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Countdown to Amazon Prime Day – is 7/15 the new Black Friday?


Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock (with no wifi), chances are you’ve seen the hype about Amazon’s PRIME DAY on 7/15. Next week Amazon turns 20 and Prime Day is going to be the biggest birthday celebration ever! Amazon claims there will be more deals than Black Friday. Or maybe they should say more deals than Cyber Monday since you won’t be lining your shopping cart with barbed wire to protect your items from those innocent-looking old ladies who will lift that tablet right out of your cart the moment you turn your back.

If you’re not a Prime member already, you might seriously want to consider signing up before this event starts on midnight Pacific time on 7/15.  This is important because only Prime Members will be able to take advantage of the special Prime Day sales being offered. If you’re not sure that you want to commit to the $99 yearly Prime membership fee, Amazon is offering a 30-day free Prime trial. You can even give someone the gift of a Prime Membership if you have a special occasion coming up.

If you’re wondering if Prime is really worth it, I can tell you without any hesitation that it is. The money I save just on everyday pantry items that are staples for my family makes my Prime membership pay for itself every year. Plus, the fact that I can do all the shopping I need to do in my jammies at 11:00 PM (wiper blades for the van, BBQ grill mats, food for the guinea pigs, my favorite hand soap that I can’t find locally, these 1-minute Barilla pasta things that my teenager is addicted to, a new shower curtain liner and these tan towels that claim they will make me look good naked), and have those items delivered to my door by a cute guy wearing brown shorts in just 2 days is PRICELESS.

On Wednesday, July 15, new and existing Prime members will find deals starting at midnight (Pacific time), with new deals starting as often as every ten minutes. You can shop thousands of Lightning Deals, seven popular Deals of the Day and receive unlimited fast, free shipping.

You can bet your bottom dollar that we’ll be on top of all the best deals in carseats, boosters, strollers and other popular baby gear so check for updates after midnight and throughout the 24 hour period. We’ll be updating our site frequently as we identify all the really good deals on the popular products that people actually want. Also, please keep in mind that you support our work here at when you make your Amazon purchases through one of our links. It doesn’t cost you anything and it doesn’t matter whether you purchase a carseat, a toothbrush or guinea pig food – your support helps to defray the costs of running this website and allows us to continue bringing you all the best reviews, industry news and child passenger safety related resources. Thank you!

Get Your 2014 Cyber Monday Carseat Deals Here!


Amazon 2014 Cyber Monday Deals



Britax Advocate G4 $259.99

Advocate G4 Review HERE

ADV G4Britax Advocate G4 - zebra

You save $114 on the Silver Diamonds or Zebra fashions! Other fashions discounted too.

Britax B-Safe $119.99

B-Safe Review HERE

Britax B-Safe

Save $60 for a great rear-facing only infant seat in Red!

Britax Boulevard G4 $199.99

Boulevard Review HERE

BV G4 

Save $120 on Onyx!

Britax Roundabout G4.1 $144.00

Britax Roundabout Review HERE

Britax Roundabout G4 - silverlake

Britax Frontier 90 $215.99

Frontier 90 Review HERE

Britax Frontier 90  - Desert Palm

Get Your Amazon Black Friday Carseat Deals Here!


Amazon has started their Black Friday deals early!


Britax Advocate G4.1

Advocate G4 Review HERE


Britax B-Safe 35

B-Safe 35 Review HERE

Britax B-Safe 35 - Stock red


Britax Boulevard G4.1

Boulevard Review HERE

BV G4 

Britax Roundabout G4.1

Britax Roundabout Review HERE

Britax Roundabout G4 - silverlake

Britax Frontier ClickTight

Frontier 90 Review HERE

Frontier 90

Britax Marathon G4.1

Marathon Review HERE



Britax Pinnacle ClickTight

Pinnacle Review HERE

Britax Pinnacle 90- Manhattan

Diono Radian RXT

RadianRXT Review HERE

Radian RXT - shadow

Diono Rainier

Rainier Review HERE

Rainier Orchid

Diono Olympia

Olympia Review HERE

Diono Olympia - Graphite

Evenflo SecureKid LX

SecureKid Review HERE

Evenflo SecureKid LX - Kohl

Evenflo SureRide


Evenflo Symphony DLX/Elite

Symphony Review HERE

Graco Argos 65


Graco MyRide 65 LX

MyRide Review HERE

Graco MyRide - coda

Graco Nautilus

Nauti Matrix

Graco Size4Me

Size4Me Review HERE


Graco Click Connect SnugRide 40

SnugRide 40 Review HERE


Graco TurboBooster with Safety Surround

Graco Turbo safety surround - stock green

Recaro Performance SPORT 

Performance Sport Review HERE


Recaro Performance BOOSTER 

Performance Booster Review HERE


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Super Extended Rear-Facing Carseats: ERF to the MAX

The Best Extended RF Convertible and All-In-One Carseats with the Highest Rear-Facing Weight and Height Limits

Want to keep your child rear-facing until 2 years for safety?  Almost any current convertible carseat in the USA will allow that for most kids.  A decade ago, Extended Rear Facing meant keeping a baby rear-facing beyond 1 year AND 20 pounds.  Britax set the trend of ERF convertibles over 10 years ago with the original Britax Marathon and Wizard that allowed kids to remain rear-facing well beyond 2-years old.  Today, other models have set the bar even higher.

