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Britax Safe-n-Sound Maxi Guard PRO

Britax Safe-n-Sound Maxi Guard PRO Questions & Answers (page 3 of 4)

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Margot

Margotasked

What are the differences/advantages of the Maxi Guard Pro vs Maxi Guard? Has the Pro superseded the Maxi Guard? Some sites say that the Maxi Guard has been discontinued yet it still appears in shops.

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

Hi Margot, thanks for your question. The Maxi Guard family are our forward facing harnessed seat with SICT™ Safety Technology and an inbuilt Hassle Free Harness™ suitable for growing children from approx. 6mths to 8yrs.

The Maxi Guard Pro offers revolutionary safety with dual layer head and torso side impact cushion technology™ (SICT™) minimises impact forces providing your child with the ultimate side impact protection. Thermo5® high-performance fabric with Bamboo Charcoal means your child will travel in quality and comfort. Our 6 point Hassle Free Harness™ keeps your most precious cargo securely restrained and safer for longer.

PRODUCT FEATURES
SIDE IMPACT CUSHION TECHNOLOGY (SICT™) – HEAD PROTECTION - The inner SICT™ layer provides 180° protection around your child’s head, whilst the outer SICT™ layer absorbs immediate crash energy.

SIDE IMPACT CUSHION TECHNOLOGY (SICT™) – TORSO PROTECTION - Torso SICT™ minimises the energy impact on your child’s chest and vital organs for greater protection.

HARNESSED FOR LONGER - 6 point Hassle Free Harness™ keeps your child securely restrained for longer.

THERMO5® HIGH PERFORMANCE FABRIC - Thermo5® high performance fabric with Bamboo Charcoal Charcoal delivers the premium comfort your child deserves.

EASY ADJUST HEADREST - With frontal ease of access whilst the child is seated, the easy adjust headrest can be height adjusted without uninstalling the seat. No need to rethread.

HASSLE FREE HARNESS™ - The easy adjust headrest automatically repositions the shoulder harness while the Hassle Free Harness™ reduces the risk of incorrect installation whilst growing with your child.

2 RECLINE POSITIONS - Offers additional comfort for your sleeping child.

EASE OF USE - Pivoting armrest along with EZ-Buckle™ insert enables ease of entry into the seat, while helpful holders store harness buckles providing comfort for your child’s journey.

COMFORT WITHOUT COMPROMISE - Generous internal seating area and comfortable trim padding with additional cushioned insert, cup holders and a full length messy mat provides the ultimate in travel comfort.

SLIM OUTER WIDTH - Allows multiple car seat configurations in a vehicle.

Here is a link to this car seat for your reference - https://www.britax.com.au/car-seats/britax-safe-n-sound-maxi-guard-pro/

The Maxi Guard™ has active head restraint™ (AHR™) headrest. Suitable for growing children from approx. 6mths to 8yrs. Our 6 point Hassle Free Harness™ keeps your most precious cargo securely restrained and safer for longer.

PRODUCT FEATURES
HARNESSED FOR LONGER - Using a 6 point harness for as long as possible keeps your child securely restrained and safer for longer.

ACTIVE HEAD RESTRAINT™ (AHR™) - Simple to use adjustable headrest designed specifically with deep side wings lined with EPS to shield and protect your child’s head in a side impact crash.

EASY ADJUST HEADREST - With frontal ease of access whilst the child is seated, the easy adjust headrest can be height adjusted without uninstalling the seat. No need to rethread.

HASSLE FREE HARNESS™ - The easy adjust headrest automatically repositions the shoulder harness while the Hassle Free Harness™ reduces the risk of incorrect installation whilst growing with your child.

HELPFUL HARNESS HOLDERS - Make it easy to get your child in and out of the seat and prevent hot harness buckles from touching your child’s skin.

EZ-BUCKLE - Helps to retain the harness buckle in a forward position and provides easier access to seating area.

SLIM OUTER WIDTH - Allows multiple car seat configuration in a vehicle.

2 RECLINE POSITIONS - Offers additional comfort for your sleeping child.

PRACTICALITY IN MIND - Quick remove cover - no need to remove harness!

