Finding the best car seat for two babies can be stressful. There are so many things to consider such as if it fits in your car, will it fit your child, is it safe, easy to use, hassle free, and so much more. For twin parents especially, you want to find the perfect car seat to fit both babies and is capable of allowing you to juggle two babies without too much struggle.
With so many different brands and styles, finding one that is a perfect fit can be a lot to go through. Here is a list of my top 11 best car seats for twins!
Why it’s great: This product is so perfect for twin parents! It has all your transportation needs in one place. This bundle comes with two car seats, two car seat bases, and a double stroller. It’s any twin parent’s dream all-in-one. The car seats are compatible with the double stroller, which makes things way easier for twin parents. You won’t have to take your babies out of their car seats to move them into the stroller. Just connect the car seat to the stroller itself and you’re good to go. Another bonus is that you can change up the seat configurations any way you like – forward-facing, rear-facing, or even have the two seats facing each other!
Keep in mind: This set may come in two different packages on different days, so don’t worry if you don’t get everything at once.
Good for: Parents that want to get their car seats and a stroller all in one set.
Why it’s great: This car seat offers peace of mind for parents with newborns. It has a secure click connect technology that gives an audible click once you’ve got it attached correctly. It is well padded, yet sturdy, so you will know your child is both comfy and safe in this seat. It is also easy to install and the harness is easy to adjust, so you never have to worry about struggling to tighten or loosen the straps around your baby. This adds to the comfort factor and the safety factor. The car seat comes with an easy-to-read level indicator to tell you if the position of the car seat is safe for your baby and adjusts to four different inclines to make sure you get the right position. This is what you need for a safe and comfortable car seat ride!
Keep in mind: This does come with an infant insert, but it doesn’t offer quite as much support as some of the other options.
Good for: Parents looking for a car seat that takes the guesswork out of installation.
Why it’s great: This car seat can be used from infancy all the way up to 10 years old! It converts into four stages that accommodate rear-facing infants, rear-facing toddlers in an upright position, forward-facing for preschoolers, and a booster for older kids. The best part is that it is designed with a slim fit, which means you’ll easily be able to fit two in your car for your twins. It also has two layers of protection that surround your child’s head and torso, keeping them safe and secure. It’s easy to install and you can just scan the QR code on the side with your phone for quick instructions on how to convert to the next stage when you’re ready.
Keep in mind: This one does not have a handle and isn’t meant to be removed from the car, so you’ll have to get your baby in and out of it whenever you go anywhere.
Good for: Parents that need a slim car seat so they have plenty of room for both in their car.
Why it’s great: This car seat is one of the most unique and convenient of the bunch! It actually converts into a stroller, saving you from having to buy one separately. With just the click of a button, the wheels fold out and stand up. When you have twins, it’ll be a lot easier to just press a button and fold down wheels than try to get out a separate stroller and attach two car seats to it. Then, you can just fold the wheels back up to put each seat in the car when you’re ready. On top of that, it has 3-layer side impact protection, making it extra safe for your child. It also comes with an ergonomic infant insert, so your baby will be supported and comfortable.
Keep in mind: You will have to push two separate strollers, but since these are so lightweight and easy to maneuver, that may not be a huge problem.
Good for: Parents that want a car seat that doubles as a stroller.
Why it’s great: Like many of Graco’s car seats, this car seat also has click connect technology that signals when the car seat is safely connected to the base. The base itself is adjustable, which allows it to fit in many different types of cars. Its 3-step installation process makes it easy for any twin parent to install both car seats without any hassle. The harness system is also simple and will be a major time saver for twin parents. The removable cover makes it easy to clean when your babies create a mess. Plus, it has one button to release the car seat, making it easy to do alone, and it’s not crazy heavy, which is great if you have to carry both car seats at the same time.
Keep in mind: The canopy on the car seat doesn’t allow your hand to fit when trying to hold the handlebar, so you may have to lower the canopy a bit to carry the car seat.
Good for: Twin parents who need a lighter weight car seat that is still safe.
Why it’s great: This car seat comes with many great features and is compatible with other Britax strollers, which is perfect for twin parents who have a Britax stroller. It’s easy to install and comes with a recliner indication, so you know what position is best for your car. It was built with safety in mind, so it is very durable and sturdy. Another great feature is the padding of the car seat, which is easily removable, making it quick and easy to clean. With twins, that’s double the mess, so this will help give you peace of mind.
Keep in mind: Parents have reported that this car seat is not compatible with some of their cars, so be sure to do your research and consider the size of your car before purchasing.
Good for: Parents looking for a nice design to match the interior of their car.
Why it’s great: This car seat comes in 12 different styles and is built to last for 10 years. It works for rear or forward-facing and can convert into a booster seat when your children are old enough. The best part of the car seat design is that it has harness holders so you don’t have to dig under your babies to get to the straps. Just stick them in the harness holder, insert your baby, and then harness them in. Super simple and time-saving, especially if you have a fussy baby. Plus, you can easily adjust the height of the straps and headrest without having to unthread and rethread everything, which is a huge bonus when you’ve got two quickly growing babies! Once your baby is old enough to hold their own bottle or sippy cup, being able to use the cup holder on this seat will be an awesome feature. Especially for long road trips or cluster feedings.
