Best Baby Car Seat 2016

Top 7 Baby Car Seats You Can Buy

Best Rated
Maxi-Cosi Tobi
Best Seller
Britax Evolva
RECARO Monza Nova 2
Maxi-Cosi Cabriofix
Tiny Tatty Teddy Group 0-1
Nania Carseat
Best Deal
Bebe Style Convertiblle
ModellMaxi-Cosi TobiBritax EvolvaRECARO Monza Nova 2Maxi-Cosi CabriofixTiny Tatty Teddy Group 0-1Nania CarseatBebe Style Convertiblle
Our Rating
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Rating1.5GOOD
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Rating1.7GOOD
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Rating1.8GOOD
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Rating1.9GOOD
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Rating2.0GOOD
Group11/2/32/30+0 - 10/1/21/2/3
Suitable (Age)9 Months - 4 Years9 Months - 12 Years3 - 12 YearsBirth - 1 YearsBirth - 15 MonthsBirth - 6 Years9 Months - 12 Years
Suitable (Weight)9 - 18 kg9 - 36 kg15 - 36 kgBirth - 13 kgBirth - 18 kgBirth - 25 kg9 - 36 kg
Safety Belt3-point Safety Harness5-point Safety Harness3-point Safety Harness3-point Safety HarnessSeat belt5-point Safety Harness5-point Safety Harness
Installation3-point Seat Belt3-point Seat BeltIntegral Seatfix locking Arms (at Cars' Isofix Points)FamilyFix, EasyBase 2 and/or 3-point BeltAdult seatbelts3-point Seat Belt3-point Seat Belt
Recline Positions5111--1
Side Protection System
Shoulder Pads
Washable
Weight8.7 kg8.0 kg6.0 kg4.2 kg7 kg4.4 kg4.8 kg
(Special) Features
  • Simultaneous Headrest and Harness Adjustment
  • Stay open Harness
  • Pull-out Drink Holder and Snack Tray
  • Optimum Side Impact Protection
  • MP3 Pocket and Speakers
  • RECARO Air Circulation System
  • Compatible with Maxi-Cosi and Quinny Pushchairs
  • Sun Canopy
  • Free Obaby 5 year Guarantee
  • Rearward and forward facing
  • Newborn Support Cushion
  • Fabric with Airflow Technology
  • Converts to Booster Seat
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Best Rated
Maxi-Cosi Tobi
Maxi-Cosi Tobi
  • Simultaneous Headrest and Harness Adjustment
  • Stay open Harness
199,00 €
Best Seller
Britax Evolva
Britax Evolva
  • Pull-out Drink Holder and Snack Tray
  • Optimum Side Impact Protection
126,99 €
RECARO Monza Nova 2
RECARO Monza Nova 2
  • MP3 Pocket and Speakers
  • RECARO Air Circulation System
399,00 €
Maxi-Cosi Cabriofix
Maxi-Cosi Cabriofix
  • Compatible with Maxi-Cosi and Quinny Pushchairs
  • Sun Canopy
99,00 €
Tiny Tatty Teddy Group 0-1
Tiny Tatty Teddy Group 0-1
  • Free Obaby 5 year Guarantee
  • Rearward and forward facing
87,59 €
Nania Carseat
Nania Carseat
  • Newborn Support Cushion
39,99 €
Best Deal
Bebe Style Convertiblle
Bebe Style Convertiblle
  • Fabric with Airflow Technology
  • Converts to Booster Seat
24,99 €

All You Need To Know For Our Best Baby Car Seat Reviews

Finding the safest seat for your child’s car journeys

The Maxi-Cosi Tobi was the best group 1 baby car seat in our reviews.

A child’s safety is the number one priority in your vehicle. Modern safety measures have led to less casualties and improved baby car seat features add extra comfortability. In our buying guide we’ll compare the different types of baby car seats whilst taking a closer look at brands and accessories. You’ll get to know all the facts and details as well as which seat offers the best safety and comfortability.

Types of Baby Car Seats

Baby car seats are divided into three categories. The first group of seats are marked 0(+) and are suitable for the very youngest babies. They are followed by group 1 and finally group 2/3. Below you’ll find the different features of each group.

