Mommy's Favorite Things: Britax Review



Friday, September 17, 2010

Britax Review




If you're a parent or even a grandparent then you've probably heard of this great company. They have Car Seats and Strollers and are dedicated to the safety of your child while using those products! 

I couldn't have been more happy or excited when Britax has told me that yes, indeed they were willing to send me a review item! They sent me the Marathon 70 Car Seat in Onyx color.
First, I'm going to start with the box. It has a missing spot where the seat sits. This saves materials and the amount going to the dump. I'm very happy about this. most boxes are completely square, but Britax has thought of every little detail down to the BOX. 

 LOVE this seat!!
Here's the color a little closer up
Avery had to try it out right away. That infant insert is NOW GONE! After I read the manual I realized it was for Rear Facing only
 The harness adjuster. It is super easy to use. You loosen the harness below and then pull the trigger on this and either lift it or push it down to adjust the harness height.
And the absolute best part is the latch system. Our old seat had the clips that were hard. On our car the latch hooks are far in the seat. Getting them in wasn't the problem, it was removing the seat from the car. I damaged my hands every time!
NOW Britax has these AWESOME clips. They are long and the release button sticks out of the seat making it super easy to maneuver.
Love them!
Britax claims to seat children lower than the average seat. After I took our old Eddie Bauer 3-in-1 out of the car, I measured them against each other. This Britax is HUGE. It's higher up and just bigger all around.
In the car finally!
Now I do have 1 problem with this seat. It is higher up than our last one, so I can't physically get Avery into the seat myself. She has to get up in there herself, otherwise I would bust her head on the roof. There isn't that much room in there and that's the only way this would work. I can't imagine if I'd had this seat Rear Facing or if she was smaller and couldn't climb in there herself. That's my only issue though.

The latch was super easy to use. And those bars on the side of the seat make the latch easy to adjust from RF to FF. The latch harness just slides along them. It also makes it easier to get the seat tight. I got a MUCH better install with this seat then our last one. It was super easy.

So the true test in this seat. We got it 2 days before our vacation. That trip was 2 1/2 hours each way. She did great. She loved the seat and kept boasting about it. She was so happy and comfortable, even with a St. Bernard sharing the back seat with her. She loved it. She's also happy to sit higher because she has a better view!

This seat RF from 5-40 pounds and then FF from 1yr and 20 pounds up to 70 pounds!! This is a great seat for a newborn up until they're 6-7. We will still need to buy a booster after this because our state law is 8 OR 80 pounds. So unless she's 8, 70 pounds and under 49" then we will need a booster for her. 

Price: This seat is about $270. This is expensive, but think from 0-6 this is the only seat you'd need? This is our 3rd seat already, we've spent more than $270 combined on the other 2. This would've been a smart way to go.

Overall: ********** and more! Love this seat and we will probably be purchasing a second one for the truck!



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Anonymous said...

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Veann said...

I really like Cowmooflage for how fun it is, but the practical side of me would probably choose Onyx or Blueprint to lessen stain possibility...

I also like the Advocate 70 CS. It looks like a very heavy duty and safe seat for my baby to ride in.

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Fritter said...

I also really like the Advocate 79 CS...we have a Roundabout and love it. I'll be needing at least another car seat though eventually since we have twins on the way.
Fabric for the Marathon would be the Onyx! Thanks!
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Rebecca O said...

I also like the Advocate 70CS. I would love the Crimson colored car seat fabric. Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail dot com


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Rachel C said...

I think the Chaperone seat also looks nice, and I like the onyx fabric.
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Mom times 3 said...

I'd LOVE a Marathon 70 in Waverly for Charlie!

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Anonymous said...

I also like the BOULEVARD 70 car seat. I would choose the Onyx colore if I would win.
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Waitingforbaby said...

i would also be interested in the roundabout or the boulevard
i would choose the crimson marathon 70
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Anonymous said...

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Michele said...

