The Best Baby Car Seats of 2022

If you’re looking to find the very best baby car seat for your little one this year, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at Direct4Baby, we stock the best baby brands around and as parents ourselves, we take choosing product ranges very seriously. We work closely with brands and test many products ourselves so that we can make great recommendations to our customers based on their needs.

When it comes to deciding on the right baby car seat to purchase, there’s a lot to consider. Key things to note include the age, height and weight of your child (the best car seat for a baby may not be the best car seat for a toddler), as well as the type of car you have and whether your car features ISOFIX (International Standard Organisation Fix), or whether you will need to hold your car seat in place with a seat belt.

With this in mind, we have suggested the best baby car seats available to buy in 2022 from one of our most-loved baby brands, Joie. To make things simple, we have recommended each car seat by suitable age group (from the best Joie car seats for babies through to toddlers). We have also added information about ISOFIX compatibility.

But before we get started…

How do I know if my car is ISOFIX compatible?

Nearly all cars built after 2006 were required to have ISOFIX - so if your car is newer than that, chances are it’s Isofix compatible. If you’re not sure, look for the ISOFIX logo or label between the base and back of your car seat. The images below show you what to look for.

What age is ISOFIX for?

ISOFIX car seats are designed for newborns to toddlers up to four years of age. ISOFIT car seats are for young children aged four to ten years old.

Can you use Joie car seats with ISOFIX?

Most Joie car seats can be fitted using ISOFIX. Joie does offer car seat options where the Isofix base is sold separately, so customers can upgrade their seat easily should they change their car to one which features Isofix.

Are Joie car seats good?

Yes. Joie offers a collection of award-winning car seats for babies and toddlers suitable for newborns to age 12+. Types of Joie car seats include:

  • Infant carriers which are suitable from newborn to 12-18 months and can be fitted in the car, removed and paired with a pushchair. This means taking your little one from the hospital to your home, or out and about, has never been easier.
  • Combination car seats with spin feature, to make buckling in and out easy, as well as all-in-one options to choose from which are suitable from birth - 12 years.
  • Booster seats to keep big kids safe in the car until they reach 36kg or 150cm.

Can you wash Joie car seats?

Yes, most Joie car seats feature removable and machine washable covers. Please check the instruction manual and product information of each model for information and washing instructions.

The best baby car seats 2022

Joie Signature Car Seats

The Joie Signature car seat range is brand new, so if you’re looking for the very latest in car seat style and tech, then consider the signature range. Available in infant carrier, combination and booster seat types, there’s a car seat suitable for all ages.

Joie Signature i-Level Infant Carrier

 

i-Size: Suitable reward facing for newborn - 85cm (<13kg)

ISOFIX?: ISOFIX only. Comes complete with an i-Base™ lx which allows for secure ISOFIX installation

Testing certification: Meets the new i-Size ECE R129/02 standard

Features: Converts to a flat reclining seat usable in the vehicle or on a pushchair Exclusive Tri-Protect™ headrest offers 3 layers of security featuring patented Intelli-Fit™ foam for ultimate side impact protection Grow Together™ multi-height headrest and harness system adjusts simultaneously and requires no rethreading of harness

Safety meets style with the Joie i-Level infant carrier. Suitable from birth to 85cm or less than 13kg, it’s the perfect first car seat for your little one. Boasting the latest safety certification and 3-point harness alongside a sleek design and machine washable covers, this seat is as safe as it is stylish. Joie and Maxi-Cosi® style adapters can also be used to partner the i-Level with your favourite pushchair, so there’s no need to switch seats when moving from car to pram.

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Joie Signature i-Quest Combination Car Seat

i-Size: Suitable rearward facing from birth to 105cm (~4 years) and forward facing from 15-months (76cm) to 4 years (105cm)

ISOFIX?: Pairs with i-Base™ lx, which also pairs with i-Level™ infant carrier (both sold separately) Testing certification: ECE R129/03

Features: Sleepytime tilt™ includes 5 recline positions rearward facing and up to 10 recline positions forward facing 5-point harness with shoulder and lower buckle covers that easily tightens with one pull motion Tri-Protect™ headrest offers security with three layers of protection inside the wings, included patented Intelli-Fit™ memory foam

With the recline options, patented intelli-fit memory foam and deluxe cushioning, we wish Joie made an adult version of this car seat. Alongside a 5-point harness, the i-Quest features extra built-in side ventilation for airflow, a steel enforced shell and plush fabrics to keep your little one safe and comfortable.

Joie i-Spin 360 Car Seats

The i-Spin range of car seats feature a simple swivel which allows you to turn your little one to face you while buckling and unbuckling them securely. Particularly on driveways or in car parks where space is limited, the i-Spin 360 can make trips to and from the car that much easier.

Joie i-Spin 360™ Combination Car Seat

i-Size: Suitable rearward facing from birth to 105cm (~4 years) and forward facing from 15-months (76cm) to 4 years (105cm)

ISOFIX?: Comes with ISOFIX base attached.

Testing certification: ECE R129/02

Features: - Powerfully protective Guard Surround Safety™ panels auto-engage when the harness is tightened to surround baby with ultimate safety

- Smart Ride™ lockoff offers smarter security to help keep baby rearward until it's time to transition forward

- Available in a range of colours

Sometimes the simple ideas are the best and once you’ve tried the swivel 360 feature from Joie, it’s difficult to live without it. As well as this very practical feature, the i-Spin 360 also boasts Sleepytime tilt™, which includes 6 recline positions usable in both rear facing and forward facing modes. Overall, this is an excellent combination car seat with lots to offer.

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Joie Juva Classic Car Seats

i-Size: Rearward facing only, suitable from birth to 13kg (group 0+)

ISOFIX?: Installs in vehicles with the Joie clickFIT™ base (sold separately) or with a vehicle's 3-point seat belt

Testing certification: ECE R44/04

Features: Multi-position ergonomic handle to make carrying a breeze Very lightweight at just 3kg, meaning minimal extra weight to carry along with your little one Curved base so that baby can rock and relax Soft-touch 5-point harness with one-pull adjustment to make securing your baby easy.

Exclusively rearward facing, the Joie Juva is a lightweight baby/toddler car seat perfect for parents on the move. With one-pull strap adjustment to secure your baby, taking your little one out and about is simple. The Joie Juva is also the perfect match for the Joie Muze Stroller.

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