The best child seat is one that fits your child, fits in your vehicle, and is easy for you to use each and every time. You will notice that some child seats are easier to use than others, while some will not fit into certain vehicles, and some of each type are less suited for the child's size and development.
Read all product labels and verify that the specifications of the child seat meet your current needs.
For in-vehicle use, whether used with or without the base, the handle can be in any locked position during travel.
If the positioning insert provided with the BRITAX car seat does not position the child as needed, it is acceptable to place a rolled receiving blanket on each side of the child for lateral support – once the child is properly secured within the harness as instructed in the user guide. The rolled receiving blankets should not be placed between the child and the harness.
It is not acceptable to use a crotch roll with any BRITAX car seat to position a child.
A convertible car seat is a child seat that "converts" from rear facing for infants and small toddlers to forward facing for children. Britax convertible car seats can accommodate children weighing up to 65 pounds.
Britax removed rear-face tethering as an option in 2015 to address vehicle compatibility concerns with airbag sensing systems. For previous Britax Convertible car seats that have rear-face tethering in the manuals, those seats have been tested and approved for rear-face tethering, but would require the approval by the automobile manufacturer to allow for Swedish tethering (where an anchor point is created with the tether connector strap under the front vehicle seat). The Australian rear-face tethering method (where the top tether is routed around each side of the convertible to the rear vehicle-designated tether anchor) is also no longer recommended due to the large variety of vehicle anchor locations which often make that method incompatible and inconvenient.
Please visit this page for instructions on how to adjust your harness.
|It is important that the base of the child seat rests completely flat on the vehicle seat. As seen in the illustration, it is permissible to allow up to 3 in. (7.6 cm) of the base to hang over the edge of the vehicle seat. Some vehicle seats do not allow enough of the child seat base to contact the vehicle seat. If this is the case for a forward-facing installation, adjust the seat to the upright position. For a rear-facing installation, choose another seating position. Not doing so could cause the child seat to not perform as intended.|
Please refer to the user guide for your specific car seat and date of manufacture for more information.
When the Versa-Tether is being used to install the child seat in your vehicle, any excess webbing should be secured in the attached elastic strap. When the Versa-Tether is not being used to install the seat in your vehicle, it should be stored in the pouch or tether storage compartment on the back of the child seat. To avoid damage or injury, be sure that any excess webbing is contained within your vehicle at all times.
Yes. If the appropriate recline cannot be achieved in the fully reclined position, you can place a rolled towel or pool noodle in the vehicle seat bight. See user guide for more information.
Use one lock-off, closest to where the vehicle belt will be buckled.
When LATCH is used to secure a harnessed child seat in a vehicle and the harness itself is restraining the child in the child seat, in the event of a crash, then the load or force is applied to the LATCH system. In this scenario you would not use LATCH to secure or install a child seat with a child who weighs more than indicated by the vehicle manufacturer as maximum capacity of the lower anchors.
When LATCH is used in a booster mode, as allowable with the Frontier and Frontier 85, the LATCH system is pre-positioning the booster seat. The lap-shoulder belt is then used to secure the child. In this scenario, in the event of a crash the load is applied to the vehicle seat belt system as with any belt-positioning booster seat. Since the load is not applied to the LATCH system in this scenario, it does not contradict the maximum capacity rating of the lower anchors by the vehicle manufacturer.
No. The Britax Harness-2-Boosters were tested and certified in the upright position when in booster mode. Do not use recline in booster mode for a harnessed installation.
When using the harness-2-booster in booster mode, the vehicle seat belt is restraining the child and, in the event of a crash, the crash forces are applied to the vehicle seat belt. When used in Booster mode, the LATCH system is only offering stability and restraining the seat when not in use and does not bear the load during a crash. Therefore, it does not contradict the maximum capacity rating of the lower anchors by the vehicle manufacturer.
