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The 10 Best Child Seats For The Car – Guidebook

The choice of the right child seat is enormously important so that your child is sufficiently secured in case of accidents or unforeseen braking. However, among other things, you must consider the height of your child and its weight, since not every car seat is equally suitable for every child.

To ensure that your child is comfortable and equally well protected on every car ride, we have compiled a suitable checklist for you. Our product recommendations will also help you find the right car seat for your child.

Checklist For Child Seats

Versions
  • Reboarder (backward to the direction of travel) / infant carrier.
  • Seat with backrest, forward facing.
  • Bucket seat without backrest, forward facing.
Necessity
  • Children up to 12 years of age or up to a height of 150 cm must be transported in a child seat.
  • For babies up to 18 months, a reboarder is mandatory.
  • A child seat offers your child more safety in the event of an accident .
  • A prerequisite for the child seat to protect your child is the correct attachment in the vehicle.
  • Always fasten the car seat according to the manufacturer’s instructions!
Body Size And Weight
  • Child seats are divided into classes 0 to 3 , which are based on the height and weight of the child.
  • There are child seats that can only be used for one class and child seats that grow withthe child.
  • You can adjust child seats that grow with your child’s height by changing the headrest and the angle of inclination , among other things.
  • You can recognize child seats that grow with your child by the designation 012 (which stands for the classes that the seat covers).
  • Class 0 child seatsare reboarders and can be used up to 10 kg / 12 months.
  • Class 0+ is approved up to 13 kg / 18 months .
  • ClassI is available as a reboarder as well as forward-facing and can be used between 1.5 to 4 years (9 to 18 kg).
  • Class II is forward-facing and for children between 15 to 25 kg / up to 7 years . Available with and without backrest.
  • Class III is forward facing, approved for ages 7 and up respectively between 22 to 36 kg. Available with and without backrest.
Quality And Safety
  • Look for test seals from TÜV and GS (harmful substances, accident safety).
  • Only child seats with the test standards i-Size, UN ECE Reg. 129, UN ECE 44/03 and UN ECE 44/04 are approved. (Test seal on the seat).
  • Attachment by Isofix directly to the car seat (hooks that are pushed into a holder on the seat).
  • Fastening by car belt, if no Isofix available.

Here you can find the top 10 most popular child seats for the car.

Tip: In this article you can learn more about reboarder child seats.

The Best Sellers Of Child Seats For Car

We have compiled the most popular child seats for the car for you in this bestseller list.

# Preview Product
1 GRACO TriRide 3 in 1, 3 Modes of Use from Rear Facing to Highback Booster Car Seat, Redmond GRACO TriRide 3 in 1, 3 Modes of Use from Rear Facing to Highback Booster Car Seat, Redmond
2 Graco SlimFit 3 in 1 Car Seat -Slim & Comfy Design Saves Space in Your Back Seat, Darcie, One Size Graco SlimFit 3 in 1 Car Seat -Slim & Comfy Design Saves Space in Your Back Seat, Darcie, One Size
3 Safety 1st Grow and Go All-in-One Convertible Car Seat, Rear-Facing 5-40 pounds, Forward-Facing 22-65 pounds, and Belt-Positioning Booster 40-100 pounds, Night Horizon Safety 1st Grow and Go All-in-One Convertible Car Seat, Rear-Facing 5-40 pounds, Forward-Facing...
4 Graco Tranzitions 3 in 1 Harness Booster Seat, Proof Graco Tranzitions 3 in 1 Harness Booster Seat, Proof
5 Maestro Sport Harness Highback Booster Car Seat, 22 to 110 Lbs., Granite Gray Maestro Sport Harness Highback Booster Car Seat, 22 to 110 Lbs., Granite Gray
6 Baby Jogger City Turn Rotating Convertible Car Seat | Unique Turning Car Seat Rotates for Easy in and Out, Phantom Grey Baby Jogger City Turn Rotating Convertible Car Seat | Unique Turning Car Seat Rotates for Easy in...
7 Chase Harnessed Booster, Jameson Chase Harnessed Booster, Jameson
8 Evenflo GoTime LX Booster Car Seat (Astro Blue) Evenflo GoTime LX Booster Car Seat (Astro Blue)
9 Graco 4Ever DLX 4 in 1 Car Seat, Infant to Toddler Car Seat, with 10 Years of Use, Fairmont , 20x21.5x24 Inch (Pack of 1) Graco 4Ever DLX 4 in 1 Car Seat, Infant to Toddler Car Seat, with 10 Years of Use, Fairmont ,...
10 Britax Advocate ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Mosaic Britax Advocate ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Mosaic
11 Cybex Sirona S Rotating Convertible Car Seat with SensorSafe 2.1, Children Newborn to Four Years, Easy Child Load, Infant Baby Toddler Preschooler, Indigo Blue Cybex Sirona S Rotating Convertible Car Seat with SensorSafe 2.1, Children Newborn to Four Years,...
12 CYBEX Solution B-Fix High Back Booster Seat, Lightweight Booster Seat, Secure Latch Installation, Linear Side Impact Protection, 12-Position Adjustable Headrest, for Kids 40-120 Lbs, Volcano Black CYBEX Solution B-Fix High Back Booster Seat, Lightweight Booster Seat, Secure Latch Installation,...
13 Baby Trend Trooper 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat, Cassis Pink Baby Trend Trooper 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat, Cassis Pink
14 KidsEmbrace 2-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat, Marvel Spider-Man KidsEmbrace 2-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat, Marvel Spider-Man
15 Evenflo EveryFit 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat Evenflo EveryFit 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat
16 Britax Grow with You ClickTight Harness-2-Booster Car Seat, Seaglass , 26.5x17.75x25 Inch (Pack of 1) Britax Grow with You ClickTight Harness-2-Booster Car Seat, Seaglass , 26.5x17.75x25 Inch (Pack of...
17 Maxi-Cosi Rodi Sport Booster Car Seat, Midnight Black Maxi-Cosi Rodi Sport Booster Car Seat, Midnight Black
18 KidsEmbrace 2-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat, Disney Buzz Lightyear KidsEmbrace 2-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat, Disney Buzz Lightyear
19 Chicco MyFit Zip Air 2-in-1 Harness + Booster Car Seat for Toddlers and Big Kids, 5-Point Harness, Belt-Positioning Booster, Zip-and-Wash Fabrics, 3D AirMesh for Breathability, Q Collection, Black Chicco MyFit Zip Air 2-in-1 Harness + Booster Car Seat for Toddlers and Big Kids, 5-Point Harness,...
20 Diono Radian 3R, 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat, Rear Facing & Forward Facing, 10 Years 1 Car Seat, Slim Fit 3 Across, Blue Sky Diono Radian 3R, 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat, Rear Facing & Forward Facing, 10 Years 1 Car Seat,...

