The 10 Best car seats

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1. Cybex Alton

£140, mamasandpapas.com

Safety is good with this rearward-facing car seat, which is suitable from newborn. Easy to install, it can be used with or without a base.

2. Maxi Cosi Cabriofix

£99.99, mothercare.com

The most popular infant carrier in the UK, this fits on to many makes of pushchair, including Mothercare's best offering, the Movix.

3. Britax Trifix Isofix

£319.99, pramworld.co.uk

A forward-facing car seat designed for one to four-year-olds, it offers lots of space for your child without taking up too much space in the car.

4. Pampero Safetrip High Back Booster

£34.99, halfords.com

The Pampero child seat range, exclusive to Halfords, is impressive for the price. Safe and well-built.

5. Trunki BoostAPak

£44.99, trunki.co.uk

A spacious, hand-luggage approved rucksack that doubles as a booster seat. Ideal for car-pooling and holidays, good for aged four to 12.

6. Kiddy Guardian Pro 2

£225, johnlewis.com

Rare is the car seat that caters from 12 months to 12 years, but here's an innovative solution that's easy to install and extremely safe.

7. Britax Kidfix

£118.80, amazon.co.uk

Designed for children aged four to 12, this car seat is quite bulky but easy to use, has a washable easy-to-remove cover and it's light.

8. Chicco Key Fit

£109, toysrus.co.uk

The seatbelt route on this car seat is complicated, but it has excellent leg and head support and crash protection. For newborns and up.

9. Recaro Young Profi Plus

£115, mothercare.com

A rear-facing infant car seat offering excellent crash protection, the Isofix base stands on the floor of the car to provide stability in a front crash.

10. Jane Exo

£310, halfords.com

This has an automatic electronic warning system to tell you if you've installed the seat correctly and a system to reduce g-force in a crash.

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