Choosing the best car seat for newborns is a big decision. Your little one is the most precious thing in the world, and safety and comfort should be paramount when it comes to car seats. When choosing a car seat, you need to make sure that your baby is sitting comfortably in the car seat. Therefore, it is important to choose a car seat for newborns that is designed for a newborn and in the weight range 0 - 13 kg.

Here we have selected a number of good car seats for newborns. Scroll down to find the best newborn car seat

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What you need to know about car seats for newborns

Among the many car seats for newborns, there are car seats in different price ranges and with different nice features. Which newborn car seat you decide on depends on your needs, desires and finances. On this page you will find a selection of car seats, all of which are a good and safe choice for a newborn car seat. As buying and choosing a car seat for a newborn is one of the biggest investments, we have put together some good advice and information on safety that you may find useful. Many people need a newborn car seat within hours, or days, of going home from the hospital. Therefore, it should be purchased and ready to use even before birth. And, of course, it should be the best newborn car seat. If you are already ready to choose the car seat for baby that you want, you can skip the next paragraph.

Buy car seats at good prices at for example Babyshop or Lekmer.

Why car seats for newborns should always be rear-facing

According to, children should be in a rear-facing car seat up to a minimum of 9 kg. This protects the child much more in frontal collisions. In the latest recommendations, the child should sit rear-facing as long as possible, and preferably up to the age of 4. Fortunately, almost all newborn car seats are rear-facing nowadays.

Remember: The airbag must be switched off if the baby is sitting in the front seat.

Safety and best in test car seats

When choosing a car seat for your newborn, safety is naturally a priority. All car seats on the market are safety approved. However, it is always a good idea to read the retailer's description of the car seat carefully before buying. This will help you find best-in-class car seats that have been proven to protect your child well in the event of an accident.

How long can a newborn sit in a car seat?

As far as possible, newborns should not sit sideways in a car seat for more than 20 minutes a day. Very young babies do not have strong necks and backs, so sitting upright in the car seat is hard on their bodies. That's why it's extra important to buy one of the best car seats for newborns. See recommended car seats for newborns below.

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Many parents wonder how long a newborn can be in a car seat, because what if you have an hour's drive home from the hospital? Or want to visit family on the other side of the country?

Of course, you have to drive home from the hospital with your newborn in the car seat. But it might be a good idea to consider postponing the trip to Jutland until baby is a bit older and there is no short limit on how long a newborn can sit in a car seat.

Cheap car seats

Once you've decided which car seat you prefer for your newborn, it pays to surf the web and check prices on different sites. There may be money to be saved, so you can get a cheap car seat but from a good, well-known brand. You might be lucky to find a car seat on offer, or a best-in-class car seat at a cheap price.

See for example cheap car seats at Babyshop or Lekmer.

The best car seat for a newborn

Many people need a newborn car seat just hours, or days, after giving birth when they go home from the hospital. Therefore, it should be purchased and ready for use even before birth. And, of course, it must be the best newborn car seat.

On this page you will find recommended car seats for newborns*that doesn't compromise on safety or comfort.

Cybex car seat for newborns

Ergonomic and safe car seat. Can be installed with either isofix and self-assembly

1.499 kr.

Cybex is a good and popular brand among car seats for newborns. This version is very comfortable for baby due to the extra padding. In addition, the car seat is very safe because it is rear-facing. The harnesses are easy to adjust so baby sits comfortably and securely. The car seat has a practical handle so it is easy to carry when transporting baby to and from the car. The car seat can be fitted with either isofix or harness base, which must be purchased. Cybes car seats are also available at Babyshop - click here to see selection.

Britax Römer car seat 0 - 13 kg

Safe car seat for newborns with installed baby seat and sunshade

1.499 kr.

Römer car seats are a good choice when you are looking for the best car seat for a newborn. This one has an installed sunshade, which ensures that baby sits comfortably in the shade of the sun. This helps to create the most comfortable ride for both you and your baby. This car seat can be installed with a babysafe base from Britax Römer. The car seat has a harness which is easy to adjust. Römer car seats are thoroughly tested and this model has of course passed all safety tests.

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You can also see a large selection of Britax Römer car seats at Babyshop - click here

Maxi Cosi car seat for newborns

A lightweight car seat from Maxi Cosi that is approved for use in aircraft

The Maxi Cosi car seat is approved for babies in the 0 - 13 kg weight range, and is therefore suitable for newborns and babies up to 13 kg. The car seat has a secure three-point harness that fits little ones snugly. The seat does not weigh very much, so it is not too heavy to carry to and from the car, or to take with you when you go shopping or similar.

Be One car seat for newborn

A good car seat that is also a good offer for a cheap car seat

999 kr.

A great car seat from Be One. This car seat is sold at Coop and costs DKK 999, which is a lot cheaper than many other car seats on the market. The car seat has side protection, which provides optimal safety in the event of a collision. It comes with a side cushion, so it's great for newborns. This cover can be easily removed and replaced if necessary. The handle of the car seat must be up when driving to give baby optimum safety.

Maxi Cosi car seat for newborn

Maxi Cosi car seats are very safe and well-tested, making them a popular choice for parents-to-be. This maxi cosi car seat is good for children in the 0 - 13 kg weight range. Shown here in a nice, fresh colour that's nice to look at for both you and baby. The seat has a baby insert which makes it safe and comfortable for a newborn. The chair doesn't weigh very much, so it's quite easy to carry around if your little one falls asleep.

BabyFix car seat from Axkid

Good car seat with an easily adjustable 5-point harness that can be tightened with one hand. This makes it easy to get baby in and out of the seat. It's also a cheap car seat and costs 1,295 DKK at Lekmer, where you can also see many more good car seats for both newborns and older children. The seat has comfortable cushions that keep baby comfortable and secure. The car seat is safety approved. The handle can be adjusted in five different ways, which makes it even easier when transporting the baby around.

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Cybex car seat for newborns

Another great car seat from the popular brand Cybex. Many parents end up choosing a car seat from Cybex, as it is among the best car seats for newborns. It has also won several best-in-test awards. It is both comfortable for baby and very safe, partly because it is extremely energy-absorbent. The neck and head support of the Cybex seat can be adjusted to as many as 11 positions in height, which means that the seat can be used for a long time. It can be used for the weight range 0 - 13 kg, which mostly fits with the child needing a new chair when he or she is around 18 months old.

*Recommended car seats for newborns are rated by based on external sources.

Practical accessories for the road

To make the ride with baby as comfortable as possible, we've written here about various practical accessories. These accessories help to make travelling with a small child easier and more manageable. Having a newborn can be stressful enough, so parents need all the help they can get

Mirror - see how baby feels in the back seat

Too many turn to look at the baby in the back seat. Sitting in the passenger seat can cause a crick in the neck, while looking away from the road for just a few seconds can turn into an outright dangerous situation. An extra mirror is therefore a very sensible investment. It allows you to keep an eye on your baby without having to turn around 100 times.

Buy the mirror for DKK 199 at Babyshop - click here.

Sunshade for the window

It gets hot quickly in the back seat when the sun is out. A sunshade for the window can therefore be worth its weight in gold. It keeps the temperature down in the car, while preventing the sun from shining in your children's eyes. If you want extra sun protection for your baby, consider a car seat with a built-in sunscreen with sun protection factor.

You can buy sunshades cheap right here.