Britax B-Safe 35 vs Elite

Britax B-Safe 35

If you want to learn the differences between Britax B-Safe 35 and Britax B-Safe 35 Elite, two premium infant seats from Britax, here is everything you need to consider  before choosing one.

Both infants seats have a maximum weight limit of 35 pounds and height limit of 32 inches. also seated shoulder height limits are same too. They also share the same basic safety and installation features, like integrated steel bars, safecenter LATCH, dual level indicators, built-in lockoffs and 5 point harness. Both car seats also certified for  aircraft travel.

ModelBritax B-Safe 35Britax B-Safe 35 Elite
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TypeInfant SeatInfant Seat
Minimum Weight Limit4 pounds4 pounds
Maximum Weight Limit35 pounds35 pounds
Side Impact Protection
Components
-Rigid Shell with Deep Side Wings
-Integrated steel bars
-Energy-Absorbing Foam
-Impact-absorbing Safecell Base
-Rigid Shell with Deep Side Wings
-Integrated steel bars
-Energy-Absorbing Foam
-Impact-absorbing Safecell Base
-Extra-padded Head Restraint
Height Limit32 Inches32 Inches
Harness Type5-point, Easy-Release Harness5-point, No-rethread harness
Expiration6 years6 years
Compatible StrollersCompatible with the Britax Chaperone and B-Series strollersCompatible with the Britax Chaperone and B-Series strollers
Quick-adjust head protectionnoyes
Premium fabrics, padding & easy-remove covernoyes

So What are the Differences?

The first difference is that,  their side impact protection systems are slightly different. The B-Safe 35 comes with Safecell Complete Side Impact Protection while Elite comes with Safecell Complete Side Impact Protection Plus which also Extra-padded Head Restraint.
b-safe35-elite-side-imapact-protectionThe second difference is about harness, with B-safe 35 you have harness adjustment options of  5/7/9/11 inches. B-Safe Elite comes with two more harness slot height positions, 5.5/6.5/8/8.75/10/11 inches. Also B-Safe Elite features No-re-thread harness which makes it easier to use the seat than B-Safe 35. b-safe35-elite-harness

The third difference is the B-Safe 35 Elite’ seat cover is very easier to remove which is a bit complex and slower in the B-Safe 35.

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Britax B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat Review

Britax has released a new B-safe; it’s the brand new Britax B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat. It has been modernized and made bigger in an effort to accommodate bigger kids. It now has a deeper shell that is properly designed to keep children safe and at the same time providing a bigger legroom and a base that is easy to install and adjust.
A SafeCell impact protection feature has been brought on board. This is to ensure that smaller children can take advantage of the modern technology. This seat works best for children with pounds not exceeding 35. It has a LATCH system that makes it easy to install. This means that you can easily install the seat by yourself without any professional assistance whatsoever.

ModelBritax B-Safe 35Britax B-Safe 35 Elite
Our Rating
PriceSee PriceSee Price
TypeInfant SeatInfant Seat
Minimum Weight Limit4 pounds4 pounds
Maximum Weight Limit35 pounds35 pounds
Side Impact Protection
Components
-Rigid Shell with Deep Side Wings
-Integrated steel bars
-Energy-Absorbing Foam
-Impact-absorbing Safecell Base
-Rigid Shell with Deep Side Wings
-Integrated steel bars
-Energy-Absorbing Foam
-Impact-absorbing Safecell Base
-Extra-padded Head Restraint
Height Limit32 Inches32 Inches
Harness Type5-point, Easy-Release Harness5-point, No-rethread harness
Expiration6 years6 years
Compatible StrollersCompatible with the Britax Chaperone and B-Series strollersCompatible with the Britax Chaperone and B-Series strollers
Quick-adjust head protectionnoyes
Premium fabrics, padding & easy-remove covernoyes

Weight/Height limits

The new B-safe 35 is 25 inches high, 26.5 inches tall and 17.75 inches wide. The seat weighs approximately 10 pounds. While in use, the base weighs an extra 9 pounds. The seat’s back compartment has a height of approximately 20 inches while the shoulder width is roughly 10 inches. The seat area is about 8.75 inches, 13 inches width, and length respectively. Four harness slots are available with heights of 5, 7, 9, and 11 inches. Also, there are two straps with buckles at 4 and 6 inches in depth. Having a 17.75 inches width means that it is easy to install the seat in any car, truck or SUV.

Pros

The new Britax B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat has a deep shell that is modified to absorb any form of crash forces in a bid to protect your baby from debris. It is fitted with a SafeCell base that is capable of absorbing impacts not forgetting an EPP foam that can absorb energy. This means that your child is protected all through no matter how rough and bumpy the ride. It comes with 4 harnesses that are easy to adjust.
Additionally, there are two crotch strap positions, one after 11lbs and the other before 11 lbs. Also available is an ergonomic handle that makes carrying more comfortable. This means you carry the seat from your house to the car without much stress. The seat has a deep seat pan and an extra large canopy. It has LATCH connectors that help in the installation not forgetting slide lock offs that are built-in for maximum protection.

Cons

This seat has a portion of its disadvantages too. The LATCH straps are short and this may pose as a shortcoming in some vehicles. However, you can overcome this shortcoming by making use of the easy to install seat belt. Another con is that you may need to make use of additional rolled/noodles towel to arrive at an optimum recline. This may be the case if you are using carriers that lack bases. Also, the buckle can pose a big challenge when it comes to moving it from one position to another.

