January 8, 2012
This works beautifully for our rear-facing infant as well as our forward-facing 5-year-old. Exactly what was described and no hidden surprises. Shipped very quickly. Excellent price and quality. Excellent cleanable fabric. Aesthetics aren't important to me, but it looks very good as well as provides excellent protection. Fits very well in our Nissan Altima. Easy in-n-out for either child. Britax is consumer friendly. It travelled like a dream in the airport as our baby rode in it like a piece of pulled luggage (we'd put it on the Britax travel cart), and he was delighted that he got to be toted around in it. The children LOVE the memory foam. I love the ease-of-car transfer and ability to use it for multiple ages/stages of babies and kids. It's also not a monolith like some of the seats I'd compared (had researched/tried out for about 4 months before purchasing). Used by my 4th and 5th children. I've been using carseats for years (from a noname 3pt harness to a Radian) and this Blvd. is my favorite one. (I couldn't use an Advocate.) Everyone is very pleased (now it's been 2 mos of use). Also, fabric is cool even in Houston heat.
Pros:head protection (wings), impact protection (steel and foam), fabric (easy clean, attractive, comfortably cool), size (fits car well, hand carryable), straps (no twisting after 2 mos., easy to adjust and fits multiple size babies and children), maneuverability between cars, almost intuitive.