5 obvious things you probably haven’t considered before buying a child’s car seat

So, you’re in the market for a car seat.

Buying a car seat can seem like a daunting task. You always need to consider things like age, car size, installation, age range, comfort level and SAFETY. It can be confusing & sometimes downright frustrating walking into a retailer when you have no idea where to start.

phil&teds car seat


We make our range safe, simple and comfy! All of our car seats have European safety approval (ECE r44/04) and are subjected to rigorous testing. 5 point safety harnesses, side impact protection and a number of other safety features ensure a smooth ride while the PU leatherette (yes, pleather, like the pants & jacket) covers just wipe clean and have a super stylish look.

Here are 5 things that you might not have thought about when purchasing your car seat.

1. Adaptability

It’s the small conveniences that really make a difference for a new parent. Does your infant car seat fit on a buggy?


alpha is a group 0+ car seat that fits onto all phil&teds buggies as a travel system and is super lightweight at only 3.4kgs! The ISOfix and universal seatbelt bases are sure fire ways to ensure that baby’s capsule is correctly secured in the car every time. You can even purchase multiple bases giving you the freedom to have a safe installation in all of your family’s vehicles.

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2. Longevity of use

Maybe you want a car seat that your child is happy to be in and will last.


evolution is phil&teds only convertible car seat. It takes a newborn in rear facing mode and then converts to forward facing once little one has reached 13kgs. Seatbelt installation allows it to fit most cars (bearing in mind that not all car seats fit into every car) and it’s Lay-Z-Boy look is as comfortable for newborns as it is for 6 years olds.

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3. For larger children

Is your 12 month old already wearing size 2 clothes? Does your 9 month old have shoulders reminiscent of a professional gymnast?


discovery is perfect for larger children. It’s seatbelt installed and suitable for kids from 12 months to 8 years old. It has a higher than average shoulder harness height and a 2 position crotch buckle, making it comfortable for multi dimensional growth!

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4. Complete ease of use


ISOfix & top tether installation are what makes columbus super easy to use safely. It also has a one hand harness and headrest height adjustment so the seat easily grows with your child.

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5. Adaptability for growing children

As your child gets older you need a seat that can keep up with the growth of your child.


Cocoon travel fix is our luxurious booster seat for the executive passenger. It’s perfect for big kids (from approximately 4 years old) with the enormous height extension and keeps them safe with the side shell protection. It’s easy to install with ISOfix connectors while being comfortable and easy to clean with the PU leather finish.

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Good luck navigating the car seat world. We know it can be tricky and hope that you will find the right seat that works for your child’s needs.

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