Safety is very important to me and my family. It took a long time for my husband and I to get pregnant, and thankfully after lots of practice, we have a precious baby girl! I’m sure many people would call me paranoid, or over protective, but her safety and well being is so important, that yes, I admit I may go overboard sometimes. One place that I think no parent can go overboard in safety is car seats, and I received the ultimate safety seat from Britax for review.
Britax sent us the Advocate CS, which is a high capacity convertible seat. This car seat has so many features, and it’s cute too in the fab pink and brown print. Although my daughter is upwards of 30 pounds and is 19 months, I could have used this seat rear facing since the day she was born. The seat can then turned around at 1 year old or 20 pounds and can be used until 65 pounds. I don’t think any other seats can be used from 5 – 65 pounds! So we still have lots and lots and lots of adventures to take in our new Britax car seat.
The car seat was super easy to install, simply put the seatbelt through a small opening near the rear part of the seat. There is also an extra safety clip that hooks onto the back seat of the car (most cars come with this little clip). That was it, the seat was in the car and we were ready to go.
One thing that was frustrating with our previous seat was having to the adjust the harness. As my daughter grew bigger, the harness straps needed to be adjusted. We had to take the seat our of the car, and unhook the straps, and thread them through on a higher adjustment. With this Britax car seat there is no need to take out the seat to adjust the straps. There is a a knob on the side of the seat that you turn, and it adjusts the straps – that’s it, it’s that easy! I absolutely love this feature. The back has a screw like feature that heightens or lowers the straps while I turn the knob – genius.
The car seat also has some comfortable features for the kiddies. The 5 point harness system not only has extra safety features such as the HUGS system, but also has comfortable neck pads, one for each strap, so your child’s neck wont scratch against the thick straps. In her old seat, I used to have to pull her shirt between her neck and the strap so this wouldn’t happen. There is also an extra pad under my daughters bum, just in case an accident were to happen in the car seat. You can remove this little pad and wash it, rather than having to wash the entire car seat cover.
Upon first receiving my car seat, I thought it was going to be way too big for our car, as it did seem bigger than our current seat. This is mostly because the side impact panels are very thick, making this car seat extra safe. However, after putting it in the car, it’s not really much of a difference at all. There is still enough room for 2 people to sit in the back seat. It might be a bit of a tight squeeze, but it can be done nearly just as easily as it was with the other slightly smaller seat we had before.
Overall, I am so pleased with our new Britax car seat. I feel that my daughter is super safe in this thing. It is pretty much the Cadillac of all car seats. Not only is it safe, it’s adorable, and it’s comfortable too. It seems that every time we go for a ride in the car, my daughter is asleep in just a few minutes. This alone is a God sent because lately, our little precious angel isn’t sleeping that well, so there is little quite time for us adults. If it seems that it’s going to be one of those no nap days, we simply put her in the car in her Britax car seat and our princess is out like a light. The great part is, she doesn’t lay forward, like in her old seat. She leans back, so there is no worry about her being uncomfortable leaning forward during a nap.
I would suggest this seat to anyone, it is amazing!
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