Requirements for car seat use vary depending on the state or province in which you reside. Britax recommends that you follow the laws of your state/province as the minimum requirements for restraining your child while traveling. Additionally, Britax recommends that you continue to use the child seat system - convertible car seat, harness-2-booster (combination) seat, or booster seat - to the upper limits of its recommended use. To be able to fit an adult seat belt, Britax recommends that a child must:
Also, the vehicle seat belt must be positioned correctly across the child's hips and shoulder/middle of the chest.
The Britax harness-2-boosters were released with a 25 pound/2-year minimum requirement because we do not want to promote facing children forward too early, i.e. moving your child from an infant car seat directly into a forward-facing seat like a harness-2-booster. Our recommendation would be to transition your child from an infant car seat to a rear-facing convertible car seat in order to remain rear-facing as long as possible.
The ISOFLEX Flexible Lower LATCH Connection System secures the booster seat to the vehicle, preventing it from becoming a projectile when not in use, and stabilizing it during a crash.
A belt-positioning booster seat with lower anchors/ Universal Anchorage System secures the booster seat to the vehicle, preventing it from becoming a projectile when not in use, and stabilizes it during a crash. The majority of caregivers do not secure their unoccupied booster seats to the vehicle seat, thus allowing the booster seat to become a projectile in the event of a collision.
When the V-Shaped Tether is being used to install the child seat in your vehicle, any excess webbing should be secured in the attached elastic strap. When it is not being used to install the seat in your vehicle, it should be stored in the pouch on the back of the child seat. To avoid damage or injury, be sure that any excess webbing is contained within your vehicle at all times.
Booster seats differ from a harnessed car seat in that a booster seat, by definition, simply “boosts” the child up so that the vehicle seat belt is positioned correctly across the child’s hips and shoulder/middle of the chest. Booster seats rely on the vehicle seat belts to hold both the child and the booster seat in position.
Harnessed seats have an internal 5-point harness system that is used to restrain the child.
We recommend to spot clean the fabrics on the stroller. For some helpful tips check out this article: https://us.britax.com/tips-advice/how-to-clean-a-stroller/
Britax strollers have a 2-year warranty with a proof of purchase.
All Britax strollers are compatible with Britax Infant Car Seats. Additionally, they are compatible with select Maxi Cosi, Cybex and Nuna infant car seats with the purchase of the Britax Infant Car Seat Adapters (Maxi Cosi, Cybex, Nuna).
The second child seat is suitable from birth up to 35 lbs.
The top seat is suitable from 6 months up to 55 lbs.
The B-Ready is designed to accommodate a cup holder on the right side only.
The second seat has four recline positions, including the folded position.
It is recommended to use this guard on the back of the top seat to cover any potential pinch points when using the second seat or an infant car seat in the lower position.
Please refer to the B-Ready page or more information.
Use the extension adapters to move the infant car seat or bassinet further forward when using the second seat below. Only use the infant car seat and bassinet rear-facing when using the extension adapters. The extension adapters cannot be used with the top seat.
At this time, the B-Agile Double is not compatible with an infant car seat. It can be used from birth when in full-recline mode.
Yes, an infant car seat base is included in the purchase of a B-Agile travel system.
Yes, an infant car seat base is included in the purchase of a B-Free travel system.
Yes, infant car seat adapters are included. They are located in the storage basket of the stroller in a built-in pocket.
We do not recommend attaching a cup holder or stroller organizer to the B-Mobile stroller.
The bassinet material is a poly cotton blend.
The warranty for stroller accessories is two years with a proof of purchase.
For details on the type of seat belt system in your vehicle, consult your vehicle's owner's manual.
|It is important that the base of the car seat rests completely flat on the vehicle seat. As seen in the illustration, it is permissible to allow up to 3 in. (7.6 cm) of the base to hang over the edge of the vehicle seat.|
The safest seating position for your child in any vehicle is in the back seat. The center of the rear seat is preferable to outboard positions, as long as you can achieve a tight installation, because it is the furthest from a side impact. It’s important, however, to keep in mind that if you’re not able to install your car seat in the center position, a properly installed car seat in an outboard position will still provide excellent protection for your child during a crash. Make sure to check your car seat and vehicle user’s guides for available seating positions.
