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Britax Safe-n-Sound Compaq AHR

Britax Safe-n-Sound Compaq AHR

3.9 from 21 reviews

so far so good!

I went to Babybunting to try out a few baby car seats before the bub arrived as I have a small car and wanted to know how it would fit. This one was the best fit and also had the ISOFix which was what I wanted. Installation was straight forward after reading the manual so it was good not having to pay for someone to do it. My newborn was snug in the soft padding and seems comfortable in it. I have taken it out to spot clean before and it was fine. So far I've been happy with this product and would recommended it.


Just the best car seat for up to 4 year olds!

I have a few car seats for my sons between our 2 cars but this remains my absolute favourite and well worth the money.

The head rest one button adjustment means you don’t have to inbuckle and manually adjust the straps!

The upholstery is perfect for cleaning and doesn’t really get dirty and I don’t know how because I have 2 messy boys!

Installation is easy and it’s nice and snug for thr littlest bubbas and up to they are 4 y.o.a(ish) depending on their height.

I feel like it’s not asceide as other chairs either so it may be possible to have 3 of them ob one row of seats.

I regret not buying the same one fory youngest child as the one I bought gets super dirty and is hard to adjust thr straps(by a leading brand).

Seriously recommended!

1 comment
Hi Gulja, thank you for taking the time to leave your fantastic review. We are delighted to hear that you found our car seat easy to install and clean. If we can assist you with anything in future please feel free to give us a call on 1300 303 330. Warm regards, the Britax team.

Good car seat, not very compact

Good car seat, awesome material and easily spot cleaned. Price was great for our budget. Not the cheapest car seat but not the most expensive one in the Britax range. Easy to install. Baby seems to be very comfortable when in it. Only reason I wouldn’t give it 5 stars is due to it not being very compact (for our car). Still takes up as much space as say the Britax Millenium in my opinion. However, if you have a decent sized back seat or didn’t transport other backseat passengers often, it would be a perfect fit!

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Hi Anna, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. If we can assist you with anything in the future please feel free to give us a call on 1300 303 330. Kind regards, the Britax team.

nice and useful

my ownershipis 2 and a half years .. till now it sok my LO hasnt complied saying that she is not a big child till 1 year and 6 months we had it revered and it was comgotable.. neck support is good.. and we got a good deal for this as well.. much recommended color hasnt faded nothing torn or broken till now so good product so far

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Hi Suhail, Thanks for your kind review, if we can assist you with anything in the future please feel free to give us a call on 1300 303 330. Kind regards, the Britax team :)

comfy and safe!

Cheaper than quite a few of the other seats on the market whilst including all the great safety features like additional head support! My bub is always comfy and as a A4 rated seat we will be able to use it for longer. We also appreciate the attention to detail with things such as the harness is easy to adjust and the plate always stays forward so bu doesn't sit on the buckle and very easy to alter the seat height, you don't even need to take it out of the car!!


Great for Small Car

We couldn't be happier with this sturdy and slim seat. We felt we had limited options with out small car, but the Compaq has really been a wonderful seat. Our son has never complained of being uncomfortable. Removing the textiles is simple (with practice) and washing in the machine and dryer is even easier.


Best buy !!

Excellent baby seat that you can ever get. We bought this for my first child, used it for 4 years and now my second child used it, no problems what so ever. Very easy to install, clean, maintain. Dont look beyond Britax, its the best baby seat you can find.


So good we bought 4 identical seats for the grandparents

Excellent car seat that we have used since day 1. Needed a small seat for a hot hatch, and can fit two of these in the back. My wife and I had one each and then we went back and bought extras for each of the grandparents. Very simple harness, and our models use isofix for mounting


seat was very easy to fit

Was a very good fit in my small car and was very easy to fit and it looks very safe seat for our new grandchild i I think we have picked the right seat for our grandchild as we think she looks very safe as she lays in the seat


A great sound safe seat

My husband and I found this car seat an excellent purchase for our twin girls. Not only were they easy to install we found them very sturdy and felt that our girls were safe. Even when our girls were rear facing at 3yrs they were comfortable. They even fit across our back seat ( Toyota Camry) with our 6yr olds safe and sound easy adjust seat. We found them easy to transfer from our Toyota Camry to our prado when we wanted to go on holiday. Highly recommend these seats for ease of use, comfort and safety.

