Solid construction but value for money unclear, review for use with under 1 yr old
February 6, 2020
We bought this for our second car (Ford Focus) which we use less often in general and rarely with our child >1 year old. The idea being, we would be using this seat for baby everyday permanently in the near future.
The seat is solidly constructed, heavy, and well padded. It is easy to install, however it does require either pool noodle or towel to ensure it is properly angled on the seat, and even then it feel like it's less stable than our infant car seat.
After purchase I wrote to Britax customer service to request the Anti-Rebound Bar, this seat has the openings below the cup holders to add it. They wrote back that it is on back-order until March 2020. I received no further information on when or if I could purchase it after that date or be put on a list to buy. At the time of purchase on Albee Baby I either did not see or there was not the option with the ARB on this site.
Although there is an infant insert, the straps are harder to pull tight compared to an infant car seat. That said, it seems very comfortable for our child and baby seems to enjoy the greater field of vision that this seat has compared to the infant car seat.
Good quality seat fabric and components
Seemingly comfortable even for infant
ConsTricky to get to feel stable
ARB on back order
Likely less ease of use if used everyday for infant