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.
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.
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.
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.
Having a baby gets expensive with plenty of kit to splash out on, but a Which? survey has found that parents pay twice as much for a pushchair than what they spend on an essential piece of safety kit – a child car seat.
Summer is on the way (we hope), and with that comes a flurry of new launches for baby car seats and push chairs. These include updates to popular models at Babystyle, a new travel system from Mee-Go and new car seats from Joie.
BabyStyle has recalled the Duo-Fix base (sold between December 2018 and April 2019) which is used in combination with the Oyster Carapace infant carrier. It failed recent Which? crash tests, when paired together, but the car seat is safe to use when installed using the adult seat belt.
More than 1/3 of parents with babies under 12 months don't know about i-size child car seats meaning they aren't armed with all the information they need to help them make the best choice about transporting their baby
Safety alert: BabyStyle Oyster Carapace baby car seat with Duofix i-Size base named Which? Don’t Buy
Our car seat crash tests have uncovered issues with the BabyStyle Oyster Carapace baby car seat. Read our safety alert for more information.
Fabric child car seats are being stocked on online marketplaces such as Ebay, Amazon and Aliexpress which are illegal to use in the UK. The seats could be potentially unsafe if involved in a car crash and are selling for as little as £8.19.