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Britax Emblem Convertible Car Seat - Slate (SafeWash)

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Description


Specifications

Rear-facing capacity: 5 to 40 lbs
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Forward-facing capacity: 20 to 65 lbs
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Product weight: 19.5 lbs
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Dimensions: 18.5 W x 26 H x 21 D
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What's Included: Car seat

 

This product will:

       
     

Protect

Grow

Stay clean
  

SafeCell Side Impact Protection

Surrounds your child in a deep protective shell designed to absorb crash forces and shield your child from debris.

Impact Absorbing Base

Compresses to absorb crash energy and counteract forward movement keeping your child clear from the seat in front of them.                    

Quick-Adjust 10-Position Harness

Allows you to easily move the harness upward and buckle outward for a comfortable, secure fit as your child grows.

Removable Cover

Makes for easy clean-up without having to remove the harness.



Product Overview

An extra layer of side impact protection makes the Emblem Convertible Car Seat an even safer seat for your growing baby. Designed with Britax safety technologies to help provide peace of mind when you?re on-the-go.
  • Includes SafeCell Impact Protection ? a system of patented safety features designed to help keep baby safe and sound.
  • Two layers of side impact protection include a deep, foam-lined shell and adjustable head rest provides side impact protection to help surround your baby in safety.
  • 10-Position Harness easily adjusts to make it easy to keep proper harness positions for your growing baby.
  • LATCH connectors lock into place with a click, and are released with the push of a button.
Specifications:
  • Child Weight - Rear Facing: 5 - 40 lbs
  • Child Weight - Forward Facing: 20 - 65 lbs*
  • Child Standing Height: 49" or less
  • Child Seated Shoulder Height - Rear Facing: 9 - 16.75"
  • Child Seated Shoulder Height - Forward Facing: 12 - 16.75"
  • Product Weight: 19.5 lbs
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5" W x 26" H x 21" D
  • Seat Area Depth / Width: 11" / 11"
  • Shoulder Width: 13"
  • Harness Slot Heights: 8.5" / 9.5" / 10.5" / 11.5" / 12.5" / 13.5" / 14.5" / 15.5" / 16.5" / 17.5"
  • Buckle Strap Depths: 5" / 7.5"

