Britax B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat

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Top safety rating

Easy installation

Compact design to fit in smaller vehicles

SafeCell Impact Protection

Portability – with base or without, use with strollers

FAA approved for carrier use in airplanes

We don’t like

May cause some babies to be too warm

Larger infants could feel cramped in the carrier

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Welcoming a new baby into your home is one of the most exciting events of your life. There are so many things which will need to be done to prepare for the new bundle of joy. Whether you are a new parent or an experienced parent, protecting our children is a main priority. Safety will need special attention in our preparations. In today’s world, we are on the road more than ever. Your child will be on the road with you, whether it be to the daycare, store, or a family outing. Ensuring a child’s safety is one of the most important tasks a parent or caregiver can have.

The ability to be able to travel safely and easily with an infant is a must. Finding the right infant car seat to fit your family’s needs while keeping baby safe will help ease the mind of the busy parent. So many factors will need to be considered, such as, safety features, comfort, additional functions and uses, and quality. Children grow so fast, and their needs will change just as fast. Being prepared with the best infant car seat for your child’s needs is one of the first steps.

Age Range

Age Range

The B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat is a rear facing seat. The actual age for the infants will vary because the use of the infant car seat is based on weight and height. The seat is intended for infants weighing 4-35 pounds. The infant's height can be 32 inches or less for a safe and secure fit.
Comfort

Comfort

Everyone understands the importance of having a safe and secure car seat for our children. Part of safety considerations can be taking a look at the comfort of the infant in the car seat. If a baby is uncomfortable it can lead to fussiness and crying. Having a baby consistently crying in the back seat can be a distraction to even the best of drivers.

The padding on this Britax model is flexible and thin. The seat fabric is not a plush material but is soft. It is has been reported it is not a breathable fabric either. This has led to some infants feeling warmer than compared to other seats. The B-Safe 35 model has a deeper seat for added protection of the precious cargo it carries. For some infants it can have them feel comfortably snug in their car seat; however, others may feel squished in the seat. The infant's body build will be the largest factor in this and is hard to predict beforehand.

The carrier has four harness heights which can be adjusted as baby grows taller. There are also two buckle positions in the bottom seat as well to make the baby comfortable as he or she grows. The harness has a five-point adjustment for further comfort for the precious little buddle in the back seat. The carrier handle can be adjusted and rotated for comfort. Safe toys can be attached to the carrier handle to help keep baby entertained and happy while traveling. The seat also has a nice canopy to protect the baby from sun exposure.

The canopy provides comfort from the sun but also protects for the harmfulness of too much sun exposure on an infant's delicate skin. The canopy is not attached to the handle so they can be adjusted independently. The canopy is not connected to the back of the seat, so if pulled too far forward, the canopy can slip off the back. It would need to be pulled back over the back of the seat. Being aware of this and adjusting how the canopy is moved will be easy to avoid this issue.
Design

Design

The Britax B-Safe 35 infant car seat has an attractive design to fit many different styles. The infant car seat is intended to fit in vehicles comfortably, and to be easily installed. It is recommended for you to check with your vehicles owner's manual to ensure the size of the car seat will fit properly in your vehicle. This Britax model is ideal for smaller vehicles due to its narrow size.
Durability

Durability

The Britax B-Safe 35 infant car seat carrier is constructed with a steel frame making it very durable in the event of an accident. Safety is an area in which one should never compromise. To ensure better safety, the steel frame construction of the car seat makes the seat more durable in the event of a car accident. The downside of having a steel frame is it can make the seat heavier to carry the infant carrier.
Ease of Use

Ease of Use

This model of car seat is known and recognized for its ease of installation. The LATCH system enables the base to be installed easily while ensuring a secure and safe fit in the vehicle. Once attached to the vehicle's anchors, the straps can be tightened and adjusted from the center of the base. There is no need to improvise on ways to ensure a proper installation. The base has an adjustable foot in the back to ensure a level installation. No more pool noodles or rolled up towels or blankets needed! The level on the base provides confidence the infant's seat is at the proper angle in the vehicle.

Being able to move a sleeping baby from a vehicle, and into the house without waking the baby is a gift in of itself! The Britax B-Safe 35 model has an adjustable carrier handle. The handle's shape is made for comfort to rest on your forearm so you can easily carry your baby while secured in the infant carrier. The handle has a wider base which is not only for comfort but helps to provide a safe way of carrying the baby.
Maintenance

Maintenance

The Britax 35 carrier is easy to keep clean for your baby. The car seat cover is removable making it easier to handle messes. The cover should not be placed in the washing machine, but it can be hand-washed. When you are on the go and accidents happen, the material makes it easy for a quick spot cleaning because with infants you never know when unexpected messes may happen.
Portability

Portability

Having a baby changes your life. As parents, we understand the baby becomes our priority in life. However, this does not mean we have to stop all of our daily activities or hobbies. Having an infant carrier which is easy to use and portable will make it possible for parents to continue their busy lives.

