Parents love the advanced safety features of the Britax B-Safe Infant Car Seat including the side-impact protection, integrated steel bars and a streamlined lower LATCH system. (Read more about Britax Safety Standards.) This infant car seat comes with a stay-in-car base, multi-position canopy, removable comfort pillow and a one-year warranty.
Britax was founded in Britain in 1939 and has been an innovator in child car seat safety. Britax was the brand used by Prince William to carry HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge (aka the Royal Baby) home from the hospital. Britax child safety seats became available in the United States in 1996.
In October 2011 Britax acquired BOB Gear, which means your B-Safe Infant Car Seat will work with BOB jogging strollers as a travel system. Britax B-Safe infant car seats are also compatible with Britax, Bugaboo, and Baby Jogger strollers. (For the list of compatible stroller models see Best Infant Car Seat Reviews.)
The Britax B-Safe carrier weighs 9 lbs. without the base. Optional accessories include a sun & bug cover, rain cover, car seat travel bag, and reversible head and body support pillow. You can also purchase an additional base unit to install in a second car.
Britax B-Safe Infant Car Seat Review – What’s Good
The Britax B-Safe Infant Car Seat is easy to install and has a high “Ease of Use” rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA). Ease of use is also a recurring comment from parents, who say it is easy to:
- Click the seat in and out of the base
- Adjust the harness height
- Buckle the baby into the seat
- Transition to the stroller
The base installs securely with clickable LATCH connectors and it has level indicators on both sides. The B-Safe also has built-in lock-offs for secure lap and shoulder belt installation.
Parents like the energy-absorbing foam liner and superior protection provided for side impact crashes.
The base and car seat are FAA Certified for aircraft travel.
The curved bottom of the B-Safe seat is great for rocking your baby.
Britax B-Safe Infant Car Seat Review – Concerns
Like most rear-facing car seats, the Britax B-Safe takes a lot of space in the back seat. In many smaller cars the front passenger seat must be moved forward to make room.
The most frequent irritation noted for this infant car seat is that the straps get twisted easily in the buckles.
The seat cover for the Britax B-Safe Infant Car Seat can be removed, but it is not machine washable. The manual says to hand wash the cover with cold water and a mild soap, then line dry. It can be spot-cleaned with wipes or a damp, soapy cloth. It should not be machine-dried or ironed.
Parents report that their baby gets hot and sweaty in this seat, even on short rides. Some parents use the Meeno “Cool Mee” Seat Liner to help reduce their child’s sweating.
For small infants, parents recommend buying an insert like the Summer Infant Snuzzler to help support your baby’s head.
The Britax B-Safe does not have a cold-weather boot accessory. If you live in a cold climate, you’ll need to find another way to keep your baby’s feet warm.
Britax B-Safe Infant Car Seat – The Bottom Line
Safety features of the Britax B-Safe Infant Car Seat exceed Federal standards. This rear-facing car seat is also easy to use. It is widely available in red or black and can be found at select retailers in sandstone, granite or kiwi colors. The BOB B-Safe version also comes in black, orange or navy fabric that matches BOB strollers.
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