The 10 Best Convertible Car Seats for 2021 (Reviewed)
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Britax stands behind the motto “safe and easy installation in every car, every time” however, the seat is bulky due to the numerous safety feature offered. It can be troublesome to install in smaller cars with little back seat room.
The seat is convertible, meaning it can be used from infancy to toddlerhood, for rear-facing and forward-facing. It offers numerous safety features such as extra side impact protection, single-cell impact protection all around, and safety, ensuring click & safe harness system that indicates a safe and secure buckle every time.
Even though it is promised to install into “every car, every time,” it can be somewhat difficult in smaller cars with less back seat room and smaller back seat to the front seat area.
If you’re looking for a car seat that will grow with your child and has superior safety ratings, then this is most certainly one that should be considered. Britax also offers a lifetime warranty protection on the car seat, so if it is ever damaged or recalled (and any of the parts), they will replace it.
- Click a safe harness indicator system, ensuring a tight and safe buckle.
- Double layer side impact protection
- 7 reclining positions for optimal comfort.
- 14 point easy-adjust harness
- WEIGHT OF CAR SEAT: 29.4 lbs.
- DIMENSIONS: 23” L x 18.5” W x 23.5” H
- WEIGHT AND HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS: Rear Facing minimum weight: 5 lbs. Rear-Facing maximum weight: 40 lbs. Forward Facing minimum weight: 20 lbs. Forward Facing maximum weight: 65 lbs. Child standing height of 49” or less for all
- HARNESS: 5 point harness with 14 points easy-adjust system that allows the height to be adjusted in .85″ increments with only a button- no rethreading required.
- Certified for aircraft use
- 14 point adjustable harness
- Britax Safecell Impact Protection System
- Steel frame
- Energy-absorbing base
- V-shaped tether to minimize seat rotation
- Staged release stitches designed to slow forward motion and impact severity during a crash
- 2 strong layers of side impact protection
- Deep foam-lined shell with head protection
When you’re looking for a convertible car seat, you want something that will not only grow with your child but one that has good safety ratings and offers the most features for the money you’re paying.
With the Britax Boulevard ClickSafe Convertible car seat, you can rest assured you are getting the very best of everything for what you spend. With the “safe and easy installation in every car every, every time,” you are certain to get the safest fit for your child every time from 5 lbs. rear-facing to 65 lbs. forward-facing.
The user manual shows step by step instructions on how to do this; however, if you have problems or are worried that you won’t do something correctly, you can always go to your local Fire Department and have them install it or have them check your installation so that you have peace of mind that it was done correctly.
The Britax ClickSafe Convertible has been tested by manufacturers and complies with all federal motor vehicle regulations and is certified by the FAA for use in all aircraft by children up to 40 pounds.
Ease of Installations
Installing a car seat can often feel like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole, so the less frustrating the process. With the Boulevard ClickSafe, you have very detailed instructions for all types of proper installation.
The user manual includes both written and picture instructions on the Rear-facing anchor latch, Rear-facing lap belt, Forward facing shoulder belt, and Forward-facing tether and anchor installation.
As well as detailed instructions on aircraft installation. So, whether this is a permanent install into your car or one that will be switched from car to car regularly will help you discern which method is right for you. As always, the option of “double-checking” your work with a local car seat safety tech or the local fire department is open as well.
This seat offers 7 reclining positions to help with fit during installation and the comfortability of your child. Please note “tricks” such as rolled towels, extra blankets, etc. Are not approved by federal regulations and make the seat more dangerous during the event of a crash.
All add on’s to the car seat such as belt covers, headrests, extra inserts, car seat covers, and toys will void out the manufacturer’s warranty. It specifically says this in the manual, so it is made clear to parents.
With this seat’s many safety features, you do not doubt that your child is safe during your trips. The easy to use 14-point adjustable harness clicks in and adjusts in .85” increments to the proper tightness for your child, allowing for optimal safety and comfortability.
Headrest height now goes to 27”. It allows for more versatility in the 1” rule for your child’s head. The specially designed stitching reduces forward motion during a crash, which significantly cuts down the child’s risk of death or injury.
With double-layered side-impact and Britax’s patented SafeCell Impact Protection System, this seat’s safety is highly regarded and individualized to the company’s line of seats.
The energy-absorbing base not only lessens impact but also cuts down on shifting and turning of the seat, which can also cause problems in the event of a crash.
Tested by the manufacturer and parents and third parties, this seat ranked highly n national safety tests and has been cleared for all vehicles and aircraft.
Frame and Fabrics:
The Britax Boulevard ClickSafe Convertible uses plush fabrics that keep your child cool during the summer and cool during the winter. The fabrics are soft and comfortable, and breathable to ensure no cranky babies are too cold or too hot.
The seat also boasts a steel frame, one of the main safety features, and significantly reduces damage and injury during tests. The machine washable cover makes cleaning a cinch in case of those inevitable potty accidents or spills. Because of the 7 reclining positions, your child will stay comfortable and safe during car rides.
Many organizations, as well as parents, highly recommend this seat. With the many safety features coupled with the plush fabrics and diversity of use with the seat, this is a great fit for many parents and situations, such as multiple car seats in the car.
As always, you should check the fit and (if possible) the ease of installation in your car. Try buckling your child into a floor model at the store and asking store associates if you can try installing it into your car to see if it’s the right fit for you and your family.