Well built, robust and safe
Comfortable for your toddlers
Great value for money and durable long term use (7 ½ years)
Bulky, not suitable for small cars
Not ISOFIX compatible
Forward facing only
Wish I could rate it more, but design is unsafe!
The button is a magnet for my kids to lengthen the straps to remove themselves from the seat/compromise the safety of the harness because it's been made too loose. The recline can only be set or not, no ability to adjust in-the-car, and the seat length is terrible for kids hips and legs (and therefore overall comfort) as it's like being perched ont he edge of a stool with legs dangling.
The colour and fabric is nice - I wish that was enough.
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A Great safe carseat
It did take a bit of fiddling to install but once done it has been great to use. Our now 1 year old is very comfortable, with the bottle holder being extremely handy. The belt clips can be a little difficult to use when you are in a hurry though.
Analysed and voted against Maxi Guard PRO but ended up buying its peer Millennia SICT
This car sear is all that you can ask for. We had compared it and our purchase was almost final but we came across Britax Safe n Sound Millenia SICT.
Maxi Guard PRO car sear is better in all terms as compared to its peer Millennia SICT except that Maxi Guard PRO is a forward facing car seat. There is no way your 6 month old bub will sit in a forward facing car seat starting their 6th or even 7th month. The bub is just stabilizing their senses and I feel it is too dangerous for the bub to sit in a forward facing car seat at least before 1- 1....5 years of age (may be more). The best part is the age group and most of the people that have bought give good reviews about it. It also gives certain seating positions but I did heard a lot of parents complaining that their bub throws their neck while sleeping. We though that would be dangerous to even a 2 - 2.5 year old and unfortunately, we decided against it and bought its peer over it. Yes, the peer is upto 4 years of age unlike Maxi Guard PRO but that is the cost we are willing to bear in order to see our bub safe and sound. It would be worthy to note that we were upgrading from Maxi Cosi and our bub was 5 months when he was a bit uncomfortable in the maxi cosi capsule. However, the padding seems much better in the Millennia and we cannot be more happier.
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Good for 3 across in small cars.
After being in a severe accident a few weeks ago I needed to replace all three of my car seats and began doing a lot of research regarding safety, size, comfort, longevity and ease of use. These are extremely expensive seats but after looking at several others I kept going back to these due to them ticking every box. The materials, the safety, the quality, the width vs compact car issue.
My kids love them and are such happy travelers. They go to sleep with no issue and their little heads rest nicely in the recline position. The head rests ho...ld their little heads in a good position (their heads don't flop when asleep which is awesome) and I feel much better seeing them encased in such a safe cocoon. Being forward facing I am of course concerned about front impacts and just how well these seats will hold their little heads but you can only go on two things; Safe-n-Sound have been around for decades and they know their products. I felt safe knowing they wouldn't release a product that would potentially harm or kill a child. The material on these seats is soft and comfortable and very well padded. Putting them in was relatively straight forward and after watching their YouTube video it was made easier. I have been able to fit three car seats across and even though it's tight they are all safe and sound and no one seems distressed or uncomfortable. The only small issue I've found is that if you have three across you will find you can't use the cup holders. This isn't a big issue but a disappointing one plus a small child can't reach them anyway. All in all I think they are fantastic and hope they not only protect as well as they suggest but hope they last until my children are a lot older. Going by the quality I'm sure they will. **** EDIT **** After owning these car seats for approximately two weeks now, I can add that I have found significant head drop for my two youngest who are both 1 year old. When asleep, their little heads fall forward and are not supported at all. I have the seats on the recline position and are as far back as possible but it seems these seats aren't suited for little ones and maybe more suited for older children. This is of great concern due to accidents and what may happen (internal decapitation) since their little heads are unsupported and just too far forward to support them. These seats need a recline that goes even further back, otherwise stick to a rear facing seat until the children are older purely for safety reasons and your own piece of mind. Unfortunately, after spending nearly $1600 on three seats I cannot afford to replace mine but would if given a chance. I don't recommend these for babies under 2 years old.
Questions & Answers
I’ve installed my seat using the manual provided and checking multiple you tube videos.
However the seat still feels very loose when I shake it in comparison to my isofix chair I had before.
Should you be able to shake the seat when you push it from side to side? It just feels less secure and I’m not sure if something is wrong or not
Hi James Oliver, thanks for your question. We suggest visiting a car seat fitter as they can further assist you with tensioning your seat belt. Please also feel free to contact our consumer support team on 1300 303 330. Kind regards, the Britax Childcare team.
Can you use this car seat in an airplane?
Hi Louise C, thanks for your question. The Britax Safe-n-Sound Maxi Guard PRO has not tested for use on an aircraft. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us on 1300 303 330. Kind regards, the Britax Childcare team.
where can i buy a new buckle for a maxi guard pro.ours is broken
You will need to contact britax for a mew replacement might be covered under warranty I got new covers through them not long ago
Hi royboy, thanks for your message. For spare parts, pricing and availability, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kind regards, the Britax Childcare team.
Britax's Safe-n-Sound Maxi Guard PRO is a sturdy, and much loved, forward-facing baby car seat and a member of the trusted Britax Maxi family - with over 97% giving the product a 4 or 5 star rating.
Britax claims that the product can safely be used on children from the ages of 6 months to 8 years, but it is always safer to keep your baby in a rear-facing seat for as long as possible before transitioning to a forward-facing one.
For those concerned with the safety rating of their products, look no further. The Maxi Guard PRO ranks 4.9 in build quality, is durable, cushioned and well-protected on all sides with a dual layer Head and Torso Side Impact Cushion Technology™ (SICT™).
Thermo5® high-performance fabric with Bamboo Charcoal ensures that your child is kept comfortable in all weather conditions - along with 2 reclining positions to suit your sleeping toddler.
A 6 point Hassle Free Harness™ is a key feature which keeps your child securely restrained at all times. Along with the head rest, both features are adjustable to suit a growing child.
Practicality is a strong suit, offering ample storage space, cup holders and a full length messy mat.
Reviewers especially love:
- The security of the well-designed safety features of the Maxi Guard PRO provides much needed protection and peace-of-mind for concerned parents
- How comfortable the seat is for their little ones
- The ease of installation shown through a physical manual and a YouTube video
- Easily cleanable
- Adjustable headrests & harnesses to support your child as they grow
- Pouch at front to store snacks, toys & other goodies
- The design is sleek, gender neutral and modern
- The brilliant value for money since this product can be used for 7 and a half years until your child is 8 years old!
Things to consider:
- The product is on the larger side and can take up space in the back sets which may not be suitable if you have a small vehicle or multiple baby car seats in one car
- The price is in the mid to high range
- Forward-facing only and not suitable for children under the age of 6 months and not recommended until your child outgrows rear-facing seats
- Not ISOFIX compatible and will require a manual seat belt installation
|Category||Baby Car Seats|
|Minimum Age||6 months|
|Maximum Age||8+ years|
|Dimensions||680 x 460 x 505 mm|
|Colour / Finish||Kohl Black, Pebble Grey, Midnight Navy|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
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