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Britax Advocate – Because Safety Matters

Thank you to Britax for keeping my child safe by providing this seat for my review!

As a mother of three kids, I’ve been through my fair share of car seats. With my oldest two children five and seven years older than baby, we couldn’t re-use our previous baby seats and convertible seats as they had reached the expiration date. It was time for us to update.

This time around, not being new to the game anymore and having learned quite a lot about safety, I decided I wanted the best seats I could get for my baby girl. I decided to go with a trusted name and brand, Britax.

britax happy baby

I’ve only ever heard great things about Britax, and they always rank at the top as far as safety goes, so when I was asked to review the latest Britax Advocate I was glad to do so. Some of the things on my mind as I thought about what I want in a car seat, and what features I like to see are probably similar to what most parents are thinking.

What is the weight limit? Is the cover easy to remove for washing? Are the straps easy to adjust? Is it easy to install? Is it comfortable for baby? What are the extras that make this seat special? And of course, is it safe?

Safety Matters

The bottom line – The first thing I want to address and get out there is the safety. This is of utmost importance to me and the Britax Advocate is one of the best convertible car seats on the market today. It has almost every possible safety feature that one could imagine in a car seat. It is also a comfortable seat that is easy to install and adjust. If you are looking for a safe car seat, you are not going to go wrong with this one.

Keep this in mind regarding safety when considering choosing a seat for your child: 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tests all car seats before they are approved to be sold in the United States. Child car seats are basically given a pass/fail safety grading by the NHTSA; if a car seat is available for sale in 2014, then it has passed current crash safety standards.

With that being said, the phrase “the safest car seat is the one that’s used correctly every time” rings very true when it comes to keeping your little one safe. Well, some seats are easier than others to install and adjust properly. Confusing instructions and difficult harnesses can make it hard to secure your child in the seat, so choosing a seat that is not only built well, but is easy to install and use is a must.

Is it easy to install and is it safe?

As far as ease of installation — the Britax Advocate is the only seat I’ve been able to install myself, without help from my husband to tighten the latch straps. It is so easy literally anyone could do it because the latch straps are almost like clipping in a seat-belt buckle and just as easy to remove.

britax latch connectors

If you decide to use the seat-belt installation method, or if you child has outgrown the weight limit for using latch, there is a very convenient storage compartment for the latch connectors so the straps aren’t flying around the vehicle willy nilly — also a great safety feature in case of a collision.

britax latch storage

In addition to the latch storage compartment, seat belt installation is made extremely easy with the addition of color coded seat belt lock-offs that lock the vehicle seat belts in place to keep the child seat from moving excessively (these are not in place of the locking action of the seat belt, they simply hold the child seat in place until the vehicle seat belt has to do its job.

Is it easy to use?

In addition to the ease of installation, both rear-facing and forward-facing, the actual 5-point harness is the easiest I have ever used. The Click & Safe feature that Britax uses makes it really easy to determine when you are in within range of acceptable tightness for the harness straps. Britax is always at the forefront of safety features, and this is no exception.

britax click n safe

A study released by the NHTSA revealed that 59% of child harnesses were too loose. Loose harness straps leave your child vulnerable to injury during a crash because they may allow your child to move out of position; they can even lead to ejection from the child seat during a crash (information provided by Britax).

Although Click & Safe is still a secondary feature and you still need to check for the proper tightness, having this audible indicator to help determine the correct snugness is a huge help. I absolutely love being able to hear when I’m in the right range, and then a quick finger check lets me know if I need another click or two.

Hugs with SafeCell

This feature was something new to me as I’ve never had a car seat that offered something like this. At first I wasn’t even sure what the HUGS chest pads were for, but after a little checking I learned that they increase the safety of your child by assisting in reducing forward movement while in a collision by adding friction to the harness against your child’s chest as they move forward. Additionally, the SafeCells compress to further manage energy, reducing the risk of head injury.

britax hugs safecell

Safety features aside (which are always important), they also have these nice little ridges on them that help keep the chest clip properly positioned and reduce the chances that your child might pull them down.

britax hugs

No re-thread harness

If you’ve ever had to re-thread the car seat harness in a child seat, you know how huge this is. It truly can be a big pain to try to remove everything just to adjust the straps, so having the option to simply adjust the harness height with the click of a button — yep, it’s awesome!

britax happy baby

For rear-facing, the straps should be at or below shoulder height so that your child doesn’t ride up in the seat in the case of a collision. For forward facing it would be shoulder height or above. My daughter is only seven months old so she is rear-facing and it was super simple to find the right height for her.

britax shoulder strap height

Tethering – forward and rear facing!

