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I opted to buy this car seat after deciding to purchase the Britax B-Dual buggy. The main reason being that the car seat easily clicks into the top of the buggy. This is a very useful feature when you have a sleeping baby in a car seat and you don't want to wake it up to transfer it to a different seat in a buggy, just to quickly get some shopping!
I am a big fan of this car seat and find it secure, safe and comfortable for baby. The seat is rear facing and is suitable from birth up to 13kg. It boasts D-SIP technology which are the two grey plastic things on the side of the car seat which are easy to just pull out for the extra side protection. You pull up the one nearest to the car door. This is for safety in the event that a car should hit you in the side. It also has extra impact pads in the hip area for baby.
I think that the number one thing that most mums are looking for when it comes to car seats is safety and I believe that this car seat provides that and gives me peace of mind.
Another plus is the fact that the car seat cover is removable and can be washed, which is very important when it comes to babies being sick and having explosive poos up the back! I have often just easily wiped the fabric too.
I think it would be nice if they could supply you with the rain cover for this car seat without you having to purchase it separately. I have seen lots of people with these and they do look useful, however, I do not own one and have seemed to manage without. If it has been raining whilst I have carried baby from house to car, I have just draped a blanket over the top temporarily!
One criticism with this car seat is the fact that the canopy provided is very short and in the summer if you are walking around with the car seat attached to the buggy, your baby is pretty exposed to the sun! This is quite annoying when I see that with some of my friends' car seats, the canopy pulls over further forward. However, if I am walking around for any length of time, I put my baby in the proper buggy seat that has sun protection.
I do have one more small criticism, it does seem heavier than some of the other car seats I have held, but maybe it's a good thing cause it actually seems quite sturdy. I would rather this than worry it's not protecting my baby.
To round everything up I'd say I'm really happy with this car seat as it seems to be very safe and the pros definitely outweigh the cons for me. :)
"At a Glance The Britax BabySafe Plus SHR II is a rearward facing Group 0+ baby car seat/infant carrier. It is suitable from from birth to a maximum weight of 13kg and is ISOFIX compatible or can be used on its own with a 3-point seat belt so can be easily transferred between two different vehicles. Features and benefits for Britax BabySafe Plus SHR II Baby Car Seat - Sophie The Britax BabySafe Plus SHR II is a rearward facing Group 0+ baby car seat/infant carrier Suitable from birth to a maximum weight of 13kg It is ISOFIX compatible but can also be secured in the car by the vehicle's 3-point seat belt D-SIP technology gives ultimate side impact protection Integral recline system allows younger babies to lie flat The Britax BabySafe Plus SHR II comes complete with padded newborn support, sun and wind canopy and chest pads Mothercare Loves:. The Britax BabySafe Plus SHR II is ISOFIX compatible or can be used on its own with a 3-point seat belt so can be easily transferred between two different vehicles.Want To Know More?The Britax BabySafe Plus SHR II is a rearward facing Group 0+ baby car seat/infant carrier. It is suitable from from birth to a maximum weight of 13kg. The terrific thing about the Britax BabySafe Plus SHR II is that it is ISOFIX compatible or can be safely secured in the car using the car's 3-point seat belt. It boasts advanced D-SIP technology, which gives superior side impact protection to your little one and the integral recline system offers a flatter position for a younger baby.The Britax BabySafe Plus SHR II comes with padded newborn support, sun and wind canopy and chest pads. In addition, it can form a travel system with Britax B-Smart 3-Wheeler Pushchair and Britax B-Dual (both sold separately).Don't Forget...Check out our large range of footmuffs and raincovers for your baby car seat; make sure they are protected from the elements when using the car seat as an infant carrier!"