The award winners:
Graco SnugRider won the Editors’ Choice Award with high marks in ease-of-use and weight/folded-
Safety 1st Clic-It! Took home Best Value Award, having performed well in the review and boasting a very friendly price. “The Safety 1st Clic-It! did very well during our testing and yet sells for an affordable street price of about $60,” Dr. Spurrier details, “The Clic-It! only offers click-in compatibility with Cosco, Eddie Bauer or Safety 1st car seats; when paired with those seats it offers stellar performance.
The testing process included extensive hands-on testing combined with lab tests to examine specific performance elements. For example, in hands-on testing the products were compared and rated while maneuvering through crowded supermarket aisles, busy sidewalks, and cafes. All products were repeatedly folded/unfolded and loaded into the backs of cars and SUVs. Various brand car seats were tested each frame to gauge ease of attachment and security of connection. Practical day-to-day features like storage and parent trays were considered in everyday use scenarios. Lab tests included safety tests such as tip-over testing, detailed brake examination, and an obstacle course that provided a maneuverability torture test over various surfaces. Each product was scored on five distinct rating metrics, which informed an overall performance score for each product. A detailed written review for each product provides transparency on the findings, and comparison to competing products.
About BabyGearLab LLC
BabyGearLab is an independent organization dedicated to providing a free online review service to new parents. Under the leadership of pediatrician Dr. Juliet Spurrier, the site publishes unusually detailed side-by-side comparisons of baby products. The reviews are comprehensive, and based on observations found during hands-on testing. Included in each review are ample photos, analysis of key performance areas, and helpful information that is aimed to better inform new parents about baby product purchase.