I cannot tell you how excited I am that this seat allows for tethering while rear-facing. It is hard to find many seats that allow this option, and the Advocate is one of a few that does. The reason this is so important is that the tether (Britax calls it the Versa-Tether and it is patented) greatly reduces the amount of ‘rebound’ that may happen during a crash. (Rebound is that movement that occurs after your vehicle has come to a stop and your body is forced back into the seat during a frontal impact.)

Rebound does happen even while rear-facing (the child isn’t forced back into the seat at this point, but instead the top of child seat is propelled back into the seat of the car), so having the option to tether is really great!

britax versa tether

Built Solid – safety you can see!

All Britax convertible and booster cars seats since 2010 include integrated steel bars in the frame. This is definitely a premium feature and well worth it. The steel bars strengthen the connection to the vehicle and reduce any flexing of the seat during a collision.

britax safety

The Britax Advocate also has a True Side Impact Protection system coupled with Side Impact Cushion technology that gives advanced levels of side impact protection. This is achieved with the deep side walls of the seat shell along with energy management cushions on each side of the seat (seen pictured above).

Britax Advocate- great features that you must know about

Now that we have some of the safety aspects out of the way, lets talk about some of the other features you really want to know about!

Harness Holders

I really love this added feature and I know you will too! Trust me, the ability to move the straps out of the way, and keep them that way, until baby is seated is pretty awesome. No more digging around under baby’s bottom or behind her back to try to find the straps and buckle.

britax velcro straps

While the Harness Holders keep the straps out of the way with some handy Velcro, the buckle is held at bay by this amazing little feature that always pops it forward.

britax buckle spring

Tangle Free Harness

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never had a car seat that didn’t cause some frustration when tightening the straps. As mentioned previously, the Click & Safe makes it simple to tell when you are in the right range of snugness, but the fact that the straps have never once tightened unevenly nor have they tangled on me is even more impressive!

When tightening the straps, they both tighten evenly — unlike other car seats we’ve used where one may tighten more than the other and then you have to putz around with it trying to loosen and re-tighten to get the right fit. I’ve NEVER had that issue with this car seat, it is the easiest seat I have ever buckled my daughter into.

Is it comfortable?

We recently went on a 2,000 mile car trip (round trip) and my seven month old daughter barely complained a bit. In fact, she probably complained the least of my three children! I’m pretty sure she was quite comfortable during our recent trip, and in fact would be seen smiling more often than not.

britax trip

If you’d like to take a peek at our journey from Wisconsin to Pennsylvania and back, check out this storybook: Family Trip

Will it fit in my car?

I am probably in a unique position to be able to test this out on multiple vehicles sizes as we happen to have both a compact and mid-sized car, in addition to a van. We chose to install the Advocate in our van since that is the vehicle we typically use when we are all riding together, and that is where all of the previous pictures in this post were taken.

Even though it is really easy to install and uninstall this seat, for the demonstration I decided to use the second Britax car seat I purchased since I had it at my disposal anyway. On a side note, I decided to purchase a second Britax car seat after realizing how much I really liked the one I received for review — I haven’t even taken the tags off yet!

Mid-sized vehicle

For this test the seat has been placed in a 2007 Toyota Camry (it is not secured as this is just for demo purposes). As you can see, there is plenty of room for rear-facing in both the center position and the position nearest the door (forward facing would allow even more room).

britax mid sized car

While you can fit three children across the back row, it would be a tight fit to add in an additional booster seat, especially one that has a tall back as the one in the far side of the image does. I would say three convertible seats will not fit across the back seat at all, especially if you are choosing the Advocate as it is even wider with the added side impact protection pillows. Two should do nicely though so if you don’t have three children there should be no issues with fit.

Compact Car

While the Britax seats have no issue forward facing or rear facing in our 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid, you will definitely not be able to fit three kids in the back seat if they all need to be in car seats.  Depending on the height of the driver, you may not be able to do rear-facing on the driver side as I did have to adjust the passenger seat forward just a small amount in order for the seat to fit.

britax advocate in compact car

To be honest, I didn’t expect this seat to fit at all in the rear-facing position, but it does seem to fit in the space as long as your passenger doesn’t mind not having the seat all the way back. I did not try the middle position since that would require both the driver and passenger seat to be pushed up slightly, plus there is no way the seat will fit butted up right next to the booster seat.

