Parenting / 28 June, 2022 / Christina Walter
Rotating car seats make life so much easier when it comes to transporting your baby or toddler. Swivel car seats allow you to easy access to your child, so you can transfer them seamlessly from car seat to cot or pushchair without the drama. There are lots of great options to choose from, so to help you decide, we’ve compiled our recommendations of the best 360 car seats on the market right now.
The Graco Turn2Me offers extended rearward facing from 0-18kg, (approximately birth to 4 years), and forward-facing from 9-18kg (up to 4 years), growing with your little one from baby to child.
The car seat’s high-spec safety features and superb comfort makes the Turn2Me an excellent choice for new parents. For peace of mind, the one-click Isofix with an intuitive rearward/forward-facing locking system means the car seat installs easily and instantly. There’s also the added benefit of an integrated colour-coded indicator and a no re-thread harness so you can always be sure your little one is buckled up correctly.
The seat’s side impact protection ensures the child has powerful head and body protection at every stage of use.
Maxi-Cosi has set the benchmark for the future by launching a first-of-its-kind sustainable car seat, the Mica Pro Eco. Each seat is made from 100% recycled fabrics derived from 19 plastic bottles in an effort to take care of the planet for the benefit of the precious cargo they carry.
The Maxi Cosi Mica Pro Eco is built to the highest i-Size safety standards, offering best-in-class comfort with planet-friendly innovation. Built with FlexiSpin a smart, rotational system that enables 360° car seats to be easily rotated using only one hand, this seat makes getting your child in and out of the car super-easy.
If you’re looking to invest in a car seat that will stay in situ and grow with your child, this could be it.
The Silver Cross Motion All Size 360 is a car seat that caters for every age and stage. As your baby grows, newborn inserts can be removed, and eventually, the five-point harness can be stowed neatly away neatly within the seat. There are eight easily adjustable headrest positions so your child can be secured safely and comfortably in both rear-facing and front-facing modes.
The Motion All Size 360 has three recline positions, so you can tilt your baby or child backward to avoid forward slumping during naps. It’s easy to alter the seat’s recline position, as well as adjust the headrest so your growing child is always comfortable.
Once your baby starts to morph into a strong-willed toddler, you’ll find they can be extremely tricky to get in and out of their car seat. The BeSafe iZi Turn i-Size car seat rotates 360° so you can access your little tike front-on. This makes lifting your child in and out of the car super-simple and buckling up so much easier.
The iZi Turn i-Size incorporates Dynamic Force Absorber™ technology in the headrest to carefully protect the child’s head. The additional side impact protection absorbs up to an additional 20% of the forces and adds another layer of side impact safety. The iZi Turn features an adjustable headrest and a set of two cushions placed underneath your child’s bottom and at the back. These can be adjusted and taken out individually according to your child’s proportions and their preference.
The i-Spin Grow is suitable for forward-facing with a 3-point vehicle seat belt for kids measuring 100-125 cm or up to 25 kg. With a one-hand 360° twist and twirl you can turn your child’s car seat to face you, to you to make buckling easier than ever.
The Tri-ProtectTM headrest offers layer upon layer of protection including state-of-the-art memory foam. The Guard Surround Safety™ panel attaches to the door side for optimal side impact protection if there’s room in your vehicle.
Whether they’re buckled up using the 5-point harness or the seat in belted booster mode, you can be sure your pint-sized passenger has the safest ride.
The AxissFix car seat swivels 360°, allowing you to secure or lift your child in seconds. While we make sure you enjoy the ease of use, we have also taken the safety of your little one into consideration. The AxissFix complies with the latest European i-Size safety standard, and the swivel seat offers improved side impact protection and rear-facing travel up until approx. 2 years (87cm) for enhanced head and neck protection.
This is a car seat that will grow effortlessly with your toddler, thanks to its simultaneous headrest and harness adjustment. You can use AxissFix in the rear-facing position first, and then in the forward-facing position when your child is ready.
The Sirona S2 i-Size car seat features a one-hand 360° rotation mechanism for a fast entry and exit. The option to rear-face offers improved safety in the event of a collion, but if you decide to make the switch to forward-facing, the seat’s Energy Reduction Technology makes the journey safer: the headrest and harness system are designed to reduce the energy of impact forces, so whichever direction you choose to travel, you can rest assured your child is protected. The energy-absorbing shell is designed to flex with an impact and channel dangerous forces away from your baby.
The Merlin 360° has been designed with rear-facing and ease of use in mind.
With the push of a button, you can spin the seat a full 360°, to allow you to easily get your little traveller in and out of the car the seat semi-locks at 90°. Fitting the seat is brilliantly easy and it will take you only seconds, thanks to Isofix connectors and a support leg with clear indicators and guides. Once it’s in you never have to take it out again, even to change from rear-facing to forward-facing.
The durable yet ventilated shield is lined with high-density polyurethane foam and comes complete with an easily adjustable 5-point self-adjusting harness ensuring the best possible protection for your little one.
The DUALFIX I-SIZE can be rotated 360 degrees on its base, so the seat can be used rear and forward-facing. The DUALFIX I-SIZE is equipped with lots of innovative safety features. DUALFIX i-SIZE has been equipped with a large number of innovative safety features: for example, the optimised side impact protection SICT inside, implemented by a special steel element inside the seat. Britax’s patented Pivot Link ISOFIX System ensures that your child is well protected in every accident, whether it is from the front, from the side or from the back.
The seat’s multi-recline positions ensure your baby is seated comfortably whatever their age, and however long the journey.
Cosatto has teamed up with the RAC to create an extended rear facing (ERF) i-Size car seat suitable from birth to 105cm (approx. 4 years). The Come and Go i-Size Extended Rear Facing ISOFIX car seat rotates for easy access and has extra side-impact protection.
Why is ERF recommended? In a front-on collision, rear-facing seats distribute force across a much larger area of the back so there’s less pressure on the delicate head, neck and spine. This car seat has had extensive crash and safety testing as part of the latest R129 / i-Size standard. The i-Size standard takes testing further with mandatory side impact and roll-over testing – all using the latest crash test dummies – to help create safer car seats.