4.7
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98 Reviews
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5 Star
69% (68)
4 Star
29% (28)
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Recommend
Great for additional seat
By Lauren
from Racine, Wisconsin
on July 19, 2022
Verified Buyer
My son uses this seat in my moms car. It fits well and my son enjoys it.
Cons
  • Not click tight
Great quality
By Victoria
from Pensacola, Florida
on December 8, 2021
Verified Buyer
Love this car seat! Just moved baby from an infant car seat and like it a lot. Fabric is very soft, seat has very comfortable padding, installation was simple. The only thing I wish was different on the car seat is more recline settings. Itís fine for my older baby but I wouldnít not feel comfortable using for a newborn. Item arrived very quickly!
Pros
  • Easy to install, infant insert included, no-rethread harness, comfy padding
Cons
  • Only 3 different recline settings/options
Great affordable option for Britax
By Laura M.
from Massachusetts
on December 3, 2021
Verified Buyer
I got this for our secondary car because I didnít want to spend too much money but wanted a reputable brand. The Emblem doesnít have the Clicktight functionality that makes installation super easy. But you can install it with LATCH (which is pretty easy) until 50 pounds or so.
Pros
  • SafeWash fabric is flame retardant free
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Not the easiest to install
  • Only one recline for rear facing
Great Car Seat!
By CAF
from Bentonville, Arkansas
on November 13, 2021
Verified Buyer
I was so excited to order this car seat and it did not disappoint! It was easier to install than I had originally thought and my husband and I feel very safe using it for our toddler son. The harness straps are different than his infant car seat and I wasnít sure about them at first, but they seem to be much more comfortable and are very easy to adjust. Overall, this is a great value for a safe car seat and we are pleased with our purchase!
Pros
  • Safety
  • Comfort
  • Looks good
Cons
  • Just wish it had a cup holder
I love Britax
By Laura
from Arizona
on October 28, 2021
Verified Buyer
I love Britax car seats and have purchased five of them, but it has been a few years since I purchased one so I researched again. This car seat was not only affordable but also at the top of the list for crash test safety. Itís extremely comfortable and the Safewash fabric was another huge bonus. This seat combined with the safewash fabric that doesnít off gas is the best of the best.
Pros
  • Crash test results
  • Easy to install
  • Comfortable
  • Price
Cons
  • None!
Safe in Crash
By Hannah
from Harbor Springs, Michigan
on October 6, 2021
Verified Buyer
We were recently in a car accident at 45 mph, hitting a telephone pole head on. This car seat kept our son safe, and the first responders commented on how impressed they were that he didn't even budge. We will be replacing with another Britax convertible for sure!!
Pros
  • Easy to install, stable, secure, comfortable for kids.
Cons
  • No cupholder, but that's not a big deal
First of all, safety
By youjin
from WILMINGTON,DE
on June 2, 2021
Verified Buyer
I chose this car seat after seeing the test results of 'baby gear wrap'.
I don't want anything to happen to me to see the performance of this.
I like that my baby feels comfortable, too.
GREAT FEATURE AND DESIGN
By Duc H.
from Dallas
on November 4, 2020
Verified Buyer
I bought this for my son 1 year old and i like a lot. Easy to set up and very quick.
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Nice Quality, worth the cost
By sevk
from Maryland
on October 17, 2020
Verified Buyer
Not the cheapest but when you consider its good till 65 lbs and 49" so the difference between it and cheaper seats turns out to be a few dollars more a year, small price to pay for safety! Love Britax as it well made. Sturdy with steel enclosure and lots of padding. Very well made harness. Easy to install and fits snugly into car. Harness takes some muscle to tighten properly but well worth the sense of security. Feels like a very safe seat. Not possible to rate impact protection at this time and hope I never do, but it feels as if protection would be very good, ratings say it is.
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Slimmer than my others
By Shannon
from Rochester, New York
on September 18, 2020
Verified Buyer
IF you are looking for a slimmer car seat, this is significantly slimmer than my other Britax convertible seats and my maxi Cozi Pria 85. So slim that my daughter hates it and my mother ended up buying a second car seat for her and we will pass along this one. Other than that, it was easy to install and easy to use. Love Britax!
Not happy
By AH987
from Bunnlevel, North Carolina
on August 23, 2020
Verified Buyer
I just bought this 5 days ago. It was easy to understand directions and install. But it smells really bad. The package was sealed, the bag around it was even air tight. Not sure what could have happened, but it smells like urine. I used it the day after I got it. My daughters clothes ended up smelling like it as well. The smell transferred. So far I am not a happy camper. Not very happy with my purchase yet. I will give it time to air out completely though. Although I still don't like that I would have spent so much on a smelly seat. It looks like the construction is well made, and that is the only reason I may stick with it. My daughters safety is most important. Her head doesn't fall forward like other car seats I have had for other children. Also the belts come up from the bottom in an odd place, they either cover the whole thigh or I have to tuck them in so she can move her legs freely, but then the velcro is scratching her skin. Lose-Lose. Just not happy with this purchase yet.
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Very strudy, but also bulky
By Rebecca0217
from Veneta, OR
on August 17, 2020
Verified Buyer
I was lucky enough to be a part of a Stellar Product testing panel in order to receive and review this car seat.
Upon opening the box my first impression was that it was a very sturdy car seat that felt like it was built with safety and comfort in mind, but not portability or a compact size.
The padding was very nice, although the head rests have very stiff pieces under the padding that feel a little uncomfortable to me, but my child didn't seem to mind.
I like how the reclining adjustment is easy to get to, its a little hard to move at times (putting in the car and adjusting was a little tricky for rear facing) but I like the idea.
I also like the fact that adjusting the height of the shoulder straps is done by pulling up on the handle as opposed to having to take off the cover and pull the straps though like other car seats.
It is heavy and bulky so it isn't the kind of car seat you want to have to move between vehicles. It also might not work well if you have a small car-especially for rear facing as it may hit the back of the seat in front of it. I have an SUV and it is full of kids in car seats, boosters, and without anything, so this was not the easiest fit as it is a bit wide.
Over all I feel like it is made well and has nice safely features- I also like how the straps are covered with a thin rubber piece instead of those thick fabric things.
It was a little tough to get it into my car, especially the center seat. When I moved it to a window seat, it was a little easier. The latch system is really nice so I didn't bother trying to install it using the seat belt method. As mentioned before, it is a little on the heavy and bulky size, so I felt like I kind of had to really struggle with that in the install versus a lighter smaller seat.
My fave feature by far is how easy it is to adjust the height of the shoulder straps. It is so frustrating to put you child in a seat only to realize after they are buckled that the straps are too low- in other seats I have had, You have to take the child out, pull the straps off and it can be another 10-15 minutes before it is all put back together to install! The Emblem just has a handle and within seconds, the straps are adjusted comfortably.
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Great seat, easy to use
By Jenmaddy
from Elko NV
on August 13, 2020
Verified Buyer
The Britax Emblem Convertible Car Seat is a great seat. It is really easy to use, starting with the latch system. I love that each side has its own tightening strap, it makes it much easier to get tight. The sliding shoulder strap adjuster is also a huge bonus, no need to thread/unthread the shoulder straps through new holes as baby grows. My baby is 9 months and he seems comfortable both when awake and asleep.
My only complaints are small; the shoulder strap adjustment doesn't slide smoothly, and it would be nice to have more than three recline levels. But those are small issues and overall it's a great seat. I was excited to receive this car seat as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel.
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Carseat
By Judithh
from Oklahoma city
on August 13, 2020
Verified Buyer
This has helped a lot and i will use it for a while. It has a lot of features and can transform with the baby growing with age. Easy to install and is lightweight. I love the fabric and way it fits in the car and doesn't take much space. I got this at stellar product testing panel.
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Our Favorite!
By Bndgrl83
from North Wales, PA
on August 13, 2020
Verified Buyer
I received this product as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel and I absolutely love this car seat! It is not bulky like other items I have tested out. The cover is extremely easy to clean and wasn't difficult to install at all. Our 10 month old is in it and never falls asleep in car seats.. I mean never. He has fallen asleep MULTIPLE times in this. The seats are very comfortable and I feel very safe with the extra side impacts around his head. Britax never disappoints so I'm not surprised that I loved this! Cannot wait to use this in our little guys next stage!
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Safety and Sleek Design!
By LuvDee
from Los Angeles, CA
on August 13, 2020
Verified Buyer
Thanks to Stellar Product Testing Panel for allowing our family to test out this convertible car seat. I was able to install the car seat on my own without my husbands help. The latch connectors made the installation so easy and secure. My daughter is using the car seat rear facing for now and this is great for her to grow into. You can remove the fabric to wash which is a huge plus for me. It comes with a pillow that is removable and I definitely would've used it if she was a newborn. I do want to note the car seat does not come with a cup holder attached. I appreciate the sleek design and look of it overall.
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Great seat
By PennyLane20
from Chicago, IL
on August 13, 2020
Verified Buyer
Install for this car seat couldn't have been easier. The Stellar Product testing panel sent me this at the perfect time, just when my daughter had outgrown her infant car seat. I think it took me 3 minutes to install this car seat - which is a first! Overall not very bulky or heavy but still looks and feels very safe; I'm confident my daughter is safe while in the car. I do wish it had cup holders, that is the one negative. The black color is complementary to our car's interior and my daughter seems to be comfortable and loving her new seat!
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So easy to install!
By smckb8
from Overland Park, KS
on August 12, 2020
Verified Buyer
I have been using this car seat for a couple of weeks now with our 20 month old daughter. She is about 26 lbs and 30" tall. I was given this Convertible Car Seat to try as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel.