Is it easy to clean?

If you ask my husband he will tell you I don’t know where the washing machine is, but joking aside — there is going to come a point when you will need to clean your seat covers. It may come when you least expect it as you end up with a sick child on a trip, or you might decide that the covers just need a good washing after a bit of use. At some point you are going to hope these seat covers come off easily.

I have good news for you. While I have yet to try to take off the covers myself, I have heard that they are very simple to remove and put back on. Britax created a quick how-to video for their previous model of car seats, but I can’t imagine the process would be much different now.

Car Seat Specs

Obviously I really like this seat. If I didn’t I wouldn’t have gone right out and bought another for one of our additional vehicles, however, for those of you that still need to see the specs I’ve included them below…enjoy.  🙂

MSRP (USD) $379.99
Weight Limit Rear Facing: 5 – 40 pounds
Weight Limit Forward Facing: 20 – 65 pounds and at least 1yr old
Child Standing Height: 49 in or less
Child Seated Shoulder Height:
Rear Facing – 9 – 16.75 in
Forward Facing – 12 – 16.75 in
Certified for aircraft travel
Infant positioning pillow included for smaller infants

If there is anything I didn’t address or that you have a question about, feel free to leave a comment and let me know!



 So tell us….

Do you or did you have a Britax car seat?

What is your favorite safety feature on the Advocate? What else do you think is great about this seat?




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136 Responses to Britax Advocate – Because Safety Matters

  1. Ronda Ogilvie August 1, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

    sounds like an awesome seat! Your little one seems pretty Happy with it as well! Win win!!

  2. Leah August 1, 2014 at 2:29 pm #

    That’s a pretty impressive car seat! I had the hardest time installing car seats when my kids were babies. I could barely pull the latch strap tight enough.
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    • Jesica H August 1, 2014 at 2:52 pm #

      I know, this is the first one I’ve been able to do myself in 7yrs of having them! 🙂

  3. Crystal August 1, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

    I appreciate all of those safety features. It’s remarkable how far car seats have come. My parents joke all the time about how we just used to roll around in the back. I can’t even imagine that now!
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  4. Kecia August 1, 2014 at 8:09 pm #

    I have really been considering a Britax for my 7 month old’s next carseat. He will be out of the infant seat before we know it. I love that it’s so easy to install – I need something that I can quickly move from my husband’s car to mine if needed!
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    • Jesica H August 1, 2014 at 9:07 pm #

      You definitely could do that if need be, however, it isn’t as convenient to do as an infant seat is of course. I have taken it in and out of our van a few times though so I know it can be done fairly quickly. 🙂
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  5. robyn August 1, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

    We LOVE Britax Seats. We are in High Back Boosters now but still Britax!
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  6. Melissa August 1, 2014 at 9:18 pm #

    She’s an absolute cutie! We love our Britax!
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  7. Denine, from WeKnowStuff August 1, 2014 at 11:42 pm #

    Stylish and safe?! What could be better!?

  8. Sarah Marturano August 2, 2014 at 1:37 am #

    Great photos! You had such an awesome model. She’s a cutie!
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  9. Jessica August 2, 2014 at 7:36 am #

    Love Britax, I have the car seat and the B ready stroller.

  10. Kimberly Grabinski August 2, 2014 at 9:33 am #

    I love how far they have come with the safety features of car seats since my kids were little. Such precious cargo and this looks like a great seat to protect her.
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  11. Shelley Zurek August 2, 2014 at 9:43 am #

    I am no longer in need of a car seat but if I did need one the britax is where I go as I have heard so many MOM bloggers recommend them.
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  12. Mellisa August 2, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    Wow, this is a pretty amazing car seat. They sure have come a long way since my kids were babies.
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  13. Lauren (Lolo) August 3, 2014 at 3:43 am #

    I love the design, but most importantly, I love all of the safety features they have added. This is a great car seat.

