Mums’ picks 2018: best next stage car seats

Mums in the UK have voted in their thousands to tell you the best baby and toddler products of 2018.

Whether you’re looking now for a car seat that will transport your newborn over the next several years, or your little one has outgrown his first seat and is ready to move up, find out what parents would choose for a next stage car seat in 2018.Image of Mums' picks 2018 best next stage car seat runner up Joie Stages next stage car seat

5. Joie Stages

Why mums love it

Joie Stages is available in a range of colours and the features include breathable knit fabric, a foam headrest and a removable insert for newborns. In its rear-facing mode, the seat is suitable up to 18kg, and in its forward-facing position it can carry up to 25kg.

Price: from £159.99

What mums say…

“Just the best seat I’ve ever had. So comfortable and easy to strap the child in, rear facing is great until aged four. My son is two-and-a-half and a big child and he has plenty of room still.”

“It’s a great seat, good value for money, looks very comfortable. Our child is very happy in it. It’s easy to use and not too heavy to move between cars if needed.”Image of Mums' picks 2017 best next stage car seat runner up Maxi-Cosi AxissFix

4. Maxi-Cosi Axissfix

Why mums love it

The clever swivel system on this car seat makes it easy to get your child in and out of the car. It’s suitable from four months to about four years. The seat can start rearward-facing and turn to face forwards when you and your toddler are ready. It offers excellent head and neck support and the cover is machine-washable.

Price: from £275.00

What mums say…

“It’s great car seat which is long-lasting. It gives plenty of space for my little one which makes it more comfortable for him, especially as he is a bigger boy.”

“Love the rotation, good colour, cover easy to remove and wash and the incline is good.”Image of Mums' picks 2018 best next stage car seat runner up Maxi-Cosi Pebble+

3. Maxi-Cosi Pebble+

Why mums love it

Offering both safety and comfort for baby, the Maxi-Cosi Pebble+ uses a “baby-hugg” inlay which offers the best fit and lying position for your baby. It comes in a range of colours and has a machine-washable cover.

Price: £199.00

What mums say…

“Made me feel my little one is safe. Easy to use, great instructions and quality.”

“Sturdy, safe and comfortable.”Image of Mums' picks 2018 best next stage car seat runner up Maxi-Cosi Tobi car seat

2. Maxi-Cosi Tobi

Why mums love it

The Tobi has multiple recline options for extra comfort, and is slightly raised so your baby or toddler can look out of the window. The car seat is suitable from 9kg to 18kg, which is about nine months to four years. Its features include side-impact protection and a spring-loaded harness.

Price: £275.00

What mums say…

“I like the fact that my daughter can see out of the window as it’s quite high and also that it reclines slightly. Love my Tobi.”Image of Mums' picks 2017 best next stage car seat winner Joie Spin

1. Joie Spin

Why it’s a winner

The Joie Spin transitions effortlessly from a rearward facing to forward facing car seat, spinning 360° for an easy conversion. Suitable as a rear-facing seat from birth and as both a rear and forward facing seat up to four years, the Joie Spin adapts to your little one’s needs.

Price: from £239.99

What mums say…

“The spin facility is amazing! I like that you can take the padding out as needed.”

“The 360° spin makes it really easy to use. It’s also easy to get in and out of the car if you need to change over cars.”