First, the pros:

The car seat is made with a very nice fabric that is easy to wipe down, if necessary. It is not heavy, definitely lighter than the car seat we used previously.
There is Velcro on the straps and the side of the car seat. This is so great to hold the straps out of the way while loading a child in the seat. This would have been so useful to have when my daughter was younger.
Installation was a breeze. The latch system is easier than others we have used, and it took almost no effort to get it tightened correctly. No more sitting in the car seat, pulling with all my might, and breaking out into a sweat!
The car seat has a smaller footprint than other seats as well... this can be a positive, but also leads me to some of the negatives...

Cons:
The seat is very narrow compared to our previous car seats. This isn't an issue with smaller children, but I'm not sure how comfortable it will be going forward as my daughter gets bigger.
When the car seat is in the 3rd recline position, the seat still seems like it isn't reclined enough. The manual says it should be between 30-45 degrees, and it was definitely closer to the 30. This made it a tighter fit to actually get my daughter into the seat when installed in the car. There is also no level on the car seat, which makes it much harder to gauge if it is installed and angled correctly. Every other seat I've used has had this feature, so that was a bummer.
There is a lot going on with the straps. There are the soft shoulder pads, and then where the chest buckle is, there are also rubber pads that I found didn't add function and got in the way more than anything. I found it a little more difficult to get a proper fit, but with practice, it gets easier.
No cup holder! Our kids always have drinks, and not having a cup holder is an inconvenience, but not a deal breaker.

Overall, this was a quality, safe, functional car seat. It had some nice features that others don't, and with a few tweaks, I would definitely rate this one a 5.
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Easy To Adjust but Difficult Clips
By alohakitten
from Los Angeles, CA
on August 12, 2020
Verified Buyer
I received this convertible car seat as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel and was disappointed because my arthritic fingers (I have rheumatoid arthritis) found the chest clip and harness buckles very difficult to release, making it impossible to use daily. This is a nice looking car seat but I would be concerned about the black fabric absorbing heat in the summer. Also beware of milk or yogurt stains on the black (I have the all-black model). I like the impact absorbing chest pads--I've never used a car seat with those before and they seem like a great safety and comfort feature. I also like how the straps attach to the side of the seat with Velcro when open--no more fumbling around looking for the straps because your child is sitting on them! Overall, this seems like a great basic car seat, lightweight but sturdy (I can lift it with one hand) and easy to adjust (perfect for travel!). There are no bells and whistles (no cup holder!). And there doesn't seem to be much cushion or padding on the headrest, it's just a metal frame with the thin cover on top.
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Sturdy, Soft, Secure - Love It!
By MomofEight
from Massachusetts
on August 12, 2020
Verified Buyer
This is packaged perfectly simple, it is ready to go straight out of the box. First thing I noticed was the weight, this seat has a heavy and secure feeling from the get go. The fabric is super soft and must feel great on the infant, toddler, or preschoolers skin. The padding is very plush yet firm enough to give it a great feel. The tether from the top of the car seat rear has a design we haven't seen before and we have a large family so we've been through plenty of car seats. The top tether connects at two points in the back creating a y and makes this car seat easy to install properly and very securely. My favorite feature is I can release the chest clip with one hand! I am juggling getting six children out of the car when I arrive somewhere and this feature is fantastic!

