Which? has reviewed more than 130 child car seats and can exclusively reveal the most popular brands on the market.
Thousands of prospective parents browse our child car seat reviews every month, comparing the prices and features of the models they’re interested in before reading our test results.
We investigate the crash safety, ease of installation and ease of use of each child car seat during weeks of testing by crash safety experts, car seat installation experts, parents and their babies.
Our final verdicts and ratings allow you to compare the safety of different child car seats easily.
Which brand of car seat to choose?
Which? child car seats expert Victoria Pearson says: ‘With so many child car seats tested, knowing which review to start with can be daunting.
‘So we’ve compiled this list of the most popular child car seat brands on our website to point you straight to the car seats we know you’ll be most interested in.
‘Click through to our full reviews to find out whether the most popular manufacturers have any Best Buy child car seats.’
Top five car seat brands on which.co.uk
Just because a car seat brand is popular doesn’t mean it makes great car seats. So we’ve also created a new guide to the top car seat brands to give your our verdict on some of the most popular brands.
In our guide you can see a summary of each car seat brand, find out how its car seats score in our tests, see details of Don’t Buys and Best Buys and get a run down on some of its most popular seats.
1. Maxi-Cosi car seats
Which? has tested 16 Maxi-Cosi child car seats, including the Pearl, Pebble (pictured right) and Cabriofix infant carriers.
Find out what we think of Maxi-Cosi car seats and compare seats on price and features with our Maxi-Cosi car seat reviews.
2. Britax car seats
In Autumn 2013 Which? tested three new Britax car seats, the Xtensafix, Kidfix XP SICT and the Max-Fix.
3. Graco car seats
Visit our guide to Graco child car seats to find out how many Graco seats we’ve tested and to find out how many Best Buys (or Don’t Buys) Graco has achieved in our tests.
4. Nania car seats
5. Recaro car seats
Which? has tested 11 Recaro car seats including the Monza Nova 2, Monza Nova 2 Seatfix and Monza Nova IS in 2013. To find out what we think of the brand visit our car seats review and compare Recaro child car seats.
Which? tests baby equipment
We update our full results from our child car seat tests twice a year and our pushchair tests – which combine lab-based and real-life parent trials – four or five times each year.
Our tests involve a range of rigorous safety and performance tests, as well as asking a team of parents and children to give their hands-on feedback
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