  14. Crystal August 3, 2014 at 2:41 pm #

    Adorable smile in that first photo! This carseat has some really great features.
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  15. Dee @ Cocktails with Mom August 3, 2014 at 8:11 pm #

    That smile in the first picture says it all. I thinks she likes her new car seat and loving all the great features.
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  16. Elaina August 3, 2014 at 8:27 pm #

    I love my britax seats! I trust their name and know my kids are safe. The easy install and self adjusting harness are big pluses too!
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  17. Jennifer @ Mom Spotted August 4, 2014 at 12:34 pm #

    We are a 100% Britax family here!
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  18. Penni August 28, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

    I like the True Side Impact Protection system and Side Impact Cushion technology that provide the highest level of protection for my child.

  19. Natalie August 28, 2014 at 8:09 pm #

    I love the safe cell feature! It is important to have a well fitting car seat.

  20. Jamie Steagall August 28, 2014 at 9:22 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE the LATCH compartments, my two older children both had seats that didn’t have compartments and you were right- those things could fly around “willy nilly’!!!! I love knowing that they’re locked in safe and sound, in case of a dreaded collision- the last thing I want to have happen is witness one of my children become victim of one of those LATCH buckles! Scary stuff! Also, I really can’t leave without saying that I think the HUGS chest pads are brilliant!!!!! What a great seat, LOVE Britax.

  21. megan August 28, 2014 at 10:06 pm #

    I think the versa tethering is a great safety feature. Britax really thought of safety and convenience in these.

  22. Rebecca Parsons August 28, 2014 at 11:15 pm #

    I like the SafeCell feature. Love the added protection to the straps.

  23. Haley Housel August 29, 2014 at 2:21 am #

    The biggest deal for me is to make sure a base/seat is securely fastened in the car. Nothing makes me cringe more than a wiggly base

  24. Karen August 29, 2014 at 4:47 am #

    I LOVE the redesigned LATCH system! I hated those darn hooks. They were the bane of my existence! Haha

  25. Janet W. August 29, 2014 at 5:08 am #

    My favorite feature is that it’s good for a child up to 65 pounds forward facing!

  26. Lisa Garland August 29, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    I always look for the 5 point harness system for safety when purchasing a car seat!!

  27. Britiany August 29, 2014 at 9:16 am #

    I love the extra padding on the harness straps. It looks so comfortable and protective.

  28. Lisa Williams August 29, 2014 at 9:28 am #

    The Britax Advocate Car Seat has so many wonderful safety features,The Hugs chest pads that absorb energy in the event of an impact and the energy absorbing versa-tethers I found to be amazing which would make me feel like baby would be so much safer in this car seat as compared to other brands and the fact that this seat is so easy to install is great!

  29. Jeff Toplak August 29, 2014 at 9:37 am #

    How well it keeps them in the correct seating position

  30. janet aycock August 29, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    I look for a good study car seat and I could really use this one because my great grand daughter will be a year old in four months and this car seat is a really reliable deal

  31. Marlete Ledford August 29, 2014 at 11:08 am #

    All of these features are wonderful! I love the no-tangle harness straps and the fact that they are easy to adjust. The fact that you can store your latch straps so you don’t have flying straps around is awesome!

  32. KARENALBERTWINSLOW August 29, 2014 at 11:35 am #

    the easy in & easy out is great. 5 point harness is perfect. side protection a must. all in all its a great seat.
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  33. Nicole Liller August 29, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    I love the front and rear tethering. My son is still rear facing so this is a big deal for us!

  34. Kelly Faber August 29, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

    Love the quick connect harness! What a great car seat!

  35. Catherine Haynes August 29, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    I like the safety features, working in an ER, I have seen children come out of a bad collision without a scratch on them if they were in a good carseat.
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  36. Marietta H August 29, 2014 at 2:43 pm #

    I like the HUGS chest pads

  37. Thai Sanders August 29, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    I totally appreciate the side impact and the ease of installation. I want to have less to worry about regarding the safety of my child. I also want to know that should I need to change the position of the seat in my car or from car to car, that the process will not be too daunting a task.

  38. Daraya August 29, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

    I love the side impact cushion technology and how easy the car seat looks to install! 🙂

  39. Jennifer Vaughn August 29, 2014 at 4:33 pm #

    My favorite safety features mentioned about this car seat are the chest padding, the easy installation, and the fact that it fits in small cars. I’d love this car seat for my son.

  40. angela higdon August 29, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

    I love the side impact cushioning.

  41. Alyson Lawrence August 29, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

    I love the idea of the HUGS chest pads!

  42. Sheryl taylor August 29, 2014 at 7:42 pm #

    The most important features to me are how secure the harnesses are and how well it fits in the back seat of my car.

