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The Best Baby Car Mirrors That Help You Keep An Eye On Your Little One

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A baby car mirror is a must-have baby gear item for rear-facing car seats. Not only does securing a mirror on the headrest in front of the car seat prevent you from having to pull over every time you hear a weird noise coming from your baby, or worse, no noise at all (which usually just means they’re sleeping or ignoring you), it also gives your baby a way to always have you in their sight.

Not all car seat mirrors are created equal, though. But from experience, we can tell you that it absolutely isn’t worth your time or money to buy a baby car mirror that won’t stay in place, causing you to have to adjust the straps every time you go somewhere. You deserve a backseat baby mirror that stays put, straps on tightly for safety, and does its job — as in, reflects your baby’s adorable face.

The internet has lots of baby car mirrors to choose from, so we took it upon ourselves to narrow them down to the ones with the highest ratings and parent approval. Take a look at what we found.

The Overall Best Baby Car Mirror

It’s hard not to trust a fan favorite on Amazon, especially when it has close to 20,000 five-star ratings, like this baby car mirror from Shynerk. It’s shatterproof, features a clear reflection, and easily attaches to moveable headrests in most cars. Plus, it’s adjustable 360 degrees so you can always have your baby in sight. One reviewer wrote, “The mirror itself is clear and wide-angled. The best feature is the swivel; it allows me to quickly adjust the angle of the mirror without messing with the straps. Once it's adjusted, it STAYS that way until I change it. This is key, as previous mirrors wobble off-target at the first left turn, rendering them useless when I need them the most.”

The Best Dashboard Baby Camera — With Night Vision

Unlike traditional baby car seat mirrors, this one can be placed on the center console of the car so you don’t have to look back while driving (it has a double-sided sticky pad to adhere to the dash). Another bonus: It has night vision! Strap the camera mirror to the headrest and aim it at your baby to get a clear shot. A cord runs from the camera to the screen, which can be ran under the car seat and car mat and between the front seats. Plug it into the cigarette lighter and you’re good to go. With over 12,000 five-star reviews, one shopper raved, “This might possibly be the best thing I've ever bought on Amazon. I love that I can see my little guy in the backseat and I don't have to strain to see in multiple mirrors to make sure he's OK. I love the nightvision, it works amazingly well and I can see my little clearly, not so with a standard car mirror.”

The Most Affordable Baby Car Mirror

We’re all about quick and easy installation, and that was one of the top reasons parents loved this one. The mirror has a shatter-resistant surface, and the adjustable straps fit most headrests. Best of all, you really can’t beat the under-$10 price. One reviewer wrote, “Really wanted a mirror so I could see my little one but didn’t want to spend a lot. This is perfect, looks nice, easy to use, and most importantly affordable!”

The Baby Car Mirror That Easily Pivots

You need a clear view of your child in their car seat, and the Britax back seat car mirror offers it. It’s shatterproof and can pivot whichever way you need it to. The adjustable straps give it a snug fit over the car headrest. One reviewer wrote, “This is the 3rd mirror we tried and this will be the last [...] It straps to the adjacent headrest (with two buckle straps) and pivots which ever way you need it to. You can also adjust the angle for which ever way you need as well.”

This Cute Baby Car Mirror That Plays Music

Here’s an adorable car seat mirror that gets the job done and gives your baby something cute and entertaining to look at while in the car. A remote lets you control music and volume on the mirror, as well as a cute light show. An auto shutoff feature conserves battery life for all those times you’re definitely going to forget to turn it off. One reviewer wrote, “A full year later, and I still wish I could give this mirror a hundred stars. My toddler loves it, wants it in her hands in the car seat, loves using the remote, pressing buttons to make the music, listening to the music, looking at herself, at the lights, she sings to it, talks to it! It's one of the only two things that make car rides bearable (the other thing is snacks). Love love LOVE this thing!”

The Best Car Mirror For Multiple Kids

Now, if you have two kiddos you’d like to keep an eye on in the backseat — or simply want a view of your entire backseat without having to turn around — this is the baby car mirror for you. One parent raves, “This mirror is one of my favorite purchases in my 6 years of parenting. It's big enough so I can see the entire back seat area, and my entire back window. It's a must for moms with multiple kids [...]”

This Chic Mirror For A Streamlined Look

If baby gear that looks as good as it works is important to you, take a closer look at this baby car mirror that seamlessly blends in with your backseat. The heathered gray fabric lining is chic and minimal — a respite from most baby stuff dominated by primary colors. The adjustable straps and buckles allow for easy installation, and the mirror is big enough so you likely won’t need to adjust the angle. One parent shared, “I love this mirror! I initially bought a mirror with a plastic arm on the back- it was super cheaply made and broke after a month. This mirror seems more durable and gives me better visibility of my baby. The gray look matches nicely with my gray Rav4.”

Another Stylish Option With A Matte Finish

This baby car mirror is the best multi-angled option on the market, according to Amazon. The mirror is large and offers a crystal-clear view of your little one. Plus, it’s sturdy and has adjustable straps that ensure it doesn’t move. It has a matte finish and comes in three color options to coordinate with your car’s interior. (Hallelujah!) Parents swear by this mirror. One reviewer wrote, “The mirror is so sleek and stylish. Children's products are often irritatingly bright & colorful. My house & car start to look like a circus. I like to keep my car looking at least somewhat classy, and the black framed mirror is not too bulky or intrusive either.”

The Best Wide-Angle Baby Car Mirror

Now, if you’re looking for an extra-wide shatterproof mirror that can be angled in all the ways, one reviewer wrote of this one, “This one does perfectly what I need it to do. It is HUGE and has a wide range of view thanks to the ‘bobblethingy’ that allows it to get and maintain (even through tough turns) the perfect angle for your height and your car. The ‘glass’ is crystal clear and I put it together and installed it in less than five minutes.”

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