COMFORT WITH NO COMPROMISE - Generous internal seating area and comfortable trim padding including cushioned insert and shoulder pads provides excellent travel comfort for your child.

USEFUL STORAGE POCKETS

Here is a link to this car seat for your reference - https://www.britax.com.au/car-seats/britax-safe-n-sound-maxi-guard/

Please feel free to give us a call on 1300 303 330 if you would like to discuss this with us in further detail. Kind regards, the Britax team.

Isy

Isyasked

Hi I have a 12 month old. Is it safe to have her forward facing ? She doesn’t meet the shoulder markers on our current car seat just yet to turn her around. We are looking at the maxi guard pro ?

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

Hi Isy, thanks for your question. Britax recommends that you keep your little one rear facing as long as possible however If your little one doesn't meet the shoulder height marker to forward facing you should keep them rear facing until they reach the shoulder height marker. Please feel free to give us a call on 1300 303 330 if you would like to discuss this with us in further detail. Kind regards, the Britax team.

Ianina M

Ianina Masked

I was wondering if anyone knows the difference between Britax Safe-n-Sound Maxi Guard PRO and Britax Safe-n-Sound Maxi Guard PRO+ :)

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

Hi Ianina, thanks for your question. The Plus + range is exclusive to Baby Bunting, here is a link to all the information about our + range for your reference - https://my.britax.com.au/plus-series The Maxi Guard Plus + has THERMO5® with memory foam comfort. Body conforming memory foam properties combined with Thermo5® High-Performance fabric gives your child active comfort where it matters most. Please feel free to give us a call on 1300 303 330 if you would like to discuss this with us in further detail. Kind regards, the Britax team.

McB333

McB333asked

Hi I have this car seat and have just been involved in a minor car accident where I was rear ended. My car was at a complete stop and the person who hit me would of been going between 20-40kmph. My 2 year old was in his seat at the time of the accident, and it was enough to be jolted forward in our seats. Could you please advise me if I need to get my car seat replaced? Thank you

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

Hi McB333, thanks for your email. All Britax Safe-n-Sound child restraints are manufactured to Australian/New Zealand Standards AS/NZS1754 which requires us to advise users of child restraints to "Destroy the entire restraint if it has been in use in a severe crash, even if no damage is obvious". The joint Australian/New Zealand Standards committee CS/85, advise that this statement applies whether a child was in the child restraint or not. We consider a "severe crash" as being one where the main body structure of the vehicle is distorted. Please feel free to give us a call on 1300 303 330 if you would like to discuss this with us in further detail. Kind regards, the Britax team.

Lenaz

Lenazasked

Are the cup holders supposed to be oval shaped? Can't fit my sons drink bottle.

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

HI Lenaz, thanks for your question. The cup holders are designed to be flexible and have been road tested with many varying sizes although we can't accommodate 100% of the market. Kind regards, the Britax team.

Snoo
Snoo

I've road tested various sizes and cant find anything kid sized that fits. Even a can of coke falls out because its so shallow. Not sure what exactly Britax were thinking when they tacked on this bent flimsy plastic circle.

Angela B

Angela Basked

Does this come with isofix? Already have the standard in 1sr car with isofix and love it and as just bought 2nd car today and fitted the maxi guard Pro NEW (bought a month ago waiting for car to arrive,) to discover it has No isofix.... Just harness.

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Lauren
Lauren

No it doesn’t. I don’t think any type G seats (extended harnessing) have isofix due to the Australian standard not allowing isofix for seats designed to be used by older children (older than 4).

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

Hi Angela, thanks for your question. 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. Kind regards, Sharyn

Priscilla

Priscillaasked

Hello, I’d like to know how easy this seat is to adjust to suit different aged children? I’m after a seat to go in a grandparents car that can be used to occasionally transport different aged grandchildren. Current ages of grandchildren are 6months, 10months, 14months and 3 years. Obviously there is a bit of a difference between 6months and 3years, so want to make sure the adjustments can be made by the grandparents quickly and easily themselves when needed. Thanks in advance! :)

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Lauren
Lauren

Very easy, simply pull a tab on the headrest. I use it for my three kids (7, 5 and 2) and change in a few times a week. Takes about 5 seconds.

