If you're in the market for buying or upgrading to a new car seat, we've just tested a range of different baby and child car seats and published 14 new reviews.
And even if you're using your car a lot less due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, it's still important that you're transporting your little one in a safe car seat that's correctly fitted to them and your vehicle.
Read on to find out about the models we've just tested, our Black Friday car seats sale advice and how to fit your car seat safely in lockdown.
We were pleased to see that the latest car seat launch from BabyStyle Oyster has not seen it affected by the same issues we encountered with the BabyStyle Oyster Carapace. When we tested that model in 2019, the and went flying through the testing chassis. .
The Oyster Capsule replaces the Carapace, and it has passed our tough crash testing. It's an i-Size car seat approved for children measuring 40 to 83cm (that's from birth to around 15 months old), and it's travel-system-compatible with certain Oyster pushchairs.
The iZi Modular X1 from BeSafe is an extended rearward-facing modular car seat, which means the seat itself is separate from the Isofix base. The iZi Modular i-Size Base can also be used with an infant carrier and then reused for this seat, which means it can be a good money-saver.
It can be installed and used with your child rearward-facing from birth until four years old, or you can turn them forward-facing when they reach 88cm in height (around 18 months to two years).
The Aton B i-Size can be fitted in your car using the Cybex Base M, or by strapping it in using the vehicle seat belt.
This i-Size infant carrier is approved for use with babies measuring 45 to 87cm, which is around birth to 18 months, and up to a maximum weight of 13kg.
It's got a range of features, including linear side-impact protection, an XXL sun canopy and a 11-position height-adjustable headrest. However, the most important thing is whether it will protect your baby in a front and side-on collision.
If you're after an extended rearward-facing child car seat, the Joie i-Spin Safe could be of interest.
It's exclusively rearward-facing (considered the safest way for your baby or toddler to travel) and it's been put through the Swedish Plus Test, a voluntary approval test that's tougher than the legal regulations.
For older children, the Maxi Cosi Morion is a high-back booster seat that's approved to the latest R129 regulations.
The seat is installed with the vehicle three-point seatbelt, with which the child is also kept in place, but you can also attach the seat at the Isofix anchor points (if your car has them) to provide additional stability.
Click the links below to find out about these other car seats that have been through our tests:
Discounted car seats can seem like a major bonus, but it's important to check if the model you're eyeing up has been reviewed by us, and how it has scored in our testing.
Not only do we crash-test car seats at higher and more realistic speeds than the UK regulations, but we also use parents and their kids to check how easy the seats are to install and whether they're comfortable.
With non-essential shops closing once again for lockdown in England (and other UK nations also going into or already in different types of lockdown), it's likely car seat fitting services may be reduced, suspended or extremely busy.
Luckily, there are still plenty of resources to help ensure you've taken all the steps needed to install your car seat correctly.