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January 2017 Carseat Deals, Stroller Sales & Coupon Codes

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Deals Tracker: We find the lowest prices on carseats, strollers and other baby gear in January, 2017. Bookmark us and check back frequently for the latest bargains and promo code offers!

Last Updated: January 12th, 2017.

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.

Looking for more info on a certain carseat or booster? Check out out 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   Graco SnugRide 40 - Fern

Infant Carseat Deals:

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Britax B-Safe 35 in select fashions from $168.00 ☆

Chicco Fit2 for $279.99

Cosco Light N Comfy DX in “Rainbow Dots” for $74.99

Graco SnugRide 30 LX in “Banner” for $109.99

Graco SnugRide 30 LX in “Play” for $100.99 

Evenflo Embrace in “Raleigh” for $74.99

Graco Snugride 35 LX in “Studio” for $151.99 ☆ LOW STOCK

Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30/35 LX Infant Car Seat Base in “Black” for $34.99

Safety 1st Onboard 35 AIR in “Estate” for $124.19 ☆

 

 Britax travel system  Graco travel system - soho

Travel System Deals:

(infant carseat + stroller)

Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger with SnugRide 35 Travel System in Chili Red for $250.77 

 

Britax Boulevard CT - splash Graco 4Ever -azalea

Convertible & All-in-One Deals:

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Britax Roundabout G4.1 in Onyx for $109.99 SOLD OUT

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

Clek Fllo in “Noire” and other fashions for $303.99 (Low Stock)

Cosco Apt 50 in Select Fashions from $50.99 

Cosco Scenera NEXT for $44.98 ☆

Diono Radian R100 in “Black Mist” for $219.88 

Diono Radian RXT in “Black Mist” from $259.99 ☆ 

Diono Rainier in select fashions from $266.98 ☆ (30% Off)

Evenflo Momentum in “Lilac” for $98.97

Evenflo Tribute Sport in “Gunther” or “Maxwell” from 42.99

Evenflo Tribute LX in select fashions for $49.99 

Evenflo SureRide in select fashions for $76.99 ☆ 

Evenflo Symphony DLX (with SureLATCH) in “Modesto” for $152.99 ☆ BACK ORDER

Graco 4Ever All-in-One in select fashions from $239.88  (20% Off)

Graco Contender 65 in “Sapphire” or “Glacier” for $111.99 ☆ (20% Off)

Graco Extend2Fit in select fashions from $169.99 ☆

Graco Size4Me 65 in “Matrix” for $140.99 ☆ (22% Off)

Graco Milestone All-in-One in “Ayla” for $176.99 ☆ 

Graco Milestone All-in-One in “Gotham” for $195.49 ☆ 

Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 in “Total Black” for $149.99 PRIME ONLY (BACK ORDER) 2014 Model

Nuna Rava for $449.95 (Free Shipping and returns)

Safety 1st Continuum in “Hollyhock” for $99.99 

Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 in “Blue Coral for $124.99  

Safety 1st Guide 65 in select fashions from 76.99

Britax Frontier CT - kaleidoscope Evenflo Maestro - Keller

Combination Seat Deals:

(forward-facing with harness + booster) 

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Britax Frontier in “Congo” or for $249.99 ☆ (No free returns from Albee)

Graco Atlas in “Nyssa” for $100.99 (22% Off)

Graco Nautilus 65 LX in “Pierce” for $144.99 ☆ (15% Off)

Graco Nautilus 80 Elite “Chili Red” for $169.99 ☆ 

Evenflo Maestro in “Wesley” for $61.99 ☆ 

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

Evenflo Transitions in “Legacy” for $129.99 (19% Off)

Harmony Defender in “Moonrise” for $99.99 BACK ORDER

Recaro Performance Sport in select fashions from $199.99

Graco Affix Evenflo Amp - blue flames

Booster Deals:

Indicates a CarseatBlog Recommended Carseat

Chicco KidFit (with LATCH) in “Atmosphere” for $99.99 ☆  

Clek Oobr in Drift for $189.99 ☆ (31% Off) 

Diono Monterey (with LATCH) in Grey” from $74.99 ☆ (50% Off)

