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

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DEALS TRACKER: We find the lowest prices in August 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!

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, like the Britax Frontier, Britax Boulevard ClickTight, Chicco NextFit iX, Graco 4Ever, Graco Extend2Fit, Maxi-Cosi Pria, Clek Foonf or Clek Fllo, 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.

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.

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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:

Indicates a CarseatBlog Recommended Carseat 

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

Britax Endeavours in “Circa” or “Spark” for $279.99

Chicco KeyFit 30 in “Energy” for $114.00 ☆ (price in cart)

Chicco KeyFit 30 Zip Air in “Surf” for $129.00 SOLD OUT

Chicco KeyFit 30 Zip Air Q Collection for $129.00  BACKORDER

Chicco KeyFit 30 in Regatta for $146.30  (price in cart)

Chicco Fit2 Infant & Toddler in “Fleur” for $199.99  (29% Off) LOW STOCK

Graco SnugRide SnugLock 35 in “Chili Red”for $109.99 (31% Off) NO FREE RETURNS

Graco SnugRide SnugLock DLX *Extra Base* for $47.49 (47% Off) PRIME ONLY

Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30 in select fashions from $149.99 (46% Off) LOW STOCK

Nuna Pipa Lite LX in “Stone” for $299.95 (25% Off)

Britax Boulevard CT - splash Graco 4Ever -azalea

Convertible & All-in-One Deals:

Indicates a CarseatBlog Recommended Carseat

Britax ClickTight Cool Flow Summer Fabric Sale from $259.99

Britax Advocate ClickTight in select fashions for $349.99 ☆ (20% Off)

Britax Boulevard ClickTight in “Westin” for $249.99 ☆ (34% Off) 

Britax Marathon ClickTight in “Oasis” for $229.99 (32% Off)

Britax ClickTight Anti-Rebound Bar Accessory for $34.45 

Chicco NextFit iX in “Eucalyptus” for $189 (37% Off)

Clek Fllo 2018 in “Noire” for $299.99  

Cosco Scenera NEXT from $38.00 

Cosco Apt 50 in “Black Arrows” for $43.94 (27% Off)

Cybex Sirona M with SensorSafe 2.0 for $249.95 (24% Off)

Diono Angle Adjuster for $6.93 (31% Off) ADD-ON ITEM

Evenflo EveryStage DLX All-in-One for $229.99 BACKORDER

Evenflo SureRide DLX in “Paxton” or “Nicole” for $84.88  DEAL ENDED

Evenflo Sonus in “City Lights” for $55.99 (30% Off)

Evenflo Tribute Sport in “Maxwell” for $49.99 BACKORDER

Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 in Select Fashions for $279.99  (20% Off)

Graco 4Ever All-in-One in Select Fashions for $239.99  (20% Off)

Graco Contender 65 in “Sapphire” from 94.99  (32% Off)

Graco Extend2Fit in “Gotham” for $144.00  (28% Off)

Graco Size4Me 65 in “Matrix” $135.99 (24% Off)

Graco Milestone 3-in-1 in “Gotham” for $165.98  (28% Off)

Graco SlimFit 3-in-1 in “Anabelle” for $172.49  (25% Off)

Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 in Black Gravel for $212.49 ☆ (15% Off)

Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 in select fashions for $229.49 ☆ (24% Off) 

Safety 1st Guide 65 in “Chambers” for $69.00 (31% Off) LOW STOCK

Britax Frontier CT - kaleidoscope Evenflo Maestro - Keller

Combination Seat Deals:

(Forward-Facing with Harness + Booster) 

Indicates a CarseatBlog Recommended Carseat

Britax Frontier ClickTight in select fashions for $279.99 (18% Off)

Britax Pinnacle ClickTight in select fashions for $299.99  

Cosco Finale in “Realtree Camo” and “Spring Bloom” for $40.78

Evenflo Maestro in “Wesley” for $67.49 (20% Off) 

Evenflo Maestro Sport in “Crestone Peaks” for $59.99 DEAL ENDED

Evenflo Transitions in “Maleah” for $117.32 

Evenflo SafeMax Combination in “Crimson” for $143.88 (28% Off) 