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Hi Bells1980, Thanks for your great review. If we can assist you with anything in the future please feel free to give us a call on 1300 303 330. Kind regards, The Britax Team :)

Loved it!

Great for small cars (Ford Fiesta).
My son used it until he turned 6 -and he's a big boy! He was a bit tight in the end but the other two kids were not squished as they would have been if it was a bigger car seat.
Easy to install, comfy -he never complained and learnt to buckle it by himself.

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Hi Cdp, Thanks for your fantastic review. If we can assist you with anything in the future please feel free to give us a call on 1300 303 330. Kind regards, The Britax Team :)

Unreliable!

Seat is easy to use and install although I feel that none of that matters when it comes to safety!
Since owning this particular seat I have lost count of how many times the buckle has come undone whilst driving! After the first two times I was very vigilant about it but it still happened. After speaking with costumer care and following their instructions, to clean the buckle it has still happened!
I wouldn't recommend this product at all for this reason.

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Hi Rebecca, thanks for your review. We're sorry to hear that cleaning the buckle hasn't eliminated the buckle issues for you. Please give us a call on 1300 303 330 so we can arrange a replacement buckle for you. Kind regards, The Britax Team.

Love it!

We originally bought this seat as it was the only product available that fit comfortably in our back row with 2 other car seats without compromising leg space in the front passenger side. It can still easily rear face my 18 month old and is super easy to install. Have been super happy with it so far and would recommend to family and friends, especially those that need to fit 3 seats across the back row.

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Hi Kai, thanks for supporting & recommending Britax products.

Unreliable: Buckle constantly comes undone. Unsafe and would not recommend.

Do not purchase this car seat.

We purchased one for our son, and from day 1 we have had serious issues with the buckle coming undone.

Britax official advice is to clean the buckle. This has not helped us.

We have read numerous similar complaints about this seat, so it can't just be ours.

Very disappointing and scary (as a parent).


No messy mat?

Opened box and no messy mat?
Very disappointed! Another expense.
We own 3 safe-n-sound car seats and they come with one in each box.
I expected the mats to come with the all of the chairs in the range.
Check before you buy as a new messy mat is around $50.


Love it! Very easy to use...great design!

We thankfully must have got a car seat that was made on a Wednesday as we've had no problems whatsoever with this car seat.
I have a small car so this was perfect as it could be fitted into my car rear facing and not hit the back of the seat in front. I think it's fantastic that you don't have to lift out the carseat and unthread the straps to adjust the height as your child grows - the push button on the front makes it simple. The fabric insert that supports the position of the crotch buckle (when lifting your child in) and stops it sliding into the seating area is genius. And I adore the two little elastic holders for the shoulder strap buckles that hold them out of the way as you lift your child into place. We haven't had any problems with twisted straps. The choice of a more upright or reclined position (when used forward facing) is very handy and my daughter has always fallen asleep very easily in this car seat without her head lolling forward constantly. The fabric is a smooth polyester and not made from that horrible velvety feeling fabric which some seats are. I have the impression that it's a bit cooler in summer because of this. When I compare this to the numerous variety of styles that we have used in hire cars - I am always grateful that we bought this one! Highly recommend!!


Faulty buckles

Have bought 2 of these for our 2 cars. Unfortuntely in one the buckle kept popping out. NOT good to get to the end of your journey and find that baby wasn't clipped in! I thought it must have been faulty but not the 2nd one has just started doing the same. Very disappointed having spent $1,000 on these two seats.

