Brilliant for smaller kids over 10 years old
This is the best seat for smaller kids over ten years old. My son had outgrown his hi-liner at the age of ten, but was still not meeting the five step rule for moving to an adult car seat.
After hours and hours of research I found the Kid guard Pro (same model as this one) at my local small baby shop. This seat was the best one around to meet his size, as there are really no others on the market to fit older kids that are on the smaller side.
My son turned thirteen (in year 8) In April this year and has only just outgrown this seat and is ab...le to meet the five step. I can not praise this seat enough for providing my son with a safe way to travel in the car. Thank you Britax - Safe and sound. Pros - - fits smaller kids for longer - has the anti submarine clip
Purchased in February 2018 at Cotmakers for $349.00.
My Son is tall, almost 11 and still fits. We’ve loved the extra protection for him. The slide guard to protect against submarining is a good feature.
He says it’s comfortable.
good for extended use but be weary in installing 3 across
This seat is an easy to use booster that has the flexibility to grow by height, depth, and width as your child grows. Options that are not widely offered by other manufacturers.
However, I found this seat not to be suitable for use with three across as claimed by Britax. While lightweight and easy to use, this seat has a feature that enables you to widen the wings of the seat to accommodate an older child. The issue with this feature is, because the wings are not secured, they can be moved in and out. This means that when installed with three ...across, the wings push in towards the middle of the seat narrowing the torso area of the seat. when installed in the center, the seat was so squashed that Master 8 could not fit comfortably. The seat was then moved to the side position where one side wing was pushed in meaning the middle point for the torso was off-center.
Purchased in October 2020 for $250.00.
Wonderful practical functional grows with child
We bought this for our very tall thin 5yr old. It was able to be adjusted to suit both his height and weight. Easy installation. Easy to adjust height, side panels and seat. Our son finds it very comfortable. Easy simple process for removal and installation. Would definitely recommend this seat.
Purchased in August 2019 at Baby Bunting Physical store for $259.00.
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1 star is too much. Waste of money
We bought this seat for our 4 yr old and find it hard to say something positive about this product. We had it professionally installed, and it was not stable in the slightest. The shell is flimsy and padding practically non existent. Within 15 mins of my child sitting in the seat they were in tears of pain. We went back to the store and adjusted the seat and we tried again. The same pain happened again so back to the store. This time they recommend putting a box under the childs feet to relieve pressure off the lower spine and bottom area where it was causing pain. We tried to do longer trips but without fail 15 mins and they were in tears of pain. Im really disappointed in this product and the company as a whole.
Easy to click child into.
Purchased in June 2019 at Baby Bunting Physical store.
Great, easy to use, easy to fit/install and comfortable. You won't regret it. I'm just sad this is the end of the line for our Britax needs. We also use it with a Britax Vehicle Seat Protector (the rubbery one) as it's on leather car seats. So it stops any potential slippage or mess.
Purchased in July 2018 at Baby Kingdom for $249.00.
Great seat for older kids - wish it went to 145 cm
I bought this a week ago for my 7 year old, as I tried him in my daughter's (5) Safe N Sound High Liner which was a little too snug for him width-wise (even though he's slight).
Super easer to install, it took less than 5 minutes. Child looks very comfortable in it and can easily buckle himself in. The seat area is nice and narrow, so he doesn't have to fish around getting the buckle in, he can see it clearly next to him. (Old seat it was almost underneath him).
One thing to note it doesn't have cup/bottle holders, but payoff is that it's sli...
Purchased in March 2019 at Baby Bunting for $249.00.
Questions & Answers
Hello, what is the minimum weight requirement for this booster seat?
Hi Melanie, thanks for your question. The Australian standard no longer testes to weight as a rule for children. A child's weight also does not determine when they can and cannot use the seat. Age is used as a guide and height is the rule. The Britax Safe-n-Sound Kid Guard lowest shoulder height marker is positioned at approx. 380mm, here is a link to our website for further details - https://www.britax.com.au/car-seats/britax-safe-n-sound-kid-guard/ or alternatively if you would like to discuss this with us please email us at email@example.com kind regards, the Britax team.