The contour of the vehicle seat will affect the amount of contact between the seat back and the anti-rebound bar. Once a firm installation is achieved, the space is typically minimal.
LATCH stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children. To help make installations easier, LATCH is required on car seats and in most vehicles manufactured on or after Sept. 1, 2002. Keep in mind that car seats can typically be installed with LATCH OR a vehicle seat belt. Always refer to the vehicle owner’s manual and car seat user guide.
Installed correctly, both methods of installation are equally safe. Always refer to the vehicle owner’s manual guide and car sear user guide to determine the best installation method.
The process of seating and removing your child along with the motion from your vehicle moving can shake your car seat loose over time. It is very important that you check the fit often and reinstall your car seat periodically.
Since the use of the tether increases the performance of a child safety seat during a crash, Britax recommends using the tether at all times for car seats equipped with a tether. The tether should be used for forward-facing car seats installed using the vehicle seat belt or LATCH system. Consult your vehicle owner's manual for tether anchor locations and weight capacities.
The use of a top tether can reduce the distance that your child’s head moves forward in the event of a crash (also called head excursion) by 4 to 6 inches, thereby minimizing the risk of injury.
We encourage you to try installing the car seat directly into your car prior to purchase, because not all car seats are compatible with all vehicles and all occupants of the vehicle.
If you’re considering a convertible car seat, try it in both the rear-facing and forward-facing positions. Also, be sure to check the vehicle owner's manual for the type of retractor on the seat belt and verify that the type of retractor is compatible with your chosen car seat.
It is important that the base of the car seat rests completely flat on the vehicle seat. As seen in the illustration, it is permissible to allow up to 3 in. (7.6 cm) of the base to hang over the edge of the vehicle seat. Some vehicle seats do not allow enough of the car seat base to contact the vehicle seat. If this is the case for a forward-facing installation, adjust the seat to the upright position. For a rear-facing installation, choose another seating position. Not doing so could cause the car seat to not perform as intended. Belt-positioning boosters do not allow overhang.
It is important to follow the directions provided with the car seat AND the vehicle in order to achieve a proper installation. After installation, grasp the seat near the belt path to check for excessive movement. Excessive movement is described as movement of more than one inch side-to-side or front-to-back at the belt path.
If after reading the user guide and vehicle owner’s manual you’re unsure about the installation of your car seat, you may find demonstration videos on the Britax YouTube Channel helpful. If you would like to have a local child passenger safety technician inspect your car seat, visit www.safekids.org to find an inspection station near you.
For details on the type of seat belt system in your vehicle, consult your vehicle owner's manual.
The safest seating position for your child in any vehicle is in the back seat. If a back seat position is not available, keep these tips in mind:
Britax recommends that caregivers follow directions provided by the vehicle manufacturer for installation of car seats next to side impact air bags.
No. Britax car seats should be installed using only one installation method – either the vehicle’s seat belt and car seat tether (if anchor is available) or LATCH. Parents should always refer to the car seat user guide with any questions.
Excessive movement is described as movement of more than an inch side-to-side or front-to-back.
If the seat moves more than an inch side-to-side or front to back, it is not considered a secure installation. Some tips that may help reduce the side-to-side movements include:
If a secure installation cannot be obtained, try another seating position or install with the vehicle seat belt.
The installation of a car seat should be switched from lower anchors to a vehicle seat belt and car seat tether when the child’s weight meets or exceeds the maximum child weight indicated on the car seat label, in the car seat user guide and in the vehicle owner’s manual. If the vehicle and car seat prescribe two different maximum child-weight capacities, use of lower anchors should be discontinued at the lower of the two weight capacities.
No. The label required by NHTSA that indicates maximum child weight for installing a car seat with lower anchors is specific to the vehicle’s particular lower anchors. The vehicle owner’s manual and car seat user guide should be reviewed for specific direction for tether anchor use. Weight capacity for tether anchor use could be different than for lower anchors, especially when a vehicle seat belt is used to install a car seat.