The Britax B-Safe 35 model is not only easy to install in a vehicle but with a push of a button in can be taken out of the secure base. The infant can be carried from place to place with minimal discomfort due to the style and construction of the carrying handle. For those times when you are visiting family or friends, the carrier can even be used to soothe and rock the baby when it is out of the base.

Whether you are out for a leisurely walk or shopping, this model can be used and secured to any Britax brand stroller with ease. If you do not have a Britax stroller model no worries! You can purchase an adapter at a reasonable price so your Britax infant carrier can be used with other brands of strollers.

Each infant carrier comes with one base, but this can cause problems for those parents who have to switch vehicles or pick up at daycare. An extra base can be purchased so both parents can have a base properly installed in their vehicles. If this is not an issue, this model of an infant car seat can be buckled into the backseat of a vehicle without the base as well. It has an external slot in which the seat belt can be threaded through. It is deep to ensure the belt stays in place. No more having to go underneath the seat belt liner or worrying because the belt was not securely in place. This feature makes it easier for Grandma, babysitters, or other trusted adults to drive with the baby safely and securely.

Need to fly with your baby? No worries here either! This Britax model is FFA approved to be used in airplanes. The infant carrier only, not the base.
Safety

Safety

The most important function of an infant car seat is to provide safety to your child. The Britax B-Safe 35 infant car seat has met all federal crash safety requirements. The B-Safe will keep your child safe and secured in an accident with its energy-absorbent foam and side-impact protection.

The Britax B-Safe 35 infant car seat has met and exceeded the federal safety standards. The Britax company is well known for their attention to safety. They have achieved this by the Britax company's patented SafeCell Impact protection. They have included features, such as the recline indicator, to assist parents and caregivers in ensuring proper installation of the infant car seat.

Britax B-Safe 35 has two key features which has set them apart from others. The seat has a feature called the SafeCell Impact protection. This feature is only found in the Britax brand car seats. A description of the SafeCell feature is that the carrier is constructed with a steel frame which will help ensure the durability of the carrier. The base is described as an energy-absorbing base. The energy-absorbing base is constructed to compress in the event of an accident and divert the energy away from the baby.

The second feature the Britax B-Safe 35 has is the SafeCenter LATCH system. The LATCH system has made the B-Safe 35 one of the easiest car seats to install. The LATCH system is intended to secure the car seat properly and safely in the backseat of a vehicle. With the connectors and push-button system, you can rest assured the seat is in the best position. You can check this by looking at the recline indicator on the base which is located on both sides of the base. The B-Safe 35 has received high ratings for the easy installation features. This infant car seat is manufactured and safety tested in the United States.
Weight

Weight

The Britax B-Safe 35 infant car seat is a narrower, more compact seat. The base width is 14 inches making it easier to use in more compact vehicles or if multiple children are buckled in the backseat of the vehicle. The infant carrier weighs 10 pounds. Some other brands could be lighter, but the Britax company has used a steel frame for more durability and safety. The carrier is about 18 inches at the widest part. When installed the complete length of the car seat is about 26 inches.

Bottom Line

It is amazing to see how quickly babies can grow. It is an exciting time of changes. Safety on the road should be a priority for everyone, but when you have such precious cargo on board such as a baby, it increases tenfold! It is important to take the time to research and find the correct infant car seat to keep your precious cargo safe.

The Britax B-Safe 35 infant car seat could be that seat for your family! It is top rated for safety while being easy to install and use. The deep seat and layers of side protection keep your baby snug and secure in the seat. They constructed the seat with steel to keep the car seat intact and sturdy. The Britax company developed the SafeCell Impact Protection to make sure this car seat is top rated. The base absorbs impact while diverting the energy away from the baby.

Car seats can be a nightmare to install. The process can be complicated and difficult to to, and if not done properly can leave the baby vulnerable to injuries in the case of an accident. This car seat model addressed those concerns. It is easy to stall with the LATCH system. It has a snap and go process to getting the car seat in and out of the base. It comes with built in levels on both sides of the base to ensure the seat is at the proper recline.
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