Is It Safe to Check Your Carseat When You Fly?

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The issue of how to best handle flying with kids and their carseats is something that comes up often. Many safety-conscious parents will bring the carseat with them knowing that their child will need to use it once they reach their destination. I applaud all those parents for doing the right thing! However, for a variety of reasons, most parents don’t actually bring the carseat onto the plane and use it for their child during the flight. I suspect that many of those checked seats that I see on the baggage carousel belong to children under the age of 2, who wound up as lap babies on the flight. For the record, here at CarseatBlog, we have always recommended that you buy a ticket for your child (regardless of their age), bring their carseat and use it on the plane.

Newborn on airplane – safe and comfortable!

Regardless of why parents chose to check their carseats, the fact remains that most travelers flying with carseats in tow do check them instead of lugging them through security and using them on the plane. And seats checked with regular luggage probably get tossed around and manhandled the same way luggage does. I somehow doubt that the baggage guys suddenly look at the carseat and decide to handle it with care so they don’t crack the EPS foam, know what I mean?

But what if you’ve already traveled with your carseat and checked it? Perhaps even multiple times? Is it still safe to use? There are some CPS advocates that will argue that a checked carseat could have sustained significant damage during the time it was out of your sight and should be replaced as a precaution. Some might actually go so far as to suggest that the checked carseat is now “as good as crashed”. I personally think that stance is over the top but I understand the logic behind those opinions. I’ve seen how beat-up my luggage is sometimes when I reach my destination. Plus, many frequent flyers have witnessed first-hand some of the abuse that luggage endures as it’s loaded and unloaded from the aircraft.

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Graco Sequence 65 Platinum Convertible Carseat Review

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2018 Graco Sequence 65 Platinum/Sequel Convertible Carseat Review

Graco has had such success with the Extend2Fit (E2F) with its ability to install in compact front to back spaces that it has expanded the line to include many different models. Not all models include the leg extension tray or the E2F’s fabulous 50 lbs. maximum rear-facing weight limit, but there are other great features it passes along to its siblings. The Sequence 65 is the same carseat as the Sequel 65; they’re just sold at different retailers (known as an exclusive). We have a review of the Sequel 65 here.

Weight and Height Limits:
  • Rear-facing 4-40 lbs. AND child’s head is 1” below gray harness height adjustment handle
  • Forward-facing 22-65 lbs., 49″ or less, at least 1 year old*

*We recommend following the American Academy of Pediatrics minimum guidelines of rear-facing to the limits of the seat before turning your child forward-facing. It’s safest to rear-face with a seat that has a high rear-facing weight and height limit, why not?

Reolink Argus Pro Quick Review

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The Reolink Argus Pro is a nice, compact outdoor HD camera.  It comes with everything you need to setup a cordless, weatherproof security monitor.  You can buy the Argus Pro at Amazon.com for $99.99.  The Argus Pro worked great for me as a front door camera, but the mounting options make it flexible enough to go just about anywhere.  My main concern was having to charge it frequently since it’s not wired to an outlet.  So far, I’ve had it running for a few weeks and the battery is still at 80% with the default settings!  There’s also an optional solar panel for continuous operation and you can charge it with the included USB cable from any outlet using a standard charger (not included). Looking for an indoor baby/pet/security cam?  Check out our review of the Reolink C1 Pro.

For security purposes, you can automatically save recordings to a micro SD card (not included) whenever motion is detected, or they are beta testing a cloud backup system where you can review activity online.

Argus Pro Features:

  • 1080P High Definition
  • Rechargeable Battery Included
  • Smart Motion Sensor
  • Two-way audio
  • Hardware and strap mount included
  • Infrared Night vision (to 33 ft.)
  • Weatherproof
  • Reolink smartphone App
  • Motion detection record to micro SD card
  • Optional solar power panel

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Black Friday & November 2018 Carseat, Strollers and Baby Gear Deals, Sales & Coupon Codes

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DEALS TRACKER: We find the lowest prices for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and November 2018 on car seats, strollers and baby gear. Bookmark this deals page and check back frequently for the latest bargains and promo code offers, so you find them here first before they sell out!

We’re the baby gear deal experts so we know where the really good deals are, on the stuff consumers actually want to buy. We scour Amazon and other retailers daily to find the best bargains*. We don’t just rely on automated tools and other deals pages, so we find the best deals for you first. This is the resource other deal pages use to find deals!

