Best child car seats

We put the UK’s best high back booster seats through their paces, and after weeks of exhaustive testing, our winner is the Cybex Solution Q3-Fix. Ultra safe with a stylish design, the Solution Q3-Fix has it all.

Best Child Car Seat 2018

Cybex Solution Q3-Fix

Behold: the car seat our tester is calling “The Throne”. This regal-looking seat has everything, from extra safety pads to ultra-customisable dimensions.

It's light enough for one person to lift, making it easy to transfer between cars, but also totally sturdy and safe with enhanced side impact protection.

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Best Car Seat for Value 2018

Joie Every Stage

Joie’s car seat adapts to each stage of your child’s development, suitable from birth all the way up to age 12. This long life span makes it an excellent choice if you're looking to stretch your pennies further, making the Joie Every Stage car seat a winner across the board.

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Joie trillo

Best Budget Child Car Seat 2018

Joie Trillo

Our Best budget option is the Joie Trillo, a modest child car seat that can hold its own against pricier options – it does a brilliant job for a fraction of the cost, if you're willing to sacrifice some of those snazzier extras.

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Mifold car seat

Best Compact Booster Seat 2018


If you’re looking for an easily transportable, occasional use booster, the Mifold ticks all the boxes. It can easily be slipped into a car door pocket whenever it's not needed – very convenient if you ask us.

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How we test

After researching the latest safety guidelines, market bestsellers and the views of hundreds of parents, we tested 10 of the top child car seats on the market. Here's how.

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Child car seats

Buyer's guide

**Mumsnet gives you the lowdown on everything you need to know about buying a child's car seat or high back booster.

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