Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sensational Sale Sunday - Save $ on Britax!

Ready to upgrade from the infant carrier to a convertible car seat? A convertible seat allows you to use it rear facing and forward facing. Even if you are not quite there now is a great time to buy because through August 9th you can save big on Britax car seats at BabyEarth. Click here to check out their huge selection of seats and patterns. And do help you decided which one is right for you I put together some bullet points for each seat.

Compact Convertibles - For children 5 to 40 lbs and less than 40" tall. Great choice for parents with smaller cars
  • Roundabout - the most basic seat, with side protection but more open on the sides
  • Diplomat - similar to the Roundabout but with more side impact protection. It has a rigid head piece that is not removable
High Capacity Convertibles - For children 5 to 65 lbs. My personal favorite choice, you get more life out of these seats because of the higher weight and height limits
  • Marathon - the bigger version of the Roundabout, the most open, basic seat
  • Decathlon - similar to the Marathon but with removable headpillow and side padding. Good choice if baby is still small, you can use the padding now and remove it as they grow into the seat more
  • Boulevard - similar to the smaller Diplomat, with a rigid head protection piece that is not removable
  • Boulevard CS - the CS stands for Click and Safe. This seat is the Boulevard but equipped with a mechanism that "clicks" when the harness is in place and tightened properly. Developed by Britax because of the large number of seats that are installed and used incorrectly
Harness to Booster Seat - The Frontier - From 25 to 100 lbs, you can use this seat forward facing only as a 5 point harness up to 80 lbs and then a traditional booster seat with your vehicles seatbelt to 100 lbs. Great for parents that want to keep their child secure in 5-point harness as long as possible.

One other thing parents often question is the fabric on Britax seats. Most of the seats are made with a fuzzy "velour" type of material that people often question as being hot. Even in Texas I never had parents say it was a problem. If you are worried about it, go with the Onyx color, it has black velour on the outside and a "wipeable" nylon type material in the center.

Also, visit the Britax website for their seat selector called "Fit My Child." Just enter a few stats and they will recommend some seats for you - super easy!

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