Hi there, I have an EOS convertible with no anchor point, only Isofix, so would I be able to use this without anchoring for my 7yr old? Thank you, Michelle
Hi Michelle, thanks for your question. The Britax Safe-n-Sound Kid Guard must be anchored to the car as per the instruction manual and the the Australian safety standards. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us on 1300 303 330. Kind regards, the Britax Childcare team.
Check your manual. Passenger vehicles with two rows of seats by law must have anchor points. Sometimes they’re tucked behind carpet and have to be cut out. Or the vehicle will have the bolts and just need an anchor to be fitted.
Ah great, thanks Mahalia! I’ll ask my Dad to have another closer look, as he’s currently babysitting the car while I’m in Singapore and he couldn’t see any...so they must be there somewhere :)
Hi, i see you have replaced the kid guard pro with the kid guard. I have a few questions on tje difference.
1. Is the AHR in the kid guard better than the SICT in the kid guard pro? How are they different from each other?
2. The kid guard pro has the thermo bamboo material, is that feature no longer present in the newer Kid guard model?
3. What is the warranty on the moving parts of the seat ie the expandable wings - i went to the store and the demo model had one of the side wings jammed. Just worried it is something that might become an issue..
I guess im just trying to justify how this newer Kid guard model is better or an improvement in terms of features and safety to its predecessor, the Kid guard Pro.
Thank you very much and looking to hearing back from Britax
I’d also really love to know these answers. What is the safety score of this new model? Or has it not been tested like the predecessor “Pro”? Looking at the changes I doubt it would perform as well as it looks like a trimmed down version.
The main difference between the two seats is the added side impact protection in the headrest. The fabric is also upgraded but this is a comfort feature rather than a safety feature. AHR means active head restraint which both seats have, the pro has the added side impact cushion technology (SICT) built into the AHR headrest. It does seem that the Pro model has been retired. The current kid guard seems like the one they've always had. don't think it's been changed just that the above model was discontinued. Perhaps a new model is coming out
Below is a link to Britax's warranty for the different components. I'd advise against this model. I had a kid guard and the flimsy wings were pushed inwards by my to graphenes and this made the seat too narrow to be used.
You can find the safety rating for the kid guard pro here:
Hi Lesley, thanks for your questions. We have already responded to your email today:
1. Is the AHR in the kid guard better than the SICT in the kid guard pro? How are they different from each other? Both features are a form of side impact protection however in order to add more height to the Kid Guard (12mm added) the SICT was removed
SICT – The Inner layer of SICT provides 180° protection around your child’s head, whilst the outer SICT layer absorbs immediate crash energy.
AHR - deep side wings lined with EPS to shield and protect your child’s head in a side impact crash.
2. The kid guard pro has the thermo bamboo material, is that feature no longer present in the newer Kid guard model? The fabric on the Kid Guard is not the Bamboo Thermo 5 and is a polyester blend.
3. What is the warranty on the moving parts of the seat ie the expandable wings - i went to the store and the demo model had one of the side wings jammed. Just worried it is something that might become an issue. The warranty on the hardware is 5 years from date of purchase and 2 years on the trim/fabric. If you register the booster on our website, you receive an extended warranty which then gives you ten years on the hardware. Please note, products which are on display are not only used to show consumers how to use, however can sometimes be tampered with. In the event that you experience an issue with a product, Safe-n-Sound products are covered by this company warranty against faulty materials and workmanship (normal wear and tear excluded) that affects the normal operation of your Safe-n-Sound product. In the unlikely event that you find that your Safe-n-Sound product does not satisfy this warranty, Britax will (at its option) repair or replace that product within a reasonable period of you making a claim in accordance with this policy.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us on 1300 303 330. Kind regards, the Britax Childcare team.
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