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A Buyer’s guide for Baby Car Seats

Having the ability to be able to take your baby out on journeys with you and the rest of the family is hugely rewarding, yet there are certain safety precautions that must be taken before you can proceed any further. For a baby, and indeed for any small child, a car seat is one of the most vital purchases that you will ever need to make, so it is essential that you get it right the first time around. Child safety in the car is not to be taken lightly, and so when it comes to fitting a child seat, and indeed choosing the correct style, you simply must make sure you spend your money wisely, and purchase a seat that offers the best protection imaginable. Remember, babies and children in general tend to grow quickly and as children grow larger, they may require different seats. If you’re on the lookout for baby car seats however, you will of course want the best seats that you can find, which means you will need to take a lot of care, and pay a lot of attention when making the purchase. If you spend wisely, it could turn out to be the best financial decision that you’ll ever make. Here, to make life easier, is a simple buyer’s guide for purchasing baby car seats.

Bestseller No. 1
Mcc 3in1 Convertible Baby Child Car Safety Booster Seat Group 1/2/3 9-36 kg [PINK* GREY* ORANGE* RED* BLUE* SPOTTED* LEOPARD*] (Grey)
330 Reviews
Mcc 3in1 Convertible Baby Child Car Safety Booster Seat Group 1/2/3 9-36 kg [PINK* GREY* ORANGE* RED* BLUE* SPOTTED* LEOPARD*] (Grey)
  • Group 1-2-3. Suitable for children from 9 months to 11 years (9kg to 36kg).
  • Upgraded harness system designed & made in Spain with fibre glass technology by ITW Nexus. Individual harness tensioners. Harness sleeves, quick release buckle and buckle pad.
  • Premium knitted fabric seat pad is removable for machine washing
  • Adjustable head and shoulder support for grows of child. One hand height adjustable headrest to help keep your growing child happy on even the longest rides.
  • Double skinned thick headrest, chest and crotch pad offering an enhanced level of side impact protection and comfort. Padded with EPP energy absorbing foam
SaleBestseller No. 2
Bebe Style Convertiblle 1/2/3 Combination Car Seat and Booster Seat - Grey
12 Reviews
Bebe Style Convertiblle 1/2/3 Combination Car Seat and Booster Seat - Grey
  • From 9 months to 12 years old, one size fits all (9-36kg)
  • Converts to booster seat. Very Thick Padding
  • Adjustable height of headrest and shoulder straps for the growing needs of the child
  • Side impact protection and EPP energy absorbing foam
  • Fully tested in complaince with the latest European safety standards ECE R44/04
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Car seat Group 0/1/2 (0-25kg) - Made in France - Side Protections -approved ECE R44/04.
94 Reviews
Car seat Group 0/1/2 (0-25kg) - Made in France - Side Protections -approved ECE R44/04.
  • Group 0/1/2 (0-25kg)
  • Side protections approved ece r44/04.
  • Made from 100% Francaise (Rhone Alpes) - Certified in France according to regulation standards ecer44-04 - 3 Star test TCS
  • 2 Year h615-garantie SAV available by phone from Monday to Friday, 08: 30 to 12 and 14 hours to 5: 00pm
SaleBestseller No. 4
Infant Car seat FERRARI - Group 0+ (0-13kg) - Made in France - 4 stars Test ADAC - Side Protections
1 Reviews
Infant Car seat FERRARI - Group 0+ (0-13kg) - Made in France - 4 stars Test ADAC - Side Protections
  • Group 0+ (0-13kg) 4 stars Test ADAC
  • Side protections
  • Made from 100% French - Certified in France according to regulation standards ecer44-04 - 3 Star test TCS
  • 2 Years Warranty
SaleBestseller No. 5
Graco Milestone All-in-One Car Seat, Aluminium
93 Reviews
Graco Milestone All-in-One Car Seat, Aluminium
  • Group 0+/1/2/3 can be used for kids from birth up to 12 years of age
  • Easily converts to and from the three riding modes
  • The headrest can be adjusted easily with one hand to grow with your child
  • The harness height automatically adjusts when altering the headrest height for ease-of-use
  • Four position recline to ensure baby's and child's comfort even on long journeys

Last update on 2017-06-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Read your vehicle manual – Before you even consider purchasing a baby car seat, the first thing you will need to do is read the owner’s manual of your vehicle, to see exactly where the baby car seat should go, and how it should be installed. Different vehicles are designed in different ways, so just because one vehicle allows for a baby seat to be installed on the front seat, that does not mean that all vehicles will be the same. To avoid any risk of confusion, take the time to read the manual of your vehicle.

