Baby Trend Elite Convertible Car Seat + Giveaway

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Baby Trend Elite Convertible Car Seat
When you have multiple kids, you become very familiar with car seats. My oldest just barely graduated from his car seat and will be 11 this fall. My youngest is 2 months old and is just starting to explore the world of car seats. All 4 kids are in different stages and range in seats from infant to booster.


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Baby Trend is a brand that I’ve come to love and trust over the years. We’ve had two different Baby Trend infant seats and now a convertible seat which you will learn more about today. The ease of use, safety and range of features make Baby Trend car seats a win for me. Our newest guy is  currently using a Baby Trend Infant Car Seat but soon enough he will transition to a convertible seat. The BabyTrend Elite Convertible Car Seat in Sweet Pea is what he will be riding in when the time comes.


baby trend elite convertible


The Elite Convertible seat is suitable for children 5-65 lbs. It is approved to use rear facing from 5-22 lbs without the upper seat back and 5-40 lbs rear facing with the upper seat back. Once your child is turned to forward facing, it can accommodate a child 23-65 lbs and up to 50″. Our pediatrician recommended that our kids stay rear facing until at least age 2 so it’s nice to have a seat that will allow for that. My daughter was rear facing until 2 1/2 and I plan on rear facing my son that long, hopefully longer.

The ease of use of this seat is so great. It took me about 30 minutes to read through the manual and I felt like I had a pretty good feel for this seat. It includes features like:

  • 5-Point safety harness
  • One-hand front harness adjuster
  • Padded harness covers
  • Washable pads that easily snap on and off
  • No-rethread harness system


Elite Convertible Car Seat Affordable


Since I have two kids that could use this seat at the time, here are a few visuals.  This first image is of my son who is 2 months old.  He has the headrest and infant insert which can be used rear facing and the lower two harness settings.  He is also pictured without the seatback.  It is safe for him to use it rear facing without the seatback until his head is 1″ away from the top, according to the manual.  He looks and seems comfortable and safe in this seat.  The seat can be installed with latch or a seatbelt rear facing.  There is a lock off system in the seat which locks a seatbelt into place to insure that you always have a tight fit and the seat reclines to a comfortable position for a newer baby.


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When your child is ready to be turned forward facing, you must remove the headrest and infant insert.  The seatback is required and the harness should be moved up to one of the top two positions so that the straps are coming out above your child’s shoulders.  It was easy for me to make these few transitions and I had the seat changed from a rear to forward facing position in less than 5 minutes.  You’ll see dual cup holders on each side which is nice.  Our current convertible seat my daughter used when rear facing didn’t have cup holders and she was constantly dropping her sippy cup on the ground.  The 5 position recline back should be moved up to another position in the forward facing position.  There’s also an adjustable crotch strap you can move forward with the push of a button once they are facing forward.  The seatback is comfortable and tested to International Standards for impact protection.


convertible car seat


The only con that I can think of is that it is a fairly heavy seat at 30 lbs.  It wouldn’t be ideal for moving around from car to car but would be a great choice to have installed in a car where you don’t plan on moving it around.


Overall, it’s such an awesome seat and at $179.99, it is priced competitively and affordably. You can purchase it here:  Baby Trend Elite Convertible Car Seat.  Our last seat cost close to double that and was missing a few key features that this convertible seat has. You can watch the video below to get a more hands on look of this seat.




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  1. 64
    Cheri Poggensee says:

    I like that it is compatible with baby to toddler!

  2. 65
    Wildcatzgirl7 says:

    I live that the car seat is rear and front facing

  3. 66
    Elisabeth says:

    I like that you can take the cover off easily to wash.

  4. 67
    Trenda Tillson says:

    Love the removable washable pad and the cupholders!

  5. 68
    Heather B says:

    I really like the looks of the latch hooks, they look easier to use than my current seat.

  6. 69
    mary walters says:

    love that i can use it for a long time

  7. 70

    I love that it’s 5 – 65 lbs and that it has a no re-thread harness and washable covers!

  8. 71
    Sarah Hayes says:

    i like the cup holders! they can in handy quite often and Id definitely need a seat that has them

  9. 72
    Megan Martina says:

    I love how easily removable the pad is for washing! I also love the no rethread harness and the easy latch system!

  10. 73

    I love the 65 lb weight limit, means my little one will be using for a long time!

  11. 74
    Amy Howard says:

    I’m completely in love with the idea of a snap off washable pad!! Expecting baby number six so I like washable!!

  12. 75
    Laura Royal says:

    I really love the washable pads that easily snap on and off b/c I love products that clean up easily.

  13. 76
    Anna McBride says:

    I really like that there is a 5 point safety harness:)

  14. 77
    Susan B. says:

    I like the cupholders!

  15. 78
    Sarah Sobocinski says:

    I love the no rethread harness.

  16. 79
    Taylor Closet says:

    I love the adjustable base.

  17. 80
    Kristian Whitlock says:

    Affordability and top notch quality

  18. 81
    Jillian Too says:

    I love that the pads are washable and easy to snap off.

  19. 82
    Jodi Armstrong says:

    i like that it goes until 50″ because my 3 year old is already 42″ and outgrown some of the convertible carseats.