This list will be updated any time we see a great deal or promotion code below recent average prices, so you don’t have to wade through dozens of normally priced models to find the bargains. You can help us (and your fellow shoppers) by leaving us a comment if you find a deal on a carseat, booster or popular stroller that isn’t posted yet. We recommend that you bookmark this post, as we will update it regularly throughout the holiday season! If we see a bargain price on a popular model from our Recommended Carseats List, like the Britax Frontier, Britax Boulevard ClickTight, Chicco NextFit iX, Graco 4Ever, Graco Extend2Fit, Maxi-Cosi Pria, Clek Foonf or Clek Fllo, we’ll update as soon as possible!  This post and others at CarseatBlog contain affiliate links.  Please read About CarseatBlog for our affiliate policy and see our Marketing Disclosure.

What you need to know about Amazon pricing: it’s FICKLE. When a product’s price is reduced we rarely know how long it will remain at that price. Sometimes it’s a few days, sometimes it’s a few hours. The best advice we can offer you is to ACT QUICKLY if you see a great deal on something you really need or just seriously want. Just adding something to your cart does not guarantee you that item at that price – you must complete the checkout process to seal the deal. Most items on our list offer FREE SHIPPING & FREE RETURNS to Prime members but always double check this before you put the item in your cart and checkout. Not a Prime member? There’s a 30-day FREE trial. It’s a no-brainer! Try it out and score some great deals. You can always cancel before the 30 days is up if you’re not sold on the many benefits of an Amazon Prime membership.

Looking for more info on a certain carseat or booster? Check out our REVIEWS page. We have in-depth reviews of over 100 carseats and boosters.

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Select Editors’ Picks:

These carseats may not be on sale right now, but are among our Editor’s Picks and are reader favorites, too. For current deals, please scroll to the next section.

Sunday (11/18) Deal of the Day

Britax B-Safe 35 Infant Seat in “Ashton” Fashion for $139.99  (30% Off)

Britax B-Free & B-Safe Ultra Infant Seat Travel System in “Frost,” “Midnight,” or “Pewter” Fashions from $398.99 (30% Off)

Britax Pathway & B-Safe Ultra Infant Seat Travel System in “Cowmooflage” and “Sketch” for $300.99 (30% Off)

Britax Marathon ClickTight in “Bubbles” or “Ashton” Fashions for $195.99 ☆ (30% Off)

Britax Frontier ClickTight for $229.99 ☆ (30% Off)

Britax Pioneer in “Ashton” for $132.99 (30% Off)

Britax Highpoint Highback Booster in “Mulberry” for $104.99  (30% Off)

 

Chicco KeyFit30  

Infant Carseat Deals:

Indicates a CarseatBlog Recommended Carseat 

Baby Jogger City GO Base for $64.99 (28% Off)

Britax B-Safe 35 Infant Seat in “Ashton” Fashion for $139.99  (30% Off)

Britax B-Safe 35 in select fashions for $152.99  (24% Off) LOW STOCK

Britax Endeavours in “Midnight” for $239.97  

Chicco Fit2 Infant & Toddler in “Fleur” or “Legato” SOLD OUT  

Chicco Fit2 Infant & Toddler in “Fleur” or “Legato” for $169.99 ☆ 

Chicco Keyfit 30 in “Regatta”  SOLD OUT

Graco SnugRide SnugLock 35 in “Chili Red” for $95.99 ☆ (40% Off) 

Graco SnugRide SnugLock DLX *Extra Base* for $45.66 (49% Off) PRIME ONLY

Graco SnugRide Click Connect LX *Extra Base* (with lockoff) for $33.00 (45% Off)

Britax Boulevard CT - splash Graco 4Ever -azalea

Convertible & All-in-One Deals:

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Britax Advocate ClickTight in select fashions for $279.99  DEAL ENDED

Britax Allegiance in “Azul” or “Confetti” Fashions for $139.99 (30% Off)

Britax Boulevard ClickTight in “Westin” for $249.99 ☆ (20% Off) No Free Returns

Britax Boulevard ClickTight Coolflow in Grey for $259.99 ☆ (20% Off) 

Britax Emblem in select Fashions for $167.99 (30% Off)

Britax Marathon ClickTight in “Tempo” from $194.99 ☆ (30% Off)

