Our Best Baby Car Seats for 2018

Keep your little one safe and secure with our picks for some of the best baby car seats in Australia.

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Maxi Cosi Euro NXT Isofix Car Seat

The Maxi Cosi Euro NXT Isofix Car Seat is a very impressive, high-quality car seat and the first ISOFIX compatible car seat available on the Australian market. It is suitable for little ones under 4 years old; rear-facing up to 12 months and then forward-facing between 12 months and 4 years, or once your child reaches the second height marker.

The safety features on the Euro NXT meet all Australian Safety Standards too so you know that your little one will be safe, sound and comfortable. In the event of an accident, the inclusive GCell technology crumples in a way that absorbs energy on impact while the Air Protect technology protects your baby’s head and neck, especially during a side impact collision.

The Maxi Cosi Euro NXT can be installed using your car seatbelt or using ISOFIX adaptors but, whichever method you decide to use, you will also need to use the back tether strap in order to meet Australian Safety Standards.

This premium car seat is made from ‘cool baby’ wicking fabric to keep your baby comfortable and cool. It also features a 5 position adjustable head rest with recline options for optimum comfort. The Maxi Cosi Euro NXT is easy to keep clean too as it is fitted with a machine washable seat cover that is easily removable and comes with a ‘messy mat’ that sits under the car seat to protect your vehicle’s seats.

One thing you should consider before buying the Maxi Cosi Euro NXT Isofix Car Seat is that it is quite wide so there is less space for any additional passengers sat next to the seat. The Euro NXT Isofix Car Seat is affordably and, in our opinion, is fantastic value for money.

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Recaro Performance Coupe Infant Carrier

The Recaro Performance Coupe Infant Carrier uses racing-inspired premium safety features to assure you that your baby will be kept safe during every journey. This rear-facing, high-performance car seat is suitable for babies up to 12 months old and includes full body side impact protection, HERO harness technology, and Safety Stripes to prevent strap twisting.

The user-friendly level indicator, exclusive dual-adjust knob, and flip foot make the Performance Coupe car seat easy to install while the ‘easy-off pad’, which quickly removes and re-attaches, without the need for harness re-threading, makes it easy to remove and replace.

When it comes to choosing a car seat for your little ones, comfort has to be a key factor and the Recaro Performance Coupe Infant Carrier doesn’t fall short here either. The Performance Coupe’s luxurious, temperature balancing fabrics together with the cloud comfort memory foam, which contours to your baby’s body, ensures that they are comfortable and safe while the extra large, multi-position canopy will protect them from harsh lighting and weather.

This premium baby car seat also offers a 5-point harness which adjusts easily with minimal effort and also 5 height and 2 buckle positions to accommodate your growing little one.

The Recaro Performance Coupe Infant Carrier can also be used independently or as a travel system with the RECARO Performance Denali stroller.

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Infasecure Gold Quantum

Infasecure Gold Quantum

The Infasecure Gold Quantum car seat is the only car seat you’ll ever need as it is suitable for children up to 8 years old. Offering maximum safety, comfort and flexibility this all-in-one car seat can be used for babies up to 12-months-old in the rear-facing position, the forward-facing position for children between 1 and 4 years old and as a booster seat for 4 to 8-year-olds.

Fitted with Infasecure’s unique, hard wearing, cool and soft Active Fabric, the machine-washable, press-stud covers are easy to remove and clean without having to uninstall the seat while the Secur-air Triple layer crash protection technology and inclusive Air Cocoon Technology work together to protect your child and keep them safe during every car journey.

This deluxe car seat by Infasecure offers optimum protection, premium comfort and maximum flexibility making it a wise investment for any parent.

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Baby Love Ezy Grow Harnessed Seat

The Baby Love Ezy Grow Harnessed Seat, which previously won the Australian Mother & Baby Magazine Bronze Award in the car seat and travel system category, is suitable for babies from 6 months old to children up to 8 years.

The unique ‘EZYPROTECTR’ headrest on the Ezy Grow is fully adjustable so that it will consistently provide your child with all important head protection whether they’re 6 months old or eight years old while the large contoured side wings on the Ezy Grow are specifically designed to provide optimal protection in the event of a side impact collision while the Ezy Grow EP liner is designed to ensure that your little ones are always comfortable.

The Baby Love Ezy Grow Harnessed Seat also features 4 harness shoulder slot positions to accommodate growing children, padded inserts and shoulder pads, 2 recline positions, armrests and a ‘messy mat‘ to protect your car’s seats while the machine washable covers make it super-easy to keep clean and fresh.

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Safety 1st Prime AP

If you need to fit more than one infant car seat or booster seat in your car then the Safety 1st Prime AP might be the car seat for you. With its narrow base design, Safety 1st have designed the Prime AP Convertible Booster Seat so that you could get up to three car seats next to each other in a standard sized family car, keeping all your kids safe and sound.

Featuring Natural Antibacterial Protection fabric and ventilated mesh openings for added air flow your child will be protected, comfortable and safe in the Prime AP which uses Air Protect Superior Side Protection to protect against side impact collisions by shielding the child’s head through the precision release of air. For even more peace of mind, Safety 1st Air Protect technology is fully compliant with Australian Safety Standards for infant car seats, which are acknowledged to be some of the toughest standards in the world.

The Safety 1st Prime AP Convertible Booster Seat is also a wise long term investment because it is suitable for babies and children between six months and eight years old.

In ’Toddle Mode’ (6 months to 4 years), the seat can be used in a forward-facing position with the inclusive harness while in ‘Booster Mode’, which is suitable for children between 4 and 8 years old, it can be used a booster seat with a lap-sash seatbelt.

The Safety 1st Prime AP is priced around $199 and offers optimal safety, flexibility, convenience, and value for your money.

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