Keep in mind: This one is a little bulkier, so make sure you’ll have enough room in your car, especially since you’ll need to fit two.
Good for: Parents with larger cars (i.e. minivans, SUVs) and want a seat that’s easy to adjust.
Why it’s great: It can be difficult to find a car seat that’s suitable for preemies, which so many twins are, but this seat was specially designed for small infants. It has adjustable crotch strap and harness settings and an infant insert that helps to create a safe position for preemies and small infants. This seat also has its own SMARTsecure system that takes the guesswork out of installation, giving you peace of mind that your child, or children, are safe and secure in their seat. The padding is easy to remove and is machine washable, which is especially convenient when you’re trying to clean up after two babies. It also attaches directly to the UPPAbaby Vista or Cruz stroller, without any extra adapters.
Keep in mind: The white padding may not be the easiest to keep clean, but there are other color options available.
Why it’s great: If you have twins and you want a car seat that will last for the next ten years, this is the one for you! Its slim design makes it possible to fit 3 in a row if needed! Two shouldn’t be a problem at all for your twins. It also has safe+ technology, which means it has a wedge to get the right position for newborns, a 2-in-1 infant positioning liner, a steel anti-rebound bar, and side-impact protection. It’s passed the most rigorous testing for safety. It’s also been created to use rear-facing up to 50 lbs, so your babies can stay rear-facing as long as possible. After that, it converts to front-facing with the harness and then to a high back booster, which means you’ll be able to use this one seat for all stages.
Keep in mind: This is another car seat that’s not portable, so you’ll have to put your baby in and take them out when you go anywhere.
Why it’s great: This car seat is very lightweight, which is perfect for twin parents. It is easy to carry, despite the extra padding lining the sides. It also has a multi-grip handle that will make carrying the car seats really comfortable for your hands. This is definitely something to think about for twin parents since you’ll be hauling around two of them at a time. It also is really easy to get the car seat out as it has an easy-access release built for one-hand use. This car seat can be really convenient for twin parents who may have to juggle two babies at once.
Keep in mind: If you get the matching stroller, it doesn’t have an easy release with one hand.
Good for: Parents looking for a great seat at an affordable price.
Why it’s great: This car seat is so amazing, especially for twin parents, for a lot of reasons. This convertible car seat is basically 4 seats in one. You can use it when your baby is born all the way until they are 10 years old! That’s perfect for twin parents looking to save money with this one purchase. The headrest can adjust to 10 different positions that can be changed with one hand. It can also recline into 6 different positions, which is great for different cars and for your baby as they get bigger. It’s made of great quality, super comfortable, well-padded, and safe for your babies. The simple harness adjustments make it easy to adjust your child into the car seat, even when they are fussy.
Keep in mind: This one is heavy and bulky, so make sure you have enough room in the car, especially if you need two!
Good for: Parents who don’t want to buy multiple car seats through the years.
Since you’ll need a seat to bring your newborn home from the hospital, it’s best to buy it early. Around the beginning of the third trimester is best, since you could go into labor prematurely. This way, you can get the seat installed and ready to go ahead of time, which is one less thing to worry about.
2. How long do I keep my baby rear-facing?
Safety guidelines for car seats change every few years, but as of right now, it’s recommended that your child stay rear-facing until they’re 2-4 years old. It will depend on the seat you choose and the height and weight requirements, but you may want to look for a seat that accommodates rear-facing for as long as possible.
3. How long do car seats last?
This will depend on the car seat, but most are safe to use for 6-10 years. However, how long you actually use it will depend on the type you get. If you go for a regular car seat that’s not convertible, you’ll likely be buying a new one when your child reaches 6 months to a year old, depending on the seat and the size of your child. You can use the same car seat for another child in the future if it’s still within those 6-10 years though.
4. Where is the best place to install a car seat?
You need to install your car seat in the back seat. If you can, you’ll want to install it in the middle of the row. If you have twins, you won’t be able to do that, so it’s still safe to place one on either side of the back seat row.
5. How do you clean a car seat?
This will depend on the seat that you choose. Some you’ll have to spot clean and wipe down. Most do have removable padding to make it easy to pull off and clean. Some of these pads can even be put in the washing machine, which is very convenient.
6. What features should I look for in a car seat?
The most important thing you’ll need to make sure is that the seat you choose fits in your car. Some seats are bulkier than others and take up more space. If you have a small car or you need to install multiple car seats, you’ll need to look for a car seat with a slimmer design. Other than that, it will all depend on personal preference. Do you want one that you can easily carry around? Or would you prefer one that converts into a usable seat for toddlers, preschoolers, and up? Would it be convenient to have one with cup holders for the future? You may also want to look at how easy it is to install and secure, so you won’t have to worry that you’ve done it wrong.
As you can see, there is a lot that goes into selecting the perfect car seat for you and your babies. It’s even harder to figure out how you might fit two car seats into your car, or how you might have to carry two car seats at once. You also want a car seat that will help you keep your babies safe without you having to struggle with certain features.
Doing your research before you purchase your car seat is the most important step when deciding on a car seat. There is nothing more important than the safety of your children! After that, find one that you think would work best for you, your littles, and your car, and then you are all good to go (literally)!