When shopping for the best car seats around, you might want to opt for a 360 car seat to make getting your little one in and out of the car a whole lot easier.
Similar to rotating car seats, the 360 car seats are designed to spin the whole way around, rather than just one way. This gives you the option of having your child rear facing, or forward facing.
The best Black Friday 360 car seat deals 2023:
A 360 car seat can be a pricey but fundamental investment and choosing the right one for your baby or toddler is important. We are here to bring you the biggest deals for less money, so check out our top picks below...
•Save £30 on the Maxi-Cosi Mica 360° Rotative Car Seat at Amazon
•Get £50 off the Silver Cross Motion All Size 360 Car Seat at Boots
•The Cybex Sirona Gi i-Size 360° Rotating Car Seat is now £224.95
•Make the Maxi-Cosi MIca Eco yours for £199.99
•There's £150 off the All in All Rotate i-Size Car Seat
•Grab £35 off the Bebeconfort EvolveFix i-Size 360 Car Seat at Amazon
•The Joie i-Spin 360 i-Size Baby to Toddler Car Seat is now £220.50
•Save £86.25 on the Bugaboo Owl by Nuna Car Seat
Having this option allows you to keep your child safely rear-facing, but then can turn to forward facing when they're old enough without having to buy a completely new car seat.
It's always important to follow GOV guidelines on car seat safety, and not have your child forward facing until they are over 15-months-old.
360 car seats are also a huge help for parents when getting wriggling children in and out of the car. You can turn the car seat to face you and safely strap your child in, without having to climb into the car and wrestle them into a seat from an awkward angle - trust us we've been there!
We've round up the best 360 car seats that have been tried and tested by our mums.
Best overall 360 car seat
The Joie i-Spin 360 was awarded Gold in the Mother&Baby 2023 Awards. Not only is it good value for
- Suitable to use from birth up to 4 years
- Removable and washable seat cover
- Guard Surround Safety panels auto-engage when harness is tightened to surround your baby with the ultimate safety
- It can be heavy if needing to move
Best multi stage 360 car seat
Winner of the Mother&Baby Awards 2023 for Best Multi stage Car Seat is this rotating seat from
- Extremely light
- ISOFIX compatible
- Base has to be purchased separately
Best 360 car seat with one-hand rotation
The Maxi-Cosi Pearl 360 is a perfectly comfortable and safe rotating car seat that is built for
- Easy to install
- Multiple recline positions
- Cover is easy to wash
- Bulky base and sold separately
Best budget 360 car seat
The Cozy N Safe Merlin 360 car seat can be adjusted at the push of a button. It makes strapping
- Seat cover is removable and washable
- Extra padding for safety and comfort
- It isn't i-Size
Best long lasting 360 car seat
Gold winner in the Mother&Baby 2022 Awards, Silver Cross Motion All Size 360 grows with your baby
- Long lasting
- Straps are easy to adjust
- App to check if your car is compatible
- Only has three recline positions
Best 360 car seat with fixed base
The Graco Turn2Me car seat has a one-click ISOFIX installation and 360 rotation, making car
- 10 recline positions
- Side ventilation for keeping baby cool
- Some mentioned the recline and rotation button was difficult to reach
Best easy to install 360 car seat
The Chicco Seat3Fit has six recline positions and an ISOFIX installation, with a handy QR code to
- Easy to install with ISOFIX
- Machine washable seat covers
- Grows with child
- Recline could go further back
What's the difference between a 360 car seat and a rotating car seat?
Whilst both car seats are very similar in design, there is one big difference between the two kinds of car seats. The big difference between a 360 car seat and a rotating one could also be the deciding factor on the type of car seat you get.
Rotating car seats are designed to spin at least 180 degrees, meaning you can spin your child from rear-facing to the side, enabling you to get your child in and out with ease.
However, a 360 car seat is designed to rotate all the way around, meaning you have the option of positioning your child as rear-facing, or forward facing.
Are 360 car seats worth it?
While they are a lot more convenient, most only last up until your child is around four years old. Some however, have higher weight and height limits and recline adjustments that mean the seats will last longer. But this is important to check before purchasing.
Samantha Ball is a Product & Lifestyle Writer for Mother&Baby and freelanced for the website for two years before joining the team full time. She's a mum of two and loves browsing for the best products and cute outfits.