You can’t leave the hospital without it and your child will be riding in one (in some form) for the next 8 plus years. The car seat is an important purchase that’ll keep your little one safe on the road. Read on to learn about some of the newest, most innovative and budget-friendly infant and convertible car seats for babies.

Chicco KeyFit 30 Zip Air Infant Car Seat + Base

This consistently top-rated infant car seat just got a cool update - 3D AirMesh fabric that provides air flow and ventilation to make Baby's ride more comfortable and cool. In chilly weather, you can keep your baby warm with a boot that zips on to provide coverage. This seat also comes equipped with features that help ensure an easy and correct installation.

Available at toysrus.com, $239.99.

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–Julie Seguss