How to choose the right car seat for your child from Mothercare

From the very first journey home from the hospital, keeping little ones safe in transit is vital for all parents. Offering a wide choice of car seats from infant carriers to booster seats, Mothercare can help you every step of the way with expert advice and safety tips when making these important purchases. 

Our great range of safety regulation compliant car seats, baby car seats and children's car booster seats ensure your child is safer, legal and more secure in the car.

Top 5 tips to help you make the right choice of car seat:

Car seats are divided into groups and it is your child’s weight, not age, that matters. Weigh your child before visiting a Mothercare store so we can help you select the correct car seat.

  1. Ensure you are clear on the benefits of keeping your child rearward-facing for as long as possible. There are a number of options once your child is ready to move into a Group 1 car seat and our car seat experts will give you all the information you need to make this decision.
  2. The make and model of your car is also important, if there are multiple cars that the car seat will be used in ensure this is communicated to our experts.
  3. Our car seat experts will demonstrate how to fit your chosen car seat and ensure you are clear on the features and how to use them, leaving you confident on how to use the seat safely when you leave our stores.*
  4. If you have an ISOFIX car safety seat and ISOFIX mounts in your car, you can minimise the risk of installation errors when securing your child car seat. ISOFIX is the standard system for all new cars and seat manufacturers, designed to make installing your child safety seat quick and easy. With ISOFIX you simply ‘plug in’ a compatible car safety seat to mounting points in the car.

 *An incorrectly fitted car seat may prevent the seat from protecting your child in an accident.