Safe Long Lasting and Comfortable
April 25, 2022
This is a functional, safe, and clean car seat. My number one consideration when buying a car seat is safety. Britax is a name I can and have trusted since having my daughter 5 years ago. I love that with this seat, my kids heads are padded and protected from side impacts. It's also great that the fabric is not treated with flame-retardant chemicals. I do my best to avoid flame-retardant chemicals whenever I can, and I'm grateful that Britax has been conscious of how many consumers are looking for this option.
As far as size goes, it's great as a long-lasting convertible seat. Both my 38lb two-year-old son and my 43lb five-year-old daughter fit in this seat- my two-year-old sitting rear-facing, and my five-year-old sitting forward facing. I chose to test this product that I was gifted through the Stellar Product Testing Panel on my rear facing two-year-old because he is messier and spends more time in the car. He is comfortable rear-facing, but now that he's getting heavier, it takes a little muscle and maneuvering to get him situated properly when I'm putting him in. I wish this seat had some sort of adjustment at the feet to allow for more space for a rear-facing child. I go overboard and keep my kids rear-facing for as long as possible (my daughter was 4 when we turned her around) so this is important to me.
The materials are incredibly soft and feel high-end, but are also easy to clean. Most messes could be wiped or vacuumed off, but a spilled yogurt drink required a washing. It was very easy to remove the cover and throw in the washing machine- it looked good as new in a couple hours and was easy to put back on. This is a HUGE bonus for me, because I can't stand a dirty car seat, especially one that my kids will use for a while.
Installation was easier than some seats because of the Click Tight system, but more difficult than others I've tried with a rigid latch system. Still, it took under twenty minutes to watch a video and install it safely in my truck. Another advantage It has is the long safety tether for the forward facing position. We have a 2021 Honda Ridgeline and the tether anchor is all the way down near the floor of the car- other seats have not reached, but this one does!
Overall, I'd highly recommend this seat to anyone looking for a safe, long-lasting, and comfortable car seat.
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