Canada has a different standard for car seats called the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS). Ultimately, these changes affecting installation using vehicle lower anchors may be included in Canadian vehicle owner’s manuals; however, it is not currently a requirement. Vehicle owner’s manuals and car seat user guides should be reviewed before installing a car seat.
Refer to the vehicle owner’s manual or contact the vehicle manufacturer for weight capacities for LATCH (lower anchors and/or tether anchors).
Most U.S. vehicles manufactured on or after Sept. 1, 2002, are equipped with LATCH. Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual under the Car Seats section to confirm.
A top tether anchor is the spot in the vehicle where the car seat’s tether strap is connected. Vehicles typically have three tether anchors. The tether on forward-facing car seats and some rear-facing car seats can be attached to the tether anchor in a vehicle.
Caregivers should contact their vehicle manufacturer for more information, as they may be able to install a tether anchor for a nominal fee.
The tether strap is typically located on the upper part of the back of the car seat. Parents should read the car seat user guide to understand how the tether works.
The use of the tether when installing a forward-facing car seat can reduce forward movement of the child’s head by 4 to 6 inches in the event of a crash.
Not all models of BRITAX car seats are approved for use with inflatable seat belts. At this time, ONLY the Ford Motor Company (Ford and Lincoln vehicles) Inflatable seat belt system is approved for use with the following BRITAX models:
B-SAFE, Britax G Series Convertibles (Roundabout, Marathon, Boulevard, Advocate), Pioneer 70, Pioneer, Frontier, Frontier 85, Frontier 90, Frontier CLICKTIGHT, Pinnacle 90, Pinnacle CLICKTIGHT, Parkway SG and Parkway SGL.
If your car seat model is not listed above, it is NOT approved for use with the Ford inflatable seat belt system or any other inflatable seat belt system.
For more information on Inflatable seat belts, please click here.
Check your vehicle owner’s manual for the exact LATCH anchor locations and seating positions (if equipped), information on use with a child seat, and for the maximum weight rating for the LATCH anchors.
Standard vehicle seat spacing between LATCH anchors is 11 inches (27.9 cm). MOST BRITAX child seats with flexible attachments can be used in a seating position with up to 20 inches (50.8 cm) of space between the LATCH anchors if the vehicle manufacturer allows.
A car seat has been tested and certified to meet FAA requirements if it contains this statement (in red) on the label, “This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft.” Even though your car seat may be certified for use on aircraft, it is still a good idea to contact the airline prior to travel to ask. Some aircraft have seating configurations which are incompatible with certain car seats.
Britax Belt-Positioning Boosters are not certified for use on an aircraft. A lap and shoulder belt is required with a booster. Please refer to the labels on the car seat and in the user guide to determine if your Britax car seat is certified for use on aircraft.
To install a Britax car seat with ClickTight on an aircraft seat, you should position the lap belt using the car seat belt path and NOT use the ClickTight system. Please refer to the user guide for specific instructions. This applies only with use on an aircraft.
Yes, all Britax Harness-2-Booster seats are certified for use on aircraft in harness mode. However, they are not certified for use on aircraft in booster mode (without the harness). Britax also recommends check with your airline regarding the use of child seats on their aircraft as different aircraft have varying seat sizes.
For U.S. visitors traveling from the United States to Canada, use of the U.S. product is permissible while visiting Canada. However, use of the U.S. product by Canadian residents can result in penalties and fines, as determined by provincial law.
Please visit Britax.ca to view Britax products sold in Canada.
All accessories manufactured by Britax for Britax products have been tested and approved for use with Britax car seats. The use of non-BRITAX accessories (i.e. covers, inserts, toys, accessories, or tightening devices) are not approved by BRITAX. Their use may void the BRITAX warranty.
Yes, Britax accessories have been tested and are approved by Britax for use with Britax car seats & strollers.
Proper use of accessories will not void the Britax warranty.
Yes, the fabric can be spot cleaned with water and mild soap.
Britax currently sells select car seats and strollers, accessories and replacement parts directly to consumers in our online store. Click on the Shop link to see what is available for purchase.
