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Britax Safe-n-Sound Maxi Guard PRO

Britax Safe-n-Sound Maxi Guard PRO Questions & Answers (page 2 of 4)

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77 questions from our users

Kristy G.

Kristy G.asked

Hi, I am looking at purchasing the Maxi Guard Pro+. I'm just wondering how many of these can fit across the back seat of a hyundai i30?

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Britax Safe-n-Sound
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound

Hi Kristy G. Thanks for your question. please see below the measurements of the Safe-n-Sound Maxi Guard Pro+:
Max height: 865mm approx.
Width (from the widest point of the seat) 460mm approx.
Depth: 505mm approx.
If there is anything further we can assist you with, please feel free to contact our consumer support team on 1300 303 330. Kind regards, the Britax Childcare team.

Shanice A
Shanice A

What is the size of the base? This information isn’t on the Britax Aus website... this would be helpful if it was. None of these dimensions are on the website, in fact.

Fiona C.

Fiona C.asked

Where do I buy this product?

1 answer
Britax Safe-n-Sound
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound

Hi Fiona C. Thanks for your question. Please head to our website www.britax.com,au and under this product, if you click on the "where to buy" tab you should be able to see a list of stores close by your current address of where to find the Safe-n-Sound Maxi Guard Pro. if you have any further questions please feel free to contact our consumer support team on 1300 303 330. Kind regards, the Britax Childcare team.

Mcb

Mcbasked

I have two questions.
1. Can the vehicle seat be reclined somewhat to make the seat slightly more reclined than its recline position or does this interfere with the operation of the seat during a crash?

2. Can the metal clip for the top tether connect directly to the car's tether anchor point or do we need to install the bolt and anchor point that came with the seat into the cars? I assumed the bolt and connect is only needed if the veh8clr does not have it's own anchor point but the manual reads differently.

3 answers
Britax Safe-n-Sound
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound

Hi Mcb, thanks for your questions.
1. The seat has two positions, upright and a semi recline however this is dependent on your vehicles back seat angle. If you have a specific vehicle where the back seat can recline further back, our restraints have only been tested in a standard reclined seat however please contact our consumer support team and ask for Alyssia so I can discuss this with you in further detail.

2. Yes, the tether strap connects directly onto the cars anchor point. The anchor bolt is an included accessory and is only used if required if you have an older style vehicle that does not have an anchor point (bar) attachment.

Mcb
Mcb

Thanks. Yes my vehicle 2008 Nissan Pathfinder can have the seatback more reclined and this is what I was wondering about. The default seatback position is very straight and upright so I'm wondering if I can recline it slightly.

Britax Safe-n-Sound
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound

Hi Mcb, as per my above response, please call our consumer support line on 1300 303 330 and ask for Alyssia so I can assist you further.

Debbie W.

Debbie W.asked

Do I need to use a Seat belt locking clip for my maxi guard pro. I drive a 2019 Audi sedan. My daughters car seat installer said it was a necessity for safety and correct installation. If this is the case why are they not sold with the car seat?

1 answer
Britax Safe-n-Sound
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound

Hi Debbie W. Thanks for your question. Seat belt locking clips are available in various forms such as gated buckles as well as other after market accessories and these devices can be used as additional installation aids. The Britax Safe-n-Sound Maxi Guard Pro does not require the use of any additional installation devices/clips/buckles that are not already supplied with the product. However, if you have any concerns or uncertainty about the fitment of your car seat in your vehicle, we recommend seeking the advice of an accredited car seat fitter to check your car seat installation.
Britax child restraints are tested to meet the Australian standards (as supplied) when installed according to the manual. If there is anything we can assist you with in future, please feel free to contact our consumer support team on 1300 303 330. Kind regards, the Britax Childcare team.

DiD

DiDasked

Love this car seat, but the cup holder is annoyingly small. Is there a bigger cup holder that could be swapped out, or can anyone recommend a water bottle that fits?

4 answers
Britax Safe-n-Sound
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound

Hi DiD, thanks for your question. Unfortunately there is not another type of cup holder that can be attached to the Safe-n-Sound Maxi Guard Pro. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our consumer support team on 1300 303 330. Kind regards, the Safe-n-Sound team.

DiD
DiD

Thank you for your response. Has anyone in the brittax research and development or marketing team found a child appropriate water bottle that fits your cup holder? I doubt many toddlers are being handed a McCaffe latte....

Britax Safe-n-Sound
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound

Hi DiD, please feel free to call our consumer support team on 1300 303 330 and ask for Alyssia if you wish to continue discussing your review. Kind regards, the Safe-n-Sound team.

Daniel A.

Daniel A.asked

Can a additional ISO Fix belt be used to help secure the seat along with the seat belt or is one of these styles of seats coming out with ISO Fix anytime soon.

3 answers
Britax Safe-n-Sound
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound

Hi Daniel A, thanks for your question. Isofix has not been approved for forward facing harnessed/booster seats in Australia and an isofix belt cannot be retro fitted onto the seat. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our consumer support team on 1300 303 330. Kind regards, the Safe-n-Sound team.