Suzanne A

Suzanne Aasked

Safe N Sound Maxi Guard Harnessed Car seat, Black Can this seat be used without the harness for children aged 5 upwards?

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Lauren
Lauren

No, it’s not a convertible booster and isn’t designed to be used with a seatbelt. But you can use the harnesses on an older child, my almost 8 year old is comfortable in it.

Dani

Daniasked

Had anyone used this seat from 12 months old?

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Jade W
Jade W

Hi! I would suggest keeping your child rear facing until minimum 2 years old. Forward facing places 300kg of pressure on a child’s neck when in an accident, where as rear facing it is only around 50kg. This can cause internal decaptiation as a child that young does not have the required neck muscles to help (until 4 years old!). I highly recommend the britax Graphene (for small cars) or the britax Milennia (for larger cars). These are both 0-4. I currently have a 10 month old in the graphene and a 4 year old in the maxi guard pro. Baby bunting has great prices for these!

Lauren
Lauren

We used it for our one year old a few times in short trips as we didn’t have a rear facing seat in our second car. You can technically use it from 6 months but if possible stick with rear facing

Louie

Louieasked

Does this seat have isofix and if not why?

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pavlos
pavlos

ISOFIX low anchorages in cars are designed to withstand only those loads imposed by children aged up to approximately 4 years of age in a correctly fitted and approved ISOFIX compatible child restraint. This child restraint is not approved for use with the car's ISOFIX low anchorages.

Lauren
Lauren

The Australian standard prohibits isofix on seats designed to be used by older children (type G seats)

Timtam

Timtamasked

Where are these manufactured?

No answers
kaa

kaaasked

I am having trouble understanding the CREP test results. According to these results the Hi-Liner SG is rated 5 stars for protection and the Maxi Guard Pro is only rated 3 stars. We are looking for a seat for a 4 year old and tossing up between these two. We are told not to transition children from a harness until absolutely necessary, yet the unharnessed booster seat rates higher! Very confusing. Can anyone from Britax explain this?

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Masha E
Masha E

Check their web site first. I believe they have a special section for crash tests results for example

Masha E
Masha E

Good luck

Brexit
Brexit

Probably you should read some more independent reviews. I`ve always got info from https://bestcarseathub.com This blog has full information about any brands. So try to look for it there

JTE

JTEasked

Hi,

The maxi guard pro is not isofix compatible.

Does this mean I need to get a connector?
What’s the different between rigid and flexible connector?
Does the car seat come with a connector or do I need to purchase one?

Thank you

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Kelly M.
Kelly M.

You need to direct your question to the manufacturer. Sorry.

Gurinder
Gurinder

The seat is secured using car seat belt. For other queries i believe you can either contact manufacturer or your local reseller.

meeka_inc
meeka_inc

The OP is directing her question, hopefully directly to Britax Safe-n-Sound!

I too would like to know why it's NOT Isofix compatible and IF this is something that will be added to a future design?

Jussi

Jussiasked

Is the Maxi Guard Pro suitable for a very tall 4 year old? He's only just turned 4 but looks 6 at 117cm and I am struggling between wanting to put him in a harness when a booster without harness probably makes more sense in the long run; i.e. don't know how long he will actually fit into a G type harness seat. Anyone else with experience in this regard with tall children please?

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Amelia R
Amelia R

Yes! This would be perfect for a tall 4yo as a booster isn’t anywhere near as safe as a harnessed seat.

Jade W
Jade W

I have a 110cm 4 year old and he has LOADS of room to go :)

Lauren
Lauren

My almost 8 year old still uses it and is comfortable

Sarah

Sarahasked

Hi, does anyone have multiple MaxiGuard Pro's in their car? Just wondering if they would fit 3 across? We have a 2014 SnS AHR Compaq for baby and have purchased a Maxi Guard pro for our 3 year old since it is comparable width to other narrow car seats which boasts fiting 3 across in a standard sedan. I would be interested in a response from Britax on this too.
Thank you.

