Top 5 360 rotating baby car seats suitable from birth to 4 years old

By Rebecca Roper

Getting a child into and out of a car seat can be a real struggle, especially as they get heavier, putting an awful lot of strain on your back. If you are suffering, then a rotating, or swivel Baby Car Seat could help alleviate some of the issues you are facing.

What’s so great about rotating car seats is that they allow you to swivel the seat towards your car door, so you can take your child out easily. This saves you having to awkwardly bend over the seat to try and buckle them in, or out. Car seats that rotate a full 360 degrees also allow you to swivel the car seat forward-facing, extending the life of your car seat as your child gets bigger.

Many parents that have come into Britain’s Baby Centre over the years have expressed their issues with standard car seats, mainly due to the awkwardness of getting their child in and out of the car, and when we have shown them ones that rotate, they wish they’d been introduced to them sooner. 

It is recommended by physicians, accident researchers and consumer and health organisations that you use your baby and toddler car seat in a rear-facing position for as long as possible, at least to 4 years of age. A rear-facing car seat will absorb most of the crash forces should you be in a car accident, by supporting the head, neck and spine. When a child is forward-facing their heads, which are disproportionately large and heavy - are thrown forwards, which could result in spine and head injuries.

We’ve selected our Top 5 rotating car seats to help you with your search. 

Cybex Sirona Z i-Size Plus

(from birth up to approx. 4 years)
The Cybex Sirona Z i-Size Plus car seat is great value and the perfect choice for parents who want maximum safety. The car seat features the Linear Side-impact Protection System (L.S.P System), an adjustable side-impact protection system that increases safety in both rear- and forward-facing positions. This reduces the force created by a side impact by 25%, passing it through the energy-absorbing shell and away from your child.

The Sirona Z has a 360° rotating mechanism, making it easy to get your child in and out of the car, without putting excess strain on your back.

What we also love about this car seat is its one-hand recline and rotate function, making it easy for parents to adjust the seat while keeping one-hand-free (a godsend when you have another child, or have 101 things to carry). It offers great comfort too, with 5 reclining positions when rear-facing and 3 reclining positions when forward facing.

It’s easy to install, two-clicks with ISOFIX and you’re done!

Choose from a selection of stylish colours.

Prices start from £219.95. View the range here >>

GB Vaya 2 i-Size
(from birth up to approx. 4 years)
The award-winning GB Vaya 2 i-Size car seat offers comfort and style. With its  360° rotation mechanism, the transition from rearward to forward-facing is simple and it also features the L.S.P System, increasing the level of safety for your child. Another plus is its Energy Reduction Technology (ER-TECH technology), which reduces forces on the neck should you be involved in a head-on collision.

This car seat is a great option for bigger children, thanks to its innovative design, allowing enough leg room for your child to be comfortable when in the rear-facing position.

The GB Vaya 2 also boasts ‘Driving Direction Control’, preventing children from traveling in forward-facing before a minimum of 76cm height and 16 months of age.

Various colour options are available, although our personal favourite is the classic ‘Silver Fox.’

Prices start from £319.95. View all colour options here >>

Joie i-Spin 360
(from birth up to approx. 4 years)

Thanks to its swivel base the Joie i-Spin 360 makes it super-simple to get your child in and out of the car, with very little effort. It features Guard Surround Safety panels that auto-engage when the harness is tightened, giving your child ultimate protection whilst traveling.

Similar to other car seats, Smart lockoff offers enhanced security, keeping your child in a rearward position until it’s safe to move them forward-facing.

If you’re looking for comfort, then the Joie i-Spin 360 is a great choice as it includes 6 recline positions, which are usable in both rear-facing and forward-facing modes. It also boasts plush, deluxe cushioning and fabrics, with built-in side ventilation. The car seat’s Grow-with-me infant insert has 3 individual pieces allowing for a custom fit at any stage of your child’s growth. 

The Joie i-Spin 360 is available in a range of stylish colours.

Prices start from £280. Find out more >>

Silver Cross Motion
(from birth up to approx. 4 years)

The Silver Cross Motion i-Size car seat oozes style and comfort with its luxury, tailored fabrics, automotive inspired double stitch detailing and diamond knit back panel. It also comes with a newborn insert, made from breathable antibacterial natural bamboo fabric, with removable sections, which you can adjust as your baby grows. Natural bamboo has thermo-regulating properties, taking moisture away from the skin, keeping your child warm and dry. It’s also great for babies who have sensitive skin.

Featuring 360° rotation the design features a fixed side-loading position to secure children safely and easily, as well as an adjustable headrest and 3 comfortable recline positions, that can be used both rear and forward-facing.

The Silver Cross Motion is available in one colour.

Price: £293

Maxi Cosi Mica
(from birth up to approx. 4 years)

Thanks to its 360° rotation, getting your little one in and out of the car is a breeze. The Maxi Cosi Mica features G-Cell technology, providing ultimate protection for your child, reducing the risk of injury should you suffer a side-impact collision by absorbing the impact . You can use the car seat straight from birth thanks to the newborn insert and it has a sleeping recline position, headrest with memory foam and built-in back ventilation, ensuring your child has a comfortable ride.

The Maxi Cosi Mica is available in 3 colour options, Black, Graphite and Grey.

Price: £299. Shop now >> 

**Always read the instruction booklet that comes with your car seat to ensure it is fitted correctly and safely. It is also recommended that you retain the guide for future reference. If you need help fitting your car seat, please talk to us.