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Buckle up! Australia’s safest child car seat has been revealed!

Driving in the car with your little one is always at the back of a parents mind as a slight worry.

And with car accidents being the leading cause of death in children under the age of 14 in Australia, knowing they are tucked sound and safely into their SAFE car seat eases that worry.

The Child Restraint Evaluation Program (CREP) has published new ratings for 13 child car seats and given a rating out of 5 stars, where only ONE car seat receiving the full 5 showing some are better than others!

So ,which one ranked the highest!?

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The safest car seat for your baby

If you’re impending the arrival of your little one, you may want to check these rankings out before buying your car seat.

CREP assessed the crash protection performance of car seats using these 3 simulated crash tests:

  1. Frontal impact test
  2. Side impact test
  3. Oblique impact test.

5-star

  • Nuna Pipa Klik CF-06-001AU

Winner! The only car seat to receive the 5 stars which puts this seat at the top! The dummy child in the car seat was protected from any serious injuries to the head, neck or torso.

The seat also had rave reviews, receiving 100% positive feedback from parents!

4-star

  • Safety 1st Summit ISO AP Isofix GMXA2013L – rear facing
  • Infa-Secure Luxi II Treo CS4313 – booster
  • Babylove Taurus II Series BL90B/2013 – forward facing
  • Safe-N-Sound Kid Guard PRO Series BS4900A-020130

3-star

  • Hipod Kansas JS72/E/2013 – rear facing
  • Infa-Secure Versatile CS6013
  • Two-star rated car seats
  • Babylove Cosmic II BL72/K/2013 – rear facing
  • Babylove Cosmic II BL72/K/2013 – rear facing
  • Safety 1st Summit ISO AP Isofix GMXA2013L – forward facing
  • Infa-Secure Kompressor 4 Treo CS8513 – forward facing
  • Hipod Kansas JS72/E/2013 – forward facing
  • Infa-Secure Luxi II Treo CS4313 – rear
  • Babylove Taurus II Series BL90B/2013 – booster
  • Safe-N-Sound Novus BS0008A-020133 – booster
  • Safe-N-Sound Novus BS0008A-020133 – forward facing
  • Infa-Secure Grandeur Treo CS9213 – rear facing

1-star

  • Maxi-Cosi Citi MC2013
  • Babylove Cosmic II BL72/K/2013 – forward facing
  • Babylove Cosmic II BL72/K/2013 – forward facing
  • Infa-Secure Kompressor 4 Treo CS8513 – rear facing
  • Infa-Secure Luxi II Treo CS4313 – forward facing
  • Infa-Secure Grandeur Treo CS9213 – forward facing
  • Maxi-Cosi Luna KXGA2013

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written by:

Katie Fowler

Katie is a yoga loving writer from Sydney's northern beaches. With a flair for healthy baking you can find her scouring Instagram for the latest take on raw brownies and trolling Pinterest for interior design inspiration!