After having used a baby carrier for the past eight months with my newborn I spent a lot, and I mean A LOT of time researching which car seat I wanted to graduate into. After having not spent a whole lot of time researching the different ins and outs of our baby carrier, and not being completely satisfied with what we ended up getting, I wanted to make sure, really sure, that we had a car seat I would be happy with for the long haul.
Long story short, I went with the Britax Marathon and so far, so, SO good. Not only do I like the color, materials and ease of installation, my daughter seems to love it too. She was one of the few babies who hated the car and pretty much screamed anytime we put her on the baby carrier. She was finally starting to not loathe the seat so I was especially nervous to move her to a car seat. However, she has been nothing but happy so far.
My happiest moment however came today, when realizing the brilliance of the Britax all came down to two little strips of velcro. My only complaint with the new seat was how difficult it was to maneuver my daughter in there and then have to pull the straps out from under her butt. And then it dawned on me that the little straps of velcro I had seen before actually served a purpose – you could stick them to the sides to open up the straps, thus creating oodles of room for me to get her in there! This discovery seriously made my day. Because yes, it’s safe, is crash test approved, blah, blah, but this feature was designed by a parent, for a parent, and made me so happy to have bought a Britax.