Choose the correct type of seat for your child – Different children of different sizes and ages require different types of car seat, so make sure you choose the correct one. rear facing seats are for infants and newborns, to help protect their heads in the event of a collision of any kind. You will know when your child is too big for a rear facing seat, because their head will be within an inch of the top of the seat.

Measure the back of your car – If you are ready for a car seat that fits into the back of the car, you will need to make sure you measure the rear of the car to ensure that it does indeed fit where it is supposed to. If your car is narrow, a wide based seat may be out of the question, especially of you have older children who will be sitting in the back also.

Know the law – Here in the UK, children require a specialist car seat up until the age of 12, or until they reach at least 135cm in height. This seat must display an E on the label, to indicate that it meets necessary standards and requirements, plus the child must fit into the correct category as well.

Familiarize yourself with i-Size and ISOFIX – I-Size is a new legislation for child car seats in the UK, and it was introduced in 2013. This legislation was introduced to provide increased rates of protection for young children. I-Size seats are based around the height of a child, rather the weight, meaning that babies can travel in rear facing seats for longer. ISOFIX is a car seat fitting system installed in all new vehicles, allowing ISOFIX seats to easily be installed in a matter of seconds.

Three of the best baby car seats currently available – Now that we’ve looked at a few helpful tips to make choosing a baby car seat a little easier let’s now look at three of the best baby car seats currently on the market.

Maxi Cosi Pebble plus – At £190 and for 12 – 15 months, this i-Size compatible car seat is perfect for newborns. It can be installed via the ISOFIX system only, and is a rear facing seat that can be used with various pushchairs for the ultimate travel system, plus it has a simple to use safety harness and seat belt fitting. Available in bright pink, this seat is sure to catch the eye, and offers amazing value for money.

Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1
Maxi-Cosi Headrest Pillow Pebble Plus (Black)
4 Reviews
Maxi-Cosi Headrest Pillow Pebble Plus (Black)
  • Suitable to be used with Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus and/or Maxi-Cosi Pebble Car Seat
  • Provides added comfort for baby
  • Easy to install
  • Machine washable
  • Available in black
SaleBestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2
Maxi-Cosi Footmuff Pebble Plus/Pebble (Black Raven)
22 Reviews
Maxi-Cosi Footmuff Pebble Plus/Pebble (Black Raven)
  • Designed to match Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus i-Size car seat and Pebble Group 0+ car seat
  • Draw-string hood to exclude draughts and protect the baby's head
  • Fleece-lined and padded for baby's comfort
  • Easy-access zip opening with closing buttons for ease of use
  • Machine washable

Last update on 2017-06-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Graco Milestone – Next up we have the Graco Milestone seat. This seat is not i-Size compatible, but don’t let that put you off, as it is a truly remarkable product. Available for £179, it is a multi-stage seat that can be used from birth, up to 12 years of age, so it will be the only car seat the user ever needs to purchase. Simple to install and clean, this seat is sturdy and very well-made.

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Graco Milestone All-in-One Car Seat, Aluminium
93 Reviews
Graco Milestone All-in-One Car Seat, Aluminium
  • Group 0+/1/2/3 can be used for kids from birth up to 12 years of age
  • Easily converts to and from the three riding modes
  • The headrest can be adjusted easily with one hand to grow with your child
  • The harness height automatically adjusts when altering the headrest height for ease-of-use
  • Four position recline to ensure baby's and child's comfort even on long journeys
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Graco Nautilus Elite Group 1/2/3 Car Seat - Aluminium
17 Reviews
Graco Nautilus Elite Group 1/2/3 Car Seat - Aluminium
  • Five-point safety harness that grows with your child. No need to re-thread (up to 18 kg)
  • Padded body support - provides comfort and protection
  • Two position adjustable headrest and support for younger children
  • Adjustable harness ensuring comfort and safety as your child grows
  • Intuitive lock-off mechanism for safe and secure seat belt

Last update on 2017-06-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Cybex Cloud Q – At £230, this is the most expensive seat on the list, but you get what you pay for in this world. The Cloud Q from Cybex can be installed with the ISOFIX system, as well as with a 3 point seat belt, and it can be used from birth, up to 18 months. It does however, have a weight limit of 13kg. It offers a height adjustable headrest for up to 11 positions, and has won countless awards for design and safety in the process, making it a firm favourite amongst parents and retailers alike.

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Last update on 2017-06-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API