Ensure the car seat fits
Before buying, ensure the car seat fits correctly in your car. Seat belt anchorages and the shape of rear seats can vary between vehicles. It's sensible to try a few before making a decision. Good retailers should be willing to help you with this, and many have trained staff on hand to help, for example, Mothercare offers a ‘free safe fit’ service. Some local councils run schemes for local retailers to get training and accreditation for fitting car seats correctly, while others operate a free safety check service – so it may be worth looking at your local council website before you buy.