Graco Atlas in “Glacier” for $89.99 (31% Off) 

Graco Nautilus 65 in “Sylvia”  DEAL ENDED

Graco Nautilus 65 LX in “Ayla” for $122.99 ☆  

Harmony Defender for $90.61 (Save $29.80)

Graco Affix Evenflo Amp - blue flames

Booster Deals:

Indicates a CarseatBlog Recommended Carseat

Clek Oobr in “Drift” with Rigid LATCH for $199.99 (Plus $3.94 Instant Coupon)

Chicco KidFit Zip (with LATCH) for $99.99  

Graco TurboBooster LX (with LATCH) in “Matrix” for $54.99  

Evenflo Spectrum in various fashions from $53.55   

 

 Britax travel system  Graco travel system - soho

Travel System Deals:

(Infant Carseat + Stroller)

Britax B-Agile w/ B-Safe 35 Elite in “Cowmooflage” for $319.99 PRIME ONLY

Britax 2017 B-Agile w/ B-Safe 35 in Red or Black for $299.99 (32% Off) PRIME ONLY

Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Click Connect Travel System w/ SnugRide 35 in “Gotham” for $214.99 (33% Off)

Graco Fastaction Fold Sport Click Connect Travel System in “Pierce” for $198.99 (29% Off)

Graco Aire3 Click Connect Travel System w/ SnugRide 35 in “Gotham” for $192.99 DEAL ENDED

Graco Modes 3 Lite Stroller w/ SnugRide 35 in “Addison” for $211.99 (36% Off) 

 

Baby Jogger Vue BOB Duallie

Stroller Deals:

Single strollers

Baby Jogger 2016 City Mini GT in Crimson for $259.99 (28% Off)

Baby Jogger 2016 City Select in Ruby for $374.43 (29% Off)

BOB Revolution Pro jogger in 3 fashions for $399.99 (20% Off)

BOB Revolution Flex jogger in 3 fashions for $359.99 (20% Off)

Graco Snugrider Elite Stroller Frame $63.99 (36% off)

phil&teds Sub 4 World’s Fastest Jogger in Black for $340.99 (62% Off)

Maclaren Quest in Medieval Blue/Silver for $198.88 (34% Off)

Mountain Buggy Terrain Premium Jogging Stroller in Graphite for $480.25 (20% Off)

Summer Infant 3D Lite in Black for $62.67 (37% Off)

Double Strollers  

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

Baby Trend Universal Double Stroller Frame for $66.99 ** (33% Off) 

BOB Revolution Pro Duallie Jogging Stroller in Black for $551.99 (20% Off)

BOB Revolution Flex Duallie Jogging Stroller in Black for $511.99 (20% Off)

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

Graco Modes Duo Stroller in “Balancing Act” for $239.00 ** (32% Off)

Graco Roomfor2 Stand and Ride Stroller in “Gotham” $108.99 * (27% Off) 

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

UPPAbaby G-Link Double Stroller “Pascal/Grey” for $399.00 (20% Off)

 

Other Baby Gear Deals:

Graco Pack and Play  Fisher Price high chair

Britax Car Seat Travel Cart for $52.99 DEAL ENDED

Graco Simple Switch Portable High Chair and Booster in “Zuba” $55.60 (31% Off) 

Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with fullsize bassinet in “Zuba” $49.99 (38% Off) BACKORDER

Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with fullsize bassinet in “Pasadena” $58.39 (27% Off)

Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing, Abbington $72.00 (28% Off) 

Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Total Clean High Chair $85.73 (39% Off)

Fisher-Price My Little Snugabear Cradle ‘n Swing $89.00 (40% Off after $21.85 extra savings coupon)

Winco Unassembled Wooden High Chair in Mahogany for $46.21 

 


 

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Last updated 8/11/2018

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Will Skinny be back in 2018? A plea for more narrow carseats & boosters.

