It’s always best to invest
Safety comes first! And that’s clearly the case when it comes to your baby. For that reason, you should try to invest in the best car seat possible. However, that doesn’t mean that your wallet has to suffer from it. We help you identify the best car seats and find great deals for them.
The #1 must-have for your baby
The law in the UK dictates that all children must use a car seat until they’re 12 years old or more than 135cm tall. This means that every family who drives a car must have one. It also means that buying one is a long-term investment.
There are so many options for car seats in the market, and multiple factors to evaluate. What are the main things to consider when buying a car seat?
- Compatibility with your car
- Installation process – level of difficulty
- Age and weight range – newborns, toddlers and children up to 12 years old
- Safety and attachment method – impact protection, Isofix standard
- Additional features – rotation, washable cover, pushchair attachment, guarantee
Travel sets and long-lasting car seats
In our feature for prams, we explained a great way to get the whole package for your baby at a good price. This is by buying a “travel system”. Those usually include a pushchair, a carrycot and a car seat. All in one! But if you don’t need a full bundle or it’s not in your budget, you can also get it solo.
Expert tip! If cost is a limiting factor, we recommend investing in an all-size adjustable seat. It’s suitable from birth to when your child no longer needs to use a car seat. It may seem expensive at first, but it will save you from spending more in the long run.
Top car seat brands in the UK
Several high-quality baby brands offer reliable car seats. However, some of them are more popular, Maxi-Cosi, Silver Cross, Cybex, Chicco, Nuna, Britax Romer and Joie. Car seats are expensive overall. And the prices for these brands depend on the features and complexity of each model. However, they’re all within the average price range.
Only the best for your baby
Because car seats are so important for family safety, there are many tests and reviews online. We have done our homework and gathered the top-reviewed baby car seat models in the market:
- Silver Cross-Motion 360 i-Size – Best baby car seat overall
- Chicco Seat 4 Fix – Best for versatility and durability
- Cyber Sirona Z i-Size – Best for all-around safety
- Maxi-Cosi Coral – Best for newborns
Other products are also well-reviewed. For example, Britax Romer lines are often praised as one of the most innovative.
Deals, bargains and offers
Black Friday is the best time to buy anything baby-related. Almost every brand launches big sales. Last year Maxi-Cosi offered amazing deals, including 20% off its Coral model. The popular Cyber Sirona Z i-Size with Sensorsafe had a 30% discount. Britax Romer also had more than 20% off on multiple car seats.
We expect that this year brands will offer equally attractive discounts! Also, remember to look for extra discounts from specialised baby retailers. These include Mamas & Papas, Hello Baby, Kiddies Kingdom and others. And don’t forget department stores.