My 10 year old has only just grown out of it!
Safety for my children is my number 1 priority. After learning that the manufacturers of seatbelts state that you must be a minimum of 145cm in height to safely use a seatbelt (to adequately clear the neck and avoid submarining) I started actively searching for a booster with harness that would suit children up to 145cm tall. This seat, whilst one of the more expensive options, proved to be the most comfortable and easiest to adjust. The children especially love the head protection, which serves as a head rest on long trips, and the seat is extremely comfortable. The ease of adjusting the height of the headrest and straps for different height children is also a major design breakthrough. I highly recommend this product.
Purchased for $490.00.
My 5 year old love it
We upgraded my son seat because he is quite tall for his age I wanted something safe for him as I drive country roads a lot. He was so excited to get it in. Now I need one for my daughter they fight over it lol
Purchased in August 2020 at Baby Bunting for $365.00.
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Absolutely love ours
We purchased 1 then had to go back to get another cause it’s so fabulous! So comfortable for our kids and we have 2 in the back of our Santa Fe and will eventually upgrade the 3rd britax Seat to this model when its time.
Purchased in April 2020 at Baby Bunting.
Best compact booster seat
We needed to purchase 2 of these to fit 3 seats across our Captiva. These are amazing. Structurally Safe but still comfy for the kids. Will definitely buy a third when it’s time.
Purchased in September 2019 at Baby Bunting.
NO CHEST STRAP OPTION
This booster seat does NOT COME with a Chest Clip (to keep the straps close together). Britax NZ is very unhelpful and they will not sell you one of their Chest Clips as this product is made for Australia (selling in NZ) and the clips haven’t been tested on this product and you have to provide a Serial Number for the approved car seat. As far as I am concerned a Chest Clip made for Britax be it a Car seat or a Booster Seat should be available and able to pass any safety test for either product. The Houdini Strap should not be the only option.... NOT A HAPPY BRITAX/SAFE-N-SOUND owner. This is New Zealand not Australia and we as caregivers would feel far happier if all car seats/booster seats came with an optional Chest Strap that we could purchase. My son many years ago tapped me on the shoulder as I was driving along. He was able to get out of his car seat as it didn’t come with a chest strap, I sewed my on version on after that.
Purchased in February 2020.
LOVE LOVE LOVE
recently upgraded both my kids seats. The ease of installation and use has been game changing. Fabric is so soft and comfortable. Best money spent. Almost 2 year old and almost 4 year old love.
Purchased in June 2020 at Baby Bunting for $369.00.
This seat is amazing
we bought this seat for extended harness till 8 years old. So much better then the infasecure car seat we had. I dont have to fiddle with the harness for my sons height you just pull the clip on the headrest which is amazing. All car seats should have this feature and the price was amazing.
Purchased in May 2020 at Baby Bunting Physical store for $369.00.
Extra trimmings without the price
We chose this seat mostly because it has extended safety harness to 8 years. We now love so many other features- the Hugh quality covering and passing, the removal seat liner, the atm rests ... and overall comfort. It is a great product and is our fourth and favourite car seat.
Purchased in February 2019 at Baby Bunting for $349.00.
Amazing for my reflux baby
My son loves this seat he's 6 months, he spews alot And suffers bad reflux!
It's roomy doesn't squish him up like other seats meaning less pressure on his belly.
It's super comfy and so easy to remove and put in other cars, and I love all the extra safety it has with it.
Purchased in June 2019 at Baby Bunting for $499.00.
Great car seat
This is our second Britax seat. Great quality. Love how easy it is to adjust. Easy to install too (the other one is Isofix so I was worried this would be hard for me to do).
Purchased in December 2018 at Baby Bunting Online store for $349.00.
Safe and comfy
The car seat is very comfy. Baby is very protected and fabric is soft. It is not a bulky seat so it fits in a medium car. Not overpriced and it works as it should. I'm happy with it and would recommend if you want it as a second car seat as the head protection is not as sophisticated as other car seats.
The black button is to easy for child use
This needs to be recalled!! I want my money back!!!! Waste of $430 bought this for my 3 year old and with in 2 weeks she figured out how to press the black button to loosen her straps and get out. I was driving on the high way and she lent all the way over my shoulder I nearly died as I wasn't expecting that! I pulled over and asked her how did she get out and she showed me! The black button is in the child's reach she kept playing with it I had to take it out and put her old insecure neon car seat it where the "leaver" is under neath AWAY from her reach. You say that safety is your first priority well maybe take a look further into it.
This is my 5th Safe n Sound seat and after one month of use I am unable to use it. The strap release leaver can be reached by my son, he lifted it, released the straps and climbed out whilst I was driving down the freeway. I’ve gone back to using my older Maxi Rider as the strap release is further away and is a push button, we’ve never had an issue with that seat. A Britax representitive advised me to discipline my son better.
I purchased two of these seats in January 2018. The seat is so easy to install, and once in it is easy to adjust and take the seat cover off for easy washing. My daughter loves the seat and is very comfortable sitting in it too. I love the fact that it is a 5 point harness until she outgrows it at around age 8, as the idea of a lap sash is not so appealing for me. Will be definitely purchasing another 2 when my son grows out of his carseat.
So easy to install and change height for each child
I love our britax MaxiGuard. I have 3 children who love to swap chairs daily. The Maxi Guard makes it possible to do this with the inbuilt height adjuster. No longer do I need to take the car seat out to adjust the height. Super Easy to clean and my kids fight for this seat (others are another brand currently - upgrading for my sanity ASAP).
Review collected in partnership with Britax Safe-n-Sound
Questions & Answers
Anyone with a maxi guard. Are you happy with the material or wish you went with the pro?
Hi Amanda, I can see that you're asking the public this question and not Britax direct. The main difference between the fabric on the two seats, is the Maxi Guard is a polyester blend whereas the Maxi Guard Pro is a Bamboo thermo 5 fabric. If you would like further information regarding these fabrics, please feel free to email email@example.com
Kind regards, the Britax Childcare team.
Thank you for your response. Yes I have read the difference. I currently have the maxi guard 0-4 years with the thermo fabric. But am now chasing up to 8 years and was just asking public if they missed the thermo or the fabric of the maxi guard is fine. Unfortunately no where close sells for me to look.
Hi Amanda, the Maxi Guard is a harnessed forward facing car seat tested from 6 months-8 years approx, not a 0-4 year convertible car seat. The Maxi Guard does not have the thermo 5 fabric, only the Maxi Guard Pro does.
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like us to try and help you locate a retailer close by.
Kind regards, the Britax Childcare team.
Hi, my small son is 10 and still in the maxi guard . He has low tone and falls asleep when we drive so ends up bent over in just a lap sash so love the 5 point harness. I recently washed the cover and the dog chewed it ! We probably have a years more use in it so will contact you about replacement covers. My main question when looking for 2nd hand covers both SICT and AHR are mentioned. Are they both features of the maxi guard? (Ours is probably 2012 - 2015). Or would they be different versions? Thank you
Hi Sarah, thanks for your question. Pleas email email@example.com and provide us with the manufacturing details from the back of your seat so we can further assist you. Kind regards, the Britax Childcare team.
Hi, how wide is this seat please? Is it the same as the pro? Also what is the difference between this and the pro? Thanks
Hi Beep beep, thanks for your question. All the specifications for the product are located on the website under each product. If you wish to receive a product comparison for these two products, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can further assist you. Kind regards, the Britax Childcare team
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