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Discontinued width-adjustable Britax StarRiser/Comfy

Skinny is in high demand – that is, if you’re a carseat or booster. Unfortunately, skinny is also very hard to come by these days and that’s a real problem. In a time when many Americans are downsizing their vehicles –  increased laws and awareness are keeping more kids in carseats and boosters longer. The combination of these two factors is creating a real space problem.

We need more seats that can fit in narrow seating positions and in those tricky 3-across situations. Manufacturers really need to work to address this issue because if I see one more Turbobooster without armrests because they’re trying to make it fit next to another carseat – I’m going to lose my mind!

Suggestions for CR Manufacturers:

Work on designing new, narrow seats, or perhaps booster seats that are width-adjustable and pay particular attention to how your various models fit/puzzle/mesh next to each other.  

Current Options:

For those parents and caregivers who can’t wait for future seats – the Cosco Scenera NEXT is a neat little convertible that is going to work in a lot of tight situations. But it’s very compact and really meant for infants and small toddlers.

The Evenflo Tribute convertible can be a saving grace in many 3-across scenarios too but again, it’s not that big and many kids will outgrow it by height before hitting 40 lbs.

The Safety 1st Guide 65 convertible is narrow and will last longer before being outgrown but some parents wind up dismayed when their child falls asleep and has “head slump” – an issue caused by the tilted headrest.

The Diono Radian models have built their reputation on being narrow and working well in a lot of 3-across scenarios but they have their quirks and incompatibility issues in some cases. Whenever possible, you should “try before you buy”.

I’ve seen the Harmony Defender forward-facing combination seat recommended for people looking for a slim seat but not everyone wants a carseat that has to be assembled like IKEA furniture.

The Graco Tranzitions (aka Graco Wayz) is often recommended for families on a budget who need a slim forward-facing seat but it’s really not that narrow (although it does have a low profile) and it can be incompatible with some seatbelt installations once the child is over the LATCH weight limit.

The brand new Chicco MyFit forward-facing combination seat is being released this month and seems very promising since it’s only 17.5″ wide! We are currently evaluating its abilities and will have a full review posted soon.

The forward-facing only IMMI GO is a narrow option that some parents may want to consider but it’s not a traditional carseat and it lacks solid, side structure and head support. Plus, you really need to install it in a seating position with a full set of LATCH anchors (lower anchors & tether). It requires tethering, installs quickly and easily with lower anchors but is generally incompatible with most seatbelt installations.

Another non-traditional product for kids 3+ who weigh at least 30 lbs. is the Ride Safer Travel Vest. The vest is available in 2 sizes; small (30-60 lbs.) or large (50-80 lbs.). There is an optional tether strap that can be used with either size vest and there is also a narrow backless booster (Delighter) that can be purchased for use with the vest.

Last but not least, the Britax ClickTight Convertibles, the Clek Foonf Clek Fllo are all narrow convertibles but they’re pricey and out of reach for many families on a budget.

In the last two decades, the industry has been very focused on bigger and wider. No doubt this is due to the fact that American kids are getting bigger and wider, not to mention they’re staying in carseats and boosters for much longer than in the past. Plus, there has been a strong, steady demand for higher-weight carseats and boosters that can accommodate bigger/older children. This is all well and good but you can’t focus exclusively on bigger and wider because if the bigger seats don’t fit in smaller vehicles, then what?

What do you think happens when a family of 5 trades in their Tahoe for a Prius? And what happens at a check event when a car pulls in with 3 kids in the back of an old Corolla and all 3 need to be in seats? My CPS program stocks Evenflo Tributesinstitutional models of the Maestro and Harmony Youth Boosters but sometimes it’s not enough and parents are forced to make those “tough choices”. Do you put a kid up front? Let the oldest ride without a booster in back even though he clearly still needs one? This is reality. This is what we’re dealing with at events all across the nation because of space issues.

Manufacturers, you can help those of us in the trenches (and those who are personally in these predicaments) by meeting these challenges and making more 3-across-and-small-vehicle-friendly seats. We also desperately need more affordable options for our CPS programs that work in these tight situations! I know we can’t fix or solve every incompatibility that we encounter but this particular problem seems to have some possible solutions that are realistic and within reach. I hope you’ll agree.

