By Guest Contributor Joyce Evans —
My children are 2 and 4 and we have gone through several carseats. As soon as I took the Britax Boulevard car seat out of it’s nicely shaped box (a box that actually fits the seat), I already saw a huge difference in the quality.
Even though I am not handy, I was able to install the seat in a matter of no time. The instructions were very easy to follow, with useful images that showed step by step directions.
I installed the car seat via LATCH, which made the seat very secure in my vehicle (and was so quick). I’ve often been very frustrated with other car seats I’ve used, since I hadn’t used LATCH before. This system makes for an easy transition when using this one car seat between two cars because you can remove and install within a matter of minutes.
I tested this seat out with my two year old son, T. When T. falls asleep in the car (which is often his head), the Boulevard’s sides (with terrific side impact protection) support his head. There is a harness adjuster to easily move it up and down so he’s properly snug in his car seat. There is no excuse for the straps to be at an incorrect level.
The HUGS chest pads are comfortable for him. Plus the chest straps have not become twisted or cut into my sons neck like other seats have done in the past.
I am always on the go with my kids so we are in the car often; knowing my son is in a comfortable, safe, and reliable carseat is peace of mind.
Another great feature of the Boulevard is the belly pad covering the buckle. This helps protect the legs from getting pinched when securing the buckle and loosening it. Yet another feature I am impressed with because this eliminates cutting into the thigh area and now he actually wants to buckle the seat himself because he knows this will not hurt his legs.
My son looks so comfortable in this seat and never complains he’s uncomfortable during our long drives it’s because of the extra cushion padding under the seat cover. It’s about an inch thick of foam cushion and adds extra cushion that other seats just do not offer.
Thanks Britax,this car seat is definitely kid & parent approved. I feel very safe with him in it and it’s a huge bonus that he’s comfortable~ If I had one complaint it would be that I didn’t have this car seat sooner!
Note: You can use this with children under 2 by installing it rear-facing. My son is over 2, so we used it forward-facing.
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