Whether you’re on a budget or time just seems to fly for you, a car seat that grows with your child is a great option. These car seats are specially designed to accommodate your baby from infancy through toddler years. They face backward when your baby is young and can switch to forward-facing when they’re ready. These car seats generally have a 5-point harness to secure your little one. They tend to be larger than infant car seats, and are generally not stroller compatible or used for carriers. But if you’re looking to buy only one car seat for all your child’s rides through the years, these are your best bet.