We received this Emblem 3 Stage Convertible Car Seat free through the Stellar Product Testing Panel and first unboxed it in our living room. Our twenty month old toddler saw it and his eyes lit up. He climbed right in and was eager to be buckled. He loved it so much he was adamant about staying in it and proceeded to take an extra long nap. It has quickly become his new favorite seat of all and our idea of using this for our soon to be newest family member has gone out the window. We'll have to buy another! Thank you Britax for a great new car seat!
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Great features
By Darla C.
from Spring, TX
on August 12, 2020
Verified Buyer
This Convertible car seat has some really great features, especially for rear-facing. I love the recline feature, which not many seats have. I am able to easily recline my child when they fall asleep, of course still staying within the safe angle, instead of worrying about his head hanging forward. I love the no thread harness, cause that is pain having to uninstall the seat just to adjust the harness. I love the clicktight easy installation. You definitely have to put some weigh into the seat to get it to click, but you know it is a tight installation without the guess work. Forward-facing it would be nice to have a cup holder. It is a pretty heavy and wide seat so make sure your vehicle has room, and it isn't one I would recommend changing between cars; it's HEAVY. This seat lasts until 65lbs so we will be using it for a while. I love how plush and comfortable the fabric is. I definitely recommend this to parents. Thank you Stellar Parent Testing Panel for sending me this Convertible car seat .
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Almost perfect
By LovingMama
from Oakley, CA
on August 11, 2020
Verified Buyer
This 3 stage convertible car seat from Britax is a solid choice. It was fairly easy to install. Love the fast this this will grow with my child; he is only one years old so he will be able to use it up to 65 lbs! The one issue that I do have is that it lacks at least one cup holder. I feel like its a must-have and why I only have this four-stars. I received this product free from the Stellar Product Testing Panel but all opinions are my own.
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Simply A-Ma-Zing
By Lvmama24
from White Plains,NY
on August 11, 2020
Verified Buyer
Where do I start? When this car seat arrived, I was impressed with the quality! The padded, adjustable headrest, storage slots for the anchors so they're not swinging away at my shin bones and solid, yet narrow base gave me hope (since we have three kids in a combination of car seats and a booster). Installation was a breeze without my husband's help and my nails done. The When I tell you THIS car seat delivers on style(sleek and black so it goes with our many outfit changes and will hide dirt until its time for a wash), functionality( there is a one-handed button to adjust the shoulder straps!) and comfort( my princess is sitting on a padded pillow for her little bum to stay comfy during our extended rides) along with the impact adjusting chest pads is icing on the cake! Oh, and did I mention this car seat also meets FAA standards? That's right it's approved for in flight use while traveling with your little munchkins. They must have had input from a ton of moms when creating this car seat because it covers EVERYTHING. And no, it does not have a cup holder and DOES NOT need one. If I had to choose a cup holder vs. a sleek design to fit three seats in my sedan, I would choose the Britax Emblem 3 Stage Convertible car seat ten times over. Kudos Britax, this mama is grateful and impressed.

Special thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this Convertible Car Seat.
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Super comfy and safe car seat
By barrett23
from Bloomfield, NJ
on August 11, 2020
Verified Buyer
I will admit that I was not quite ready to move from my infant bucket seat but I am so glad we made the switch. This seat was so easy to install. It took maybe 5 minutes to install it on the captain's seat in our SUV.
The seat is super comfortable and my daughter loves it. It reminds me of a cozy recliner. My favorite part, after struggling with multiple other seats, is how easy it is to tighten the straps and make sure that the baby is safe. I was always nervous about the grandparents buckling in the kids but I have no worries with this seat. I would definitely recommend this seat to a friend - even a picky one!
I received this product to try as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel.
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Easy to Install & Love Safety Features
By Vanessamf3
from Dallas, TX
on August 11, 2020
Verified Buyer
I'm so glad we got this car seat when we did. We were needing one for my husbands truck because who likes to transfer car seats from car to car. Installing is was so easy and didn't take the normal 15 minutes it can take to install others. No sweating, no cursing, just easy. That's always a big A+ in my book. My son seems comfortable in it and we love the safety features. One thing that we would love is built in cup holders. Not a deal breaker though. Overall this car seat is great and I'd recommend it to all my friends and family. Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this Convertible Car Seat.
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Overall Very Nice!
By Mommy4
from Green Bay, WI
on August 11, 2020
Verified Buyer
Overall, I really liked the Emblem car seat. My almost four-year-old fit great and seemed to be super comfortable. The material was really soft and luxurious feeling. The car seat was easy to install as well, whether it was forward-facing for my four-year-old or rear-facing for my one and a half year old (we tested the car seat out with both). The only negative with installing the car seat was that there wasn't a bubble level or something similar to show that the seat was installed levelly. The car seat fit really well into the seats of my minivan, though. And I loved that it was slightly more narrow than our previous car seat. This is where my second complaint comes in, though. There are no cup holders on the car seat. It isn't a deal breaker, but it's something my four year old was not very happy about. My only other complaint is that my one and a half year old fit somewhat awkwardly in the car seat. She is super tiny, so we're kind of used to her not fitting things properly. I think with any average-sized child, this wouldn't be a problem at all, though (it wasn't for my four year old). And another definite plus is that with the car seat being black, it doesn't stain easily which is a huge deal with you do a lot of travelling!

Overall, I really liked this car seat. We will definitely keep using it because, even without the cup holders, it's the best option for when we need to move car seats around for another baby (and therefore needed to put the four year old in back with other kids). It was super easy to install and adjust and very comfortable for the little ones.

Thank you to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for giving me the chance to try this fantastic car seat!
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Very well made!
By Annienicole7
from Pennsylvania
on August 11, 2020
Verified Buyer
I'm so thankful to the Stellar Product Testing Panel to have been able to test the Emblem 3 stage convertible car seat in exchange for an honest review. I have three kids and have never been able to find a car seat that was safe, comfortable, and easy to install so I was so excited to try this one! My first impression was that the fabric was very well made and the cushioning was very soft. I could tell just from first look that it had many safety features. I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was it install. The latch system is very strong and easy to figure out. It took me only a few minutes to get the car seat in safely. I have a 17 lb. baby so I installed this in the reverse position. I had to loosen the straps some since it fits small babies to large but that wasn't a problem. I have a Toyota Tundra truck and the car seat was installed in the backseat with 2 other car seats. It fit perfect, no hanging off the seat and it wasn't too wide so it was perfect. My little one loved it when I put him into it, I could tell he was very comfortable. The only part that will take some getting use to is that there is so much padding it's hard to get him into it without adjusting the head support. If definitely recommend this car seat and I am very thankful for the opportunity to try it out. Thanks again Stellar Product Testing Panel.
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Excellent!!!
By nozinnerman
from Fayetteville, NC
on August 11, 2020
Verified Buyer
I was given this car seat through the Stellar Product Testing Panel and I am impressed! I have 5 children, so I have tried a lot of car seats and this is my favorite by far! I love the extra padding that allows for a better fit with smaller children. It's also removable so that bigger children can be comfortable as well. The shoulder height is adjustable by pushing a button and pulling the back up or down.This is so convenient as many other seats need the straps to be removed and repositioned in order to adjust height. The seat is made of good quality materials and I definitely feel safe with my child riding in this seat!
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Versatile, easy to install and great looking!
By njmomof2
from Montclair NJ
on August 11, 2020
Verified Buyer
As a mother of two girls (3.5 and 14 months) I have some experience with car seats.

