One of the most important purchases for a baby is the car seat you put him/her in. Safety is, and should be, the most important thing to be considered when purchasing any item for baby. Being that this is car seat safety week, now is the time to review your seat and installation. Britax has gone above and beyond to provide safety features on their car seats that give parents the peace of mind we need. That’s why we’ve chosen to extend the rear facing time with Addy in a Britax! We know rear facing is safest and we know Britax safety features match what we, as parents, are looking for. It was a no brainer in going with Britax.
Britax recently sent us their Boulevard 70-G3 convertible car seat for review. The Britax Boulevard 70-G3 can accommodate a child rear facing between 5 and 40 pounds! Yes, FORTY pounds! Our three year old isn’t even 40 pounds yet so you really can extend the rear facing time in this seat and have that peace of mind knowing your child is as safe as possible! Once the child reaches 40 pounds, you can turn the seat forward facing and he/she can stay in this seat up to 70 pounds!
Safety You Can See with Britax
There really are so many safety features on the Britax seats and being able to SEE them makes me feel better! There is a double side impact head protection which offers a double layer of EPP foam to distribute crash forces, shield from vehicle intrusion, and contain the head, neck and body while keeping them “in true” or aligned.
I love that the seat includes the infant body pillow that can be removed when baby is older/bigger. The plush, easy to remove cover provide extra comfort and easy cleaning without disassembling or uninstalling the child seat! That’s definitely a plus because we all know kids make messes some times! One of my absolute favorite features is the quick adjust, no re-thread harness! You do not have to uninstall and reinstall the seat just to move the harness when baby grows! It really is super-easy to adjust!
There is a five point safety harness that distributes crash forces across the strongest parts of the body and provides a secure fit. The safety belts are tangle free, a dream come true for parents since we always have our hands full or we’re always in a rush! The HUGS Chest Pads with SafeCell Technology are affixed to the seat shell to ensure proper positioning while SafeCells compress to manage energy and provide resistance to the forward movement of your child in a crash, reducing the risk of head injury. There are two buckle positions giving a secure fit and there are harness holders that keep the harness straps pulled to the sides when placing your child in the car seat! <3 these!!!
The integrated steel bars strengthen the connection to the vehicle and reduce forward flexing of the child seat during a crash. The base with safe cell technology features SafeCells designed to compress in a crash, significantly lowering the center of gravity and counteracting the forward rotation of the child seat which normally propels the child toward the front seat. It’s incredibly easy to adjust/recline the car seat for child comfort and positioning. The LATCH system is another fabulous safety feature that is easy to use when securing the car seat. There is simply a push button for easy attach/release. After attaching the LATCH you simply pull the belts to tighten. The BRITAX energy-absorbing Versa-Tether is a strap that is attached to two points of the upper part of the child seat; there is a hook on this strap that attaches to an anchor in your vehicle. This can be used in both rear-facing and forward-facing positions, and again is something super-easy to install! This mama did it all by herself!
Our little girl LOVES her Britax seat! You can see how happy she is and mama is happy too, knowing how safe she is! You really can’t go wrong in purchasing a seat from Britax! They believe in going above and beyond when it comes to the safety of our children!
Purchase: You can purchase your own Britax Boulevard 70-G3 convertible car seat from retailers nationwide. The seat retails for $319.99.