Britax Marathon ClickTight in “Bubbles” or “Ashton” Fashions for $195.99 ☆ (30% Off)

Britax Marathon ClickTight in “Prescott” for $208.99 ☆ 

Britax ClickTight Anti-Rebound Bar Accessory for $34.99 

Clek Fllo 2018 in “Noire” for $299.99  

Chicco NextFit iX in “Firecracker” for $239.99  (20% Off)

Chicco NextFit iX Zip in “Traction” for $259.99  (26% Off)

Cosco Scenera NEXT from $39.00 

Cybex Sirona M with SensorSafe 2.0 in Grey for $263.95 (22% Off) 

Diono Angle Adjuster for $6.99 (31% Off) ADD-ON ITEM

Evenflo EveryStage DLX All-in-One for $229.99

Evenflo SureRide DLX in “Paxton” or “Nicole” for 89.99  

Evenflo Sonus in “City Lights” for $55.00 (30% Off)

Evenflo Tribute in  “Maxwell” for $49.99 (30% Off) BACK ORDER – PRIME ONLY

Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 in most fashions for $279.00  (20% Off)

Graco 4Ever All-in-One in “Nova” for $219.99 DEAL ENDED

Graco 4Ever All-in-One in “Cameron” from $230.99  (23% Off) 

Graco Contender 65 in select fashions for $84.99  

Graco Extend2Fit in “Campaign” for $127.99 

Graco Extend2Fit in “Gotham” for $141.99  (30% Off)

Graco Size4Me 65 in “Addison” $119.95 DEAL ENDED

Graco Size4Me 65 in Ashe $111.99 EXTRA DISCOUNT IN CART

Graco Milestone 3-in-1 in “Gotham” for $165.98  (28% Off)

Graco SlimFit 3-in-1 in “Anabelle” for $172.49  (25% Off)

Graco SlimFit in Select Fashions for $156.39 IN CART Use Code FRIENDS20 for extra 20% off

Maxi-Cosi Magellan in all fashions for $297.49 (15% Off)

Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 in “Sweet Cerise” for $189.99 (22% Off) LOW STOCK

Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 in “Black Toffee” for $199.99 ☆ (20% Off) 

Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 in select fashions for $179.99 ☆ (38% Off) No Free Returns

Safety 1st Grow and Go in “Blue Coral” for $111.99 (34% off)

Safety 1st Guide 65 in “Seaport” for $69.99 (20% Off) PRIME ONLY

Britax Frontier CT - kaleidoscope Evenflo Maestro - Keller

Combination Seat Deals:

(Forward-Facing with Harness + Booster) 

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Britax Frontier ClickTight in select fashions from $196.99 (30% Off) LOW STOCK

Britax Frontier ClickTight in “Groove” for $199.99 No Free Returns

Britax Pinnacle ClickTight in select fashions from $249.99  

Britax Pioneer in “Ashton” from $132.99  (30% Off) 

Chicco MyFit in “Lanai” or “Gardenia” for $179.99 DEAL ENDED

Chicco MyFit in Select Fashions for $159.99 IN CART After 20% discount using code NOV20

Chicco MyFit LE in Select Fashions for $199.98 IN CART After 20% discount using code NOV20

Chicco MyFit LE for $237.49  DEAL ENDED

Cosco Finale in “Realtree Camo” and “Spring Bloom” for $39.00

Evenflo Maestro Sport in “Crestone Peaks” for $69.99 

Evenflo SafeMax Combination in “Crimson” for $146.34 (32% off)

Graco Atlas in “Glacier” for $95.44 (27% Off) 

Graco Nautilus SnugLock LX in “Cutler” for $179.59  DEAL ENDED

Graco Nautilus SnugLock LX in “North” for $140.79 (Extra discount IN CART) 

Graco Nautilus 65 in “Ritzy Red” for $119.99  (20% Off) 

Graco Nautilus 65 LX with Trueshield from $142.47 (21% Off)

 

Graco Affix Evenflo Amp - blue flames

Booster Deals:

Indicates a CarseatBlog Recommended Carseat

Britax Highpoint Highback Booster in “Mulberry” for $104.99  (30% Off)

Britax Pathway & B-Safe Ultra Infant Seat Travel System in “Cowmooflage” and “Sketch” for $300.99 (30% Off)

