The time has finally come that my son no longer fits in his infant car seat. Even before his was born I worried about how I would carry that seat around, being that I am such a wuss, but somehow I did it. Now he has almost reached the maximum weight limit, and I was forced to choose the next seat that would serve him for a few years. It’s a big decision considering the amount of time we spend in our cars these days. I always knew that I wanted a Britax car seat, since they are known for being the best. The trouble I had was choosing WHICH car seat to choose! After a ton of research I finally made a decision. The Britax Boulevard 70 CS was the seat for me!
I think we are all bound to go crazy with all the options a person has when it comes to anything baby. I am constantly left to second guess myself! But at least when it came to car seats I knew that I wanted a Britax. When it comes to my sons safety I have to go with the best.
I knew that I wanted to go with one of their Next Generation Convertible Car Seats. These seats can be used rear facing from 5 to 40 pounds and forward facing from 1 year and 20 pounds, up to 70 pounds, depending on the seat. I narrowed it down to both the Marathon 70 and the Boulevard 70 CS . The main difference between the two is that the Boulevard is a bit more expensive, and has true side impact protection. Basically, the Boulevard has a “winged” headrest, and the marathon does not. So my question was….is the extra feature worth the extra money? And for me, the answer was yes. With so many accidents being side impact, I knew the extra safety feature was a good idea.
So I had our new car seat professionally installed at a car seat safety station, and my son is officially out of his infant seat! I think he likes it! I know he likes the “winged” headrest! He fell asleep right away. I have a feeling it will be great for napping! He looks like such a big boy!
I was provided with a Britax Boulevard 70 CS for the purposes of this review. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.
You were given this carseat free for review?! Oh my goondess, please do tell me your secret! 🙂
Now Britax has come out with an even newer model, the Britax Advocate. It also offers the True Side-Impact protection along with Side-Impact Cushions which basically reduce crash force energy by 45% and serve as protection for passengers seated next to the car seat. Britax is the BEST, and they just keep getting better!