Suitable from 0-12 months
Compatible with many strollers & airlines
Can be heavy
Defective and unsafe
After my first daughter passing away from medical negligence in 2019, I'm super careful with brands I select for my second daughter. I thought buying a Britax I would have the safety guarantee that I wouldn't have any concerns, however after having a continuous issues with the belt not tightening to the point where my daughter was able to get her arm out I contacted Britax Customer Service team on two different occasions and I was assured by the Britax customer service team they would replace or refund after I sent a video. However, I received ...a ridiculous call saying there was nothing wrong from Britax's position despite the constant safety issue which was visible via videos and Baby Bunting staff witnessed the fault yet the Britax Customer Service team and assessor are not willing to assist further. I do not recommend!!!
Purchased in October 2020 at Baby Bunting for $299.00.
Absolutely perfect for our needs
We bought this capsule as it is was compatible with our pram we purchased and we have been so happy with it.
Suits our needs perfectly, our bubs who is 9 weeks old always looks so comfortable in it, almost always falling asleep in it as soon as we start driving.
Easy to bring in and out of the car.
Super easy to clean if baby has a little vomit. We were able to remove all fabric parts of the seat, pop in the was for a clean and then easily put back together.
Great quality, you won't be disappointed.
Purchased in February 2020 at Baby Bunting for $289.00.
- Unity Infant Carrier NEOS
have just purchased for baby number 3. It is just so easy to use, connect to pram and fits in ease next to 2 other seats. Best purchase by far.
Purchased in June 2020 at Baby Bunting for $289.00.
Bub loves it!
Bub’s really comfortable with it. I could tell he’s so happy when using it as he can fall asleep. We usually use it when roaming around with the pram too. The fabric is not that good though, I just need to remove the lints every now and then. Otherwise, great choice!
Purchased in April 2020 at Baby Kingdom Online store.
- Unity Infant Carrier NEOS
I have absolutely loved this car seat for my first baby, and I’ll be definitely using it again for the next kid. Bub has used this since she was a newborn, and is still in it at 9 months. I don’t think we’ll be able to keep using the seat until she’s 12 months as she’s almost reaching the shoulder mark, but she is tall for her age. I love how easy it is to click in and out, to take out of the car when needed. It has been great for putting in my steel craft strider delux pram. The whole capsule base is easy to install and take out of the car too.... We regularly switch the capsule and base between mine and my husband’s car. The bamboo padding fabric is easy to pop into the washing machine when it gets dirty as well. I would highly recommend this product and am so glad I bought this capsule instead of a 0-4 seat (as there has been so many times I was able to bring the capsule out of the car into the house/pram etc while bub was sleeping)!
Purchased in May 2020 at Baby Bunting for $298.00.
- LOVE that it goes until 12 months of age or until the child meets the height markers, my daughter's always been fussy getting her in and out of car seats so it was great being able to put her in and out of the car in the comfort of our own home rather than trying to get her in the car in the rain outside!
- Doesn't take up too much room in the car.
- Daughter seems comfy with lots of room to grow even at 12 months and she is average height and weight.
- Easy to install.
- Can attach to many different types of Prams.
- Heavy wit...
Purchased in April 2018 for $300.00.
Disappointed & unsafe
I am very dissatisfied with this capsule, the straps that sit across my babies thighs did into him making him uncomfortable & his head always flops forward regardless of adjusting the angle that it's set at. This concerns me quite a bit to the point I have now had to purchase another seat due to safety concerns of his head flopping so far forward that I am concerned it will restrict his airways or break his neck with sudden impact. I thought this was meant to be a safe seat for our babies & I feel it's extremely dangerous with my experience
Purchased in July 2019 at Baby Bunting for $298.00.
- Unity Infant Carrier NEOS
Good capsule, reasonably priced
We used the capsule for about 9 months - although would have preferred those with range 0-4 yrs to save some money. Baby bunting could waive off our fee for installation but they didn't and on top of that, they sold us a towel worth $15 to install it in the car. Bad experience on installation part.
Purchased in July 2018.
From Newborn this is pretty much a must
We are now using this for baby #2 and still love it and strongly (and frequently) recommend it. The reason for 4* rather than 5 is because I felt there was still room for improvement (listed below).
We have the Black version with bamboo material which was a nicer texture than the other but at time of purchase the same price.
Both babies have loved this and for the most part have slept in it for the entire duration of most journeys so it is obviously quite comfortable! (Just did a trip to the coast and hour each way and not a peep)
The primar...y reason we went for this one initially was ease of use. Once the permanent base is installed the process of getting the capsule in and out of the car literally takes seconds click in/eject out. As the child is already strapped into the capsule it provides additional protection between the home and the car (We have some pretty lethal steps outside our house). Also if the baby is asleep then it is better to get them out indoors which simply isn't possible with a regular car seat. I wasn't as keen on the Britax push chair base so we use the Britax Capsule on the Baby Jogger - City Select Stroller push chair base with some adaptors ($60 but worth it as they make a fantastic combo) and with the chair component from the Baby Jogger it means we now have a pram/buggy that can take both kids at the same time. By the time our second born needs to upgrade our firstborn will no longer need it. So on the push chair front we are pretty much home and dry.
