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Six common car seat misunderstandings that could compromise your child’s safety

Six common car seat misunderstandings that could compromise your child’s safety

Confused by the rules for car seats? You're not the only one. Many parents are still confused about misinformation on car seat laws.

Joie, Maxi-Cosi, Nuna and Silver Cross baby car seats put to the test

Joie, Maxi-Cosi, Nuna and Silver Cross baby car seats put to the test

If you’re in the market for a new baby car seat, we’ve just tested a large batch of car seats, that include a range of infant carrier brands suitable for your baby in the first year of his or her life.

How to shop safely for a baby or child car seat during lockdown

How to shop safely for a baby or child car seat during lockdown

While we’re being urged to only make essential car journeys during the Coronavirus lockdown, if you need to go somewhere with your child in tow, it’s still vital to use the correct car seat and ensure it’s properly installed. Here's the latest on where you can buy a baby car seat, and how to fit it safely.

Car seat recall: BeSafe warns against using the iZi Go X1 with Isofix base

Car seat recall: BeSafe warns against using the iZi Go X1 with Isofix base

The car seat company BeSafe has issued a recall of its iZi Go X1 car seat because there is a safety risk when using it with the BeSafe iZi Go Isofix base.

Dangerous child car seats sold via Amazon flagged by BBC Panorama

Dangerous child car seats sold via Amazon flagged by BBC Panorama

BBC Panorama has discovered potentially dangerous child car seats on sale on Amazon's UK store. The issue has been raised with Amazon, who says they have now been removed from sale. We've previously flagged the dangers of these fabric car seats, once dubbed 'killer car seats', in investigations in 2014, 2017 and 2019.

Watch out for these potentially unsafe baby products in 2020

Watch out for these potentially unsafe baby products in 2020

We tested a range of baby and child products over the last year, some of which did so poorly in our tests that we made them a 0% Don’t Buy.

Summer bank holiday car seat warning

Summer bank holiday car seat warning

It’s the great bank holiday getaway this weekend, and if you’re going away with your young family, this is the perfect opportunity to make sure your little ones are strapped safely and securely.

What are the lightest child car seats we’ve tested?

What are the lightest child car seats we’ve tested?

When buying a child car seat, your first priority should be safety, but you may also want to consider the weight of it. The lightest car seat we’ve tested starts at 2.9kg and the heaviest comes in at a whopping 18.3kg, although these weights are spread across a range of age suitability.

Parents still using second-hand car seats despite safety issues

Parents still using second-hand car seats despite safety issues

A survey of 3,241 parents with a child under 12 has found 9% of them bought a second-hand car seat for their child. However, by choosing to buy a second-hand car seat, particularly from someone you don’t know, you could be potentially putting your baby or child at risk in the event of a car crash.

Cheap child car seats: are they any good?

Cheap child car seats: are they any good?

Find out if cheap car seats are worth the risk? We've tested a range of the latest baby car seats from big brands such as Cybex, Britax and Maxi Cosi as well as three under £50. We reveal which ones come top in our tough crash tests.

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