A car seat is more than just a fancy accessory to carry your child. Also known as a child safety seat, it protects your child when traveling in a vehicle during an unfortunate accident and also during sudden braking.\u00a0 Singapore Car Seat Law In Singapore, the Road Traffic Act requires that a child under the height of 1.35m be properly secured in a Child Restraint System (CRS) while traveling in a vehicle. This also applies to private hire cars like Grab, but an exemption is given for traveling by taxi.\u00a0 However, it is strongly advised that you use a car seat regardless on which mode of transport you use as the laws of physics still apply, no matter what.\u00a0 Car Seat for Newborns (0 - 2 years old) Did you know that babies can (and should) ride in a car seat from the day they leave the hospital? While a mother\u2019s embrace is a safe space that newborns crave, however, it isn\u2019t strong enough to protect your child during emergencies. We like infant carriers for this stage as they can keep baby snug and are portable enough to be removed from the car easily.\u00a0 Chicco Keyfit Image Source: Chicco Features: For babies from 1.8kg to 13kg Suitable for small babies including premature infants Can be installed using ISOFIX or seatbelt Price: $432 Doona Image Source: Doona Features: Transforms from car seat to stroller in seconds Great for travel Aircraft approved Anti-rebound protection using the handle Price: $639 Convertible Car Seat for Toddlers (2 - 4 years old) While infant carriers can only be used in the rear facing position, convertible car seats can be used in rear facing and forward facing. Some convertibles can also be used from birth, so you can skip the infant carrier if you prefer. While some car seats can be used forward facing from 9kg onward, it is highly recommended to keep children rear facing at least until a minimum of 2 years old as it protects your child\u2019s neck and spine better in an unfortunate crash.\u00a0 Cosco Scenera NEXT Image Source: Cosco Features: Suitable from 2.3kg to 18kg Ultra-lightweight at 3kg only Travel friendly Aircraft approved Price: $239 Graco Extend2Fit 3-in-1 Image Source: Graco Features: Rear face up to 22kg Forward face up to 29kg Extension panel for extra legroom Great for big kids Price: $449 Combination Booster Seat for Pre-Schoolers (4 - 6 years old) If you have a child who has outgrown rear facing already, it is highly encouraged to continue them in a five-point harness to protect them during your travels. Combination Booster car seats have a five-point harness to buckle your child in, and converts into a high back booster once your child has hit the limits of the harness.\u00a0 Joie Bold\u00a0 Image Source: Joie Features: Harness up to 25kg Adjustable headrest with no-rethread harness 3 recline positions Side impact protection provides added security for the head, body and hips Price: $379 Maxi-Cosi Nomad Image Source: Maxi-Cosi Features: Suitable for 9 to 18kg Foldable, compact car seat Great for travel Price: $499 Booster Seat for Big Kids (5 years old and up) Once your child has outgrown the 5-point harness, they would need to be restrained in a high back booster as they are not big enough to use a seatbelt on its own. A high back booster protects a child by lifting a child higher so that the seatbelt will be at the proper position to restrain the child, making sure the shoulder belt goes across the chest and not cutting across the neck as well as ensuring the lap belt is across the lap and not the stomach of the child. Britax Kidfix i-Size Image Source: Britax Features: SecureGuard provides a 4th contact point to the 3-point seatbelt Easy to adjust for use with multiple children Slim and compact Price: $499 mifold Hifold Image Source: mifold Features: Foldable high back booster Lightweight with carry strap Great for travelling Price: $199 With so many choices of car seats in the market, do remember that the safest car seat is one that fits your child, fits your car, and one that you use correctly every single time!