  43. karen b August 29, 2014 at 7:55 pm #

    I love the quick adjust feature and the new LATCH features!

  44. Melissa Cole August 29, 2014 at 7:56 pm #

    I am a huge fan of Britax! We currently have the infant seat for my son and the Convertible CS70 for my daughter. I love all of it’s features to make it a very safe seat for our children. To be able to tether it for rear and front facing a major factor for me so my son if we won this seat would be able to use it for quite some time starting early on as he is only 5 months old now. Thank you for the giveaway and the awesome review!!

  45. Anel August 29, 2014 at 9:29 pm #

    I have never used a Britax car seat, but I have heard they are great! I plan on using one for my first baby, due in November. I love the color coded seat belt lock-offs safety feature. Easy peasy and safe! Thanks!

  46. Erika Henderson August 29, 2014 at 9:41 pm #

    I love the safe cells technology! I wish our car seat had that now!

  47. Vanessa E August 29, 2014 at 11:12 pm #

    Hugs with safecell to prevent head injury. Love this safety feature.

  48. Stephanie Flores August 29, 2014 at 11:28 pm #

    I love the metal frame!! Just awesome!

  49. Renee Smith August 29, 2014 at 11:32 pm #

    The side impact protection is very important to me. I also look at how long it can be used in a rear facing position.

  50. Cheryl Rahkonen August 29, 2014 at 11:47 pm #

    I love all the features on this car seat. The Click & Safe feature on the harness is my favorite feature of this car seat. I love that you can adjust the harness with a click of a button. I always dreaded having to reposition the harnesses.

  51. Judith S. August 30, 2014 at 12:38 am #

    Sounds like the Britax seat has many safety features. I appreciate the integrated steel bars in the frame the most.

  52. Alona Y August 30, 2014 at 8:26 am #

    I love that this tethers even when rear facing! I actually haven’t ever seen that.

  53. Emily Hardman August 30, 2014 at 9:12 am #

    I likethe side Iimpact protection, the integrated steel bars, hugs, ahhh! Everything! 🙂

  54. Tina August 30, 2014 at 8:00 pm #

    The most important feature to me is the side impact protection. I love all the safety features.

  55. Linda Frost August 30, 2014 at 8:35 pm #

    I like the Britax car seat because of its many safety features and the fact that I can install it without the help of a male or a person with an engineering degree!!!

  56. Lisa Newton August 31, 2014 at 12:48 am #

    I love the new safe cell feature. Love the design and easy installation also.

  57. stefanie August 31, 2014 at 12:52 am #

    You seem to have all the bases covered. What a great seat! Will definitely be considering this for our next child!

  58. Steph Ryan August 31, 2014 at 7:27 am #

    I love the safe cell technology and the low center of gravity.

  59. Trisha I. August 31, 2014 at 8:03 am #

    The ability to continue with rear facing and the safe cell harness are both really important to me.

  60. jezzy bell August 31, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    love the integrated steel bars, makes it much sturdier!

  61. Franny Dee August 31, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

    Really great in depth review. My favorite Safety Feature would be the Side Impact Cushion technology The Click & Safe feature, Harness. Whats not to love, Britax has great products. I am a first time mom, and have been reviewing car seats to find the safest ones, and this is at the top of my list.

    • Jesica H September 3, 2014 at 10:41 am #

      Thanks for the note Franny, hope the review helped!

  62. mickeyfan August 31, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    True Side Impact Protection system coupled with Side Impact Cushion technology

  63. veronica hay August 31, 2014 at 7:48 pm #

    I love the 5 point harness!! When my son needed a carseat that’s the only kind i would use and now that we are expecting a little girl in two months, Its the only kind i will use for her! Easy install is a wonderful plus, it can be such a pain in the behind to install carseats

  64. lori August 31, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

    I love the side impact protection and huge chest pads.

  65. alieshazoe September 1, 2014 at 6:28 am #

    I love how well it’s made with the steel bars on the sides. Looks very safe.

  66. Jaime S September 1, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    I love all the safety features of this car seat! The latch system is great! I always worry that the seat will not be secure.

  67. Kellye A September 1, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

    We currently use the Britax B-Safe infant seat. I chose Britax after a LOT of research. I love the side-impact features of this seat…well, actually I love all the safety features! The company puts so much thought into the safety of their seats!!

