Review Guidelines

Here at Car Seat Parent, we review car seat products regularly and understand the responsibility it implies.

Your child’s safety is crucial to us as it is to you. That is why we hold ourselves to the highest standards when making car seat recommendations.

We thought you would be interested to learn how we select the products you find in our guides.

We extensively scour through user reviews

We rely heavily on “the wisdom of the people” to make up our minds about a particular car seat.

We extensively scour positive and negative reviews about all car seats we recommend online.

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We also often reach out to these customers to dig deeper, understand their experiences, and reflect them in our content.

We Study the product line & brand history

Before we recommend a new car seat line or brand, we dig through its history and operations extensively to try and assess the risks for you.

Here are just a few things we look into when considering a new car seat or brand:

  • Brand & product line voluntary recall history
  • Manufacturing plants and their recall history
  • Any NHTSA warnings or recalls
  • Place of manufacture
  • Brand affiliations
  • Any name change to “hide” past horror stories

We consider All Situations & Configurations

Because our car seat guides often cover specific situations like the child’s agevehicle type, or car seat type, we ask our CPS technicians also to study & confirm that the car seat recommendations are the best for the given guide.

We Understand the product’s pricing & positioning strategy

There are car seats for all budgets. We try to cover most of them in all of our guides, so you will always find a budget option, a value option, and a premium option at least.

We also research the available deals and offers to help you save on your car seat purchase.

We Take your feedback into consideration

All our car seat articles and guides have a rating widget at the end where you can share what you enjoyed and did not enjoy about the piece.

Every few months, we review all articles’ feedback and update them based on what you told us could be improved.

Things you will NEVER find on Car Seat Parent

We Don’t Post anything without thorough research

All our articles went through a thorough research process, and we don’t make recommendations lightly.

If you read it on our site, you can be sure it’s gone through all the points above, and you can trust the advice.

We don’t take sponsorship fees

Many brands are ready to pay us good money to be featured higher on our pages but always refuse these offers.

We feel it’s our editorial responsibility to feature the best car seats for you because we love safety more than money.