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- Top Review
I bought this car seat because it is compact and highly recommended; however, I find it very difficult to use and have concerns regarding safety.
The main issue I have is with the seatbelt straps.
1. They don't have enough slack so it is difficult getting my newborn into and out of the seat comfortably (even with padding removed). And she's a small baby!
2. The straps have also become twisted and it is hard to now tighten them enough so I worry about the safety of my baby. It is not a secure fit.
I also find the seat coverings hard to take...apart and reassemble for cleaning, which is problematic since my baby is a spewer. The manual and Britax website are no help in this regard. If I hadn't spent so much on this seat, I'd be looking for an alternative.
Purchased in at Baby Bunting.
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Excellent well designed car seat
Our newborn enjoys using the Britax Safe n Sound Graphene carseat. We ordered this from Baby Bunting in December 2018 and have found it to be very sturdy, well built and offering excellent protection. The car seat is designed to be both rear and forward facing with the necessary adjustments available to grow with your bub. It's not too large so depending on your car, you may still be able to fit two people alongside in the rear seat. I really appreciate the little touches like the seat belt holders which keep the two pieces in place whilst you ...are putting bub in/taking out, as well as everything being easily removable and washable for when (not if) those types of accidents occur. The seat is easy to use and fits into ISOFIX mounts. Price is reasonable and whilst not "cheap", it's not too expensive and feels like it will last a while.
Purchased in at Baby Bunting Online store for $447.
the best car seat in the market for its price, safety and easy installation
This is the best car seat in the market for its price, safety and easy installation. This can be best for small or big cars, this doesn’t occupy much space. I would highly recommend this car seat to anyone planning to get a car seat for newborn. As being a first time mom it is very hard to choose what is right or wrong. Trust me you won’t miss on this one. I switched from maxi cosi mico plus capsules to this after many research. It was worth it. Only regret is I should have gotten earlier instead of the capsule as bub seems so comfortable on this car seat.
My small recommendation to company would be to create like a video version of installation particularly on this model. It would be a great help for first time parents.
Purchased in for $469.
Its very comfortable, very easy to use, great adjustment belts, stable sturdy isofix , memory foam was the deal breaker for me)) also the beautiful look, i got the grey one so it doesnt get too hot in summer))
Separate thanx to baby bunting Frankston for helpful advice (regarding small/big space in the car), so we picked the right fit car seat
Purchased in at Baby Bunting Physical store for $550.
Quality and safe
Has been a good car seat since my son was about 6 months old. The few issues I have encountered are, the cover is sometimes difficult to remove and wash, the tightening mechanism sometimes gets stuck and you aren't able to fully tighten, the chest/waist straps sometimes get twisted within the seat itslelf and are difficult to untwist quickly.
All in all, it has been a quality product and I could recommend this to other parents.
Purchased at Baby Bunting for $449.
The new v2 is narrower?
We have two Graphene, one we purchased last year and one this year which appears to be the new v2 which doesn’t appear in any photos at all. I actually had to call to check because on comparing to our other it’s different. I love the one from last year, bub is super happy and comfy, it seems to be easy to strap him in. The v2 he hates, cries and cries, it seems narrower and shorted? The straps are very stiff also and difficult to tighten. Can’t compare specs because no where seems to say these, all still displaying the older ones on websites. T...here is a noticeable difference in his position, the space in the seat, and strapping go him in compared to last years and I really don’t like this new one. I’m annoyed I never got given the older one given it’s what I purchased online
Purchased in at Baby Bunting Online store for $464.
Faulty and dangerous
Upon putting my rear facing daughter into her seat I noticed the harness straps were super loose. They released on their own. Pulled strap to tighten and nothing, back to loose. The mechanism to hold the belt tight had failed. Thank goodness it didn’t fail while driving or in an accident! Super dangerous.
So I messaged britax and their solution was to return it to them and forfeit having a seat for my child.
Not really good enough. I’m so disappointed in the seat to begin with (compared to infasecure Quattro it’s just not even in the same ball park) given it failed in its most basic job, to restrain. But the customer support is lacking. Sending my seat away and being left with nothing isn’t good enough britax.
Purchased in .
2 thumbs up for fitting 3 across the back seat!
When we found out we were expecting twins, one of our many challenges was figuring out how to get three car seats across the back of our car. At the baby expo we spoke to a very helpful, informative sales rep who recommended the Graphene for being slimline and top quality. Baby Bunting let us try two in our back seat with our existing car seat, proving they could fit easily (rear and front facing), leaving plenty of legroom for the driver and passenger, and the rest is history.
With double the opportunities for soiling car seats we have washe...d these many times - they are quick and easy to strip... ALL parts of material - a pretty key factor which we learnt from having a car seat on which the shoulder covers didn’t remove. Eeek. We used to joke these car seats were like baby clouds - as very little babies they were obviously quite comfortable in them, pooping every time we went somewhere. Every. Single. Time. At the time I remember reading on online forums that a number of other parents were having the same experience with the Graphene. Now that’s a comfy ride! Overall we’re very happy with them, and at over 2yo and still looking brand new, are more than satisfied with the quality, safety and functionality.
Purchased in at Baby Bunting.
Easy to clean and doesn’t take up to much space in a small SUV. (CX-5) And ( X1 )
Extra head support (Torso Side Impact Cushion Technology - SICT) was a winner for us!
Did you know!
