Before Em was born, a very kind friend of mine purchased the Britax Roundabout for us. It has one of the highest safety ratings and customers seemed to love it. Check out how it was put to use before Emory was born.
We used an infant car seat for the first couple of months. We were supposed to get six months out of that puppy but Emory grew too fast. I don’t think we got three. Anyway, we moved him up to the Roundabout right away. And he’s been riding in it comfortably ever since.
The car seat is fantastic. But don’t take my word for it, check out this review from Consumer Reports. It scores pretty high across the board. And it saved a boy’s life when the minivan he was in got struck by a train! That puts my mind at ease while driving on the Jersey Turnpike where some drivers are out to kill everyone who gets in their way. And I sleep a little better knowing that at the very end of the month, when we leave for a week’s vacation in North Carolina, he’ll be protected along the way. I think the biggest complaint is the cost. (160 – 180 dollars) But, you get what you pay for, right? And this sucker is still holding strong for us.
Not only do customers like myself rave about it, but recently Roundabout’s big brother (so to speak) was released, the Britax Roundabout 50, with a 50-pound weight limit. Britax recently sent me one to test out.
My only (and I’m really looking for something here) complaint is that my boy does tend to sweat in it during the summer months. Granted, my kid seems to sweat more than the next kid, so it could just be an Em thing. But I’d much rather have it be comfortable for him and just adjust the car’s internal temperature.
So, for all you upcoming parents out there, the Britax Roundabout 50 gets a big fat thumbs up from our household.