Conclusion

The new B-safe 35 seat is the real deal when it comes your child’s safety. You will love it for its easy to use features and the easy recline adjust ability. Its easy to install feature makes it among the best infant car seats around. The cons are far much minor compared to the pros and you can easily work them around. The fact that the slide lockoffs are in-built ensures that the seat belt is securely crabbed providing extra protection to the child. The use of lower LATCH connectors that are push-on is a commendable approach. The handle is comfortable making carrying easy.

 

Britax B-Safe 35 Video Review

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Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air Infant Car Seat Review

For most parents of infant children, the safety of their child is their top priority and we think one of the best products for this mission is the Safety 1st onBoard Air 35 Infant Car Seat.
Although every car seat on the market passes the federal safety tests(Child Seat Research), car safety for infants can be significantly increased or decreased by the quality of their car seat. Therefore, it is important for parents of infants to invest in a car seat that will keep their baby as safe as possible during car rides. The best infant car seats keep babies comfortable during everyday car rides as well as decrease their risk of injury or any type of physical harm in the case of a potential car accident. There are countless infant car seats on the market, most of which advertise similar features and highlights which make it difficult to determine which of these car seats actually follow through on their claims and which do not.

ModelSafety 1st onBoard 35 Air Infant
Our Rating
PriceSee Price
TypeInfant Seat
Minimum Weight Limit4 pounds
Maximum Weight Limit35 pounds
Height Limit32 Inches
Harness Type5-point, specially designed to fit smaller babies
Expiration8 years
Compatible StrollersThe stroller instruction manual lists all compatible seats.

Weight Limits

The onBoard 35 Air has no specific age limit for babies and children. However, it is designed to accommodate infants and babies that weigh between four and thirty-five pounds. The onBoard 35 Air’s wide weight range is a great pro of this car seat.
Because its large size and ample leg room can accommodate babies who weigh four pounds up to babies who weigh almost forty, the onBoard 35 Air can continue to keep children safe from the time they are first born for up to one or two years, thereby eliminating the need for parents to frequently purchase a new car seat for their baby just because he or she has grown too large to fit in their previous seat.
The onBoard 35 Air can also be adjusted to five different position angles so parents can adjust the angle of the seat to the safest position for their baby as he or she grows. The car seat’s harness and buckles are also adjustable in order to keep children safe and comfortable as they grow.

Side Impact Protection

Most infant car seats are only designed to protect babies in the event of a head-on collision. However, the onBoard 35 Air is designed to keep babies safe and comfortable in the case of a side impact crash as well. The car seat features a unique air cushion system in order to protect the baby’s head and keep it stable and covered if the car is hit from the side.

Easy Clean-Up

It is almost inevitable that babies are going to make a mess in their car seat. The onBoard 35 Air pads that cover the entirety of the car seat are removable and machine-washable for easy cleanup after spills or messes.

Overall, the Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air car seat is an excellent car seat for infants and babies. With protection against all types of collisions as well as adjustable features to allow the seat to grow with the child, the onBoard 35 Air is a top-quality car seat that will keep your baby safe and comfortable in any situation.

 

Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air Video Review

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Maxi-Cosi Mico AP Review

The 2015 Maxi-Cosi Mico AP is an updated version of previous models (Mico AP and Mico NXT ) from Maxi-Cosi which is the lightest(only 8.6 pounds) one available today. This makes it stand out among the rest in its category but also limits its maximum weight capacity to 22 pounds and max. height limit to 29 inches. So it is only suitable for babies who are newly born up to the age of twelve months and great for premature babies.

ModelMaxi-Cosi Mico AP (2015)
Our Rating
PriceSee Price
TypeInfant Seat
Minimum Weight Limit5 pounds
Maximum Weight Limit22 pounds
Height Limit29 Inches
Harness Type5-point harness
Expiration---

 

Features:

  • It has an air protect superior side impact protection. This helps to protect the baby’s head as it should.
  • Its padded, easily adjustable harness five point cover harness ensures that the baby is secure during travel.
  • Stay-in-car adjustable base.
  • It has an easily removable fabric that makes it easier to clean.
  • It has a self-wicking fabric that is deodorized and absorbs all liquids thus making the baby comfortable and dry as well.
  • The flip-out visor that offers extra protection when needed.
  • Cozi-dozi infant support system for smaller babies.

Pros:

  • Its light weight makes it easier to transfer the carrier from the car to the base.
  • Its
    easily removable fabric makes it easier to clean and maintain.
  • It has level indicators that make installation quite easy. This is very important especially for first-time parents who have no experience at all.
  • It meets the federal crash safety requirements. This means you can be assured your baby is very safe during car rides.
  • The fabrics are machine washable and also dryer safe. This makes it less time consuming especially if it was to be hand washed.

 

Cons:

  • It has a low carrying weight limit. Since it can only support a maximum weight of 22 pounds, this means that one has to buy another one once their baby exceeds the maximum weight (approximately one-year-old). This might be quite sooner than you think.
  • Some parents find the Mico AP’s canopy both small and weak when they move it.

 

Maxi-Cosi Mico AP Video Review

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