Choosing a car seat can be one of the biggest shopping decisions you’ll have to make when you’re having a baby. Unlike the baby carrier or even the crib, you’ll need to make sure you have your car seat ready and fitted before you leave the hospital with your newborn. Yet how do you know which are the best rearward-facing and forward-facing car seats on the market?
Every parent wants to make sure their child is safe on the move, yet choosing a car seat can feel like a complicated decision. With plenty of rules and regulations to make sure you follow, how do you choose the best car seat for you and your baby? This year has seen a rise in the number of car seats that allow extended rearward facing – a few of them allowing you to keep your baby in a rearward facing position until they are four.
To make things easier, our panel of mum testers put some of the best car seats strollers through their paces, living with them for a month, then giving us their feedback. These are the select few that made it onto the shortlist for the Mother & Baby Awards 2018.
One of the most competitive categories in the awards, you won’t know which products have won until 28th November 2018, but for now, take a look at the products our mums thought to be worth investing in. Doing the baby essentials shop? View the full Mother & Baby Awards 2018 shortlist here.
Best Forward-Facing Car Seat 2018:
- ADVANSAFIX III SICT, Britax Römer
- Elevate 2, Joie
- Every Stage FX, Joie
- EVOLVA 1-2-3 SL SICT, Britax Römer
- Skippa Fix, Cosatto
- Viaggio 2-3 Flex, Peg Perego
Best Rear-Facing Car Seat 2018:
- BABY-SAFE-i-SIZE, Britax Römer
- Pebble Plus & 2wayFix Base, Maxi-Cosi
- REBL™ plus, Nuna
- Spin 360, Joie
- Stages Isofix, Joie
- Vaya i-Size, gb
View the best car seats 2018 Mother & Baby shortlist: