The 10 Best car seats

Belt up in stylishly and safely

1. Cybex Alton


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


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


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


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

5. Trunki BoostAPak


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


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


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


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


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


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.