My daughter is definitely pushing the top of the growth chart, so when she was 10 months old, I had to move her to a convertible car seat. A friend recommended the Britax Advocate 70 ($285), and I'm so glad I made the investment. This car seat feels like it could survive anything — from a fender bender to the constant barrage of snacks and sippy cup spills my daughter inflicts upon it. I have no doubt it will last through a second child and beyond.
— Kate Stahl, contributing editor