Britax Skyline (with LATCH) in “Dusk”or “Teal” for $84.99  

Clek Oobr in “Drift” (with Rigid LATCH) for $196.05 (After instant coupon)  BACK ORDER

Chicco KidFit Zip (with LATCH) in “Atmosphere” for $89.99  

Graco Affix (with LATCH) in “Atomic” for $52.99 (34% Off) 

Graco TurboBooster LX (with LATCH) in “Matrix” for $52.99  (30% Off) PRIME ONLY

Graco Turbo TakeAlong in “Sonic” for $37.00 (23% Off)

Evenflo Spectrum in various fashions from $51.29  

Safety 1st Incognito (for kids 60+ pounds) for $17.00 

 

 Britax travel system  Graco travel system - soho

Travel System Deals:

(Infant Carseat + Stroller)

Britax B-Agile w/ B-Safe 35 in Red or Black for $299.99 DEAL ENDED

Britax B-Free & B-Safe Ultra Infant Seat Travel System in “Frost,” “Midnight,” or “Pewter” Fashions from $398.99 (30% Off)

Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Click Connect Travel System w/ SnugRide 35 in “Gotham” for $195.00 (38% Off)

Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Click Connect Travel System w/ SnugRide 35 in “Chili Red” DEAL ENDED

Graco Fastaction Fold Sport Click Connect Travel System in “Pierce” for $175.00 (37% Off)

Graco Fastaction Fold Sport Click Connect Travel System in “Gotham” for $211.99

Graco Aire3 Click Connect Travel System w/ SnugRide 35 in “Gotham” for $192.99 SOLD OUT

Graco Modes 3 Lite Stroller w/ SnugRide 35 in “Addison” for $199.00 (40% Off) PRIME ONLY

 

Baby Jogger Vue BOB Duallie

Stroller Deals:

Single strollers

Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Click Connect in Gotham for $99.00 (48% Off)

Baby Jogger City Tour in Cobolt for $159.99 (20% Off)

Baby Jogger 2016 City Mini GT in Crimson for $219.99 (39% Off) 

Baby Jogger 2016 City Select in select fashions for $396.90 (25% Off) 

BOB Revolution Pro jogger in 3 fashions for $399.99 DEAL ENDED

BOB Revolution Flex jogger in 3 fashions for $359.99 DEAL ENDED

Graco Snugrider Elite Stroller Frame $59.99 (40% Off) PRIME ONLY

Summer Infant 3D Lite in Black for $75.99 (24% Off) 

Double Strollers  

* accepts one infant carseat; **accepts two infant carseats; @ requires adapter sold separately

Baby Trend Universal Double Stroller Frame for $65.99 ** (34% Off) 

BOB Revolution Pro Duallie Jogging Stroller in Black for $551.99 DEAL ENDED

BOB Revolution Flex Duallie Jogging Stroller in Black for $511.99 DEAL ENDED

Britax 2017 B-Agile Double Stroller in “Black” and “Red” for $249.99 (44% Off)

Graco Modes Duo Stroller in “Balancing Act” or “Basin” for $219.00 ** (37% Off) PRIME ONLY

Graco Roomfor2 Stand and Ride Stroller in “Gotham” $99.00 * (34% Off) 

Graco Ready2grow Click Connect LX Stroller in Gotham for $144.99 ** (34% Off)

Joovy Twin Roo+ Stroller Frame for $97.65 ** (25% Off)

UPPAbaby G-Link Double Stroller “Pascal/Grey” for $399.00 (20% Off)

 

Other Baby Gear Deals:

Graco Pack and Play  Fisher Price high chair

Graco Simple Switch Portable High Chair and Booster in Zuba $49.99 (38% Off)

Graco Slim Snacker High Chair in Whisk $49.00 (39% Off) PRIME ONLY

Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with full-size bassinet in Pasadena $45.99 (43% Off)

Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing in Abbington $69.00 (31% Off)

Graco Duetsoothe Swing + Rocker in Sapphire $99.00 (42% Off)

Fisher-Price SpaceSaver High Chair $32.00 (36% Off)

Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Total Clean High Chair $85.73 DEAL ENDED

Fisher-Price Snugabunny Cradle ‘n Swing for $96.00 (40% Off)

Fisher-Price My Little Snugabear Cradle ‘n Swing $99.00 DEAL ENDED

Winco Unassembled Wooden High Chair in Mahogany for $46.20 

 


 

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Last updated 11/18/2018

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