In 2010, when we needed to choose an infant car seat to bring home Quincy, we selected the Britax Chaperone. With safety features like the anti-rebound bar and true side impact protection, not to mention previous experience with the Britax brand, it was an easy choice for us. Luckily, Britax sent us a new Chaperone to use for Edison so he could be just like his big sister when she came home two and a half years ago.
Our favorite infant car seat.
Features of the Britax Chaperone infant car seat include a tangle free, five-point harness with seven harness heights and two buckle positions which means a snug and safe fit for your little one. The no-rethread harness is easily adjustable without disassembly. I hate rethreading harnesses, so this is a real plus in my book.
The Chaperone fits infants rear facing from four to 30 pounds and up to 32″ tall, so for most infants, they will be able to comfortably ride well past their first birthday to the American Association of Pediatric’s recommendation of two years.
I’ll admit, this infant car seat is a beast. It’s definitely heavy, both the base and the seat itself. Instead of lugging it around by it’s comfort handle, I recommend using it with a compatible strollers like the B-Nimble, B-Ready or many other major brand strollers (check to be sure) or taking your sweet baby out of the seat. Your chiropractor will thank you for this and so will your back.
The Chaperone has a long base, so you’ll want to make sure it fits in your car correctly. If it’s not installed right, it won’t be safe. I drive a 2000 Subaru right now, and am able to install the base with a seatbelt safely and securely in my car. The infant car seat is also equipped with LATCH, which means I can install it in my husbands car in a matter of minutes. Remember, in cars with LATCH, either use the LATCH install or a seatbelt install, never both.
Just a side note – I see a lot of people placing their car seats on top of shopping carts. It’s not safe and can damage the mechanisms in the car seat that attach them to the base. I love the the Britax Chaperone infant car seat has designed their seat to make it that much harder for people to do this. Please don’t ever place your car seat on top of a shopping cart. It’s very dangerous. Even if you **think** it clicks and is secure, please don’t.
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For information on how to properly install your infant carseat or for more specifications, please refer to your user manual or the Britax website.
Where would your baby go in their Britax Chaperone infant car seat?
Disclosure: I received the above product for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received and the opinion here is my own.Please note that this post is for review purposes only, any information here regarding the fit or installation of the infant car seat is my personal experience only. This post may contain affiliate links.