  20. 83
    Stephanie Phelps says:

    I love the One-hand front harness adjuster

  21. 84
    Fiona N says:

    I love that it has the washable pads that easily snap on and off
    Thank You for the chance

  22. 85
    Rosie. T says:

    I like all the padding to create a proper fit for a smaller baby.

  23. 86
    Katie Krietemeyer says:

    I like that it can extended rear face and then forward face for a while as well.

  24. 87

    OOOOO I want one! Great blog BTW keep it up!

  25. 88
    josh dillard says:

    my favorite part is the adjustable base with the smaller adjustments, i have their ez ride 5 set up and love this seat so much more ha

  26. 89
    LaKesha Nuckols says:

    I would love to review products for your company. I absolutely love Baby Trend products. I have used them with both of my children.

  27. 90
    Katie Mikesell says:

    This looks like an awesome seat for quick growing kids. The no retread feature is great!

  28. 91

    Besides the fact that the seat’s convertible so my little one can use the same seat for years, my favorite feature would be the no rethread hardness. I hate rethreading the harness and find this to big a huge plus!

  29. 92
    Heather W says:

    I like the no rethread harness system & 5 position adjustable base!

  30. 93
    Mami2jcn says:

    I like the 5 position recline back.

  31. 94
    Alayna McCabe says:

    I love the wide range of weights it holds!

  32. 95
    RocheL S says:

    Love the 5 position recline back and how versatile the seat is!

  33. 96
    Trisha Burgess says:

    Honestly I love the built in two cup Holders! I love that my son could have a spot for snack and drink!

  34. 97

    I think it’s a great price for everything it offers!

  35. 98
    Sara Floyd says:

    I like the no re-thread harness

  36. 99
    Angela Rhodes Ingles says:

    I love the fact that it has pieces you can easily remove and wash. This is a total gamechanger!

  37. 100

    I LOVE the washable pad that snap off – need dat!

  38. 101
    Jennifer says:

    I love everything about this car seat. The 5 position recline is a big sell for me. It also looks very comfortable.

  39. 102
    Amy Hall says:

    I like that it lasts so long

  40. 103
    Megan kelly says:

    Love the style. And the baby insert. Just had a baby boy last month and would love this

  41. 104
    Cheryl Cole says:

    I love the easy to remove fabric and non-threading harness.

  42. 105
    Tabitha redding says:

    I love this seat, we had the old version, I wish this had lock offs but the cup holders are my favorite difference. Come on baby trend we need anti rebound and lock offs back.

  43. 106
    Linda Flores says:

    The feature I like most about this car seat is that it’s side impact tested and has LATCH installation. I also like that my child would be able to use it for several years since it holds up to 65 lbs.

  44. 107
    Ariel Rowan says:

    I love that this can be used for infants 5lb, most convertible car seats start around 20lb, but this seat could be the end all seat. Love love thy especially for families that have a limited income but want the best for thei babes!

  45. 108

    I like that it can be used rear facing up to 40lbs and forward up to 65lbs.

  46. 109
    Carol Rollinger says:

    Love that is affordable and will last throughout so much of the kids car seat life.

  47. 110
    Jessica hyder says:

    I like the wide weight range for this seat

  48. 111
    Ann Kieswetter says:

    Love the dual cup holders!

  49. 112
    Barbara Mihu says:

    I love this carseat! I love the colors and how it grows with your kids! So great!

  50. 113

    I love that it’s able to be adjusted with one hand. And that you mentioned it’s good for installing and not a lot of transfers. Very good to know!

  51. 114

    I like the dual cup holders!

  52. 115

    I like the dual cup holders.

  53. 116
    LaTanya says:

    I like the Patented non re-threaded harness system

  54. 117
    Jessica-I love the safety features says:

    I love the safety features and that it is convertible!

  55. 118
    Jessica Ross says:

    Awesome review! We are in the market for a car seat for our 1 year old son, I love the dual cup holders and the adjustable base. Overall it’s a really good looking car seat with safety that puts my mind at ease.

  56. 119
    Dandi D says:

    I really like that you can use it from tiny baby up to big kid!

  57. 120
    Gabby Jimenez says:

    I like that the car seat is safe for baby’s that weigh 5-65 pounds

  58. 121

    This would be a great car seat for my baby he already out growing his and he’s only 2 months.

  59. 122
    Rebecca Rouse says:

    I like the no re thread harness and the washable covers!

  60. 123
    Daniela Tapia says:

    The Baby Trend car Swat is awesome. I love the Latch installation and the dual cupholders. Everything is perfect for keeping our kids secured.

  61. 124
    Lindsay says:

    We would love this car seat! We love our baby trend pumpkin seat!!!

  62. 125
    Anna Pearlman says:

    Love it! and love the color too. I’m all for a seat with easily washable components that is easy to transition and click in and out of the car. With #3 on the way I’m in the process of researching which car seat to add to our collection next haha!

  63. 126

    I love that the seat can be rear or front facing

  64. 127
    Brittany D says:

    I like the dual cup holder! And Tiff Little man has gotten to big already!

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