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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?

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

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?

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

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

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

Why are eBay and Amazon still selling these ‘killer car seats’?

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.

Revealed: the child car seat retailers ‘putting babies’ lives at risk’

A Which? undercover investigation into car seat retailers has discovered most stores are failing to ask key safety questions of parents, potentially putting children’s lives at risk. We sent mystery...

Child car seats in taxis – are you breaking the law?

Taking a taxi to the airport with your children this holiday? Make sure you’re clear on the rules regarding child car seats in taxis before you travel. A Which? survey...

Holiday car seat laws every parent needs to know

The laws on what you can and can’t do with child car seats differ from one country to another. Don’t fall foul of the local police on your family holiday...

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