Suitable from 0-12 months
Compatible with many strollers & airlines
Can be heavy
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.
Faulty brand new and have to take for repair
Purchased this to go into the click and go adaptors on my city mini GT. Capsule itself looks great however we have just attempted to click in into the adaptors and it doesn't unclick unless you take the adaptors off the pram tip it upside down and force them out. After calling i was told it sounds like an issue with capsule itself as it should easily click in and out (which it did on the in store version). We were told we will have to either be without the capsule while its repaired or drive it 1hr plus away for repair if they have stock. It's a BRAND new capsule!!!! Not ideal with a 3 day old baby and 2 older siblings.
At first it was alright but after a couple of uses, the buckles got stiff and were a pain to use. Wouldn't recommend, unless your budget pleads you too. It's a pretty one though, in terms of how it looks and feels, my kid was very comfortable in it when we first got it.
Find out how Britax Safe-n-Sound Unity Infant Carrier compares to other Baby Capsules
Know better, choose better.
More cons than pros- Unity 2248
Adapter options make it easy to clip baby in and out of various model prams which is the primary reason we purchased it. Fantastic not having to wake up your sleeping infant.
Customer service. Britax company reply to questions and seem easy to deal with.
Supposed to last for up to 12 months while other capsules only last until approximately 6 months.
Longevity. I don't feel that the capsule has the longevity of up to 12 months. Our 2 1/2 month old is on the last strap height. While my baby is above average for height and weight, I stlll would have expected it to last for at least 7-9 months for a bigger baby, which will not be the case. ...Weight. The Unity is lovely and sturdy, but damn, it has some weight. I'm not sure how you would be able to lift the capsule and an older baby out without injuring yourself. Fabric. Our Unity model had a felt/velvet like fabric which I thought felt soft and lovely. Unfortunately, I found our baby was constantly overhearing and dripping in sweat when he was taken out of it (despite cooler days and air conditioning in car). We had to line it with a cotton tea towel to absorb some of the sweat. I have since seen newer models that appear to have a more breathable fabric, so I would definately recommend that version. Sunshade. Constantly in the way of the handle when pushing it back. You have to completely remove the sunshade to move the handle back to the floor to stop it rocking. Again, newer Unity models have a stretchy sunshade in a different fabric which would likely eliminate this problem. Ease of use. It is very easy to accidentally make a mistake in putting baby in the car. The strap adjuster at the base of the seat is difficult to use when installed as it is very close to the seat. The anchor belt threads into two anchor points at the back of the capsule which you really can only check by feel. I nearly did not secure one of them properly one time until I triple checked and noticed the belt was not completely in. Way too easy to not safely secure in your baby. Use with Strider compact adapter. The Strider Compact adapters where hard to use as it required two hands to unclip the capsule from the pram, then you had to lift the capsule from the sides and try to move your hands up to the top of the handle to hold it. Not impossible, but just really awkward. Overall, I would not purchase this model capsule again, but if someone let me borrow it I would use it if it was winter. I'm not sure if other brands or models are any better and easier to use, but it is nice to have the option to not wake a sleeping baby up, which is DEFINATELY worth it!
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
Doesn't last long as too heavy
If I had my time again, I wouldn't buy a capsule.
Capsules are so heavy, especially with a growing baby in them. My mum was right!
We stopped pulling ours out of the car at about 8 weeks, so it was a big waste of money. It is just too heavy. You couldn't take it shopping or anything (even from week 1)
Better off buying a baby strap on carrier (like "baby bjorn" or a "baby k'tan") and a 0-4/0-8 years car seat. Would get so much more use out of both of them.
**My baby is now 7 months and have only just realised the capsule doesn't face forward. My average size 7 months old is also, almost too big for it (her legs hang out a lot and the straps are tight)
Difficult to use
I have had the same experience as Heather below. One strap always looser than the other - on closer inspection it appears one strap is installed differently by the manufacturer. An option would me is to try and twist it but this won't budge obviously because then it wouldn't be safe. Everyone finds it too heavy on its own to carry let alone with a 7kg five month old and growing. Same as Heathers review with the sun shade issue as just falls off all the time. Worst thing is that one strap is always looser as I am forever trying to find balance between too tight and too loose. Not worth the price tag - would rather have had a cheaper lighter one without the strap issue.
Wouldn't buy it again
Not the greatest capsule. It's ok at first but definitely will not last until baby is 1 year old as advertised as babies would be too long for it and to heavy to carry by the time they are 6mths. If I could turn back time I would have bought a much better capsule,with a higher safety rating and probably would have got it cheaper! After a while it become hard to click in and out of the base. Cannot be forward facing.
Shade come off easily, isn't very stable in car, it only last until baby is 6mths old not 12mths as advertised, low safety rating
Questions & Answers
Which adapter do I need for it to fit the steelcraft accent stroller? I've watched videos of it being attached without adapters but when I try it's very unstable
Hi Jessica, thanks for your question the Steelcraft Accent stroller doesn't require adaptors however you will need to remove the adaptors from your Britax Safe-n-Sound Unity capsule to allow it to fit correct. Please refer to page 32 onward for further instructions - https://www.britax.com.au/media/13209/37002-accent-rev-handle-stroller-instructions-2013.pdf alternatively please feel free to give us a call on 1300 303 330 so we can discuss this with you in further detail. Kind regards, the Britax team.
Hello. Is my 40/B/2013 neo capsule compatible with the reds baby? It says needs 2013STD
Hi, yes it is! My friend has one, and ours is on the way.
Hi Jamie, thanks for your question. Adaptors are tested and validated for use by the stroller manufacturer. We suggest that you contact Redsbaby for further advice. Kind regards, the Britax team.
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.
Get an answer from our members and Britax Safe-n-Sound representatives
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|
|Weight||5 kg||4.5 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Black||Black/Grey, Dark Chambray/Cream|
ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.