Daniel A.
Daniel A.

Thanks for getting back to me, shame as many of the 0mth to 4yr Seats that become FORWARD facing are ISOFIX approved yet going up to a 4-8yr seat is not and considering how much safer ISOFIX is for child seats you'd think it would be something we are working towards.

Britax Safe-n-Sound
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound

Hi Daniel A, the Australian Standard only allows restraints suitable for children up to approximately 4 years to be connected to the cars' ISOFIX low anchorages. This is because the car's anchorages may not be suitable for heavier children. If you wish to discuss this further, please feel free to contact our consumer support team and ask for Alyssia.
Kind regards, the safe-n-Sound team.

Emily millar

Emily millarasked

I have the maxi guard pro+. We have just purchased a Mazda cxr. Does this seat come with the isofix parts? The car has the bits for it but unsure about the seat.
Thank you

1 answer
Britax Safe-n-Sound
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound

Hi Emily millar, thanks for your question. The Safe-n-Sound Maxi Guard Pro is not an Isofix compatible seat. Please see below link for the Isofix compatible products https://www.britax.com.au/car-seats/convertible-car-seats/
If there is anything we can assist you with further, please feel free to contact our consumer support team on 1300 303 330. Kind regards, the Safe-n-Sound team.

Lauren

Laurenasked

Hi there. My child is now 6 and I would like to use this seat with just a normal car seat belt across her rather than the full harness. Is this possible? thank you

1 answer
Britax Safe-n-Sound
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound

Hi Lauren, thanks for your question. The Safe-n-Sound Maxi Guard Pro is a forward facing harnessed car seat and the in-built harness does not get removed like a convertible booster would. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our consumer support team on 1300 303 330. Kind regards, the Safe-n-Sound team.

Vida R.

Vida R.asked

Hi, what does it mean the Safe n Sound Pro. is suitable for "approx" 6 months old? Can I use it for my 6 months old baby? He's 8.7kg and 68.1 cm.

3 answers
Britax Safe-n-Sound
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound

Hi Vida R. Thanks for your question. The Safe-n-Sound Maxi Guard Pro is tested from 6 months to 8 years approx. Seats are no longer tested to weight and are now tested to height and age. Age being a guide and height being the rule. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our consumer support team on 1300 303 330. Kind regards, the Safe-n-Sound team.

bellyott
bellyott

It is recommended to not have your child forward facing until at least 12 months old and walking when they have better core strength

Vida R.
Vida R.

Thanks for the reply. I was told by baby bounting staff the car seat is more suitable for 12 month, however I bought it as my boy is a bit bigger than his age, also the lables of the product mentioning can use from 6 months. Then I took it for installation and the guy told me that the seat is big for my son. To rest my mind, I exchanged the seat for Millenia SICT which is for newborn to 4 years.

The Mamas H.

The Mamas H.asked

Hi there, I have this seat for my 3.5yr old son in a Mazda CX9 and he gets terrible head flop. We did not have this issue in our previous car which was a Mazda CX5. I am wanting to purchase one of these seats for me 13mo soon but really worried about the head flop for him as he is smaller (meets entry marker already). The seat is already on the reclined option - is there anything else I can do to stop this head flop? I am worried about safety if we have an accident.

Thank you

1 answer
Britax Safe-n-Sound
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound

Hi The Mamas H. Thanks for your question. Please contact our consumer support team on 1300 303 330 so we can assist you further. Kind regards, the Safe-n-Sound team.

aimeeh001

aimeeh001asked

Hi there. I have a tall 7 year old (about 135cm tall). People keep saying we need to keep him in a car seat until he is 145cm as that is the height that a regular seat belt fits properly. He has outgrown other seats. Would this one fit him?

1 answer
Britax Safe-n-Sound
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound

Hi aimeeh001, thanks for your question. The Safe-n-Sound Maxi Guard Pro has an exit marker of 510mm approx. The Britax Safe-n-Sound Kid Guard (4-10 years approx.) has an Upper height marker position of 542mm approx. This is equivalent to a total standing height range between 135cm – 155cm. If your child is less than a total height of 145cm, you can seat them in the booster to determine fitment. If their shoulder is beneath the upper height marker, they can safely use this seat. If your child is taller than 145cm, and their shoulder height is under the upper height marker position, they can safely use this seat. If you have any further questions, please give us a call on 1300 303 330. Kind regards, the Safe-n-Sound team.

Laura

Lauraasked

Can these be used without using the anchor?

1 answer
Britax Safe-n-Sound
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound

Hi Laura, thanks for your question. The anchor/tether strap is a requirement and Australian Standard therefore, the seat must be used as per the manufactures instructions and the tether strap is attached onto the vehicles anchor point. If you have any further question,s please feel free to contact our consumer support team on 1300 303 330. Kind regards, the Safe-n-Sound team.

