2015 is appearing to be the year of YouTube and the vlogger! Therefore I have decided to dip my toe back in the vlogging world and see if I can start doing some regular uploads of videos of our adventures, our general life and maybe a few recipes and tutorials too. To help me along my way in re-entering the vlogging world, Aby of You Baby Me Mummy and Amy of Mr and Mrs T Plus 3 have started a new vlogging linky called #VlogStars. They are setting monthly themes and are encouraging newbie vloggers to take part. I intended to take part last month but ran out of time so here are my two videos for the May and June themes. May’s theme was ‘Meet The Vlogger’ and June’s is ‘A Few of My Favourite Things’
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Over the last couple of months, we have been testing out the Britax ADVANSAFIX Group 1-2-3 Car Seat in our role as Britax ambassadors. Thomas is now 3 and 1/2 years old and is around 17kg in weight so he is just about to grow out of his Britax KING II LS Group 1 Car Seat that we reviewed last year. We have now given the KING II LS to Daniel who is very happy with it.
The first thing that impressed me about the ADVANSAFIX was that children can stay using the five point harness until they are 25kg in weight, not the usual 18kg weight limit that most other car seats offer. Although I do not mind Thomas using a seat belt now and again with our spare Britax Adventure that we use when he goes out with grandparents, I would like him to stay in a five point harness for longer journeys especially on the motorway as I feel that they keep children more secure in the seat in case of an accident. The five point harness has a one pull adjustment so you can easily change how tight the straps are depending on what your child is wearing at the time.
The ADVANSAFIX was very easy to secure into the car with both ISOFIX and a seatbelt to ensure the car seat does not move in the event of an accident. The video below from Britax shows you how easy it really is to install the seat. Ours is in Group 1-2 mode as you can see in the picture above.
Thomas loved the ADVANSAFIX as soon as he saw it. The seat is very comfortable which Thomas proved during a recent trip back from Dorset which took 5 hours and Thomas slept nearly the whole journey back in the car seat. The seat is also very easy for Thomas to climb in and out of himself which is great as it means I can concentrate on getting Daniel in the car first and then return to Thomas to strap him in before setting off.
I have tried Daniel, now aged 18 months in the car seat too and he seemed very comfortable in it too. My only concern would be is that there is not as much side impact protection as I would like for him, however this may be because I am more used to seeing children of Daniel’s age and younger in stage 1 car seats only.
The ADVANSAFIX costs around £220 which may seem expensive however in my opinion, it is a bargain as you can buy one seat and it will last you from when your child is 9 months old until they are around 11 years old or 36kg in weight. This works out at about £20 a year which is not a lot when you think about it really, especially as it is your child’s safety at stake.
We received a Britax ADVANSAFIX Group 1-2-3 Car Seat for the purposes of this review. All opinions are our own. We were not required to write a positive review