We read each manual, making sure that they were comprehensible and then installed the seats both rear-facing and forward-facing, using the seat belt method and then the car’s LATCH system. We made sure that none of the models we were using had been recalled, seeing as there were over 7 million seats recalled in 2014. Those recalls involved buckles that were difficult to open or close due to debris getting inside of them. This could be life threatening should you be in a collision and need to get your child out of the car or need to secure them into their seat.
In order to provide your child with the maximum fit and comfort, the headrest of the britax advocate can be easily adjusted to 14 different positions at the push of a button and there’s also a 2-position buckle for moving the buckle outwards to enable it to cater to the growing needs of your baby. On the other hand, the headrest of the britax marathon can only be adjusted to 12 positions. And just like the marathon, this britax advocate can also be used as a rear-facing car seat for children starting from 5 – 40 pounds and as a forward-facing car seat for kids starting from 20 – 65 pounds in weight. It also boasts the safecell impact protection system that includes a V-shaped tether for minimizing seat rotation, staged-release stitches for slowing and reducing the forward movement of the car seat during collisions, an energy-absorbing base together with a steel frame that adds to the strength and durability of the car seat. It also has the clicktight installation system for easy and quick installation of the car seat.
However, for this information to be helpful, you need to know if a particular car seat will fit in your particular vehicle. You wouldn’t buy a full-sized vacuum to clean . Here are my experiences fitting a range of seats inside various years of every car, minivan, pickup, and SUV I’ve had the chance to explore, big and small. My focus is on 3 across compatibility, but I’ll also include tips and tricks I’ve found helpful with difficult installations. I’ll periodically update each page as I try more seats in more positions.