If you're looking for a convertible car seat to save you the hassle of doing the research twice--once for an infant seat and once when you're little one is ready to size up--then you'll want to hear about two of our favorites: The Nuna Rava and the Clek Foonf. Both of these convertible seats offer top-notch safety features, while also ensuring your child is comfortable in both rear- and forward-facing positions. Their weight capacities and recline/headrest adjustability make both of these seats a lifetime seat for your little one (and little ones that come later), which make them a great bang for your buck! Here's a closer comparison of the two to help you choose the best seat for your babe:
Nuna Rava– $449.95
This baby is plush! Just by looking you can tell that comfort and style are not a compromise for the Rava, and your babe will be comfy in this! It features breathable knit fabrics to make sure that babe doesn't get too warm (BONUS: The cover is machine washable!), and has comfortable harness padding to make sure the buckles and straps aren't causing your child any discomfort. Built in cup holders can easily pop out when your child needs them, so there's no need to purchase extra accessories. It also has 10 position incline for rear-facing so you can adjust as your child needs more room or support, and has 10 adjustments for headrest and harness, so this seat will have no problem growing alongside your babe!
Nuna has also made this seat incredibly easy to install, and has indicators to let you know when it is installed correctly (a problem a lot of parents have). The Rava has a Reveal + Open True Tension door which lets you know that the seat is installed safely and securely. Check out our How-To Video for step-by-step instructions.
The Rava is going to hit all your requirements for safety by including SIP (Side
Impact Protection) which just pop out of the sides of the seat. These pods absorb energy in the event of a crash, and they will be the first point of contact in the event of a side crash! The Rava also uses a steel frame for increased protection. You can keep your child rear-facing in this seat up to a whopping 50 lbs! This means that you'll never be turning that seat around until your babe (or you) think they're ready. It's also compatible for forward-facing up to 65lbs, and has a nifty calf rest for when your little one is growing up and needs some added support.
- RAVA Convertible Car Seat
- Dual flip-open cup holders
- Set of LATCH guides
- Infant head and body insert
Clek Foonf– On Sale $359.99
Clek car seats are designed with luxury and safety in mind, so you can rest assured that the Foonf is going to check all your boxes for safety, comfort and longevity. The Foonf is one of the premier car seats in terms of safety, and has an extended rear-facing design meant to keep your child in the rear-facing position as long as possible. It features a rigid steel and magnesium structure, an aluminum honeycomb technology that absorbs energy in the event of a crash, advanced side-impact protection, and a unique, steel anti-rebound bar for rear facing mode. These features help to decrease movement and improve overall stability and safety.
The seat will also be comfortable and smooth for your little one with a cover made of Crypton-- a super fabric that prevents stains, moisture, and odor-causing bacteria. You can learn more about how to treat and care for the seat in our last Clek post! The Foonf has a smooth recline, an adjustable headrest, and a narrow design that is perfect for vehicles with a tight back seat. You can actually fit three of these babies side by side in most cars! You're looking at a 9-year safety expiration date on this seat, so it will definitely outlive your child's needs, and is rear-facing up to 50 lbs and forward up to 65 lbs. If you're planning on using this seat with an infant, you'll want to consider investing in the Clek Infant Thingy for extra support and protection for babes from 5-13lbs.
- Foonf Convertible Car Seat
- Anti-rebound bar
- Wedge for rear-facing mode
- 1 year warranty
Whether you choose to go with the Nuna Rava or the Clek Foonf, you're going to end up a with an amazingly safe and comfortable convertible car seat that your child will love! They're both easy to install, and are top of the line for safety features--especially their weight capacity for rear-facing to leave your little one turned around as long as possible. Overall, the Rava is going to include more standard features for the price, without needing to purchase extra accessories like cup holders or an infant insert, but with the sale price, prices end up being comparable.