  68. Jenna Marlow September 1, 2014 at 8:37 pm #

    I love the side impact rating of this carseat. The ease of installation also looks like a huge plus!

  69. gina September 2, 2014 at 1:45 pm #

    I like the True Side Impact Protection system and Side Impact Cushion technology those are great safety features

  70. Liberty T. September 2, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    I love that the weight limit is so high for rear facing and that it has side head air bags.

    • Jesica H September 3, 2014 at 10:41 am #

      Yes, the high limits are great. Just a quick FYI — they are not air bags, just added protection. 🙂

  71. Sarah Hayes September 2, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

    i really like the quick adjust harness.theres so many things to love about this seat

  72. molli vandehey September 2, 2014 at 11:45 pm #

    crash test ratings mean more to me than anything else

  73. Jackie Jernigan September 4, 2014 at 5:46 am #

    I like the Hugs with the Safety Cells and the feature that holds the straps out of the way when loading and unloading your child. Thxs for a great review

  74. Nicole Beverly September 5, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    Very nice! I like the Click & Safe feature! It is a nice secondary precaution to ensure your child is secure in their seat! Thanks for the great review and run down on all of the great safety features this car seat has!

  75. Rebecca Timmons September 5, 2014 at 11:29 am #

    Easy installation and easy adjustments are important. When it is too difficult it makes it hard to get the right install!

  76. Carleigh September 5, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    HUGS chest pads are important as well as ease of install!

  77. Morgan n September 5, 2014 at 11:34 am #

    Love the extended rear facing

  78. Joanne K September 5, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    My favorite safety feature is the extra side impact

  79. Erin Kathleen September 5, 2014 at 11:55 am #

    My favorite feature is the no rethread harness. For me getting a Britax is a no brainer for safety, ease of use and comfort

  80. Tiffany R September 5, 2014 at 11:56 am #

    I love that you can install it with the latch yourself. I have so much trouble doing it by myself with the one i have for my daughter. I need an easier one for when my sons out of his infant seat. I also like that its a quick adjust harness.

  81. Britney H September 5, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

    Since my older suv doesn’t have capabilities to use the latches, I love that I can still tether rear- and forward-facing!

  82. Mary Everette Saucer September 5, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

    Love the head support and side impact protection of this car seat. Would love to win for my one year old!!

  83. Bonnie M. September 5, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

    The 5 point harness is always important! It’s definitely a bonus to have it be very simple to put together! Side impact is also an important feature I like, awesome seat Britax!

  84. Christine Borges September 5, 2014 at 12:18 pm #

    Love the all around safety of this car sest

  85. Rena Galvez September 5, 2014 at 12:51 pm #

    I really like the new safety features, especially the Click & Safe. I always worry that I’m not getting the straps tight enough.

  86. Jodi September 5, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

    Love everything about this seat especially how easy it is to clean, adjust, and how it comfortable for my littles while rear facing until at least two years old.

  87. Bri T September 5, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    I love everything about Britax! The latch system is fantastic and love the click and safe! I was in an accident and lived only because the car had a steel frame and will only use Britax because of the integrated steel bars.

  88. Robin September 5, 2014 at 1:27 pm #

    Proper fit for size.. and easy installation to ensure safety in event of an acciedent.

  89. Becky McMahon September 5, 2014 at 1:36 pm #

    Love how easy it is to adjust the harness height.

  90. Lindsay Garcia September 5, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    My favorite safety feature has got to be the Hugs safecell harness covers. I think it is a smart feature to have that added protection so my babies don’t get injured from the harness that is supposed to keep them safe

  91. Teresa M. Torrence September 5, 2014 at 3:15 pm #

    Perhaps I just think “outside” the box but the integraded “inside” steel bars have always provided me with a sense of comfort not felt with other seats. Just lift the seat and one can tell it’s made for safety that will last. Just like with automobiles, the better built cars have heavier doors that you can feel upon closing. Likewise, one should be able to feel a convertible seat that’s built for safety!

  92. kseniya edwards September 5, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    the latch system

  93. Jutta P. September 5, 2014 at 4:56 pm #

    I love the bit about the safest carseat being the one that is installed correctly every single time! So true! I love so many of the features about this carseat. The no rethread harness is awesome! I love not having to rethread harness straps when they go up a size. We are huge Britax fans in this household!