1 comment
Hi Ali, thanks for your review. The first thing we would suggest is that you clean the buckle to remove any lint, dust or liquid as over time if sticky liquids such as baby formula, fruit juice, etc. get inside your Harness Buckle, it may become sluggish. An indication of a sluggish Harness Buckle is that you cannot hear a click when engaging the Harness Tongues. Cleaning Suggestion: - Fill a container full of warm water. Dip the buckle into the container (e.g. like a tea bag) and swirl it around. This will help eliminate any debris caught inside. If you’re still having issues with the buckle please contact our Customer Service Team on 1300 303 330 so can arrange a replacement buckle for you. Kind regards, The Britax Team.

Great baby seat

Easy to get baby in and out, to adjust the straps is good and I like the extra protection. I have a small car so it doesn't take up much room. We have travelled a bit and hired other baby seats and we are always relieved to get home to our safe-n-sound


Met all our expectations

I have used this seat for my first child from 6 months and am happy with it. I've had no issue with the buckles, height adjustment is easy and it has enough room for my big little boy. The price was affordable and nice colour selection.
Negatives - straps can get twisted easily and take a bit of muscle to adjust.


Maybe compaq but that's about it!

Very compaq but buckle comes undone regularly and the way it's design the buckle digs into my daughters leg. I much prefer the car seat I was given 2nd hand which was a safe n sound platinum

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Hi HBswell. thanks for your review. We would recommend that you clean the buckle to remove any lint, dust or liquid as over time if sticky liquids such as baby formula, fruit juice, etc. get inside your harness buckle. Cleaning Suggestion: - Fill a container full of warm water. Dip the buckle into the container (e.g. like a tea bag) and swirl it around. This will help eliminate any debris caught inside. If you are still having issues after cleaning the buckle I would suggest is to call our team on 1300 303 330 so we can arrange a replacement buckle. Kind regards, Britax TeamThank you for your prompt reply, as I was given the same advice to clean the product from place of purchase I have done it regularly. I find it interesting though as my daughter has never drank, eaten or been sick in the car seat that it requires so much cleaning. And the seat belt came undone only 3 weeks of use. i will call the number today to get it replaced. Britax team were very helpful when phone and are sending a replacement! Much easier to deal with directly, than the place of car seat purchase.

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Questions & Answers

Can you buy a new born insert separately please?
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Hi, is it suitable Mazda sedan car? Thanks
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Hi Show, thanks for your question. We would recommend that you visit your local baby store and try the seat in your vehicle to ensure suitable fitment. Kind regards, The Britax Team.

What are the technical differences betweeen the AHR Model and the mrk 11?
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Hi Angela, thanks for your question. The Compaq AHR has Active Head Restraint (AHR) technology adjusts to grow with your child to provide optimal head protection all of the time. AHR Easy Adjust Technology is designed so that there is no need to re-harness the seat. Traditional seats require you to disconnect the shoulder straps and move to the next slots. - See more at: https://www.britax.com.au/tips-advice/ahr-tilt-adjust/#sthash.1KqXines.dpuf The Compaq MkII can be configured to fit 3 cross the back. Compaq MKII is now rearward facing for longer from Birth to 2-3years (approximately). Its slim-line design seat with Hassle Free HarnessTM makes it easy to use andperfect for smaller cars, enabling configuration of 3 seats across the back. Its compact rearward facing depth enables increased front seat passenger comfort and flexibility. - See more at: https://www.britax.com.au/car-seats/britax-safe-n-sound-compaq-mkii/#sthash.TeR6N6wJ.dpuf Please feel free to give us a call on 1300 303 330 if you would like to discuss this with us. Kind regards, The Britax Team.

Details

Compaq AHR
Price (RRP)$499.99
Age Range0-48months
Height680mm
Width440mm
Depth525mm
ISOFIX CompatibleNo
ConvertibleYes

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