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The Best Convertible Car Seat For A Compact Car


It’s time to make the switch to a bigger car seat. If you have a compact car (like me) and a tiny back seat, this task is daunting because you want to make sure you do not have to upgrade to a bigger vehicle. Fear not mamas – you do not need to move to a minivan! There are car seats that conveniently fit in a compact car, you just have to know what to look for. If you do not have a compact car, you may still want to ensure you have a car seat that will fit with other car seats in the backseat to accommodate other children. You need to make sure the car seat is slim enough to fit into the backseat of your car.


When to Switch to Convertible Car Seat?

Every parent wants to make sure their baby is as safe as possible while riding in the car. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently updated their recommendations. The AAP  broke down the guidelines by age group, and recommends infants and toddlers ride rear-facing until they are at least two years old or until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car seat manufacturer.


So when should you switch to a convertible seat? Most convertible seats will accommodate a baby from 5 to 40 pounds.  If you are looking for the most cost-effective option, a convertible car seat is your best bet, as infants grow out of their infant seats within the first year or two. A convertible seat can be used rear facing or forward facing and up to higher height and weight limits giving you a longer lifetime use of the car seat. Transition when your child reaches the height or weight limit of the infant car seat.

Finding the Right Seat.

After you make the decision to switch, you need to decide what seat will fit in your car.  If you have a compact car, this may be very important, as you do not want to have to buy a new car to accommodate the convertible seat. 


The Clek Fllo by Clek is an ideal compact car seat for small cars or large families. The Clek Fllo is a high quality, narrow, convertible car seat that will fit in small spaces or allow others to comfortably share a rear seat. With its slim design (less than a 17 inch seat) it has the ability to fit three across the back seat. Its compact design also allows it to fit into other difficult spots, like a bucket seat or the center seat. There is no need to worry about upgrading to a larger vehicle to accommodate multiple kids with this car seat, Clek Fllo has you covered.

The Clek Fllo is a beautiful narrow seat that will keep you in your compact car accommodating children from 14 to 65 pounds, so your child will be able to stay in this seat for a long time. You can also use the Clek Fllo for an infant by purchasing infant-thingy (infant insert), which will accommodate an infant from 5 pounds. As an added bonus, the Clek Fllo comes in many different vibrant color options, so your child will be protected in style.


Although the Clek Fllo is slim, it does not sacrifice anything in quality or comfort, so your child will be more than comfortable. The high quality material has padding throughout the seat to make sure your child is firmly supported.  The adjustable headrest is easy to use and provides comfort. Beyond providing comfort, the foam-lined headrest connects to steel rods to make sure your child’s head is protected in the event of a collision.


The Clek Fllo offers many features that make it a desirable seat for both you and your child. With most seats, we dread the installation. However with Clek, the installation is a simple whether you are using the seat rear or forward facing. In addition to installing with a seat belt, the Fllo has a latch system that is very simple to us with the clip style connectors.


Additionally, the anti-rebound bar is an added safety feature designed for use when your child is rear-facing. The bar helps stabilize the seat and helps prevent rebound in the event of a collision.



The Clek Fllo is easily one of the safest and best car seats on the market. Its compact design allows your child and other passengers to fit comfortably and safely in your car. So best of all, you can put off the minivan purchase until you really want it!

For more, check out 2017 Baby Show Preview with Clek.

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