Every parent wants what will be safest for their child. When it comes to car seats, safety should absolutely be the top priority--unlike a stroller or swing, a car seat is a life-saving device. But do you have to shell out big bucks to keep your child safe like with this $700+ seat designed by Porsche? Should you feel guilty for "putting your child in danger" if you can't afford to spend hundreds on a premium-brand seat?
In short, no. Please don't feel guilty about that!
Depending on who you ask, somewhere between 70 and 90 percent of car seats are installed incorrectly (despite 96% of parents believing that theirs are correctly secured). The fact is, a properly fitted and installed restraint decreases a child's chance of serious injury in a crash to less than 1%. In the vast majority of cases, the more expensive seat isn't going to provide significantly better protection.