When you're pregnant with your first child, all sorts of curve balls are thrown your way. For example, the fact that morning sickness doesn't actually have to happen in the morning was a real shocker to me. Or the news that moms-to-be can start producing milk as early as 14 weeks! Or—and here's the biggest doozie—the reality that you for the duration of your child's life you're going to need not one, not two, but three different seats in the car. Say what?

I vividly remember being overwhelmed when I was creating my baby registry the first time around—so much so that I had to take a break in the store's glider section! But learning that I was going to need an infant car seat, a convertible car seat and a booster was, well, a tough pill to swallow. But I swallowed it nonetheless because at the time there simply weren't any other options.

Today, however, that's no longer the case. Enter: The Evenflo EveryStage DLX All-in-One Convertible Car Seat. It's true, mamas, there's now an all-in-one car seat solution out there that seamlessly transitions from a rear-facing infant seat to a forward-facing convertible seat to a big-kid booster. This one product can safely hold your baby from four to 120 pounds—from infancy to 10 years old!

The Evenflo EveryStage DLX All-in-One Convertible Car Seat

If you're a seasoned mom you might be thinking… "Um, ew." Because, yeah, kids are messy. And everything from baby spit up to crushed snacks to leaking water bottles will likely get on this seat (again, and again!) over the course of those years. Anticipating this, Evenflo made sure the seat pads are fully removable and washable, and you can also remove the two cupholders, which are dishwasher-friendly.

More to love: The EveryStage actually adjusts into 10 different positions in total; you can keep you baby rear-facing longer in it, up to 50 pounds; and its EasyClick™ latch means you don't need to get into the car to safely install the seat. I repeat: YOU DON'T NEED TO GET IN THE CAR TO INSTALL THIS SEAT! If I had a dollar for every nail I've broken, knuckle I've scraped while installing my kids' car seats… well, let's just say I'd be a very wealthy woman.

All in all, I'm here to say that this car seat is well-worth the investment because it's a product that's going to grow with your baby. Buy the EveryStage by clicking on the Shop button below!

Price: $230