With three males in the house, function usually comes before style on most things. So I love indulging my inner fashionista a bit with the best and most stylish children’s products whenever I get the chance.
However, my boys’ safety is the most important thing in the world to me so as much as I love cute strollers, car seats and booster seats, I’ll always choose products with great safety features above all others.
Thankfully, with BRITAX, I don’t have to sacrifice one for the other! The company that prides itself on offering the absolute safest car seats, booster seats and strollers on the market also prides itself on giving moms products that combine safety and style perfectly!
I reviewed the BRITAX B-Scene stroller last spring and over a year later I still love it as much as I did when I first received it. So I was delighted when I got the chance to review the BRITAX Parkway SGL Booster Seat recently.
This booster seat takes safety for older children to a whole different level. It’s not just designed to raise kids up to an appropriate height so that their seatbelts fit properly.
It offers a plethora of other safety features to ensure that children big enough to use the car’s seatbelt system are as secure as they can possibly be.
My personal favourite feature was the True Side Impact Protection. Not only does it provide important additional protection to my son’s head in the event of a side-impact crash, it also provides maximum comfort thanks to the extra cushioning on the sides.
I appreciated knowing that if we were every involved in a side-impact crash, the seat would protect my son’s head, keep his body properly aligned and help cushion the force of the impact.
The SecureGuard strap between the legs was so clever! I have to admit that I actually spent quite a while trying to figure out exactly how to attach this buckle to the seat belt; after five years of infant car seats, I couldn’t stop looking for a metal insert to clip into place!
But the strap actually connects to the seat belt by sliding over the belt via an open slit at the bottom. When I buckled my son’s seat belt, I just slipped the SecureGuard onto the belt quickly to minimize the risk of abdominal injury and ensure that he wouldn’t slip out from under the lap belt in the event of a crash!
The final unique safety feature of the BRITAX Parkway SGL was the ISOFLEX Flexible Lower Connection System. What makes this safety feature unique is that it’s designed to protect the other people in the vehicle rather than the child that uses the seat.
I had never really thought about it before but in the event of a crash, an unsecured booster seat becomes a projectile that could injure the other passengers in the vehicle. With the easy-to-use ISOFLEX system, two simple clips in the bottom of the booster seat are pulled out and clipped onto the seat frame to secure the booster to the back seat of a vehicle in mere seconds!
In addition to all these fabulous safety features, the BRITAX Parkway SGL had a grown-up, stylish look with three different fabric choices and a kid-friendly drink and snack holder on each side of the booster seat. Zackary loved his new booster seat and it was easy to see that he found it incredibly comfortable. And I was equally comfortable knowing that he was as safe as possible!
Overall, the BRITAX Parkway SGL exemplified everything that I have come to expect from BRITAX. It had the most advanced safety features I’ve ever seen in a booster seat, was easy to use and even had a sleek look that satisfied my inner style.
And to top it all off, Zackary loved it as much as I did! If you want a booster seat that takes safety seriously while maintaining comfort and style, check out the BRITAX Parkway SGL for yourself, because you can always trust that BRITAX makes your child’s safety the top priority!