Capsules (tested from 2021 onward)
Maxi-Cosi Mico 12 LX CMB-13-A
Rearward only (capsule, 0-12 months)
Not all car seats are created equal. These are Australia’s safest baby, toddler and child car seats for 2023.
Australia’s safest baby and child car seats for 2023 have been revealed. In its latest round of assessments, the independent Child Restraint Evaluation Program (CREP) has published new ratings for six child car seats, including capsules, convertible seats and booster seats.
CREP is a national consortium including VicRoads, Kidsafe and the Transport Accident Commission. RACV Head of Policy, James Williams, says it’s important for parents to regularly check their car seats are still safe and suitable for protecting their children.
“To help protect your child, it’s really important to have a car seat installed and used correctly on every single trip you take,” Mr Williams said.
“Parents and carers will be aware of how fast their child can grow and therefore they should be checking monthly whether the restraint is still the right size.”