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.
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!
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
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.
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
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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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.
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.
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.
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).
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...
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.
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.
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Questions & Answers
Hi, is it suitable Mazda sedan car?
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound
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?
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound
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.
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