Super safe, but our baby HATES it. Hot, uncomfortable, and like a cockpit!
We were sold on all the great features of this infant car seat. The salesperson at the store we purchased it at did a great job selling safety. There was no way to know how our new baby would respond to it. He is 6 months old now, and still screams every time we put him in this car seat. We've thought that perhaps it was motion sickness, but he screams even when not moving. Then we thought maybe he hated being strapped into something, but he's fine in a high chair, rock n play, baby carrier (on your body), etc. So... we finally went out and purchased another car seat (convertible car seat for back and front facing).... and NO ISSUES. His new car seat is a Britax as well. We mentioned our infant car seat issues to some neighbors with a 4 month old... and they too purchased the Britax B-Safe 35 Elite...and their son hates the seat too. He cries every time he is put in it. They purchased another car seat and have NO problems. Our guess is that the design of this seat is uncomfortable. Our baby isn't a big guy, and he is crammed in the seat, like a cockpit. Even after 15 minutes, when we pull him out, he is all sweaty. It is so deep and compact that it's difficult to get him out. All the same complaints our neighbors have.... We were glad to know it wasn't just us (or our baby). If your baby dislikes your Britax B-Safe Elite, it may not be your baby! It's just the car seat!
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