Britax B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat
Top safety rating
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
May cause some babies to be too warm
Larger infants could feel cramped in the carrier
How it works
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.
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.
Ease of Use
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.
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.
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.
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.