Little Melbourne Reviews
When it comes to your baby, safety should be number one.
Britax has taken much of the guesswork out of properly fitting your baby into a convertible car seat, with plenty of convenient features built in.
We can't say enough good things about the new Britax Safe-N-Sound Meridian SICT Car Seats. They are safer and even easy to use for parents and our baby travels (and sleeps!) well in his car seat. The Car Seat comes in Silver, Aniseed and Hazel and we test drove the Aniseed colourway to match our car interior.
Birth to 4yrs (approx.)
Rwd Facing - from birth to 12mths (approx.)
Fwd Facing - from 12mths to 4 years old (approx.)
Comes pre-assembled, and only requires minimal effort to ensure a secure installation in your vehicle, either forward facing, or rear facing. It can utilize either your vehicle's LATCH system, or a seat belt option easily. The versa-tether has two options for tethering when in the rear facing position using the Australian method, depending on where your vehicles tether latches are located. Easy diagrams are provided on the base of the seat to ensure that your child is in the correct recline position. Once installed, the car seat feels very secure, and additional steps have been taken by Britax to make sure that you will not have to continuously remove the installed seat to either clean the padding, or adjust harness height by re-threading.
One of the most noticeable differences in the Britax Safe-N-Sound Meridian SICT is the additional padding, making for a more comfortable ride for your child. The fabric is a mixture of a soft, plush cotton blend, as well as a moisture-wicking soft velour that is easily cleaned with just a damp cloth. The seat has an overall comfortable appearance. The entire seat is covered with energy-absorbing foam, which provides superior protection for your child, as well as comfort. The head restraint has a double layer of foam, and positions the head in an aligned way to further protect against head and spinal injury.
FROM ONE MUM TO ANOTHER:
Searching for a convertible car seat can be overwhelming, however, I kept returning to the Britax Brand having used them before and because of their trusted name and reputation surrounding the Britax brand. Britax has long been a leader in child car seat safety, and has innovative designs that are constantly being evaluated for their safety. The seat is high in quality, and lives up to the brand's hype. There's also a full length messy mat with storage pocket - genius!
More information at www.britax.com.au