Safe and Warm! A review of the Buckle Me Baby Coat

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One of the last posts I wrote was lamenting the end of summer. I apparently spoke too soon because it was like 90 degrees here up until last week, then last night we had tornadoes, and now it’s 72. So…fall? Maybe. It’s that weird weather where it’s freezing in the morning but if you wear long sleeves you are sweating your you-know-what off by the afternoon. However, I know this means that steadily cool weather is not far away, and with it comes this previous desert-dwelling girl’s most hated thing: getting in a cold car.

So what do you do when the weather is cold? Wear a jacket, obviously. But if you’ve been around us for awhile you know the age-old lesson of bulky coats and car seats: NOPE. Jennie has elaborated on this way better than I could in her article on winter coat suggestions. So what the heck are you supposed to do? Well, one option that has recently become available is to purchase a coat specifically made to be worn in a car seat.

Enter an up-and-coming new company called Buckle Me Baby Coats. Based out of New Hampshire, Buckle Me Baby Coats (we’re going to refer to them as BMBC from here on out) was founded by a brilliant and creative mother of 3, Dahlia. She was searching for a way to put her idea in action for years, and after some time and hard work, the coat was born!

The coat comes in six fashions. Blue (Deepest of Oceans), orange (Orange-inal), pink (Power of Pink), purple (Indi-go-go-go), red (I Lava You), and an olive green (The Warrior Within). Declan’s favorite color is red, and since I knew he actually had to like the coat to cooperate with me, Dahlia was nice enough to send me the ‘I Lava You’ fashion.

2018 Recommended Carseats for Airplane Travel

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It’s the travel season and for many families with small children, that includes flying somewhere. Since so many carseats are heavy and bulky, it makes sense in some cases to invest in a lightweight carseat just for traveling. Plus, this spares you the hassle of re-installing your main carseat when you get back to your own car, weary from traveling.

 

Ideally, a spare travel carseat should be lightweight (under 15 lbs), easy to install with the lap-only belt on an airplane seat and narrow enough to fit in a typical coach seat. With those criteria in mind, here are several options to consider.

Infant carseats – no need to buy anything new as long as your current infant seat can be installed without the base. I guess it’s possible to drag the base with you on the plane but that’s just making life harder than it needs to be. As long as your infant seat allows installation without the base (most do but there are some exceptions so make sure you know for sure), it’s easy to install the carrier rear-facing with the lap-only belt on the plane.

KF-airplane  Toddler on plane

If you’re leaving the base at home – make sure you practice baseless installation a few times so when you arrive at your destination you know how to install the carseat properly in the car, using a typical lap/shoulder belt.  Here is a video that demonstrates my technique for quick and easy installations of an infant carseat without the base.

Stay clear of products like THIS and THIS. These products are NOT acceptable alternatives to using an actual carseat on the plane to restrain your child. Along the same lines – using a sling or infant carrier also isn’t a safe alternative for your baby or toddler because you aren’t allowed to wear your child during take-offs or landings when the risks are highest. There is a good reason for this but the details are ugly so I’m not going to go into it right now. If you would like more info on why slings and infant carriers are not a safe alternative to using a carseat on a plane, please see the NTSB website.

Baby B'Air vest - NO  Airplane hammock

UPDATED MAY 2018

Convertible seats – if you intend to install the convertible seat rear-facing on the plane then you’ll be best served by a seat that is fairly compact which will increase your chances of the seat actually fitting rear-facing in the space you have to work with.

 

Cosco Scenera Next - stockCosco Scenera NEXT:

Rear-facing 5-40 lbs., or up to 40″ tall. Forward-facing 22-40 lbs., or up to 40″ tall

 

 

Evenflo Tribute - MaxwellEvenflo Tribute:

Rear-facing 5-40 lbs., or up to 37″ tall. Forward-facing 22-40 lbs., or up to 40″ tall

 

 

Graco Contender - Glacier

Graco Contender:

Rear-facing 5-40 lbs. (won’t be outgrown by height in the RF position before child hits 40 lbs.). Forward-facing 20-65 lbs., or up to 49″ tall.