Suzie K

Suzie Kasked

Hi- I have looked in the CrEP website for safety ratings but nothing available. Can you tell me how you justify this being a super safe car seat? I am paranoid about head injuries and don’t want to buy anything that’s not going to support my son in an accident.
Thanks, suzie

1 answer
Britax Safe-n-Sound
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound

Hi Suzie, thanks for your question. The Maxi Guard PRO is a fully harnessed seat for children up to approx. 8yrs of age. The Maxi Guard PRO has revolutionary safety - dual layer Head and Torso Side Impact Cushion Technology™ (SICT™) minimises impact forces providing your child with the ultimate side impact protection - https://www.britax.com.au/car-seats/britax-safe-n-sound-maxi-guard-pro/ Please feel free to give us a call on 1300 303 330 if you would like to discuss the Maxi Guard PRO car seat with us in further detail. Kind regards, the Safe-n-Sound team.

Kristin

Kristinasked

Hi there, we have this seat for my 3 year old daughter. Recently she has started loosening the straps while we’re driving. As you know the button to loosen the straps isn’t hidden and is within reach. Do you have any tips on how to stop the button being so accessible? Obviously I’ve given her a very stern lecture each time she has done it, but she’s a threenager! Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Cheers, Kristin

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Brenda. C
Brenda. C

I don’t really. She must be pretty strong because I thought it was quite a task to get mine to adjust. It’s quite tight. Our little ones are all under 3 so I haven’t encountered that. You could try emailing them and see if they have a suggestion. They’re very helpful.

Britax Safe-n-Sound
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound

Hi Kristin, thank you for your question regarding the Safe-n-Sound Maxi Guard PRO. Can you please email us at au-support@britax.com some photos of your 3 year old sitting in the seat so we can check the positioning of the harness and headrest so we can find the fastest resolution for you. Kind regards, the Safe-n-Sound team.

Gordo
Gordo

This has occurred with our family too (son when he was 2, now 3). We have overcome the issue with some stern discipline. Our 5yr old can now adjust his seat for different clothes and we just reach in and tighten. Best seat ever

Jazi

Jaziasked

Can you change the restraint from being a Harness fit, to just using a seat belt as the child is now 6 years old?

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Sarah
Sarah

Seat can go up to approx 8 years in harness mode.

Jazi
Jazi

I want to change it out of harness mode for school pick up and drop offs. I know you can use it to 8 years in harness mode but is that the only way?

Brenda. C
Brenda. C

I’m not sure how that works, as all our kids are under that age. The Britax website are very helpful, try sending them a quick email. Good luck. B

millie

millieasked

Is it necessary to get this seat professionally fitted or can I do it myself?

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Brenda. C
Brenda. C

No, my son fitted both of the seats they have in their cars and my step son fitted one out of the three they have. I didn’t want to fit the ones for my car (and my husband is simply not good at that kind of thing). It is my understanding that if you fit it yourself, some of the baby stores will check them if you bought it there. I think my step son had his checked.

millie
millie

Many thanks

Britax Safe-n-Sound
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound

Hi millie, Thanks for your question. Safe-n-Sound restraints come with an instruction manual/user guide to assist you with the fitment of car seats, however you are able to contact a car seat fitter or baby retailer store that offers a car seat fitting service for further assistance. If you have any further questions, please contact our customer service team on 1300 303 330. Kind regards, the Safe-n-Sound team.

Kirstypike

Kirstypikeasked

Hi, can someone please tell me the difference in a Maxi Guard Pro and the Maxi Guard Pro +. Thank you.

1 answer
Britax Safe-n-Sound
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound

Hi Kirstypike, thanks for your question. The main difference between the two is the Thermo5 with the addition of Memory Foam. The high performanace fabric gives your child active comfort where it matters most offering support where need for your little ones pressure points in the seat when travelling. The Plus+ is available exclusively at Baby Bunting stores. Kind regards, the Britax team.

Lauren

Laurenasked

Hi there,
Could someone tell me, what’s the current manufacturer date is on the maxi guard / pro seats.
Looking to purchase another one.
I already have in from 2013....
is there a current date available?

1 answer
Britax Safe-n-Sound
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound

Hi Lauren, thanks for your question. The 2013 refers to the Australian Standard that the seat has been manufactured to. The 2013 is the current Australian Standard for Child Restraints. Kind regards, the Britax team,

Bridgethna

Bridgethnaasked

We currently have a Safe n Sound Millenia (0-4yo seat) which we love but our daughter's head flops when sleeping now that she's forward facing, even when set with the greatest recline possible (she's nearly 3yo)... we are looking at getting a Maxi Guard Pro for her to move into next, however concerned she'll have the same issue which really disruots her ability to sleep on long journeys... anyone had a similar experience? Is the Maxi Guard Pro recline greater than the Millenia? Thanks

1 answer
Rebecca H.
Rebecca H.

Hey we have both, and my daughter had the same problem once I turned her forward facing in the millennia with her head flopping. No problems at all for either my girls (18mths and 3yrs) in the maxi guard pro :D

Kayla

Kaylaasked

We have a maxi guard and wondering do I need to take out the insert?

1 answer
Britax Safe-n-Sound
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound

Hi Kayla, thanks for your question. The padded insert is designed to snugly support the young child for extra comfort, if you feel that your little one no longer requires the insert you can remove it. Kind regards, the Britax team.

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