Britax Advocate 70-G3: safety you can see (giveaway)

You’ve seen me talk about Britax here before… we’re definitely fans ūüėČ Rebecca was in the B-Safe infant seat¬†and we just moved Ryan to the Frontier 90 (harness to booster) car seat. Now it’s Rebecca’s turn! My itty bitty princess has been in her infant seat and I was so excited to upgrade her to a convertible seat. She IS, however, still rear-facing (RF) because it’s recommended until your child outgrows the RF limits and we have a long way to go! This lucky little girl is now sitting pretty in a Britax Advocate 70-G3.

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Britax Advocate 70-G3

Car seat safety is also REALLY important to us and I wrote a post before about car seat safety tips–and, wouldn’t ya know, it featured the Britax Pavilion car seat! Britax has Safety You Can See and the Advocate has many of the same safety features of the Pavilion… here are some of our favorites.

Britax Advocate

Side Impact Cushion Technology¬†– This is an added feature compared to the Pavilion car seat. It offers a 3rd layer of side impact protection to reduce side impact crash energy by 45%. Did you know that about 1 in 4 crashes involving children are from the side? And the US has NO federal regulations for testing car seats for side impact protection. Lucky for us, Britax has developed their own strict tests based on what’s working over in Europe.

Britax Advocate

Click & Safe Indicator – one of the safety tips for car seats is that the straps need to be snug… they need to pass the “pinch test” meaning you there shouldn’t be any slack and you shouldn’t be able to pinch any fabric at the shoulders. What’s awesome about Britax and their Click & Safe Indicator? You pull the harness tight (every time you put your child in the seat) and you can audibly hear a CLICK when it senses the straps are tight enough.

In this photo you can also see the pull tab for reclining the seat. This is a must for rear facing the car seat. Kids should be between 30 and 45 degrees reclined and the Britax Advocate has 3 recline positions. We have Rebecca in the lowest recline rear-facing and it’s just right. There’s a blue line on the side so you can check if you’re all set:

Brtiax Advocate

The car that I put this Britax Advocate in (Buick Regal – hello, grandpa car!) is too old to have the LATCH system so we used the seatbelt install method. You can see it in the lower left of the photo–the shoulder belt and lap belt both get threaded through. The seat belt DOES have a locking feature, but if your seat belt doesn’t, no worries! There are built-in lock-offs¬†within the seat to keep the belt secure. You just have to lift the car seat cushion off the front to see them and it’s really easy. Blue ones near the front for rear-facing and red ones farther back for forward facing.

Britax Advocate

No Rethread Harness – this might be my most favorite feature EVER. If you never have to rethread car seat straps, consider yourself LUCKY. Because it sucks. It sucks so much it might be a reason for straps to not be adjusted often enough to the right level… and that’s not safe! With the Britax Advocate you just squeeze the bar at the top of the seat and easily move the headrest and harness straps up or down. For rear-facing the straps need to be AT or BELOW the shoulders! For forward-facing, the straps should be at or ABOVE.

Britax Advocate

Other awesome parts of the Britax Advocate:

  • energy-absorbing versa-tether (with a 2 point attachment)
  • crash test threads (if you’ve been in a moderate or severe accident, you shouldn’t continue using the car seat–check the red threads on the back to see if they’ve broken during a crash)
  • velcro on the inner sides of the car seat to hold the straps so they don’t get in the way while your child gets in (LOVE THIS, you have no idea how handy it is!)
  • tangle-free five-point harness¬†with HUGS SafeCell technology (which also help me personally remember to keep the CHEST clip at the chest or armpit level)
  • base with SafeCell technology, and instructions on the seat with places to store the LATCH buckles and tether (when carrying it)

The suggested MSRP for the Britax Advocate is $379.99, but you can find it on Amazon for around $270! Check out everything Britax has to offer–they really do have safety you can see and are a trusted brand in this house. Find them on facebook and youtube!

GIVEAWAY: one lucky reader will WIN their very own Britax Advocate 70-G3 car seat! Please use the RAFFLECOPTER FORM below to enter. Good luck!

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Safety matters when it comes to car seats. I want one that will protect my child. And Britax convertible car seats have so many safety features — and knowing that makes me feel like my child is safe while in the car. Click here to learn more about¬†Britax safety features.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Britax. The opinions and text are 100% mine.

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