Overall, the Britax Emblem is a dream. It has a narrow footprint, is lightweight but sturdy, is easy to install, feels very secure in the car and is very easy to get my kids in and out of.

The most notable feature was the ease of installation. My husband has always installed our car seats because I find it too difficult (and we've always had to watch numerous YouTube videos to get it right). The lower anchors (new to me) were so simple when installing forward facing. The installation was 7 steps and took me about 5 minutes. The process was easy enough that I would even feel comfortable having grandparents install the car seat in their cars. The recline, head support and strap adjustments were very straightforward. It was easy to get both my 3.5 year old (forward facing) and 14 month old (rear facing) comfortably set up in a couple of minutes.

PROS: easy install; material is soft and I love the all black (no dirt); the velcro strap holders make it easy to find the straps when putting kids in; the bottom buckle pad is attached (I can't tell you how many times those have fallen off/gotten lost on my other car seats); the straps were easy to tighten/loosen; both of my children felt very secure in their respective installations (truly a car seat that can grow with your kids).

CONS (and they aren't deal breakers): there are only 3 recline settings (I am honestly not sure that you'd need more but I have used car seats with dedicated forward and rear facing recline settings); the velcro strap holders may get caught on kid's clothes (coming from a mom of a girly girl with big flow-y dresses); the shoulder straps could be a little larger; no cup holders.

Overall, this is a very versatile, easy to install, safe, high-value and high-quality car seat. I will definitely recommend this to both my friends and family.

Thank you to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this Convertible Car Seat.
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Cozy convertible car seat from reputable company
By Amac422
from Worcester, MA
on August 11, 2020
I have exclusively bought Britax carseats in the past for my children, so I was excited for the Emblem 3. My 1.5 year old boy is using it, rear-facing. - This carseat is spacious and does not crush him against the back of the seat, is easy to get him in and out of the car without hitting his head, and he looks comfortable, falling asleep in a restful position. The space is nice since I intend to keep him rear-facing as long as possible. -It is safe but also does not discount comfort. The carseat material is silky smooth, wipes off easily, and keeps cool for my sweaty boy. It feels VERY sturdy and has a thick cushion of support around the head. The straps are well padded and don't leave marks on his neck when he falls asleep. There's also a cushion behind the buckle so it does not dig into my son. It's black so hides stains. -The carseat was very easy to install and fit easily in my smaller Prius and my husband's Subaru. It feels sturdy and does not move around. -The height of the straps adjusts easily via the red handle on the top which has been the bane of my existence with every other carseat. It also is exceedingly easy to loosen the straps by a button on the base of the carseat - when rushing around to work or elsewhere, this part is essential. -A cool extra feature is there is Velcro on the sides of the seat that allow you to attach the straps before putting your child in so you aren't digging for the straps underneath them when buckling them in. Cons: -I wish it had cup holders so I could put his water and his little toy cars in there since he inevitably drops them. -We haven't head to clean it yet, which I'm not looking forward to since it has a lot of pieces of fabric. For now, it has worked just wiping it off. -Not a con, but I cannot speak to how it works with infants since I only just started using mine with my toddler. I included a picture with the infant insert. Overall, I would recommend. Thank you to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for allowing me to try out this convertible seat. It was fun to try out this model!
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Light and Comfortable
By MrsBretan
from Roseville, CA
on August 11, 2020
Verified Buyer
I was really excited to get this car seat as I've heard amazing things about Britax car seats. First thing I noticed when I received it and took it out of the box was how light it was. I was able to pick it up with one hand and move it. I also like the material - it seems like it will be easy to clean which is a plus in my book and it is really soft. Seems really comfortable.

It took a bit to figure out how to recline the seat to position 3 (for rear facing car seat) but once I figured it out I couldn't believe how easy it was - it literally has a lever in the front. Installing the car seat in the car was also click using the click connect.

I had it in the car ready to go and was ready to see how my baby will like it especially since we had a longer drive ahead of us. Put my baby in the car and it did not feel right at all. The seat belt ran across his legs, not this hips. It was cutting into my kids legs. I kept trying to adjust but I was not having luck and I could tell my kid was uncomfortable and did not like it. As we were pressed for time, I removed the car seat from the car and installed his infant car seat back.

After our trip, I took some more time to play around with adjusting the car seat. Removing the infant seat pad along with adjusting the head rest helped. I put my 10 month old in and the seat belts laid correctly over his shoulders and waist/hips. He did not look uncomfortable - on the contrary, he seemed to like.

Have not driven anywhere since I was able to get it adjusted so my son fits in there comfortably but I think he will like it and look forward to our next drive using this car seat.

I gave this review 4 stars instead of five due to the difficulty I had in getting it adjusted correctly for my son and also because it does not have a cup holder, not does it have a place to buy and attach a cup holder.

