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As a parent there are a few products I rely on every single day. With three kids to pile in the car for drop off, pick up, swim lessons, play dates, and more our car seats get the most use by a long shot. That is why car seat safety has been one of the areas I have researched the most since becoming a parent and a place where I don't compromise on quality. With our first son we looked at numerous models focusing on side impact protection and safe installation. Now that our family has grown these safety elements remain most important on our list yet it is amazing how much technology has changed in the past six years and now space is also an issue for our family as we look to buckle three children into the car.
Britax as been the brand of choice since purchasing our first convertible car seat. Their emphasis on safety is paramount; therefore, when given the opportunity to revisit the topic of car seat safety and incorporate the all new Advocate Clicktight ARB into our daily routine I was not surprised to learn how Britax continues to raise the bar. Not only does this car seat maintain the outstanding safety features Britax is known for, but it also incorporates premium padding and fabrics to keep your child riding in comfort.
From top to bottom the Advocate Clicktight ARB has safety and security written all over it. SafeCell Impact Protection features a stabilizing steel frame, energy absorbing base, V-shaped tether to minimize seat rotation with staged-release stitches that slow and reduce forward movement in the event of a crash. Furthermore, this car seat features three layers of side impact protection (SIP). This is the highest level of SIP of all the Britax convertible car seats.
Our family was first introduced to the patented Clicktight technology a few years ago when it was time for us to purchase our first combination harness to booster seat. We were instantly in love with the ability to easily install a child safety seat with the peace of mind that everything was in place appropriately. With 3 out of 4 car seats being installed by parents incorrectly this installation feature gave us a full proof way to ensure our vehicles are as safe as possible for our children. The new Advocate Clicktight ARB has improved upon this technology we are familiar with by incorporating a safety check level system and easy 3-step process that is as easy as buckling your own seatbelt.
Last, but certainly not least, is the addition of the Anti-Rebound Bar (ARB). This padded, steel bar attaches to the foot-end of the Clicktight convertible car seat and is used when rear-facing only. This additional accessory is compatible with the Advocate, Boulevard, or Marathon Clicktight Convertible car seat. It is a game changer for rear-facing convertible car seats in that it manages rebound or reactive motion in the opposite direction of impact in the event of a collision. Through testing (U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards) Britax found that the ARB reduces rebound rotation by 40 percent and stabilizes the car seat during frontal, rear-end, and side-impact crashes. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has already reported that infants and toddlers are five times safer riding rear-facing until they are at least two years old and with this new feature from Britax riding rear-racing has never been safer.
I couldn't be happier with the Britax Advocate ARB for it's simple and secure installation, unbeatable safety features, and comfortable ride for our youngest passenger. There are sure to be many miles collected in this incredible convertible car seat!
ABOUT CHRISSY K
I am mom to three boys (one with several life-threatening food allergies) who will never own too many picture books or create Pinterest-worthy snacks. Simply Chrissy K is a place to find helpful tips on parenting that stem from my work with families as an educational consultant and parenting coach.
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