 

 

Safety 1st Guide 65 - seaport fashionSafety 1st Guide 65:

Rear-facing 5-40 lbs, or up to 40″ tall. Forward-facing 22-65 lbs, or up to 43″ tall

 

 

No matter which seat you decide to take on the plane for your child – you will want to know where the FAA approval language is stated in case one of the flight attendants asks to see proof that your carseat is certified for use in an aircraft. Look for RED lettering on one of the sticker labels on the carseat. The FAA language is required to be written in red. The language can vary slightly but in general, this is what you’re looking for:

Pria 85 - FAA certification  Evenflo Symphony FAA certification - cropped Britax B-Safe 35 Elite - FAA certification 

 

For forward-facing kids, you’ll be best served by a seat that’s lightweight, fairly narrow, with tall top harness slots and a weight limit of 50 lbs. or more. Keep in mind that combination seats (aka harness/booster) can only be used on the plane in harnessed mode. Booster seats (or combination seats used without the 5-pt harness in booster mode) are not FAA certified and cannot be used on an airplane because all booster seats require a lap/shoulder belt, which airplanes don’t have.

Cosco Finale

Forward-facing only for kids who weigh at least 30 pounds. With 5-point harness from 30-65 lbs., 32″-50″ tall.

 

 

 Keller

Evenflo Maestro:

Forward-facing only for kids at least 2 years old. With 5-point harness from 22-50 lbs., up to 50″ tall

 

 

Evenflo Sonus

Rear-facing 5-40 lbs., or up to 40″ tall. Forward-facing for children at least 2 years old, 22-50 lbs., up to 50″ tall

 

 

Evenflo SureRide:

Rear-facing 5-40 lbs., or up to 40″ tall. Forward-facing for children at least 2 years old, 22-65 lbs., or up to 54″ tall

 

Graco ContenderGraco Contender:

Rear-facing 5-40 lbs., Forward-facing for children at least 1 year old, 22-65 lbs., or up to 49″ tall. *Forward-facing beltpath is behind the back of the shell. This unique design means your FF child won’t have the metal latchplate of the airplane seatbelt in their back during the flight.

 

Safety 1st Guide 65 Safety 1st Guide 65:

Rear-facing 5-40 lbs., or up to 40″ tall. Forward-facing for children at least 1 year old, 22-65 lbs., up to 43″ tall

 

 

CARES Harness*:

A unique product for kids over 1 year old who weigh between 22-44 lbs., and are under 40″ tall. *CARES harness is certified for use ONLY on the plane. It cannot be used in motor vehicles. It’s very useful for situations where you don’t need a carseat to use on the ground when you arrive at your destination. We have a review of the CARES Harness here.

 

If you want to travel with your usual carseat, or just want to make it easier to travel with any carseat in general  – there are many products that can help you transport it through the airport and onto the plane. Some are just generic luggage carts – other products like the Brica Roll ‘n Go Carseat Transporter, the Go-Go Travelmate products and the Traveling Toddler Strap are made specifically for a carseat.  There are also carseat travel bags with wheels but obviously you can’t put your kid inside it too. Britax, Peg Perego, Clek & Diono all make travel accessories specifically for their carseats too.

go-go babyz used go-go babyz travel strap used

Remember, only carseats with an internal harness can be used on a plane. You cannot use a booster seat on an airplane because booster seats require a lap/shoulder belt and airplanes only have lap belts. If your child rides in a booster seat and you are bringing it with you, you can gate check it or bring it on the plane and put it in the overhead bin (if it fits).

For more info on flying with kids and carseats – check out our related blogs on the subject:

Carseat on airplane

Lap Babies on Airplane – A Warning All Parents Must See

Flying with a Car Seat? Know Your Rights!

Flying with Kids & Carseats – the checked carseat controversy

Travel Carseats: The Ultimate Guide to What You Want to Take on A Plane

An Open Letter to the FAA