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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.

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.

Maxi-Cosi car seats – how do they compare?

Maxi-Cosi car seats – how do they compare?

Maxi-Cosi is one of the most popular child car seat brands you can buy in the UK and across Europe, and the company offers child restraints that can take your little one from birth right up to 12 years old. Find out how child car seats from Maxi-Cosi measure up for prices, features and their range of sizes.

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.

Do I need to use a child car seat in an Uber?

Do I need to use a child car seat in an Uber?

Travelling with children this summer? Make sure you know the law regarding child car seats when it comes to transporting your child in an Uber, minicab or taxi, and what you need to know if your child will be travelling on a coach, minibus or van. We also cover what to do if you can't fit three child car seats in the rear of your car.

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.

Discover the average spend for a pushchair and a child car seat

Discover the average spend for a pushchair and a child car seat

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.

Shocking number of new parents still don’t know how i-Size can keep their baby safer

Shocking number of new parents still don’t know how i-Size can keep their baby safer

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

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