What is the best convertible car seat in Australia? Also, what is an convertible car seat?

A convertible car seat in Australia is where it's suitable from birth to 4 or 8 years old. That is, the seats can be set in a rearward facing position and then changed (convertible) to a forward position. The most common convertible car seat in Australia is the 0-4 years seats. Typical these seats are to be used from birth and up to 30 months in a rearward facing position and then converted to a forwards position to 4 years of age,

The top of the range convertible car seats is the Maxi Cosi Pria and the Britax B-First. The Maxi Cosi Cosi Pria range has the Prai LX and the Pria LX G-Cell. The Britax B-First range the B-First iFix and B-First Clicktight.

Best Convertible Car Seat from Maxi Cosi

The Maxi Cosi Pria LX and the Maxi Cosi Pria LX G-Cell has the same features, where the G-Cell offers extra side impact protection. The Maxi Cosi Pria is a very compact car seat with the highlight feature being the SmartGuide and the SmartLock.

Maxi Cosi Pria LX G-CELL

Best Convertible Car Seat from Britax

The Britax B-First range has 2 models, the iFix and the Clicktight. The Britax B-First iFix has ISOFIX fitting method, but you can also use the vehicles seat belt if needed. The Britax B-First Clicktight is an vehicle seat belt fitting system - the Clicktight is Britax's latest fitting system. The B-First seat is larger but the design is beautiful and the highlight feature of the B-First seats is the Nanotex fabric which is water and stain repellent and the side impact protection (SICT) for the torso and the head support.

Britax Safe-n-Sound B-First ClickTight Tex

Both Maxi Cosi and Britax only offer convertible child car seats up to 4 years. For convertible car seats from birth to 8 years only Mother's Choice and Infa Secure offer these models. Mother's Choice Ascend and Infa Secure Achieve are the only 2 models suitable from birth to 8 years.