Robust and sturdy build
Comfortable for children
Adjustable head restraint and harness
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 $449.00.
Unsafe - buckle has come unclipped whilst car in motion on 4 occasions
I started using a brand new Britax Safe-n-Sound Graphene just over a year ago. During this time, I have had to pull over on 4 occasions (twice on the freeway) because my toddler's arms were out of his harness. I followed Britax's directions to clean the buckle after the first time it happened but this did not fix the issue. When I called Britax about it, they said they would send me a new buckle. I said I wanted the whole seat inspected for compliance and if repaired (not replaced) some assurance that the car seat was safe if repaired. I w...as sent on a wild goose chase to book in a time with their repairer, who wasn't open when I called and then said they didn't work the next day either. What type of service is this? I still don't have any clue about when and where to take my car seat (let alone the fact that I am extremely anxious to drive with my toddler in the car seat). Why is this so hard? It is seemingly a faulty car seat - surely that's serious! The product is poor and the customer service is poor. I am going to cut my losses, buy a new car seat and it will definitely not be Britax - ever again.
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 July 2018.
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 May 2018 at Belrose super centre for $550.00.
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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 February 2020 at Baby Bunting for $459.00.
Great seat but a bit fiddly to loosen straps
Overall a great seat with excellent safety features and our baby seems to love it. The straps are a bit fiddly to loosen which makes it a bit difficult getting bub in and out but with practice it is easier. We love that it is a compact seat that doesn't take up too much space in the car
Purchased at Baby Bunting Physical store.
Very tight fit for a newborn
I have bought the Graphene due to its compact size to fit in my car. It is not as good as the Millenia, which we use in another vehicle. The Graphene harness has practically no slack to allow you to comfortably position the baby into the seat before you tighten the straps; the lever to loosen the harness is hidden under a flap and can be difficult to find unlike the Millenia which is a button that can be seen on the seat; and when the seat is positioned rear-facing, the baby is almost in a seated position, which is a huge safety concern for a b...aby who cannot hold up its head (and yes I spoke to a fitter about this and they said the seat was fitted correctly). I should've just bought another Millenia rather than this expensive and hard-to-use seat.
Purchased in November 2019 at Baby Bunting Physical store for $450.00.
Perfect for the children value for money
Told lots of friends about him bought one from where I am child nothing but quality all the way around if ever needed which I don't think I have a we'll I would buy one again but I think this one will see two or three about children that will come in the future
Purchased in January 2018.
The arm straps are too loose across my 4.5 month-old baby's chest. For Britax to fix this, the relevant strap at the bottom of the seat that tightens the arm and groin areas needs to be able to tighten several more centimetres. Also, the arm straps get twisted and so it can be challenging to bring all the straps together straight to be buckled at the groin. I'm very unimpressed with the ratings body that gave this a good review as I bought it based on that, trusting them. I regret buying this product -I love good design and have found this lack...ing. I have car trips coming up that I am dreading due to my safety concerns mostly about the loose straps across my baby's chest. It was an expensive purchase -particularly as we bought one for each car. The seat was bought from and installed at Baby Bunting.
Purchased in June 2019.
Good but bulky
Good car seat, but if you have a small car you will need to move the front seat quite far forward to have it fit properly when rear facing. But piece of cake to install.
Purchased in September 2019.
I bought this for my BMW 125i because I needed a very small seat. It does the job but the Millennia is much easier to use in terms of loading the baby and adjusting the belts.
Purchased in October 2018.
Love everything about it, it feels baby is safe and supported well. although my 9 months old seems very uncomfortable with straps being so tight around her also I feel needs to be forward facing now which is too soon for my expectations. I was hoping to turn her forwards after 1 year atleast.
Purchased in July 2018 at Baby Bunting Physical store for $450.00.
Good but could be perfect
I had to take out the infant insert for my 2.5month old, it became snug very quickly. Baby seems comfy in it. however, both straps need to be pulled at the same time when tightened to prevent tangling.
Front seat space still roomy with the car seat installed directly behind it.
Purchased in June 2019 at Baby Bunting for $428.00.
It's very safe and comfortable as well. You can rely on and is an excellent product for your kids. I am using this item for a long time . Never had any issues
Purchased in May 2016.
Doesn’t sit right
I bought this one cause of the narrow base. What I didn’t realise is that it’s not a flat base so i have had issues trying to get it to sit back flat enough for my newborn to be safe. At the moment I have my 20 month in it and as she is old enough to walk etc it’s not an issue for her.
My new baby is due soon and I have spoken to countless people and fitters and they say it’s all installed perfectly.
However, it is way too upright for a newborn.
It doesn’t sit flush against the seat and no matter how may rolled up towel you use (as suggested by fitters), soon as you pull the anchor strap it just pulls the seat upright again.
I wish I had of stuck with the millennia like I did with my first. This new one is nothing but trouble
Questions & Answers
I have misplaced my new born insert and wish to use my current seat for my newborn - do you sell the new born inserts seperately?
Hi Alisha, thanks for your question. We don't sell the newborn insert as separately however we do have the Britax Unity Infant Comfort insert which is able to used as this has been tested and approved the Australian Standard for Child Restraint Accessories - https://britax-au.myshopify.com/collections/car-seats/products/britax-unity-comfort-insert kind regards, the Britax team.
Hello where can I find the serial number on the graphene car seat?
Hi kelly B. Thanks for your question. The serial number and manufacturing sticker are located on the inside of the seat, close to where the crotch buckle slots into the seat. If you are having difficulty finding this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can provide you with a photo to assist you further. Kind regards, the Britax Childcare team.
I have a Britax Graphene for my 13week old baby. He is quite big though (8kgs) and the newborn insert looks very tight/snug around him now. I am just wondering when I should remove this insert? When I remove it, there’s enough space on either side of him to place his arms down between his body and the side of the car seat.
Hi Rebecca, thanks for your question. We would recommend that the padded insert may be used for smaller babies in rearward facing mode. Discontinue the use of the padded insert if there is insufficient room for the child or shoulders have reached the lower shoulder height marker. If we can assist you with anything in the future, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com. 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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