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Bereccateka
Bereccateka

I am wondering the same. I hope someone answers your questions soon. Good luck.

Valerie H
Valerie H

Hi Sarah, I was wondering If you ended up purchasing this car seats and fitted on your car I’m also trying to fit 3 of these across. We have a Ford territory.

Sarah
Sarah

Yes! We did purchase the Maxi Guard Pro and are really happy with it for our 3 year old. We have a Mazda 323 sedan and have the Compaq AHR (which is currently rear facing) and the Maxi Guard Pro both fitted in it at the moment (not ready for 3 across yet but wanted the option should it arise). There is enough room for a child not in a car seat to sit between the two comfortably, but I don’t think a 3rd car seat will fit in our car - i’m not sure what the spacing guidelines are regarding safety for fitting 3 seats across... Maybe they would fit as a squeeze hard up against each other?... The Mazda 323 is regarded as a mid size car, but I’m sure in a larger car, like a Territory, a 3rd seat would fit ok. It’s a shame I can’t upload a picture to this feed.

jaybird1986

jaybird1986asked

Hi all does this seat recline so bub can get a bit of shut eye? :)

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Review queen
Review queen

To be honest I haven't tried the reclining feature since my husband installed it in. However according to the Britax website it offers 2 recline positions which provide additional comfort for your sleeping child. My baby goes it in like an 'L' shape but 45 degrees i.e. sort of sleeping position. He has no problems falling asleep in it perhaps because it is super padded.

Emski
Emski

The seat has recline options, we have ours in the middle recline, which is fixed once you install it, and bubs heads rarely flop forward. My kids usually sleep in their seat about 1.5 - 2 hours

Clementine
Clementine

It does recline, but only has two positions therefore I find my own 1 year old twins have a lot of head flop forward and find I need to pull over constantly to tilt their heads back into position. Based on this I wouldn't recommended the seats for anything less than 2 years old, simply because I worry about their breathing and what would happen in an accident.

Kizza

Kizzaasked

Do any of you have this or the normal maxi guard installed in a commodore ? If so what is the recline like

2 answers
Shell
Shell

Sorry we dont have a Commodore

Dannie
Dannie

I’ve got a vt. It’s good! My son is so comfy in it. I’m about to buy 2 for my twins.

mimsim

mimsimasked

Hello,

I am looking at the Maxi Guard Pro for my 10 month old, the reviews online are quite good, but then I've also done a bit of research online and a lot of people are saying rear facing for as long as possible. If this is the case that rear facing is much safer, why is this seat targeted from 6 months+? Are they saying rear facing for as long as possible for rear facing seats only, and hence the maxi guard pro is forward facing so the technology is different or regardless it's safer to have them rear facing for as long as possible? So confusing as there is so much information out there. Thanks

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Quin J.
Quin J.

It is always, always better to rear face for as long as possible, at least until they are over 2 years of age (ideally 3-4 years) when their neck muscles are strong enough to withstand the force of an accident and not be internally decapitated (!). This is a 6 month+ but that doesn't mean you need to put your child in it at 6 months. Babies and toddlers are usually happier rear facing with the recline as they can nap more comfortably.

Clementine
Clementine

I personally wouldn't recommend these seats for anything less than a 2 year old based on the amount of forward head flop my 1 year old twins have. If I had of known these seats were purely forward facing (and not followed many of these reviews as they were incorrect) I would not have purchased them and would have gone rear facing. I personally fear what will happen to my babies necks and head if I am in a collision.

Kelplu

Kelpluasked

Will this seat be released with normal black harness straps?
Light colurings and children don't really go so well together.

1 answer
Ebony Purnell
Ebony Purnell

I'm not sure sorry, you will have to contact Britax regarding this question.

Kristen

Kristenasked

Hi, can the Maxi guard pro be rear facing? Thanks

2 answers

Unfortunately no, the Maxi Guard Pro is a FF restraint only and can not be used in RF mode at all.

Clementine
Clementine

No it can't, it is solely forward facing. Many of the reviews on here are stating the wrong seat and are claiming it is rear facing and suitable from birth when that is highly incorrect. It is forward facing and only suitable from 6 months to 8 years.

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