I was given this Convertible Car Seat to try as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel.
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Hassle Free Safety!
By Mishystar
from Massachusetts
on August 11, 2020
Verified Buyer
I've installed my fair share of carseats. I usually end up frustrated and sweaty after 20 min of fighting just for the seat to STILL have wiggle. For that reason, I never remove them for others to use when they take my kids. They just get the whole truck. The Emblem 3 Stage seat changes all that. Under 5 minutes at 1st install. I have never imagined a car seat could be so easy to install all the while keeping my baby safe and cozy. And of course it looks amazing in my truck! Thank you Stellar Testing Panel for giving me the opportunity to test this seat!
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Emblem 3
By Whitniej
from undisclosed
on August 11, 2020
Verified Buyer
Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this Convertible Car Seat. Love this car seat with its safety features and the padding is an extra bonus. Very easy to install without any problems.
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Our first Britax!
By Amaritays83
from Peyton, Colorado
on August 10, 2020
Verified Buyer
I†received this Convertible Car Seat from the Stellar Product Testing Panel. I was able to try it out with 3 of my kiddos, all different ages/sizes, and therefore can give a thorough review. I installed the car seat rear facing for my 10mo (27", 17lbs) and 2yo (34", 26lbs), forward facing for my 5 yo (41", 35lbs). First off, installing this seat was a breeze. I love the convenience of adjusting the harness height with one hand. Changing the position of the seat is also easy to do. The padding on this seat feels incredibly cushy and comfortable, especially the infant positioning pillow. Definitely a "grow with me" car seat, which is AWESOME! This is my first experience using the Britax brand. I am not sure why I didn't get one sooner!
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Absolutely love it
By Mgeddings
from Colorado Springs, CO
on August 10, 2020
Verified Buyer
I received this car seat from Stellar Product Testing Panel to try out and I absolutely love it! The first thing I noticed is how easy it was to adjust as baby grows, all you have to do is pull a little lever right at the top, no need to pull out the straps like some of the other car seats we have owned. Installation was a breeze, the manual isn't difficult to follow but I always prefer watching videos on how to do it, and there were a few online! Since our son is almost 2, we skipped the first stage and went to the rear facing toddler stage. The little guy seems really comfortable and content, even on longer car trips. The best part, the fabric makes it so easy to clean, much less hassle than other car seats! The only thing I wouldn't have liked is using this as an infant seat, since you cant easily pull it out if baby is sleeping, but we don't need to worry about this at our son's age. Overall, I highly recommend.
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A Great Seat for Any Age
By kpk41
from Baltimore, MD
on August 10, 2020
Verified Buyer
I really love the Emblem 3 Stage Convertible Car Seat by Britax. The fabric and cushioning of the seat feels luxurious! We installed rear facing for my one year old and the LATCH system was easy and quick to securely install in my car. My baby looks very comfy and cozy in there and it is simple to get the little wiggle worm strapped in quickly. Adjusting the straps was painless too! This is a really great all around seat. It feels deluxe and very safe for my little one and I look forward to using it for many years to come. Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this Convertible Car Seat.
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Everything you could want and comfortable!
By Juliab
from Boston, MA
on August 10, 2020
Verified Buyer
This seat looks really nice, with clean lines and minimal warning tags (needed but not always nice looking). The fabric feels really nice and while I plan to use this for my infant, my 3 year old thinks it's comfortable and soft. It is also SO easy to remove and I sincerely appreciate that!

It is easy to install by latch and belt and I like to have both options as we do move it to my parents car at times. It's also quite light and easy to move.

I really like the ease of adjusting the straps, rethreading is such a nuisance. The grippy material on the belt is also so helpful to keep everything in place and the padding in this area is also quite plush.

All of this is nice but the main reason I want I car seat is to keep my kiddos safe and I was surprised that this actually had a better safety rating than my current more expensive one!

My only concern is the padding around the head, while feeling quite plush, feels too far apart to really support a newborn. This may be a safety feature or not totally needed given the recline, it just seems to give too much space (not at all a problem for the older sibling).

Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for providing me with this seat to test and review!
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Great seat!
By alz714
from san diego, ca
on August 10, 2020
Verified Buyer
This is a great, sturdy seat, which is very easy to install. My child loves it, it the only seat he does not fight to get into. The telescoping headrest makes for an easy transition as he grows. No longer having to struggle to disassemble and re-thread harnesses. I have used Britax car seats since my son was born and was happy to find another great Britax product. Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this Convertible Car Seat.
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Great
By JCoronado1
from Los Angeles, CA
on August 10, 2020
The headrest was so easy to adjust for my son's height. I loved that the latches are attached to the side of the seat. The material of the seat is very padded and easily spot cleans. I haven't had to wash it but when my son spilled yogurt on it I just wiped it clean with a moistened cloth & it came right out and dried quickly. The reclining feature is great and easy to use, the 5 point harness keeps me feeling secure in the fact that my child is safe. Some things that I would like to see improved are that the color is black and from the research i've done it only comes in that dark color. Living in the desert this is an issue for us as it gets so hot that I I cannot sit my child inside until i've turned on the AC. Another issue is that there is no cupholder. I would also like to see a no rethread system to this just to make it easier in general. I wish it was slimmer. I really enjoyed testing this and can definitely tell that my son loves it, it has made our trips much easier and quieter. I would recommend this seat to friends but they would get a longer life out of it if they started from birth. It is a great seat. Thank you to the stellar panel for sending us this product I'm exchange for an honest review.
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Great for all ages
By Rebecca P.
from Salem, OR
on August 10, 2020
Verified Buyer
I am a mom of a three year old and a two month old, I know my way around car seats. Upon first impression, this car seat seems well made and sturdy. Over the past couple weeks, I've tried it with both kids, rear facing only (just for convenience of not needing to turn it around).

