Child car seats: Best Buys
Child car seats
Child car seats all have the same main function: to keep your child safe. But car seats come in different shapes, sizes and colours, there are several systems for fixing them into the car, and some are more comfy than others – which one's going to be right for you?
We can help.
We've taken more than 100 of the best-selling infant carriers, child car seats rear-facing Group 1 seats (to keep toddlers rear-facing for longer) and booster seats from leading brands like Britax, Mothercare and Maxi-Cosi, and put them through the kind of tests you'd perform yourself if you could.
That takes specialist expertise and equipment unavailable to all but a few, making our tests unique, and more rigorous than any others. The most important test – how well the seat protects the child in a crash – is filmed and viewed by our independent experts. More than 35 child car seats did well enough in the tests to get our coveted Which? Best Buy status. When you buy a Which? Best Buy car seat, you can feel confident that you're getting the best.
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What makes a Best Buy child car seat?
Our video testing footage shows how a Best Buy seat protects a child in a crash - and how a bad one is more likely to leave a child injured.
Which? Best Buys are an indication of exceptional performance. Our independent experts tested over 100 car seats, and awarded 45 of them Best Buy status. To be a Which? Best Buy a car seat must protect the child in severe front and side crashes when installed correctly.
We do the testing, so you don't have to
Watch our video reviews to see how we test the seats, and why it's so important to get a good one. We also test how easy or difficult the seats are to install and take out of the car, how comfortable they are for the child to sit in, and how heavy they are to carry.
Joining Which? gives you access to all our reviews and Best Buy recommendations – let our independent experts help you choose the right products for you and your family. Need more information? Our helpline team is just a phone call away, offering more personalised advice.
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