Best Infant Car Seats of 2019

CR's test results reveal top-rated seats that are safe and easy to install

A person tending to a child in an infant seat.

Rear-facing-only infant car seats are the first seat that most parents use when transporting their new infants. So getting help in choosing the best option before that first ride is extremely important.

Parents and caregivers should consult our infant seat test results on more than 30 models before buying. The scores show the importance of buying based on test results rather than price or reputation.

The seats listed here did well in our crash tests and also score well for ease of use and in our fit-to-vehicle ratings, increasing your chances of installing and using them correctly.

Additional details on each model can be found on their individual model pages.

See our complete car seat buying guide.

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Ease of use
Fit-to-vehicle belt
Fit-to-vehicle LATCH


Ease of use
Fit-to-vehicle belt
Fit-to-vehicle LATCH
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