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10 of the best rear facing car seats

We are all familiar with infant carriers rear facing, but what happens when our little ones outgrow them? If you are safety conscious, as are the huge majority of parents and careers out there, you'll want to keep Your child in the safer rear facing position for longer. These seats will help you do that even as your little one grows.

19th April 2017
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Sophie Bell
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Advice & Guides
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Joie Every Stage

The Joie Every Stage is a car seat that will take your child from birth until around 12 years old. It can be installed in your car in the rear facing position until your child reaches 18kg (around 4 years old) and then moved to the forward position when your child meets the weight and height guidelines set out in the user manual.

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Britax Römer Dualfix

The Britax Römer Dualfix is the perfect way to travel your child from birth to 18kg. The seat can rear face all the way until your child is approximately four years old meaning they can travel safer for longer, and has a rotate feature to make life easier!

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Diono Radian 5

The Diono Radian 5 will see your child stay in the rear facing position until they reach 25kg (approx 6 or 7 years old). It even folds flat when in storage and comes with an additional cup holder.

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BeSafe iZi Modular i-Size

The BeSafe iZi Modular i-Size can be used from 61-105cm, that's approximately 6 months - 4 years and can be used rear facing for the whole of this time. It's an i-Size compliant seat which means it has ease of installation using ISOFIX connectors and also has the added bonus of side impact protection. Read our full review on this seat here.

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Maxi Cosi 2Way Pearl

The Maxi Cosi 2wayPearl is an i-Size compliant seat which can be used in the rear facing position from 67cm (6 months) until your child is around 4 years old or 105cm in height. You also have the option to use the 2wayPearl in the forward facing position if needed. You will need the 2wayFix base to install this seat correctly.

Nuna Rebl Plus

This seat is not only rear facing car seat but a swivelling car seat too, saving your back when putting your toddler in and out. We were impressed by the Rebl Plus in our recent review especially as it has a super strength reinforced shell to keep baby safe in the event of a side impact.

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Cybex Sirona M2 i-Size

This seat is rear facing until your child is 105cm tall although you can choose to forward face from 76cm if you wish. This safe and savvy seat also has a 360 degree rotating base to save you from leaning right into the car to pop your toddler in and out of the seat.

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Axkid Minikid

This seat is suitable from birth right up until 25kg in weight (around 6 years old). This seat is installed in the rear facing position for the entirety of its lifespan so you can rest easy knowing your child is travelling in the safest possible direction. It also features side impact protection and a recline feature also.

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RECARO Zero.1 Elite i-Size

This extended rear facing seat can cradle your child on their travels from birth to 105cm. It's innovative integrated carry handle means that you can lift your newborn in and out of the car easily. The triple side impact protection and integrated ISOFIX base are just some of the fabulous safety features that this clever seat boasts.

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Concord Reverso Plus i-size

This seat is suitable from birth up to 105cm (4 years) and up to 23kg in weight. It is constructed of circular lightweight aluminium material, which offers maximum protection with minimal weight.If you have a wriggly toddler, then this could be the seat for you as the central belt lock position prevents child from wriggling out of the shoulder straps whilst you travel.

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Joie Spin 360

As swivel car seats go, this one has to be the most affordable out there. Suitable from birth to 18kg in weight, the Spin 360 can easily be flicked between rear and forward facing positions as and when you please. With recline positions and adjustable infant inserts, this seat really does cover everything.

 

Do you use an ERF car seat? Which one do you rate the most? 

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