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Product Review: Britax Boulevard CS

For the last 2 years, Britax has been the car seat of choice in our house.

We like their seats because they are not only comfortable, but they exceed most of their competition in forward-facing weight capacity.

Even though we have only had our Boulevard CS for a short time, there are already many things that we love about it.

Installation: This seat installs the same as Britax’s other seats, with either the LATCH cables located under the seat, the lap/shoulder belt or just the lap belt. From start to finish – it took my husband less than five minutes to put this seat in.

Getting started: Out of the box, this seat is ready to go. Before we installed the seat into my SUV, I had my toddler get in for a fitting.

I normally do this before we put the seat in the vehicle because there is usually an adjustment that you need to do on the backside of the seat to adjust the harness and once it is installed you no longer have access to this area.

This seat features 2 headrest adjustment knobs (one on each side) that allow parents to adjust a harness yoke on the back of the seat. Gone are the days of feeding the harness through a panel of slots. These adjustment knobs were sent from heaven. They are not only easy to use, but they allow parents the ability to be precise when adjusting the harness.

Safety Features: The biggest feature on this seat is the Click & Safe™ (CS) feature. It is an audible aide that helps determine when the harness is secure by clicking when the harness straps are snug.

The True Side Impact Protection™ with deep side walls and head support provides advanced protection in side impact collisions. During a crash, TSIP distributes crash forces, shields the child from vehicle intrusion, contains the child’s head and body, and “trues” the head to minimize lateral head, neck & spine movement.

Size: Britax car seats are known for their bigger, more robust size and this seat is no different. While it appeared to be much bigger than our Marathon, it turns out that they are virtually the same size, with a small differences.
The Boulevard CS is 2.5lbs heavier.

The additional weight is probably due to the body pillow, side impact protected headrest and the mechanism that controls the feeding harness. Three things that are worth the 2lbs!

Britax’s car seats will cost you more, but they are worth every penny.

The fabrics are soft and classy, with fun custom covers offered for kids who want a seat with a bit of personality.

Because my son is so small, he will probably fit into this seat until it is time for him to sit independently with no harness. A normal child would more than likely fit until they were probably 5 or older.


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Lisa Arneill

Mom of 2 boys and founder of and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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