Even though we do not drive all that much living in Brooklyn, we of course cannot leave the hospital without a car seat. We also like to go on a few road trips every year, so naturally safety is important. The Britax B-SAFE 35 ELITE infant car seat runs circles around others in the safety department, and it’s very sleek, stylish and easy to use.
We received an older hand me down car, and once we found the latches, we were able to easily and safely install the base into our 2004 Toyota Camry using the LATCH connectors. It was super easy, and since then have had to remove the base a handful of times, and were able to put it back quickly in place. There are Dual Level Indicators to get the seat at the correct angle, which is very helpful. The car seat can also be installed in any car using a seat belt, or you can always buy an extra base.
The Britax B-Safe 35 Elite goes beyond the federal safety standards. It has SafeCell Impact Protection, Side Impact Protection PLUS, and an Absorbing Base. This is the car seat you want your little one in if you happen to be in a crash. The Britax B-Safe 35 Elite also offers an advanced layer of protection with an energy-absorbing headrest designed to keep your baby’s head and neck extra secure.
It is very easy to click into the base, as well as remove using the carrier release handle. The Britax B-Safe 35 Elite is a rear facing car seat, has a five-point harness and I love the no-rethread harness. On the back of the seat there are adjuster tabs that you squeeze together to adjust the harness height, which is really easy to do.
The car seat does feel a bit heavy but it has an ergonomic handle that makes carrying comfortable.
It is also very easy to click into the stroller, looks stylish walking down the busy streets of the city, and the cover can be removed to clean.
My girl looks very comfortable in it, and most of the time dozes off in it. The car seat has a large canopy that protects her from the sun, and when attached to the stroller you can completely close it if it’s windy or rainy out.
We love the Britax B-Safe 35 Elite infant car seat and highly recommend it, and unlike most infant car seats you can use it until your baby is 35 pounds.
Thank you Britax for providing the Britax B-SAFE 35 ELITE infant car seat to The Pregnant New Yorker