Here are some of the top contenders for Super-ERF carseats that have among the highest weight and/or height limits in the USA.  They can all accommodate even the tallest and heaviest kids rear-facing beyond 2 years old and many kids rear-facing until 3, 4 or even 5 years old.  These aren’t the only great ERF carseats; we update our complete list of rear-facing convertible carseat height and weight limits periodically.  In no particular order:

Britax Boulevard CT

Britax Boulevard ClickTight, currently under $300 at  Britax has a super-easy seatbelt install system on their latest convertible carseat.  Check out our review of the Boulevard CT.  While only a 40-pound weight limit rear-facing, the shell height is around 28.5″ tall and along with a 44″ standing height limit, that makes it effectively the tallest rear-facing model available at the time of this update in terms of seated torso height.  Early models included a tether for rear-facing use.  The Advocate CT has identical rear-facing limits.



Diono Rainier

Diono Rainier, currently around $300 at  Diono’s newest upscale all-in-one carseat.  Check out our review of the Diono Rainier.  Along with the Clek convertibles, it offers an industry-leading 50 pounds rear-facing limit for kids up to 44″ standing height.  The shell is only a hair over 25″ in torso height, however, and will be outgrown by tall kids before competitive models.  Includes a tether that can be used rear-facing to reduce rebound.  The Diono Pacifica has similar ratings. The Diono Olympia and slightly narrower Diono Radian RXT have a 45-pound rear-facing weight limit and similar rear-facing height limits as well.


Clek Foonf

The Clek Foonf, currently starting around $449 at  It matches Diono’s Rainier with a 50 pound rear-facing weight limit, but has a slightly narrower profile and an anti-rebound bar.  A taller 26.5″ shell and a slightly higher rear-facing seated height limit than the Diono models, but a slightly shorter 43″ standing height limit. Please see our full review of the Foonf.  The newer Clek Fllo has similar ratings and is less expensive.



Graco Extend2Fit

Graco Extend2Fit for $199 or less at Amazon, Target or Walmart. It has the highest rear-facing weight limit of Graco’s convertible line-up at 50 pounds and has 4 rear-facing recline settings. A 27″ shell height with a height limit of an inch below the gray adjustment handle gives plenty of growth room. Perhaps the biggest feature is the 4-position extendable tray for leg room. Deluxe push-on LATCH connectors and a 10 year lifespan give the Extend2Fit make this seat a true competitor. Read our review of the Extend2Fit here.



Graco Size4Me 65

Graco Size4Me 65, around $150 at  A more typical 40-pound rear-facing weight limit, but is among the taller usable rear-facing seated height limits on the market with a 27.5″ shell.  Here is CarseatBlog’s full review of the Size4Me (Previously known as the Size4Me 70).  The Graco Headwise 65, Graco MySize65 and Graco Fit4Me 70 have similar ratings.  All are great values for Super Extended Rear-Facing.



Graco 4Ever

Graco 4Ever, around $300 at  A more typical 40-pound rear-facing weight limit, but is among the taller usable rear-facing seated height limits on the market with a 27.5″ shell.  An all-in-one seat, it also converts to a high-back and backless booster.  Here is CarseatBlog’s full review of the 4Ever.  The Graco Milestone (convertible + high back booster) has similar rear-facing ratings.




Safety1st Grow&Go EX

Safety 1st Grow and Go EX Air 3-in-1 for $199 and Advance EX 65 Air+, on sale at $119 at BabiesRUs.  Two carseats with an industry-leading 50 pound weight limit rear-facing, plus a ~28″ shell that offers a seated height limit similar to the Britax Boulevard ClickTight.  With a 49″ standing height limit, they will fit most kids beyond 4 years old rear-facing.  On the downside, they are among the larger models on the market and may not work well in smaller vehicles.




Evenflo SureRide

Honorable Mention (Value):  With a 26.5″ shell, the Evenflo SureRide is a bit taller than average, but it definitely isn’t one the tallest seats on the market, and the 40 pound weight limit is average.  But at around $100, or under $80 on sale, it’s an inexpensive way to keep your child rear-facing for at least a few years.  The Graco Contender 65 fits kids a little taller for $100 to $120 on sale making it another great budget pick.

Updated March 21, 2016