I like the Advocate 70 CS.
I would choose the onyx fabric.
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Going Green with Noah said...

I like the Roundabout 55 and I would probably get the Crimson fabric - I went to Texas Tech and that was our colors!!

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April said...

I'm also interested in the Boulevard 70 and I would choose the Blueprint fabric.
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Yoga Mommy said...

I also like the Chaperone for my infant. If I win the Marathon 70 I would choose the Onyx fabric

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The Fam said...

I'd love the Marathon in Onyx and would like to learn more about the Advocate!

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AEK said...

The other seat I am interested in is the Roundabout 55 in Smokey Peal. For the Marathon 70 I would choose Cowmooflage.

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Carrie said...

I am interested in the Frontier for my older child.

I think the Marathon in Onyx would be great! it would totally fit with my car.

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Alisha L. said...

I also really like the Advocate 70 Carseat!

My choice of color if I won this would be Onyx.

Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

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sweepmom said...

I like the CHAPERONE.
I would choose the Jet Set color.


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dotcomkari said...

I love this carseat! We would love the chance for one for our youngest she is just moving into a bigger seat and money is really tight for us due to medical expenses...

We love the Marathon 70 in the Allison print.. so soft and girly

thank you for such an amazing giveaway


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Mrs.Smitty said...

I'd also like the Boulevard 70.
I'd choose the Onyx print for the Marathon!
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Anonymous said...

I would choose the marathon in waverly, its a great color for camouflaging dirt (lol) and great for boy or girl. jessica k jessicassist2 at hotmail dot com.


Anonymous said...

I like the Boulevard because of the head wings but I also love the new marathon! I like the Blueprint fabric for marathon
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mutchkin21 said...

We would be interested in the blet positioning booster seat.

We like the Allison fabric option.

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I like the Onyx fabric and the chaperone carseat
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Elicia said...

I also love the Boulevard CS - it has the cutest pink floral print - Emily, I think. In the Marathon, I'm torn between Cowmooflage or Blueprint on the Marathon (we already have Crimson). :)


Essy said...

I love the Allison print!


Essy said...

Okay - I have requested to be your friend on FB, followed you on NetWork Blogs, followed Britax on FB and let them know I entered the giveaway, and I'm about to blog about this on my blog: http://nsgexpectations.blogspot.com/

Thanks for this great opportunity!


Niecey said...

I'm also interested in the advocate 70.
If I won the marathon, I'd choose the blueprint fabric

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bukaeyes said...

I also like the Advocate as well, I would pick the Allison print for the Marathon.
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Katie said...

I'd love the Advocate car seat and for the Marathon, I'd like the Blueprint pattern.

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Judy said...

I would love the Marathon in Onyx.

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Isha said...

I like the Roundabout 50 car seat. I would choose the Jetset fabric for the Marathon.

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Anonymous said...

I love Britax and that I always feel safe putting my kids in anything they make. I like the marathon in onyx or blueprint. I also like the Boulevard CS!


Tamara said...

I'm interested in the Frontier85 for my daughter too but I'd love the Marathon 70 in Blueprint for my 3 month old!


Tamara said...

I'm interested in the Frontier85 for my daughter too but I'd love the Marathon 70 in Blueprint for my 3 month old!

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susan said...

I'm also interested in the CHAPERONE and I'd love a Marathon in Onyx.
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Mom2anutball said...

I also like the BOULEVARD 70, and I would choose the Onyx fabric!

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Anonymous said...

I like the ROUNDABOUT 50 Classic as well.

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Jennifer H said...

I'd love it in Crimson and I love the B ready stroller. Jenprincess88 at yahoo dot com


April said...

I also like the ADVOCATE 70 CS. I'd choose the Onyx fabric for the Marathon.

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Jennifer H said...

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dasha said...

i love the advocate cs! the fabric i would choose for the marathon is onyx--thanks for the chance to enter :) dashasaur at gmail dot com


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