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Baby and child car seats advice guides

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We crash test every car seat we review. Don't take a chance on a child car seat, find out which seats perform the best in our unique tests.

Best baby car seats

Babies need specific protection in a baby car seat. Find out what to look for to help keep your little one safe when travelling.

Car seat buying guides

Stop car seat confusion with our guide to how much you should spend, whether to go for a group seat or i-size and find out why car seats jargon, such as Isofix, should matter to you

Car seat weight groups explained

Car seat groups explained – everything from what a Group 0, 1, 2 or 3 car seat is, to what kind of car seat your baby or five year old child should be in.

I-Size child car seats explained

What are i-Size child car seats? How are they different from other car seats? Are they safer for my child? Here's all you need to know.

Booster seats - are you breaking the law?

Confused about the law on booster seats? Find out when you can use them, plus all you need to know about high-back booster seats – including our top five.

Child car seat laws UK and abroad

Find out when you have to use a baby or child car seat, and the penalties you face if you don't and are caught.

Are Isofix baby car seats safer?

Isofix connectors are designed to make installing a car seat quick and easy. Find out how the best and worst Isofix car seats get on in our crash tests.

Multiple-group child car seats

Multi-group child car seats are claimed to last from when your little one is a baby until they grow into a child. Read our guide to see if it's a good investment.

The best child car seats for older children

Find out which types of Isofix and belted child car seats from Group 2/3 are best for older children as they grow, and why it's not recommended to use backless booster seats.

The best rear-facing baby car seats

Find out everything you need to know about extended rear-facing car seats, including if they are safer, and the height and weight limit for a rear-facing toddler car seat

Swivel car seats for babies and toddlers

What are rotating or swivel car seats and why are they popular? Find out which baby and toddler rotating car seats we've tested and what our experts think

How to fit a car seat: 10 essential checks

Checking your baby or child's car seat regularly will help keep them safe. Follow our tips and advice to install your car seat and check the fit effectively.

Baby and child car seat safety features

Use our expert car seat safety guide to keep your little one safe. We cover everything from how long a baby can stay in a car seat to when it’s safe to move to the next seat up

Baby and child car seat accessories: what's safe?

We investigate a range of baby and child car seat accessories to see if they're safe, including the 5 Point Plus Anti Escape System, Buckle-upp buckle guards, neck pillows and more

Which baby or child car seat brand?

We’ve been independently testing child car seats for 50 years, putting hundreds of models through tough crash tests and usability assessments. We'll tell you which car seats are worth investing in and which to avoid.

How we test baby and child car seats

We crash-test every baby, toddler and child car seat we review to reveal which ones give the best protection in a crash, and which you should avoid