  94. jodi Armstrong September 5, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

    Love that it is forward facing until 65lbs using 5point harness

  95. Bree Lien September 5, 2014 at 5:46 pm #

    I love the rear and forward facing tether!

  96. Jen St Pierre September 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

    No rethread harness and the new clicktight feature Britax just released.

  97. Jaimie Moore September 5, 2014 at 8:05 pm #

    Honestly, what isn’t an important safety feature when it comes to a car seat? The most important to me may be the ‘Quick Adjust Harness… A car seat that grows with the baby!

  98. cassandra h September 5, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    I love the steel bars and the patented side impact head protection!

  99. Nicole U September 5, 2014 at 10:30 pm #

    My favorite safety feature is the Side Impact Protection system. Thanks for the chance to win!

  100. Mindy Gardner September 6, 2014 at 4:41 am #

    I love the Safe cell feature and the ease of installation.

  101. Trisha Johnstone September 6, 2014 at 6:44 am #

    I love the safety cells and the no tangle straps!

  102. Veronica M September 6, 2014 at 7:19 am #

    You baby is so cute! The 5 point harness and easy installation.

  103. Monica Dilks September 6, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    I love that it has the integrated steel bar for even more solid protection!

  104. Tylee Fuller September 8, 2014 at 10:13 pm #

    Wish I would have known about this carseat with my first girl! I’m always really concerned with head protection so this fits the bill. And I LOVE that the harness won’t tangle. Makes a momma’s day easier for sure!

  105. Jennifer Nutter September 9, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    I’ve never owned a Britax. I love the steel bars and the side cushions as our car doesn’t have side airbags. i also love the option for the seat-belt. this seems easy to use in any car.

  106. Kelly M September 9, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

    The side impact cushion technology is one of my favorite safety features. All safety features are my favorite to keep my little ones safe! I love that it will be easier to install. I always have my husband end up installing these things because they are difficult.

  107. Tara Gibson September 9, 2014 at 3:42 pm #

    Side impact protection is amazing! Click and safe is easy to use!

  108. Allison Eason September 9, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

    I love the rear or forward facing features and the five point harness system. And it seems to be easy to install.
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  109. Charriess September 10, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    The safety cells, integrated “inside” steel bars and the no tangle straps are some of my favorite safety features with Britax!

  110. jenn huey September 10, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

    I am always worried about the actual installation into the car and hoping it is safe enough

  111. alycia mundall September 10, 2014 at 4:32 pm #

    I love the quick harness adjustment…that is a time save! Also I love all the safety side inpacks!

  112. Jennifer Marohn September 10, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

    IMO you can never go wrong with steel reinforced.
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  113. Jennifer September 14, 2014 at 12:37 am #

    The most important safety feature for me in the Advocate is the Click and Safe aid for knowing you have your child buckled in tightly.

  114. Kasie Tillman September 14, 2014 at 6:50 am #

    I like the ease of installation. A correctly installed seat is a safe seat.

  115. Dena Scroggins September 14, 2014 at 8:37 pm #

    I love the hugs straps and the five point harness system. That is what I look for the most in a safe carseat.
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  116. Cheryll Shubert September 14, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

    I love the click safe feature. I also love how easy it is to install. I would really love to get one for my little guy.

  117. Christina H September 15, 2014 at 7:40 pm #

    So many great features! I really like the tethering and how easy it is to install.

  118. KANAKE06 September 16, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

    Best safety feature is the side impact technology, all of it seems well built, only brand I will buy for my kiddo.

  119. Bernice September 17, 2014 at 11:40 am #

    so many great feature and they are all important but i like the safecell feature

  120. Michelle Weaver September 17, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    I like that you can tether it while it’s rear facing.

  121. Christina Strapp Lambert September 18, 2014 at 1:40 am #

    I really love all the safety features especially the rear facing tethering.

  122. Richard Hicks September 18, 2014 at 3:11 am #

    I look for a seat that has excellent safety ratings, comfortable and easy to use

  123. Amanda Sakovitz September 18, 2014 at 11:44 am #

    I love the side impact cushion technology!

  124. Stacey Roberson September 18, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

    My favorite feature is the side impact cushion technology. This is a must when shopping for car seats.

  125. Chantal J September 18, 2014 at 9:22 pm #

    My favorite feature is definite the higher weight and height limits!

  126. katy emanuel September 18, 2014 at 11:27 pm #

    Most important to me is how easy it is to clean and the rear facing weight limits.


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