Evenflo Big Kid Amp from 30.88 

Safety 1st Incognito Kid Positioner (for older kids) for $21.34 ☆ 

Baby Jogger Vue BOB Duallie

Stroller Deals:

Single strollers

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

Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Stroller in “Tangerine” for $129.99 

 

Double Strollers  

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

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

Graco Fastaction Fold Double Stroller in Fern for $229.84 ** 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 Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat for $56.11 30% Off

Fisher-Price Deluxe Cradle ‘n Swing Rainforest Friends for $85.99 LOW STOCK 

Graco Slim Snacker High Chair in Stratus for $64.99 20% Off 

Graco Pack ‘n Play with Bassinet in various fashions from $63.99 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 $54.70 

Winco Unassembled Wooden High Chair in Mahogany for $40.99

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 1/12/2017

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UPPAbaby MESA “Henry” Infant Carseat – Green is the New Black

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We are so excited about this new product, which will be available early Spring 2017! The UPPAbaby MESA is already one of our favorite premium infant carseats (it’s one of our Editors’ Picks from our Recommended Seats List). And, soon chemical-conscious parents in North America will have the option to buy a MESA model with a merino wool blend cover that is naturally flame retardant!

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This new model, called “Henry/ Blue Marl” (which is actually grey – as you can see in the pics), will be the first chemical-free infant carseat trim cover! You’re going to shell out $50 more for that particular fashion, but if reducing your child’s exposure to certain chemicals is high on your list of priorities, we don’t think an extra $50 for a wool blend cover that is naturally flame retardant is unreasonable.

Aside from being the “Greenest” carseat, MESA is packed with safety and convenience features. The base is a breeze to install with lower LATCH connectors. Seatbelt install is easy too thanks to the lockoff on the base. This model fits preemies and small newborns well. And of course, it’s compatible with the wildly popular UPPAbaby VISTA & CRUZ strollers if you want to create an ultra-premium travel system. Check out our UPPAbaby MESA Review for the full scoop.

Why Merino Wool?

Merino wool is the only fiber that is naturally flame retardant. For this reason organic mattresses have been made with wool for years. Merino wool is also well-known for being a wicking fiber which makes it comfortable in both warm and cool weather. This is not the itchy wool sweaters of your youth – merino wool doesn’t feel like traditional wool and it won’t bother even the most sensitive baby skin. We all touched the Henry cover and agreed that it felt smooth and lovely.

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Why do most carseats have chemical flame retardants added?

Unfortunately, the fact is that an antiquated federal law requires manufacturers to meet strict flammability standards and it’s very difficult (although clearly not impossible) to meet those standards without adding chemical flame retardants. However, manufacturers do have a choice as to which chemicals they use and how they use them.

UPPAbaby deserves huge kudos for finding a way to meet the flammability standards without adding flame retardants to the cover! They also used energy-absorbing EPP foam (instead of EPS foam) because EPP doesn’t require additional flame retardants. As a side note, all current (non-Henry) MESA models meet the flammability standards without using brominated or chlorinated chemicals (e.g. PBB’s and PBDE’s), which are considered the worst offenders.

“Henry” will be arriving early Spring 2017. We will update the ETA as we get closer to the launch date and have more specific information.

MSRP for “Henry” fashion will be $349. 

So, what do we think?

We were so impressed, that we awarded UPPAbaby with one of our exclusive “Shut Up & Take My Money” Awards for Best New Product at the 2016 ABC Kids Expo! Congrats to UPPAbaby for being the first to market with a naturally flame retardant carseat cover! We hope to see many more of these in the future.

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2016 Infant Carseat Safety Ratings from Consumer Reports – 17 new models evaluated

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The Safest Infant Carseats:  Best, Better or Basic?  How do infant seats compare?

Today, Consumer Reports released their second round of infant carseat ratings using their new test methodology for evaluating infant child safety seats. We feel these ratings are likely to be a big step forward and should help parents to compare the crash safety of carseats. In the long term, just like the 5-star rating system from NHTSA and the IIHS Top Safety Pick ratings for automobiles, more rigorous testing often leads to better product designs in the future.

