- Rating: ★★★★☆
- Price: £400 (seat and Isofix base)
- Age range: Group 0+ (birth to 12-15 months)
- Buy at: johnlewis.com
This child seat is a celebrity favourite, used by A-listers such as Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian. One of its supposed attractions is that it can be converted into a pram with a “stroller frame”. This may sound convenient but in reality such systems are expensive and cumbersome: it’s a blessed relief to get babies into lighter, more nimble buggies when they are old enough.
On the plus side, the generous sunshade is a magnificent idea. The seat even has an extendable “paparazzi shield” for complete privacy; you may not be famous, but it’s handy for allowing naps to continue as long as possible.
The fabrics are soft, washable, eco-friendly and tastefully coloured, and the seat swivels in its Isofix base, meaning you can tighten your baby’s five-point harness easily before clunking the seat into the rear-facing position required by law for infants up to 9kg. There’s a toddler seat that works with the same Isofix base when you’re ready to move up a stage.
Unlike most rivals, the G3 has a soft fabric handle and is easy to carry: there are no hard plastic lumps smacking into your leg while you struggle up the garden path. It’s best for larger cars, though.