Pros:
* Easy install. My truck only has a latch system in the middle, so I installed using the seat belt. It was an easy process. For those not so knowledgeable with car seats, the instructions and pictures right on the seat itself seams more than enough to guide you through install, and putting a child in.
* Easy minor clean-ups. My two month old (of course) decided to test having to clean the seat. He had a minor (thankfully) diaper blowout while in the seat. I was able to thoroughly clean the seat with a microfiber cloth. The infant pillow he sits on caught most of it, and that slips right out too, which made it easy.
* Velcro for seat belt. I hate having to struggle with the belts constantly falling to be under the child while I try to put him into it. The velcro that holds the belt up out of the ways seems genius. While unbuckling, the velcro automatically catches the belt and keeps it out of the way. So much easier then previous systems I've dealt with. My only concern is with use, velcro may not last through the life of the seat.
* Adjustable between kids. Moving the straps up and down for use between my kids (or as your child grows) was incredibly easy. As is adjusting the angle on the seat (just be sure the latch or belt is still tight when adjusting the angle).
* Comfort. He's three so take it as you will, but my three year old loves the seat. It is shiny and new.

Cons:
* No removable bucket seat for infants. As easy as this seat is to use, I missed being able to strap my two month old in in the house and click into a base at the truck. Or bringing the whole bucket seat into a shopping cart while I shop at a store.
* Level line for install. I could not find one. Every other car seat I've used, it either has a line to be visually level with the ground, or an actual floating level. I am confident with the angle and install and wasn't concerned, but it's strange I couldn't find one.
* My three year old hasn't noticed yet, but there's no cup holder. I can see that becoming a problem.

Overall, I would certainly recommend this seat to a friend.
Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this Convertible Car Seat.
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Amazing product
By NikkiG
from Carson, ca
on August 10, 2020
Verified Buyer
I received this product through stellar panel, and I must say it's amazing! Not too bulky and comfortable enough for my toddler to snooze during car rides! It's pretty light weight and easy to install.
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A great grow with me seat!
By Sue C.
from San Diego, Ca
on August 10, 2020
Verified Buyer
Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this Convertible Car Seat!

Britax is a great well known brand amongst us mommies! I liked the design of the car seat as well as the fabric. I appreciate the premium Latch buckle designs to harness my child in safely, huge plus. Entire car seat can be adjusted to your child's needs, this is a huge plus. Who wants to buy an infant, toddler and a booster car seat? Please add a cup holder to earn another star!

My husband set up the car seat with ease, we have 3 different carseat brands so he's a pro at installing. This model comes with the base and the separate car seat, weighing in less than 20lbs. The base seems to be interchangeable with other Britax seats.

Just double check the car seat can be used with your Britax stroller before purchasing this item. Comes in different patterns to fit your lifestyle or wants.
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Sturdy seat, reliable brand, great features
By patapan
from Gainesville, VA
on August 10, 2020
Verified Buyer
I am picky about convertible car seats, looking for superior safety but also convenience. With my older daughter we went through two or three different convertible car seats before we found one I could love. These things are bulky so I wanted one light enough for me to move on my own, easy to clean, and easy to buckle kids in and out of. Now that my son is ready for a convertible car seat I was dreading shopping again. Luckily the Emblem checks all the boxes and then some. My favorite feature is that the cover is easy to remove and wash, you don't need to remove the harness to get it off or put it back on. We learned the hard way how important that is with baby #1! It is large but that's the norm for convertible seats and this one is not too heavy--I can pick it up and move it in and out of car when I need to. There are two other features that put this over the top for me--there is no need to rethread the straps to adjust the fit (thank goodness), and the buckle stands up on it's own to make it easier to find (it won't get stuck under the baby). Overall this is a sturdy seat from a reliable brand with top notch features. My thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for allowing me to test this product.
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LOVE Britax Emblem
By Aphigmeeko
from Port Washington, NY
on August 10, 2020
Verified Buyer
Just got this car seat for my 15 month old and he loves it! We had Britax car seats for my other children so we knew that the Britax brand is a reliable brand.Like all Britax brand car seats, it comes with latch hooks to install the car seat or you can easily thread the shoulder strap. I love this car seat as it can grow with my baby and not worry which car seat to get next when he out grows it. Yes it doesn't have cup holders for older kids but there are attachments that are easily purchased for the car seat. Like all Britax car seats, the seat is very sturdy and the fabric felt thick and soft. The new fabric for this car seat is far better than the older model.

