Today I’m going to talk about one of the hardest mommy jobs that you will have with a baby: choosing a convertible car seat. You spent hours researching your infant carrier and travel system if you were anything like me, and now how is it already time to make the move to the convertible “big girl” car seat? Well, it’s time and I’m going to tell you it’s not easy to choose one! They’re all great, because they all have to uphold to the standards of car seat safety, but we chose the Britax Advocate ClickTight for Lennyn.
My baby is 13 months now which in mom years means basically a toddler…which means, I could cry myself to sleep every night wondering where in the world the time has gone?! I miss my sweet baby newborn, and that time went all too quickly. I do love the new stages that come with each age; the new giggles, the wonderment of learning new things and the joy that she brings to our lives daily.
My second born is a bit different than my first. With my first, she was every bit of the word high maintenance. When she wanted to eat, it was more like I wanted to eat 20 minutes ago and I’m going to scream my head off until I do so. When it was time to be in the car, she screamed the whole time. In fact, we started playing videos for her when she was the ripe old age of 4 months old. Yep, you read that right. We tried EVERYTHING under the sun to keep her in her car seat and keep from screaming the whole way. Maybe she got car sick? I don’t know. But it was TERRIBLE.
This baby, however, is completely happy wherever she is. She still meets the weight and height requirements for being in an infant seat, but I thought it might be time to switch her and give her a little more room. We made this transition a couple of weeks ago when she was 13 months. We started by making sure that she met the requirements of this convertible carseat, still rear-facing. After doing lots of research, the Britax Advocate ClickTight was THE ONE for us.
Convertible car seats are a great purchase because they can face both rear and forward in cars and grow with children from birth. According to the press release for Britax back in August of 2014,
With ClickTight’s revolutionary ease of use, every caregiver – from parents to grandparents to babysitters – can be confident they’re installing their car seat securely and correctly, just by buckling the seat belt.
With a quick push and twist of a button, parents simply open the front of the car seat, buckle the seat belt across the labelled belt path and then click shut for a proper installation every time. No shoving, kneeing, yanking – or confusion associated with complicated LATCH limitation requirements – necessary.
The Advocate® ClickTight’s Complete Side Impact Protection MAX delivers the highest level of Britax safety with external cushions that compress, to divert energy away from the child and protect adjacent passengers.
Here are some of the features of the Britax Advocate ClickTight:
• The ClickTight Installation System gives you the safest and easiest installation every time so you are certain your loved one is protected
• Offers the best protection for your child with 3 layers of side impact protection, an impact-absorbing base and steel frame
• Rest assured your child’s harness is within range of proper tightness thanks to our Click & Safe Snug Harness Indicator
• Wraps your child in comfort with premium padding and fabrics
• Includes removable comfort pillow
I have a Chevy Tahoe, so we have more than enough room to put this car seat rear-facing…but I feel like it would also fit in a smaller car. I love that it reclines and has so many options to fit the needs of every baby.
Knowing that my baby is safe by just using the car’s seat belt gives such a peace of mind. Sometimes, even as parents, we worry about not having the car seat installed correctly or worry something will go wrong. This is BY FAR the easiest car seat I have EVER installed (and we’ve had LOTS).
Lennyn is loving her Britax Advocate ClickTight, and is still happy rear-facing! I’m so happy that she is, and hope that she stays that way for a long time! Her sister was another story…
Dear Britax, thank you for making all of my dreams of the easiest car seat ever come true. Installing with just a twist-buckle-click has made this busy mom-of-two-in-car-seats life so much simpler. I know my babies are safe and I’m happy that they are happy!
As always, I am NOT AN EXPERT when it comes to car seats, car seat safety, etc. Please contact a trained car seat specialist in your area for proper installation and car seat laws for your state. I try to practice what is best for my babies and I hope that you will too.
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