Purchased in November 2016 at Mother Goose for $475.00.
Handy, but not worth the price
Bought this capsule because I liked that it should last longer and it has the click-n-go system. Well, my daughter is not even 4 months old and she's hit the height marker. Granted she is a bigger than average baby, but she's not a giant, so I'm disappointed that it doesn't have the longevity it promises (apparently other mum's I've spoken to have had the same problem). The capsule is also very heavy to lift and move around, even without baby in it, which isn't great when you're still recovering from birth. The installation was overly complicat...ed, and the instructions were not clear at all - even the fitter said he hates installing them because they're so fiddly and they never sit right. Much like other mum's, I found the harness dug into her thighs and made her quite uncomfortable, and the thermo-5 just made her overheat. Overall, I'm quite disappointed in this capsule and I won't be using it again when we have another baby.
Purchased in July 2018 at Baby Bunting Physical store for $298.00.
Don’t give up on the capsule too soon
I had a similar experience to Bek with the capsule initially. When it was installed according to the manufacturers guideline straight onto the seat at the angle they recommended it was terrible. There were a few times I thought I’d broken the baby’s neck as her head flopped so far forward at a such an awkward angle while she was sleeping. When I took it to Baby Bunting to have them check the installation they told me they almost always ignore the angle line and install the capsule somewhere between 40-50degrees. This involved the use of a few t...owels to prop it up into a better position. If you have this capsule and are having the same issues, I’d highly recommend getting it professionally installed. You can also buy a newborn insert that will help cushion their head a bit more if you have a tiny baby like I did. I actually feel much safer and really like the capsule now. Positive points are that it’s very convenient and clips nicely into the pram and the baby seems to love it. I do find the straps dig into her thighs too and I haven’t worked out how to adjust them yet but she doesn’t seem bothered by them. Overall it’s a pretty good capsule. I don’t know if the other ones on the market would be any different. The man who installed my capsule said that most of them have the same problem with the installation angle and that Britax was one of the better ones available.
Seriously concerned about safety for baby
My seat was purchased 2 months before my son was born & professionally installed. At 7 weeks, his head fell forward during a 20 minute car ride. His airways were compromised and when I got him out of the capsule (immediately upon arriving home) he had a fit/seizure from what drs have told me was shock after oxygen returned to his body. I am alarmed to see how many other parents have concerns about young children's head placement in this capsule. We are very lucky that no permanent damage was done but now I am seriously concerned about taking m...y child in the car. I have tried to contact Britax's customer service by phone to discuss this but was not able to get through. Very disappointed to have spent $400 on a product that does not appear to be safe to use.
Says it is suitable for approx birth-12months. How could any 12 month old baby fit in this capsule? My son outgrew it by 4 months old! (He is a larger baby- maybe about the size of an average 6 month old) but still, 4 months. Totally not worth the money
I regret buying this capsule. It was installed professionally. But It's too heavy/impractical, the harness is temperamental to tighten and gets caught which is difficult to secure firmly, the angle of the capsule allows the baby's head to flop forward/there is inadequate head support and the straps dig into the baby's thighs, pinching and leaving pretty severe red marks on the thighs that hang around for a long time. I am convinced it makes sleeping in the car difficult for my baby. I have used this capsule for two babies now and each time I took it out after a few weeks. Really disappointing to be honest. Love the brand. Hate the capsule.
I wouldn’t recommend this capsule to anyone. We thought the click and go system would be great for when baby is sleeping but it’s just not practical. The tether is a hassle every time you want to get the seat in or out and it’s just too heavy when baby is strapped in which a lot of mothers need to be careful of after birth.
The thermo material didn’t seem to work well as my baby was always hot and damp from sweat. The seat belt cut into his thighs and couldn’t be adjusted. It also didn’t seem to support his head when he slept.
The only good...
Poor head support
My newborn’s head flops around dangerously. Its installed correctly but we now have to reinstall it with towels to try get the seat to tilt back further. I’ve never had this issue with other branded capsules so very disappointed.
The buckles dig in to his little legs and the sun canopy is useless.
Safety and reliability are the first choice.
The brand has always had its own choice, this brand is recommended by others, focusing on child safety seats, safe and reliable is the first choice. Exquisite workmanship, the little baby at home is very fond of sitting. Tilt adjustment is also very convenient. The baby is sitting up and not crying, it’s much easier to go out now.
- Unity Infant Carrier NEOS
The perfect capsule if you don’t plan on moving the base
I was thinking of getting to black version with ISO technology and also it has the bamboo fabric which is super soft but was told by the sales assistant that I wouldn’t need it since the ISO is good if you plan to move the car seat which we don’t. It’s super easy to get baby in and out, and it’s very sturdy!
- Unity Infant Carrier NEOS
Very easy to connect with pram
I bought this so I could use it as a travel system on my Steelcraft Agile Elite pram (dark chambray). Very convenient to click in and out of the pram but now the hood on the pram does not cover over the capsule leaving the baby's head facing and exposed to the elements. I am now looking for a brand new pram so the hood covers the capsule and matches it. I had to buy a new capsule as the travel system adapters did not actually fit with the pram it came with.