I received the product through the Stellar Product Testing Panel.
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Sleek Look & So Comfortable!
By CamiBsMama
from Lawndale, CA
on August 10, 2020
Verified Buyer
A few weeks ago we received the Emblem 3 Stage Convertible Car Seat by Britax through the Stellar Product Testing Panel. My daughter just turned a year so it was perfect timing for us. At first, when I saw the box, I was a little hesitant because it looked huge and felt like it weighed a lot. After getting it out of the box, my daughter immediately jumped into the box to play, while we started to look over the car seat. My initial reaction to the seat was how nice and sleek it looked. Right after, I noticed how slim the base was and that made me really happy. I immediately went to my car and installed the seat, rear-facing, using the LATCH connectors - it literally took me a minute to do it, so easy. I was beyond excited to see that the seat fit in my back seat next to the infant car seat base and my toddler booster that were already in the car. We are currently expecting our third so having a seat that could fit with our existing chairs was extremely important to us. As soon as I strapped my daughter into her seat I could tell she was loving it. She wasn't fussing around or trying to get out of her seat, she was comfortable! There is a good amount of padding for comfort and to cushion any impact that may occur. I also loved that the chest clip was rubber because it wouldn't bug her too much like the others that were hard plastic did. A couple of days into the car seat and my daughter threw up in her chair. It wasn't too bad so I spot cleaned and I was shocked how quick and easy it was to clean and how effective the spot clean was. There was no smell that remained or anything - it was great! All-in-all we absolutely love this car seat and will continue to use it until she's too big for it!
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Comfy and Safe!
By jeweleqt
from Vestal, NY
on August 10, 2020
Verified Buyer
We received the Emblem 3 Stage Convertible Car Seat from the Stellar Product Testing Panel in exchange for our honest review. Unboxing the Emblem car seat and installing it into our car was extremely easy. I loved how the LATCH system doesn't need to be rethreaded to go from forward to rear facing. I also found it much easier to adjust than my other car seats.
My son is now 1 years old so I put the car seat in the rear facing mode. The recline was simple to adjust for proper positioning.
Once it was set up, we put my son into it. I liked how there was a lot of padding all around him. There is even an extra seat pad for smaller children, which we didn't need for him. We found it simple to adjust the straps, both by raising the headrest and loosening with the strap.
Although we haven't needed it, we also appreciate the SafeCell and Side Impact protections. Safety is very important to us and we like knowing that he would be protected.
Overall, it seems like a great car seat. Has the safety features you expect with a Britax carseat as well as plenty of comfort for the baby. Peace of mind for mom and dad!
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Great Car Seat!
By MinaSaric
from Snellville, GA
on August 9, 2020
Verified Buyer
I love this car seat and so does my 3 year old. At first I thought that not having a cup holder would be a big issue, but honestly it has not been too bad. I wouldn't mind if one was added but we can live without it. I love he style and the safety features on this car seat the safety bars give me a peace of mind knowing my daughter will be protected in her car seat! My daughter is very comfortable in the car seat she doesn't complain about the car seat being too hard, especially since the cushion on Emblem 3 Stage Convertible Car Seat is super soft and comfortable! The thing that won this car seat a five star is my favorite feature the EZ-buckle Belly Pad cushion by the seat belt buckle! I can't brad enough about that wish all car seats had that feature it makes sitting and being buckled for long car rides a breeze!! The one feature I was a little concerned about was the silicone impact absorbing chest clips but they have not been a issue at all intact it helps keep the straps from twisting! I like how easy it was to install the car seat we got it out of the box and installed within 5 minutes!

Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this Convertible Car Seat.
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Not perfect, but a nice solid option
By Triona
from Central Oregon
on August 9, 2020
Verified Buyer
I recieved the carseat to try as part of the Stellar Product testing panel; here are my thoughts:
The seat looks plush and comfy, the instructions were pretty easy to follow and I love the latch anchors for installation. I really love being able to adjust the harness height without un-threading the straps (it does NOT adjust well if you have a child sitting in the seat though, so that's a bit inconvenient if you are trying to figure out which setting you need).
My one gripe with the seat is that there are 3 recline positions, but no indicator to let you know what position the seat is in, so you basically have to click the seat back and forth until you get a feel for which position you have clicked to. Since the manual consistently mentions positions 1, 2, or 3, I really missed having a way to look at the seat and know how reclined it is.
I do appreciate all the instruction and safety labels on the sides of the seat though, and being able to see the expiration date on the side instead of having to take the seat out and look under it.

I currently have a small toddler, so am using the seat rear facing. I am glad it has so many options to grow with a child and think it is a nice, solid option for anyone looking for a convertible carseat.
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Britax for the win
By Mcsvelez
from Fort Hood TX
on August 9, 2020
Verified Buyer
I received the emblem britax carseat in return for my honest review from weespring and stellar reviews. That being said, I would have probably purchased it anyway after shopping and reading about the features that make it one of the safest choices available at this price point. Side impact protection and the ease of installation make it a great choice for a convertible. We start from newborn in a convertible to bypass the additional step and expense of buying another one in a year or so. My new baby is cozy and comfortable and safe in the seat and I'm not a nervous wreck about her when we go out.
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Awesome Car Seat!
By NatalieH
from Salt Lake City, UT
on August 9, 2020
Verified Buyer
I received the Britax Emblem 3 Stage Convertible Car Seat from the Stellar Product Testing Panel. I was excited to try this car seat as I've heard great things about Britax car seats.

I love the overall look and feel of this car seat. The material is soft and cozy. The buckle is easy to latch and unlatch. The straps are easy to adjust and tighten. I love that this car seat has an adjustable headrest and harness. This feature makes it so I will never have to uninstall and rethread straps as my so grows. It's clear the design was well thought out.

My favorite feature is how easy this car seat is to install. No sweating. No swearing. No bruises. No fuss. If you have installed other car seats you know how big of a deal this is! Installing the Emblem 3 Stage Convertible Car Seat took less than 10 minutes. It has the option to install with lower anchors or the lap belt. I choose to use the lower anchors and was surprised how easy it was to install. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. Also, if you need to move this car seat to a different car it's easy to uninstall. The lower anchors release with the push of a button.

I love that this Britax has a steal frame, energy-absorbing foam, and deep side walls to protect my child's head, neck, and spine. I have a piece of mind knowing Britax has the highest level of safety standards.

Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for letting try this product. I now have the perfect car seat that can grow with my son!
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