While we hope this never happens to our customers, unfortunately accidents do occur. In the event this happens, Britax recommends that the use of a car seat be discontinued if it has been in a moderate to severe crash. We further advise of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) position that it is not necessary to replace a car seat after a minor crash.
A minor crash is one that meets ALL of following criteria:
For more information on NHTSA’s stance on car seats and crashes:
Yes. The seat is still structurally safe to use as long as the foam is positioned in the same place in which it was intended. Sometimes taping the foam in place is suggested in order to prevent it from wiggling. Taping the foam does not compromise the safety of the car seat. For more information contact Britax Customer Service at: 1-888-427-4829 (toll free).
The expiration date varies by product and from the date of manufacture. For information relating to your particular car seat, please refer to your user guide.
Britax Car Seats manufactured June 2010 or after
Britax Car Seats manufactured through June 2010
To prevent injury due to deterioration or hidden damage, do not use car seats or booster seats older than their useable life or if it has been in a moderate or severe crash. You can find the date of manufacture on the car seat/booster seat serial label.
There are several reasons why car seats have expiration dates:
A car seat has to meet government standards that are in place at the time the seat is manufactured. Safety standards are constantly changing and new technologies are being developed.
We recommend that expired car seats be discarded. When discarding a car seat, be sure to cut off all of the webbing, cut the cover, remove or blackout the serial number and manufacture date, and write “trash, do not use” on the car seat shell.
To update your product registration information, visit our Product Registration page or call the Britax Consumer Services Department at 888-427-4829. Please have the model number and serial number for your product available.
Nanotex changes the fiber on a molecular level, becoming a part of the fiber that enables the textile to permanently resist spills and stains. It really is amazing and it really is chemistry – Nanotex changes the surface energy of the fabric, making it resistant. The lower the surface energy, the more resistant the textile is.
Nanotex fabric is naturally fire retardant.
Britax recommends hand washing and air drying your Nanotex cover.
½ Tsp mild detergent, such as Dreft®, to 1 cup of water.
Not Greenguard Gold certified (because FR has been added), but still free of PFOS, PFOA, heavy metals, phenols, phthalates, odor & skin sanitizers. Furthermore, the Nanotex chemistry does not leach, by design, so nothing can transfer from the textile to skin. It also has silver-ion technology, so they will remain clean and odor-free.
The Nanotex fabric can be found on the stroller and car seat covers including the belly pads and comfort pads. The Infant Car Seat boot and canopy are also made with Nanotex fabric and the stroller canopy and storage basket as well.
No, the Nanotex Collection is a limited-release fabric available exclusively for our Brixy retail partners.
The Nanotex fabric is moisture-resistant, making it easy to wipe away spills. The main benefit is to prevent stains from setting into the seat.
Thermo5™ is a high-performance fabric designed to wick away moisture and naturally allow air to flow.
Your baby will stay cool and dry, so they can ride more comfortably in their seat.
Thermo5™ is a man-made fabric. The manufacturing process blends 30% bamboo charcoal with polyester, resulting in a high-performance fabric.
As a high performance fabric, Thermo5™ is designed to stand the test of time. The durable fabric is guaranteed to last for at least 6 years.
Polyester yarn has no chemicals and we do not chemically treat our fabrics. The polyester yarn we use is similar to the type used to manufacture pillows and duvets. All of our child restraint fabrics and soft goods comply with all current and pending government regulations.
Yes, we do use flame retardants in accordance with the FMVSS 302 (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for Flammability of Interior Materials).
The response to the Thermo5™ collection has been extremely positive, and we are looking into using Thermo5™ technology on other products, but we don’t have definite details or a timeline in place. We suggest you sign up for our newsletter and follow us on our social channels to be the first to know when new products are available.
Riding in the car can get hot and sticky for many babies and kids. In particular, newborns and toddlers can generate a lot of heat, especially behind the head when riding in the rear-facing position. The wicking feature helps keep kids drier and more comfortable, and the knit weave of the fabric naturally allows air to flow to help keep them cooler.
The Cool N Dry Collection is available exclusively at buybuyBABY.