Top 5 car mirror toys
Our favourite car mirror toys around now
Why buy one?
If you’ve ever been stuck in traffic or embarked on a long journey solo, it can be tricky when your child is in a rear-facing car seat and you can’t see them clearly. A baby car mirror allows you to safely keep an eye on your little one whilst driving, making car journeys easier as you can see whether they’re sleeping or awake. You can buy ones that incorporate toys so they give something exciting for your baby to look at, too.
What to spend
A baby car seat mirror typically costs between £10 and £20, so it’s a small price to pay for the reassurance it gives.
What to look for
Make sure before you buy that the mirror can be easily attached in your make and model of car. Look for a mirror made with acrylic glass, which is not only lighter, but also shatterproof and therefore much less hazardous. The bright colours and engaging characters will draw your baby’s attention to the mirror. They are often they are designed to go on a car’s headrest.
Tropical car mirror, £19.99, Taf Toys
A cute and colourful baby safe mirror that attaches to a car’s headrest, so parents can see their rear facing babies from the driving seat. It has straps to attach it firmly, and the cute monkey character peeking over the top of the mirror will entertain little ones.
Baby Safari Look and Play Mirror, £14, Mothercare
This mirror toy is packed with fun features to keep your baby happy on long trips in the car. As well as a baby-safe mirror with a colourful surround, there’s also a selection of hanging toys, with different textures and sounds to discover.
See and Play Auto Mirror, £10.39, Bright Starts
This mirror is curved so parents can see their child clearly, and can attach to a car with or without a headrest. The mirror has a vibrantly coloured surround, with an elephant and bird to give it a tropical feel. There are also three loops so parents can add favourite toys for added fun.
Car Mirror, £13.99, Amazon
Available in three designs, penguin, teddy and an underwater scene, this shatterproof mirror is made from super safe acrylic. It’s larger than average (around 30cm) so parents will be able to see their child very clearly, and has two straps and a buckle to fasten it into the car.
Baby In Sight Car Mirror, £19.99, Brica
This super safe mirror has been crash-tested, is shatterproof, and installs firmly in the car with the included straps. It has a woodland theme, with leaves and animals including a ladybird and a racoon. These swing with the car’s movement, so gives lots of on-the-go entertainment - with no batteries required!