The 10 Best Backseat Baby Mirrors
This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in March of 2018. For the first two or three years of your child’s life, he or she will sit facing the rear of the vehicle, and a durable backseat baby mirror comes in handy for keeping an eye on your pint-sized passenger. They typically attach to headrest posts and are sold in a range of sizes and designs, some of which can entertain your tot with features like flashing lights and music. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
June 18, 2020:
In addition to giving you the ability to check on your little one at will when they’re sitting in their rear-facing infant car seat, these backseat mirrors can also help entertain tots during car rides. For instance, the newly added Munchkin Brica Cruisin’ Owl will hold your child’s attention with flashing or fading lights, as well as eight enjoyable songs that play for 24 minutes in total. It features a cute driving owl character and some colorful background scenery to hold kids’ attention. What’s more, it all can be controlled from the front seat – including the volume – with the handy remote control. For another highly entertaining choice, we added in the Benbat Oly Active, which features a friendly light-up face with winking eyes and fun wobbly ears. It can play soothing sounds of trains, ocean waves, popping bubbles, and birdsong. This one too can be controlled by you using the handy remote. For a model with a built-in fan that keeps your child comfortable on hot days, check out the Munchkin Brica Breeze. The small fan can be directed onto your child, and its soft, flexible blades ensure curious little hands will not get hurt. It automatically shuts off after 10 minutes of operation.
We also added some viable options for entertainment that don’t include music or lights, if you prefer something more subtle. The Taf Toys Kimmy the Koala features a cute smiling bear and brightly colored tabs, along with fun stars on its frame. The Munchkin Brica Swing features whimsical hanging animals that sway side to side with your car’s motion, and its vibrant leafy tree branch and flowers provide further visual stimulation.
If you prefer a sleek, modern option that doesn’t provide the bright colors, lights, and noise of many others, look to the Lusso Gear Premium, which comes in neutral black, gray, or tan, and features an attractive matte finish that will look great in any vehicle. It features a shatterproof construction, is a couple inches larger than most, and comes with a cleaning cloth and clear, step-by-step directions. Another basic, yet high quality, choice is the Skip Hop Driven, which sports a fashionable black leather trim with soft padding and safe rounded edges. For a couple of choices that come with bonus side window sunshades, check out the Joybell Adjustable and the Omiss Fashion.
To make room for the new additions in this update, we removed the SoPeep Essential, which is too similar to the Cozy Greens Newborn to be useful for our list, as well as the Britax USA, amidst various reports it can become dislodged rather easily. The Baby Caboodle, DaffaDoot Super-Sized, Andmar Group, and GroCreations Pivot also leave the list either to unavailability or to make room for higher quality models. No matter which one you ultimately go with, for safety’s sake, be sure to follow the included instructions carefully and make sure it’s installed properly and securely. Check the mirror before each car ride to ensure it’s still attached firmly, tightening or adjusting as necessary.