Why did Consumer Reports create their own crash test for child restraints?

Consumer Reports wanted to provide consumers with comparative information on carseats. By developing their own crash test, the goal was to determine which carseats offered an extra margin of safety in certain crash conditions simulated by the new tests. We know all carseats sold in the U.S. should meet federal safety standards but we also know all carseats aren’t the same. The goal here was to determine which seats could hold up well even under tougher crash test conditions that were also more “real world” than the current tests.

How is this test different from the government’s FMVSS 213 crash test?  

The Consumer Reports crash test was developed to be more rigorous than the current federal safety standards. They also designed the test with more real world vehicle conditions in mind. This new test is performed at an independent, outside testing facility. It uses a contemporary vehicle seat with a lap/shoulder seatbelt and a floor below it, unlike the government’s FMVSS 213 crash test which has a 70’s era back seat test bench with lap-only seatbelts and no floor. There is also a “blocker plate” installed in front of the test seat to simulate the interaction that occurs between the carseat and the front seat in a real crash. This is important because in the real world we know children are often injured when they come into contact with the back of the front seat during a crash. Consumer Reports also chose to run their tests at 35 mph; the government’s crash test is 30 mph.

Consumer Reports - test buck

What is the rating scale?

The crash protection ratings will indicate a “BASIC,” “BETTER,” or “BEST” score for crash protection. The rating is based on a combination of injury measures. While we don’t know exactly where they drew the line between best and better, we do know that seats receiving a “best” rating for crash protection performed statistically better than other peer models for crash performance.

A seat can be downgraded to a “basic” rating if there are repeatable structural integrity issues or if the dummy records injury measures that are considerably higher than the other peer models tested. Seats with a “basic” rating are still considered safe to use because they do meet all the safety standards in FMVSS 213. Please try to keep in mind that these are VERY challenging new tests and there will always be some designs that outperform others.

CR also gives each seat a separate overall numeric score which is based on its crash protection rating and other factors like ease of installation with seatbelt or lower LATCH anchors and ease of use. Seats with high overall scores will have a “better” or “best” crash protection rating plus they are considered easy to install properly and easy to use correctly.

Below we have listed the crash protection rating for the infant seats that received either a “Best” or a “Basic” rating for crash protection.  If you want to see the full ratings for all the seats they tested, which include 22 additional models in the “Better” rating category (plus all the overall numeric scores and comments), they are available only to subscribers. An annual online subscription to ConsumerReports.org is $26.

Infant Carseat Ratings

keyfitsurgeNot surprisingly, their top overall performers (combination of crash protection plus ease of installation and ease of use) are the Chicco KeyFit & Chicco KeyFit 30 models, which are also on our list of Recommended Carseats.

NUNA PIPA + BASE WITH LOAD LEGWe note that the Asana 35 DLX (our review of the Asana is coming very soon), Cybex Aton 2, Cybex Aton Q, & Nuna Pipa were all tested using their load leg feature. Thanks to the load leg, these seats were all top performers in crash protection. Unfortunately, a load leg cannot be used on the government’s FMVSS 213 crash test sled, as that sled does not have a floor. 

Below is a table of the infant carseat models which received a “Best” rating for crash protection, as well as those that only received a “Basic” rating. 

Amazon Prime Day 2016 – carseat, stroller and baby gear deals & discounts!

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Happy Prime Day 2016! We’ve done all the work for you and compiled a complete list of all the carseat, stroller and baby gear deals being offered today! Remember, these deals are exclusively for Amazon Prime members.

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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If you see a great deal on something you need or just seriously want, don’t delay because we have no idea how many of these items are available at the sale price. As a reminder, 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. The deals listed below should offer FREE SHIPPING & FREE RETURNS to Prime members but always double check this before you put the item in your cart and checkout.

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.

Carseats and boosters listed below that are also on our list of Recommended Seats have been noted with “#RS“.

Prime Day SavingsIf you don’t see the sale price immediately, follow through to the checkout screen. The discount will be applied as  “Prime Savings” before you make your final click on the Place Your Order button.