Celebrity parents and their car seats of choice
If you think it’s all about the celebrity buggy choice, think again. With many celeb mums and dads on the go all the time, they need a practical, foolproof car seat as greatly as any of us travelling with a baby or child.
Buying a suitable and safe car seat for your baby can be a tricky task. With so many brands and models, and special car seat lingo, it’s normal to feel confused.
That’s why we’ve outlined the types of seats you’ll find on the market and have a complete (and straightforward) buyer’s guide to show you how to choose the right one for your baby, toddler or child.
From bank-breaking car seats, to the more practical no-fuss designs, celebrities have proved they have a broad range of tastes. Do you share the same choice of car seat as Beyonce, Fearne Cotton or Kate Middletonand more? Click through to find out…
Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus – Rebecca Adlington, Fearne Cotton, Elton John
Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington had her Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus weeks before the arrival of her daughter Summer in July. While mother-of-two Fearne was spotted out with newborn Honey back in September using the very popular infant car seat.
iSize compatible the car seat can be used up to 15 months in the rearward-facing position when teamed with a Maxi-Cosi car seat base.
It can be used with most of the biggest pushchair brands to create a travel system, and offers an easier to use safety harness and seat belt fitting.
That’s why it’s one of the very few products that’s scooped our coveted 5 out of 5 stars!
You can buy the Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus from John Lewis, Amazon, Kiddicare, Toys R Us or Mothercare
Check out the full review of the Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus here.
Britax BABY-SAFE Plus SHR II – Prince William
The Britax BABY-SAFE Plus SHR II was the chosen car seat of Wills and Kate for both Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The baby chair is loved by many parents as it’s robust, super safe, well-made and affordable (£129).
It also has patented “D-SIP technology” to increase protection if someone crashes into the side of your car and features deep padding to keep newborns and growing babies safe and comfy.
You can buy the Baby-Safe Plus SHR II from Halfords, Amazon, Mothercare or Toys R Us
Check out the full review of the Britax Baby Safe Plus SHR II car seat.
Doona – JB Gill, Samia Ghadie, Billi Mucklow, Sam Bailey
An innovative take on the travel system, the Doona is actually a car seat that turns into a buggy. The Doona is an award-winning Group 0+ car seat with integrated wheels that can extend or fold away at the touch of a button.
It’s the first such hybrid car seat/stroller on the market and features safety aspects such as a double wall structure and anti-rebound handle.
Our MFM reviewer says the Doona is an “easy alternative to a travel system, perfect for out-and-about parents or those short on space”. However, the travel system has a limited lifespan as it will only last about 6-9 months. And the Doona can only be used as a pushchair for short trips as it’s a car seat first, not a buggy.
You can buy the Doona from Toys R Us, Argos, Halfords or Smyths
Read the MFM review of the Doona
Nuna Pipa – Peter Andre
Peter Andre bought his daughter Ameila to the ITV studios in the Nuna Pipa infant car seat when he made a guest appearance on Loose Women.
Since launching at the end of 2013, the PIPA has won a whole host of prizes including a silver award in the Best Group 0+ Car Seat category for the UK’s 2014 Prima Baby Awards.
You can buy the Nuna Pipa on Amazon or at Argos
Read the full review of the Nuna Pipa here.