- 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 A$300.00.
- Unity Infant Carrier ISOFIX Compatible
- Verified purchase
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.
Terrible design, not the best for comfort.
Capsule weighs a ton compared to the US equivalent which we were given for second hand use. The only thing convenient about this was the fact that you could just pull it out of the car and straight onto the pram (but was still a challenge due to the weight with a baby in there).
Some other items which weren't too great were:
1. Terrible sun canopy design. You slide in onto the side of the carry handle and gets in the way of the sidewall and the carry handle itself! You could not adjust one without retracting the other.
2. Belts are poorly ...
Would buy again, very handy
Our capsule was purchased secondhand and still in very good condition. As our baby was on the larger side, i didnt think he would be in it for long.
Installation was easy enough. We used a seat protector which made it more sturdy including a gated buckle to get more tension on the seat belt strap once locked in.
The best part of the carrier is getting baby in and out without disturbing him. The handle adjusts well and fits the hand nice. The locking mechanism is easy to use and the hood is good to cover up. The only annoying thing is run...ning the anchor strap around the back of the carrier and locating the clips. A better system could be used here, because I could see it deterring people from using it. It was also compatible with our bob motion stroller and does have aftermarket receivers for different strollers ( sold separately). All in all its a great product and we would certainly use again in the future. Transporting baby couldn't be any easier.
Definitely doesnt last 12 months
This capsule is ok. Honestly I wish that we skipped it and went straight to a normal car seat instead because it didn't last us half as long as I would have expected
- Compatible with the bugaboo pram so you don't have to wake bub when you get out of the car (you must buy an adapter for it though which costs you extra)
- Doesn't take too much space. However I do have to have the seat slightly more forwards in our Mazda 6
- Convenient when you want to carry bub in it (before they get too big)
- Easy to install
- Good safety rating
Cons: ...- Doesn't last anywhere near 12 months like advertised. My bub has grown out of it by 4 months (he is an average sized baby - if anything he is on the smaller side compared to other babies his age in my mother's group). We didn't get as much use out of this capsule as I would have liked. Wish we just got a car seat instead cos its too expensive for an item that only lasted 4 months. - Heavy - for a newborn it is ok but now that bub is 4 months old, its getting really heavy to lift and carry it - Fabric is not breathable at all - bub is always getting too hot and sweating in the capsule even though we always have the aircon in the car. Even on cooler days bub still gets sweaty because the fabric is not breatheable. Additionally bub gets too hot and sweaty in it when we go to the shopping centre so that kind of detracts from the convenience of using the capsule with the pram. They need to introduce better fabric for the capsule. - Infant insert provides no head support. We only used it for a couple of weeks before bub grew out of it - Harness near the legs is not afjustable and thus digs into my baby's legs a bit - Sunshade regularly pops off
Absolutely Hated It!
I bought the unity to go with my bugaboo. I have a 2015 VW Tiguan and it absolutely won't install correctly in the back. Even trained people couldn't make it sit correctly. My four-month-old son falls forward in it because there is virtually no recline. Don't be fooled by the images you'll find of this capsule - once installed, the base must be at such a tilt that the seat is almost upright. Definitely not ideal!!
I originally bought this capsule over the Maxi Cosi Mico for the extra life that the unity was going to give (5 months in the Mico v 12 in the unity) but I honestly stopped using this as a travel system two months ago and already want to move my son out of it at four months. Wish I'd bought the Mico. Hated this!!
Went with this one after weighing up the pros and cons from the reviews on here, we got the isofix model and it fits well in our 2014 kia sportage. I like the idea of it clicking straight into a pram without disturbing the baby, the top straps are fiddly but i guess most straps are? Would have preferred a solid isofix mount on the base but there don't seem to be any available on the Australian market just yet? Still, the anchor points work well and it locks it in to place nice and tight. It is expensive as most capsules are ($400 delivered country victoria) but it sure beats getting an el cheapo reversible one from target or somewhere. Its worth noting too that its the only one designed with premature babies in mind.
Questions & Answers
Hi There, I have Britax Safe n sound unity Neos carrier which my best friend gave me (still within safety guidelines) but she has lost the canopy. Can I purchase one separately? If so how to I go about doing so as Baby Bunting (im in Perth WA) do not stock them. Thanks Emma
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound
Hi EMMAJAY , thanks for your question. For spare parts, pricing and availability, please call us on 1300 303 330 or please email us at email@example.com. Kind regards, the Britax Childcare team.
I have the Unity Safe N Sound ISOFIX. Can I but a replacement sun shade/hood attachment?
Support C.Britax Safe-n-Sound
Hi Katie, thanks for your question. We don't sell the replacement sun shade/hood as a separate item. Kind regards, the Britax Safe-n-Sound team.
I'm looking for a hood for my 40/A 2013/i model. I bought the capsule second hand for $50 and it didn't come with a hood. I have asked Britax if they can sell me a hood but they say they can't sell me a hood without me purchasing the whole material replacement set which is $205. I can't justify paying 4 times the amount I paid for the capsule. Anyone have any ideas?
Can I be honest… The hood on these capsules is useless. You’re better off googling a different type of shade that will fit the capsule.
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