By far the best car seat available on the market is the Britax car seats, both for safety, style and comfort. The Safecell technology of the Roundabout boasts Safecells located at the base of the car seat, created to compress during a crash, decreasing the center of gravity and preventing the forward rotation of the child seat, reducing the risks. The integrated steel bars in the seat strengthen the car seat’s connection to the vehicle in an event of a crash. All other features including energy-absorbing versa-tether, side impact protection, energy-absorbing foam liner, and five-point harness all contribute to distributing the forces during the crash, minimizing risk of head injury and ensuring the protection of the child’s brain and spinal cord. The prices of the Britax car seats are moderately priced from $160.00 to $300.00 USD, but I would say it’s worth every penny to know that your child is in the safest product out on the market.
In addition to the safety features, The Roundabout is versatile because it is suitable for 2 stages of your baby’s grow from infant stage, because the car seat allows for rear facing and toddler stage, forward facing feature. The car seat is so comfortable for the car ride nap and perfect for long distance travel. The car seat is ideal for travel when having to transport your child through the airport, you can snap it into Britax Car Seat Travel Cart, which is a platform with wheels. You can stroll your child through the airport with ease!
BRITAX Roundabout 55 Convertible Car Seat Specifications
- Product Dimensions: 21 x 18.5 x 26 inches; 17 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 20.8 Pounds
- Connector of car seat to the vehicle is simple by using either the vehicle’s lap or shoulder belt
- Age/Weight Requirements
- Rear facing position- 5-40 lbs.
- Forward-facing position – 1+ years old weighing 20-55 lbs.
- Available colors/patterns in Onyx, Davenport, Smokey Pearl, and Isabella
- Warranty: 1 year limited warranty
- Certified for Aircraft Travel
Does the Britax Roundabout 55 Convertible Car Seat have a down side?
One of the complaints about the car seat is that it does not recline when it’s forward facing. However, when the toddler is at the forward facing stage, the toddler would likely to prefer being about to sit up to observe their surroundings. Other than this minor detail, there are no complaints about this car seat because it looks great and it’s such a practical and well worth buy!
OVERALL: **** 4.5 Out Of 5 Stars ****
The overall rating on this car seat is a solid 4.5 to 5 stars because quality of the car seat is undeniable. I personally own a Roundabout and have been using it from the time my son was an infant until now that he is 4 years old. The quality of the car seat is superb, lasting 4.5 years and it still works great. The car seat cover can be removed and washed in a washer. The harness and the connectors are all very easy to use making it very simple to get your child in and out of the car.
Some parents bought 2 of the same car seats to have one for the mom’s car and one in dad’s car. Also, parents with a smaller car points out that it fits great in the car and it looks great! I highly recommend this car seat to any parents on the search.
Where To Buy BRITAX Roundabout 55 Convertible Car Seat?
Stores like Toys R Us, Bergstroms Children Store and online retailers carry this car seat. I made the mistake of purchasing the seat at Bergstrom, but it is much cheaper online on Amazon. The car seat currently sells for $159.99 on sale at 20% off of $199.99 original price. If you have amazon for your baby registry, it’s great for your out of town family members to just order it online and ship it to you! Amazon has the best customer reviews and return policies if necessary. When purchasing a high ticketed item, it’s good to find a good vendor who is customer friendly. Your child’s safety is very important and I would check out the Britax website and you’ll see that the car seat is well worth your money and peace of mind when driving with your child.
For more information on Britax car seats, go to www.britaxusa.com/car-seats/roundabout