Car seats, man. They are so important, but a lot of times feel complicated, pricey, and just too much for my over-logged momma brain to handle. Thankfully, there's a lot of good information to help keep your head above water, and you can find it all on our website through buying guides and helpful blog posts. Still, sometimes there are still things you might not know.
Approved Car Seat Accessories
Technically, any third party product or car seat accessory you use must be approved by your car seat manufacturer. Otherwise, in case of an accident, the manufacturer cannot back up your car seat or its safety claims since an "unsanctioned" accessory was involved, and could have possibly compromised the safety of your car seat. Yeah, heavy stuff, right? And stuff that most parents just don't know! So how do you go forward with this information, and what changes might you need to make? Toddlers are especially tricky since it seems like they need to be holding some sort of snack or toy to behave during your daily commute. On the other hand, try to keep the car seat like your crib: free of unnecessary items that could compromise your child's safety. The next logical step would be to invest in manufacturer-approved car seat accessories. In other words, if you want to buy a sun shade or infant neck cushion, get it from the same company you bought your car seat from, and buy it new--otherwise you risk voiding your car seat's warranty.
Britax's Latest Accessories
We love Britax car seats at The Baby Cubby, so here are the latest Britax accessories you can buy to make life easier and your child safer:
This nifty little bar is compatible with all of the ClickTight Convertible Car Seats Britax offers, including the Boulevard, Marathon, Frontier, and Advocate. Used in the rear-facing position, this strong steel bar protects your baby from hitting the seat back in the event of a collision. The Anti-Rebound bar also offers a padded place for little feet to rest.
Britax Car Seat Protector
Now you can ensure that your car seat doesn't ruin the seat of your vehicle. It's surprising the amount of wear and tear (not to mention sand, snacks, and other goop) that gets on your car's seats, and the carseat itself, when infant and toddler car seats are involved. Use this quality seat protector to keep your car nice, and the car seat steady and free of messy spills. All you have to do is regularly remove the waterproof mat and clean it with water. Easy!
New Car Seat Colors
Britax Boulevard ClickTight Car Seat - Trek
If you already have a Britax car seat, it's likely that you love it. But if you're adding to the brood, and likely need to invest in a newer seat, look for the Britax Boulevard in its latest color: Trek. The light silvery gray gives some definition and style along with easy-to-see coloring to avoid losing things in its depths.
Britax Marathon ClickTight Car Seat - Verve
The Britax Marathon is another fast favorite, and it's not hard to see why with its simple design. Now you can enjoy the Marathon in a classy new color: Verve. Muted tones help the seat look cleaner longer, and give your child a calm color scheme to keep those longer car rides uneventful. If you don't yet own a Britax ClickTight carseat and want to learn more about the differences between them, read our helpful blog post here.