Tip: Here you can find the best child seats up to 36 kilos.

Current Offers For Child Seats For Car

Here you will find a selection of current offers for car seats for children.

FAQ About The Child Seat

What is a child seat?

A child seat is a seat with which children can be optimally protected in the car. It comes in many different designs and sizes. It can also be purchased with or without a backrest

Until when should a child seat be used?

By law, the use of a child seat is required until the age of 12. But even after that, a child seat must be used if your child has not yet reached the height of 150 centimeters. Of course, your child can continue to use a child seat after that. A booster seat is then also possible

How old can a child seat be?

Legally, child seats may be up to 24 years old in order to be used for the transport of your child. However, if the material is already damaged or dirty, it makes sense to replace the child seat

What sizes are there for child seats?

Child seat sizes are available in classes 0 to III, and you should pay attention to the specific age and size for which the child seat is suitable. There are also child seats that grow with the child. These are marked accordingly

How is the child seat fastened?

You should always refer to the manufacturer’s instructions. If your child is not properly secured, the child seat can otherwise lose its grip and offers no protection in the event of an accident. There are two ways to secure the child seat in the car: With the Isofix- system, the car must have special retaining bars so that the hook can be pushed through them. If this is not possible, your child must be secured with a three-point belt. However, you should remember that in the event of an accident with this method, your child can suffer serious abdominal injuries. Therefore, you should pay attention to an optimal belt run

In which direction of travel must the child seat face?

For babies, the child seat must face backwards. This is a so-called reboarder. This should be used for a weight of up to 13 kilograms. For older children, there are different options. Up to the age of 4, a reboarder can still be considered, but later a forward-facing seat is suitable

When are children allowed to sit in the front seat?

As soon as your child has reached the age of 12, he or she is allowed to sit in the front passenger seat, regardless of his or her height. However, even then a certain restraint system must be in place. Failure to comply with this regulation can result in fines of up to 60 euros in Germany.

What should I look for when buying a child seat?

The child seat must be free of harmful substances and have a test seal. In addition, you must decide whether a rear-facing or forward-facing child seat is suitable for your child’s age

How expensive is a child seat?

You should not save on the price in this case, otherwise this could have an impact on the safety of your child. A high-quality model can cost up to 160 euros or more

Wolfgang lives with his family in Stuttgart. He has a twelve-year-old daughter and five-year-old twins. When he's not writing product guides for Elternkompass and sharing his experiences with you, he likes to go on bike tours, play Monopoly or read novels.