As a mother of five children I have seen my fair share of car seats. And my car seat philosophy has changed a lot over the last few years from “What looks good” and “What is comfortable for me to use as a carrier seat” to more important and practical things. What car seat features will improve the safety? What car seat feature will make it easier for me to install the seat the right way and feel confident that I have it right?
Enter my chance to review a Britax Advocate convertible car seat. I’ve never been able to install a car seat that easily before. The premium lower LATCH connecters? Wow. So easy to connect them and tightening them in a cinch. (Ha! Cinch get it?) Be sure to see the details for the giveaway portion below.
From an economic perspective I love the idea of a convertible car seat – something that can be used for a variety of ages. The Advocate Britax car seat is suitable for rear-facing infants, but fits toddlers like Vivian who are now forward facing. Up to 70 pounds!
What I didn’t realize, and didn’t think to look at in the beginning, was how the car seats meet safety codes. Or exceed safety codes. I just assumed all car seats met certain standards but I didn’t realize that car seats like Britax actually exceed the minimum standards to increase safety for your babies. See some behind the scenes video at the Britax Youtube Channel.
Did you know the United States doesn’t have any minimum requirements for testing side-impact crashes. Britax uses an intensive testing program that is based on European testing criteria for side-impact safety. Their Head Safety Technology helps stabilize an infant’s body to minimize injuries in case of a car accident. I think the fact that they are holding themselves and their car seats to higher-than-necessary standards speaks volumes about the quality of their products.
Other features I really appreciate SEEM like smaller things but are genius things that I thought, “Oh now THAT is smart.” There’s a protector in front of the center buckle, for example. A simple, small thing, but have you ever pinched your baby’s thigh in the car seat buckle? I swear I’ve done that at least once to every child.
The other super genius thing – you can adjust the harness straps WITHOUT having to take the entire thing apart. Because yeah – who likes to do that? *crickets* See? No one. I’m always petrified I’m going to string them back together to wrong way and it’s a huge hassle besides. This system allows you to skippity-do-dah change it and go along.
Genius I tell you. See the bright red arrows? Yep, that’s how serious it is.
September at Untrained Housewife is all about making wise decisions now to prepare and improve your family’s safety and well-being. Having a great car seat is an important way to do that.
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Safety matters when it comes to car seats. I want one that will protect my child. And Britax convertible car seats have so many safety features — and knowing that makes me feel like my child is safe while in the car. Click here to learn more about Britax safety features.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Britax. The opinions and text are 100% mine.