WHY CHOOSE A FLAME RETARDANT FREE CAR SEAT? Similar to the dangers of flame retardants in mattresses, car seats are equally concerning. Endocrine disruptors and other chemicals off-gassing are legitimately dangerous to the developing brain, body, and nervous system of a baby.
An infant car seat is the handle / bucket type of seat that clicks in and out of a car or adaptive stroller. As a rear-facing car seat, it is the safest position for your baby. At around the first year, (typically between 10-14 months old) your baby will outgrow this seat.
A convertible seat can be used rear- or forward-facing. You can use most types of convertible car seats from birth, but you may want to add a newborn insert if your seat doesn’t come with one. Many parents transition to a convertible car seat when their baby outgrows an infant seat. But starting with a convertible seat can be an economical and eco-friendlier choice since it limits the number of baby gear items you buy.