- Unity Infant Carrier NEOS
The perfect capsule travel system
Before Bub was born while shopping for a pram we were looking for a travel system option where it can be used until baby is one year. Most of the capsule were looking at were upto 6 months and we wanted something to use for a little bit longer. The lady at our local baby bunting suggested unity neo which is a travel system compatible with any Britax series. We had decided to go for a steelcraft strider compact pram and bought a pair of connectors/receivers. Easy to carry lightweight capsule and matches perfectly with our Dark chambray steelcraf...t pram. The sit has been professionally installed by the people at baby bunting for $45. Our Bub was born a little early and so we were anxious to carry him in the capsule which looked quite big for a small Bub. However it was perfect for small babies with their newborn insert. Bub did fit perfectly from day 1 and still does at 10 months. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a travel system, go for the unity neo especially if your Bub is going to be on the smaller side or you want a capsule sit with a rear facing option until Bub is around one year.
Questions & Answers
I have a Stokke stroller and I bought this capsule.
What adaptor do I need to make them work?
Hi Mounes, thanks for your question. Britax has not tested and produced as an adapter or receiver for this brand. Kind regards, the Britax Childcare team.
Hi. I have a Steelcraft Compact Strider which is now a retired item. However I am in the process of hiring a SNS Unity Capsule, which adaptors would I need to purchase to fit my pram and the capsule? Thanks Brony
Hi Bronwyn and Dean, thanks for your question. Please see below link for the Strider receivers which allow you to attach a 2013STD Safe-n-Sound Unity capsule to a Steelcraft Strider Compact.
Kind regards, the Britax Childcare team.
Definitely avoid the Britax brand if you have your child’s best interest in mind
Oh really? We love Britax, have had many years with this brand and no issues at all regarding safety. Only now we are finding it a bit of a hassle trying to find the capsule and accessories required to fit her 4yr old (retired item now) Strider Compact which is still in excellent condition.
Which prams is this capsule compatible with?
I have a silver cross wayfarer but I don’t think this is compatible.
Hi Heidi C. Thanks for your question. All the Steelcraft/Britax prams in the below link are compatible with the Britax Safe-n-Sound Unity Infant Carrier 2013STD. Britax has not produced an adaptor for the Unity to be used with the a Silver Cross pram. https://www.britax.com.au/strollers/travel-system-strollers/
Kind regards, the Britax Childcare team.
The Unity ISOFIX-compatible baby capsule is Australia’s first baby capsule suitable for newborns until they are 12 months old. It is also the only baby capsule suitable for low birth weight and premature infants without restrictive medical conditions.
Provide your little one with the ultimate security with the Unity’s high side walls providing maximum side impact protection. The ISOFIX compatibility also ensures an easier installation, correct fit and a safer journey.
With the addition of Thermo5 high-performance fabric with Bamboo Charcoal, your child will travel in quality and comfort.
This capsule is suitable for use with all Click & Go-compatible strollers with no receivers required. On top of this, it is compatible with selected Steelcraft, Baby Jogger, Bugaboo, Valco and Redsbaby strollers.
THERMO5®: High-performance Thermo5® fabric with bamboo charcoal delivers premium comfort for your baby.
IDEAL FOR LOW BIRTH WEIGHT: The Unity ISOFIX Compatible Infant Carrier is suitable for low birth weight and premature infants without restrictive medical conditions due to its adjustable straps.
USE UNTIL 12 MONTHS: Australia’s first baby capsule suitable for newborns up to 12 months (approx.).
ISOFIX COMPATIBLE: Allows direct connection to the car’s ISOFIX low anchorage points.
PROTECTION: EPS foam and high side walls for maximum side impact protection.
COMPACT DESIGN: For small cars and configuration with other seats.
WEATHER PROTECTION: Large sun canopy for protection whilst out and about.
TRAVEL COMPATIBLE: The carrier section (without base) is suitable for aircraft use.
COMFORT: Includes insert, shoulder pads and crotch pads for additional support.
CLICK & GO™: Use in conjunction with CLICK & GO™ Integrated Britax Adaptors for compatibility with selected Britax, Steelcraft, and BOB travel system strollers (when used with CLICK & GO™ stroller Receivers).
INTEGRATED STABILISING BAR: Integrated stabilising bar ensures that the baby capsule does not rotate in the event of a crash.
ROTATING CARRY HANDLE: The rotating carry handle allows you to convert your capsule to a rocker or a stationary seat/feeder.
LARGE SUN CANOPY: Large sun canopy for protection whilst out and about.
What reviewers thought
Reviewers appreciated that the product was easy to use, compact in size to suit most vehicles and was easy to connect to a compatible stroller. The capsule may be on the heavy side and the installation can be a little tricky.
|Category||Baby Capsules||Baby Capsules||Baby Capsules|
|Maximum Age||1 year||1 year||1 year|
|Dimensions||430 x 475 x 545 mm||430 x 475 x 545 mm||430 x 475 x 545 mm|
|Colour / Finish||Black||Black/Grey, Dark Chambray/Cream|
|Weight||5 kg||4.5 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
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