This seat can be rearward facing up to 3 years, As Forward facing if you were in an accident baby neck would get hit with a force of 180kg plus?? Whereas if they were to be rearward facing that force would be 40kg - 60kg?
Been using for over a year with no issues!
Would highly recommend if your looking for a smaller car seat and want peace of mind on safety.
Purchased in at Baby Bunting for $420.
Excellent quality and comfy
My daughter used to cry in her old seat and she enjoyed this one the moment we installed it. Got it from baby buntings and installed it on site. Safety features go without the saying. It is also of great quality. Easy to set straps aside and adjust. Have been using it for 3, 4 months now with zero problem. Highly recommend.
Purchased in at Baby Bunting Physical store for $427.
Easy to use and get baby safe and secure
Best car seat purchased so far. I have had other brands but are not so user friendly to adjust once you get baby in the seat. I would highly recommend this baby seat to anyone looking at purchasing one
Purchased in at Belrose super centre for $550.
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Excellent car seat , my baby loves it
My son loves this car seat - it's comfortable and I find that there is less crying. We got it installed professionally. It is easy to put him in it and out. Smaller version of the millenia which we were going to get but realised we wouldn't have much room for other passengers so we bought this one instead. Great price too as I bought during an eBay sale.
Purchased in at Baby Online Direct for $343.
Love love love
my son use to scream every time we got in the car! From birth, this was concerning. We were told he was a baby who just didnt like the car..
We purchased the graphene and have not looked back! He sleeps so much, and just plays in the back while he is awake! Now 5 months old and big for his age (size 1) he still has a fair while left rear facing! We love it!
Purchased in at Baby Bunting for $529.
My son sit so comfortablly in this seat. I purchased for the amazing safety features and the airbags in the seat. I wouldn't ever go past this seat if I were to need another.
Perfect for our little one
Seat was extremely easy to fit, affordable, easy to get bub in and out of and looks great. Very happy with this product. Would definitely recommend. Fits nicely in a small golf and Triton Ute.
Purchased in at Baby Bunting.
good buy with all safety features
We knew when purchasing a car seat that we were going with britax no matter what. No other company compares to their safety ratings. We originally wanted the Millenia but when we met with the britax consultant he recommended the slimmer graphene due to our car size (sedan toyota). This seat is fantastic! Have found it so easy to use and a breeze to install. So far, so good :)
Purchased in at Baby Bunting Physical store for $489.
Nice and Safe for Kia Rio
Car seat was really simple to set up in small Kia Rio for 2 month old. She hated the capsule but seems to be much happier in the car seat.
I love how simple it is to change the strap height. The seat can stay installed in the car and there is an easily accessible handle to lift the strap height whereas many other seats need to be removed and re threaded through the new level.
The obvious padding really impressed my partner and I as our daughter is quite small so we wanted to make sure there wasn’t too much movement. Fabric is really nice and breathable.
Only annoying part is that the strap loosener gets stuck sometimes when getting my baby out of the car but overall this is a really great product and worth the money for long term use.
Purchased in at Baby Bunting for $459.
Questions & Answers
Hi Britax Team,
I have 2 Britax Graphene Plus car seats for my 14 month toddler and was wondering if they have been approved for international air travel e.g. on long haul flights (8hrs approximately)? My 14 month old will be 18/19 months old by the time of planned air travel and is still rear-facing in the car.
Hi thankyou for your message, the Graphene is FAA approved you will need to check with the airline and pilot as it is at there discretion if it is allow on board. Kind Regards the Britax Team
Hello, the top tether has a twist when rear facing. Can this be fixed?
HI Sammy, thanks for your question. The Britax Sound-n-Sound Graphene car seat will have a twist in the top tether when used in rear facing mode. Please feel free to give us a call on 1300 303 330 if ...you would like to discuss this in further detail, kind regards, the Britax team.
I will be travelling to EU and to UK. Is the Britax Safe-nSound Graphene car seat approved in EU and in UK?
Hi Karolina, thanks for your question. The Britax Safe-n-Sound Graphene car seat is only approved for use in Australia & New Zealand as it has only been tested to the AS/NZS 1754 Australian Standard. Kind regards, the Britax team.
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- Full, secure, well-rounded protection with Torso Side Impact Cushion Technology™ - SICT™ and Active Head Restraint (AHR)™
- A great, compact and slim-fitting design to work around large families and limited spaces
- A versatile convertible baby car seat that can be used from birth until 4 years of age
- THERMO5® Bamboo fabric to keep your child as comfortable as possible during long rides
Reviewers particularly loved:
Slim fit - for smaller cars, this is a great alternative to other Britax convertible baby car seats. People have found that they can fit multiple in their car in the case of twins or young siblings and still sit comfortably in the front passenger seat.
ISOFIX compatible - the installation and uninstallation process is very easy allowing for seamless transition between cars.
Like most Britax products, the car seat is made with the strongest regulations in mind and is extremely safe to use, providing full head and body protection in the event of a crash.
The Safe-n-Sound Graphene is very easy to clean as the covers can be detached easily.
The product is a convertible model with the ability to transition from rearward-facing to forward-facing as your child grows. In addition, the headrest and harness are adjustable.
Reviewers often comment that their toddlers fall asleep very easily in this seat and admire the comfort Britax Safe-n-Sound Graphene provides.
|Category||Baby Car Seats|
|Maximum Age||4 years|
|Dimensions||730 x 465 x 455 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Kohl Black, Pebble Grey, Midnight Navy|
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