Car seats - The First Years Via infant car seatEnlarge Photo
The First Years Via 1470 – The only infant seat currently offered under the First Year s brand, the Via 1470 ranges in price from $148.10 to $248.00. It has a 35-pound rear-facing weight capacity when used with the base (22 pounds without the base). Push-on LATCH connectors are easy to use.
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Graco Snugride 30 – One of multiple infant car seats offered by Graco, the Snugride 30 carries a retail price of about $100. The Snugride 30 is a 30-pound rear-facing weight capacity infant car seat that’s easy to securely install with LATCH. The harness height adjustment has multiple loops which can prove confusing to parents. The labels and instructions could be clearer.
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Cybex Aton – The first infant car seat offered in the U.S. by Cybex, the Aton costs a little more than some of the competitors, carrying an approximate retail price of $250. The Aton has a 32-pound rear-facing weight capacity, has easier to use push-on LATCH connectors and a tensioning plate that aids in providing a secure installation.
Graco Snugride 35 – With an approximate retail price of $165, the Graco Snugride 35 offers good crash protection, ease of use and fit to vehicle belt, and fair fit to vehicle LATCH. This is a 35-pound rear-facing weight capacity infant car seat with easy to use push-on LATCH connectors and seat-belt lock-off that provides secure installation with vehicle belts. One criticism is that the Snugride 35 may need additional recline for newborns.