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Most Recommended Car Seats under $250
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Sometimes you need a great car seat on a budget. Curated Experts take each shopper's budget into account every time they make recommendations. This list brings together their top recommendations for car seats under $250. Want a more personalized fit for your particular needs and preferences? Don't forget to chat with a Baby & Toddler Expert here on Curated for free advice and recommendations on the best car seat for your needs.

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  1. Diono Radian 3R Latch All-in-One Convertible Car Seat and Booster
  2. Maxi-Cosi Mico 30 Infant Car Seat
  3. Graco Extend2Fit® 3-in-1 Car Seat
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Diono Radian 3R Latch All-in-One Convertible Car Seat and Booster
#1 in the Top Car Seats under $250
Diono

Diono Radian 3R Latch All-in-One Convertible Car Seat and Booster

$199.99

Great for using three across a back seat with the slim profile. The rear facing mode is ideal for 5-50 pounds, the forward facing for 22-65 pounds, then the high back booster position for up to 140 pounds! This is one of the most popular and highest revered options not only for safety but for value due to the ten year lifespan that grows with children!

Baby & Toddler Expert Gregg Mason
Gregg Mason
Verified • Reviewed Aug 8, 2022

Fits babies from 5 - 50 lb in rear facing, 22 - 65 lb for forward facing, and 40- 120 lb for booster seat and up to 57 in tall. If you are using LATCH it's only good up to 35 lb rear facing and 40 lb forward facing. It's a slim fit so good for smaller spaces.

Baby & Toddler Expert Kristina Spencer
Kristina Spencer
Verified • Reviewed Aug 8, 2022

Slim, low profile and basic model that grows with baby from birth through booster seat. Designed to keep child rear facing longer.

Baby & Toddler Expert Mariah Wear
Mariah Wear
Verified • Reviewed Oct 6, 2022
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Maxi-Cosi Mico 30 Infant Car Seat
#2 in the Top Car Seats under $250
Maxi-Cosi

Maxi-Cosi Mico 30 Infant Car Seat

$219.99

Fits children from 5 - 30 lbs and up to 32" tall. Sun canopy with flip out visor for added shading. LATCH compatible. Easily installs without a base. No fire retardant chemicals. Machine washable.

Baby & Toddler Expert Kristina Spencer
Kristina Spencer
Verified • Reviewed Aug 8, 2022

Rear Facing 5-30 pounds and up to 32 inches. LATCH system, can be belt secured. Weighs 8.11 pounds. UPF 25+ sun shade. Side Impact Protection. Airplane Certified. Flame Retardant Chemical Free.

Baby & Toddler Expert Mariah Wear
Mariah Wear
Verified • Reviewed Aug 25, 2022

Features an ergonomic handle, expandable shade canopy and infant pillow for the smallest of passengers.

Baby & Toddler Expert Gregg Mason
Gregg Mason
Verified • Reviewed Aug 8, 2022
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Graco Extend2Fit® 3-in-1 Car Seat
#3 in the Top Car Seats under $250
Graco

Graco Extend2Fit® 3-in-1 Car Seat

$249.99

This is an extended rear-facing car seat with 5 extra inches of leg room. It fits from 4 - 50 lbs rear facing and up to 65 lbs forward facing. It has excellent safety features and also reclines for comfort. The headrest and harness are easy to adjust.

Baby & Toddler Expert Kristina Spencer
Kristina Spencer
Verified • Reviewed Nov 16, 2022
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