Types of Baby Car Seats Description
Group 0(+) Group 0+ seats are built for newborns and small babies. They must always be mounted rearward facing and secured with a three point harness. The reason one mounts the seat opposite to the direction of travel is that the baby’s head is quite heavy in comparison to the rest of its body. Front impact during regular transport could thereby lead to an extreme shift of pressure on the cervical spine and cause serious injuries or worse.
Group 1 Group 1 baby car seats are built with different restraint systems, the design of which depends on the manufacturer. The most common version has a three point safety harness to secure the actual seat while a five point harness secures the child. The seat is mounted towards the direction of travel. Always make sure that you can tighten the harness properly so that the baby car seat is always closely connected to the car. Other models have special catches that secure the child and seat with the car’s seatbelts. This has been proven to improve security though small children tend not to like it as they quickly feel trapped and uncomfortable.
Group 2/3 Children from three years onward should be seated in a group 2/3 car seat. They too are mounted towards the direction of travel and are again secured including the child via the car’s seatbelts. Seats with a backrest, side protection and a adjustable headrest are recommend. Make sure the lap belt runs above the child’s pelvic bone and that the diagonal belt does not rest on its neck. Some headrests can be adjusted sidewards to support the child’s head when sleeping.

Pro’s and Con’s of Baby Car Seats

As mentioned above you’ll have a selection of different baby car seat types depending on the child’s height and age. Below you’ll see some pro’s and con’s for different baby car seat types.

Baby Car Seat Type Pro’s of Con’s of
Group 0(+)
  • safest option for smallest babies
  • suitable for any car
  • robust
  • can be used as baby carrier
  • baby soon outgrows it
  • a firm installation is necessary
Group 1
  • different restraint systems
  • robust
  • very secure
  • seat adjustable
  • different brands and models
  • fairly bulky and heavy
  • children begin to sweat
Group 2/3
  • robust
  • very secure
  • seat adjustable
  • different restraint systems
  • different brands and models
  • fairly bulky and heavy

Your choice of baby car seat isn’t a question of taste but rather determined by your child’s age.

Which Baby Car Seat is suitable for you?

Are you looking for a cheap baby car seat with good quality?
We recommend you take a look at our baby car seat reviews above. We’ve compared different types and brands to display their strengths. We also share experiences with certain brands as well as the most attractive offers and deals. You’ll find baby car seats in special shops in your region or simply on the internet in online shops and stores where you can also profit from no delivery charges and special offers.

Which baby car seat will fit my car?
Group 0(+) seats are built to fit almost any car. So with any usual mid price car you shouldn’t encounter any difficulties. Manufacturers sometimes have an online list of cars that will be suitable for the baby car seat so that you don’t need to buy it first. Also check if your car has Isofix mountings. Isofix is a standard system of fitting that can be found in most modern cars and allows you to fit the child car seat without having to use seatbelts. Isofix car seats mount with two or three points. Usually two points are at the back whilst an extendable foot or straps acts as a third point.

Do you want to buy a top quality baby car seat?
If you’re looking for a model that offers the best quality and are prepared to spend a little more cash you’ll soon come across some of the best rated baby car seats from our reviews. Check out our best rated car seat in the above table to see all features of this year’s winner or see what others have been buying with our best selling baby car seat. Your local retailers will usually have a selection of low to mid-priced baby car seats whereas special dealers, baby accessory stores and online shops have the high quality brands and models in stock.

The UK’s best Baby Car Seat Brands

Going back to the question of quality, we have listed the UK’s best baby car seat brands. It includes the best and most popular manufacturers for baby travel accessories and baby accessories in general.

The Recaro Monza Nova2 is one of the UK's best models and we can generally recommend Recaro baby car seats.

  • Concord
  • Chicco
  • Joie
  • Xomax
  • Besafe
  • Safety First
  • Maxi Cosi
  • Kiddy Guardian
  • Römer
  • Cybex
  • Recaro

Accessories

Depending on the model and brand you’ll find different accessories and options for your baby car seat.

  • Brackets: Some brands require special brackets for certain car types. Which ones are needed exactly you’ll see on your model’s instruction manual.
  • Exchange Cover: A cover that can be changed and washed can be vital in keeping your child and car clean.
  • Adapter: Some car models require additional adapters for mounting baby car seats. Which ones are needed exactly you can again find in either the baby car seat’s or the car’s instruction manual.