Safety 1st Comfy Carry Elite
Car seat less than $100
If you want a basic, inexpensive car seat that works for babies up to 22 pounds, reviews point to the Safety 1st Comfy Carry Elite. The seat can accommodate newborns as little as 4 pounds, and it has a maximum height limit of 29 inches tall. This Safety 1st car seat performs just as well as larger and more expensive seats in independent tests, and it receives an excellent rating for crash protection. Weighing in at 6 pounds, the Safety 1st Comfy Carry Elite is several pounds lighter than the car seats discussed above. You won't be able to use it as long, but it is easier to carry. In addition to the excellent safety rating and affordable price tag, parents appreciate the subdued colors. However, we did see reports that the handle feels flimsy.