Double the Protection -Britax Convertible Advocate 70-G3 Carseat Review and Giveaway

20131019-100043.jpgAfter having a few friends and family in car accidents, it’s extremely important to me that we have a good car seat that provides double the protection. Britax sent me the new Advocate 70-G3 convertible carseat to test out and review. I’ve always heard good things about their carseats, but I’ve never owned one before. They come loaded with safety features, some that you’ll only find on Britax.

The Advocate 70-G3 and the Boulevard 70-G3 are built nearly exactly the same. They are built tough and you can tell that just by picking it up. They are very heavy. Heavy to me just means it’s built like a tank. The integrated steel bars that surround the base of the car seat strengthen the seat’s connection to the vehicle and reduce forward flexing in a crash. It also has the patented Energy Absorbing Versa-Tether. I love the easy once click install too. No fighting with the latch to move the seat from car to car if I need to. That’s got to be my favorite feature on this car seat by far. 

The main difference between the Advocate and the Boulevard are the sides. The Advocate has side impact cushion technology on the sides of the seat. it makes the seat really wide but it’s added protection if you’re in a side impact crash. Approximately one in four of all motor vehicle crashes that involve children occur from the side, and these result in a significantly higher injury rate than frontal or rear impacts, according to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. BRITAX has its own crash test simulators, in the U.S., Europe and Australia that can certify to strict global requirements. 

20131019-100036.jpgThe new guidelines released by the American Academy of Pediatrics, suggests that children should now stay rear facing until their 2nd birthday. Which is hard, let me tell you, because busy feet are a toddlers best assest. When the Britax Advocate is rear facing she doesn’t have much room. You can see in the top picture that she was making the best of it and still having fun though. The harness is also designed with safety in mind. The HUGS™ Chest Pads with SafeCell Technology®, identified by their honeycomb design, are engineered to ensure proper positioning while SafeCells compress to manage energy and reduce forward movement.  The only thing I don’t like about the harness is the velcro that is placed on it on the belt and the side of the 

seat. I understand what it’s designed for. It makes it easier to place your baby in the seat without having to dig for the straps but the scratchy velcro is place right near the thigh facing upwards, and that where my daughter rests her arms. Something I think could be taken out. 

Aside from this carseat being huge you can tell it is packed with the best safety features. 

 

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.

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