate, there is a consensus that rear-facing carseats cradle the head, neck, and spine to protect them in frontal and side-impact crashes. We know it’s safe from basic physics, an understanding of crash dynamics and from results from other countries, notably Sweden.

What’s changed?

Since 2007 when the Henary, Sherwood, Crandall, et. al. study was first published, child passenger safety advocates have been told that rear-facing is 500% (or 5 times) safer than forward-facing for children under age 2. Now we know that statistic isn’t true, at least not based on the data used in this one study which analyzed injuries to fewer than 300 kids between 1988-2003. Having such a small sample size makes drawing broad conclusions very difficult. Large sample sizes generally result in more accurate and reliable conclusions. We have always had our own concerns about the original study and how the “5x safer” figure is presented to parents. Now we know that we were right to be concerned. Unfortunately, we still don’t know exactly how rear-facing compares quantitatively to forward-facing in most situations.

There are other methods, but it can also be difficult to draw broad conclusions from specific case studies or proprietary crash testing done by manufacturers. All of this underscores the need for a more modern crash test sled and better studies on the subject. Modern vehicles simply don’t have a back seat that’s a flat bench seat of a ’70s Chevy Impala with lap-only seat belts and no floor like the standard crash test bench does. Modern vehicles have very different back seat cushions, front seats that crowd the back seat, lap/shoulder seatbelts, and they all have floors too!

What are the risks to a rear-facing child?

Graco TurboBooster Owner’s Manual Recall

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turboGraco is recalling over 20,000 TurboBooster seats due to the printed instuctions missing information required by federal standards.  This is NOT a safety defect and according to Graco, “does not affect the overall dynamic performance of the TurboBooster car seat.”  Parents should continue to use an affected TurboBooster as they normally would until Graco sends them the additional instructions.  The concern is that an unoccupied and unsecured booster could be a flying hazard in a crash and strike another occupant.  Simply buckle the booster with the seatbelt when it is not in use to resolve this concern.

 

According to Graco, models affected were manufactured between December 22, 2015 and April 5, 2016 with the following Model Numbers:

TurboBooster Model Numbers Date of Manufacture Range
1963973 3/8/2016 to 4/2/2016
1963974 12/22/2015 to 3/30/2016
1963975 12/22/2015 to 3/17/2016
1963976 2/17/2016 to 3/24/2016
1967886 1/13/2016 to 4/5/2016
1975173 3/29/2016

Where is the model number?  Look at the bottom of the car seat and locate the white label and note the MODEL NUMBER and DATE OF MANUFACTURE.

From the NHTSA:

Graco Children’s Products Inc. (Graco) is recalling certain Graco TurboBooster booster seats, models 1967886, 1963973, 1963974, 1963975, 1963976, and 1975173, manufactured between December 22, 2015, and April 5, 2016. The instructions for the booster seats are missing the information that the seats should be securely belted to the vehicle at all times, even if the seat is unoccupied. As such, these seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, “Child Restraint Systems.”

CONSEQUENCE:

In the event of a vehicle crash, an unoccupied and unsecured child restraint may strike other occupants and cause injury.

REMEDY:

Graco will notify registered owners and provide the missing printed instructions, free of charge. Non-registered owners can obtain the missing printed instructions by contacting Graco customer service at 1-800-345-4109. The recall is expected to begin on, or about, June 10, 2016.

NOTES:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Recaro Recalls Certain ProRide and Performance Ride Convertible Seats

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Today Recaro Child Safety announced a recall of convertible seats made between April 9, 2010 and June 9, 2015.  Over 173,000 carseats are affected.  These child restraints do not fully comply with the system integrity requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 213. “When the affected child seats are installed using the top tether, the top portion of the restraint can crack and allow the top tether to separate from the restraint. As such, these seats fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, “Child Restraint Systems.” In the event of a crash, the child restraint could fail to protect the child from contacting interior surfaces of the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.

Recaro submitted a petition for an exemption of non-compliance in July, 2014, and the NHTSA denied Recaro’s petition in July, 2015, after a public comment period in November, 2014.  “NHTSA’S Decision: In consideration of the foregoing, NHTSA has decided that the ProRIDE and Performance RIDE’s noncompliance poses a risk to safety and is therefore not inconsequential. Recaro has not met its burden of persuasion that the FMVSS No. 213 noncompliance identified in Recaro’s noncompliance information report is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Accordingly, Recaro’s petition is hereby denied and Recaro is obligated to provide notification of, and a remedy for, that noncompliance under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120.”  The NHTSA also has recall related information.

 

Recaro ProRIDE convertible

Recaro ProRIDE convertible

Recaro Performance RIDE convertible

Recaro Performance RIDE convertible

What’s the Fix:

The remedy kit consists of a load limiting strap and instructions on how to install it on your carseat.

If you are a ProRIDE or Performance RIDE owner currently using a now-recalled seat, here’s our advice:

  • If you are using your ProRIDE or Performance RIDE convertible in the rear-facing position – you still need to contact Recaro for the recall fix, but the issue with the tether potentially separating from the shell doesn’t apply in your situation because that’s only a concern when the seat is installed forward-facing.
  • If you are using your ProRIDE or Performance RIDE convertible in the forward-facing position – consider whether or not your child could actually use this seat in the rear-facing position until you are able to obtain the recall fix kit. If your child weighs less than the rear-facing weight limit (which is either 35 or 40 lbs., depending on when your seat was made) and your child has a seated height (measure bottom of tush to top of head) of less than 22.5 inches tall – he or she can still use the seat rear-facing and you avoid the potential issue with the tether.
  • If you are using your ProRIDE or Performance RIDE convertible in the forward-facing position and using it rear-facing isn’t an option, please read Recaro’s statement below:

Recaro USA has issued the following statement:

What You Should Do:

During applicable tests conducted by NHTSA, the dynamic test scores that directly affect the child were still within the limits allowed by the FMVSS 213 standard, hence, you should continue to use your RECARO ProRIDE or Performance RIDE as instructed in your manual. You may check the model number and manufacture date on your child restraint to see if it is affected by this notice. You can find the model number and manufacture date on a white label on the left side of your child restraint. If your model is affected please email recarorecall@m-s-s.com or call our customer service team at 1-866-628-4750 to obtain a repair kit. The repair kit will consist of a load limiting strap and instructions on how to install it in a vehicle.

Look for model numbers of 332.01.AK21, 332.01.KAEC, 332.01.KAEG, 332.01.KK91, 332.01.MC11, 332.01.MJ15, 332.01.QA56, 332.01.QA9N, 332.01.QQ11, 332.01.QQ14, 332.01.QQ95, 333.01.CHIL, 333.01.HABB, 333.01.HAZE, 333.01.JEBB, 333.01.JETT, 333.01.KNGT, 333.01.MABB, 333.01.MARI, 333.01.MNGT, 333.01.PLBB, 333.01.PLUM, 333.01.REBB, 333.01.REDD, 333.01.ROBB, 333.01.ROSE, 333.01.SABB, 333.01.SAPH, 333.01.SLBB, 333.01.SLTE, 333.01.VIBB, 333.01.VIBE and manufacturing dates between April 9, 2010 – June 9, 2015.

You can also order a fix kit directly by visiting recaropromotion.com/RIDErecallSept2015. Please be prepared to enter your model number and manufacture date of your child restraint.