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Britax Onyx Convertible Car Seat

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Britax Regent Carseats saved My kids' lives!!

Jul 17, 2009 (Updated Jul 17, 2009)
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Pros:
highest harnessed weight limit which is 80lbs!

Cons:The only con I would have to say is It is Huge and heavy.

The Bottom Line: This is a great seat hands down for safety, quailty,& comfort. I strongly beleive kids should remain harnessed as long as possible and this seat allows that to happen


I have been reading some posts here on weather or not Britax is any safer then the other brand name carseats out there. and I have to tell you that from what I experienced I have to say there is no doubt that these seats are the safest seats you can buy period! Last fall in November I was involved in a major vehicle accident.
My 2 children ( Daughter 5, and Son 3) were with me in the car as well as my 5 yr old niece. When the accident occured I was on the highwaya going 60 mph when suddenly my brakes gave out and I crashed into the car in front of me  slam!!! Like a ton of bricks!  Because the brakes failed the air bags did not deploy leving my body to endure the entire impact of the crash . I of course was in immediate pain from whiplash and breaking my ankle and wrist . My children however didn't have a scratch! They were both in their Britax Regents. The Lagest Britax seat you can buy that goes up to 80 lbs! I Purchased them for the kids becuase despite them fussing at me about wanting to be in "big kid boosters" I felt they would be safest in a carseat that's harness straps went up to 80 lbs. My niece on the other hand was in a booster seat in the rear of the vehicle. Her mother had not provided me with a booster or carseat for her So I went out right away that day and bought her a cheap booster just so she'd have something. As soon as the paramedics arrived I was transported out to the ambulance . My children were safe and had no injuries whatsoever but my niece who was in the booster had to go in the ambulance as well due to multiple fractures in her arms from crashing into the seat in front of her . the seatbelt did not fully keep her back up against the seat to lessen the force of the impact. She also had horrible bruises and cuts on her neck from the seatbelt cutting into her neck upon impact. She had to go through countless months of recovery all because she was improperly restrained.  After I arrived at the hospital and I was stable the paramedics came in to talk to me to let me know that my kids were safe with thier daddy , they also said that they were amazed by how the carseats kept them secure and injury free as if they were never in a crash . In fact because of the location of where my son's seat was , which was right behind me , they said had he been in a booster his neck would have snapped becuase his small 40 lb frame wasn't strong enough to withstand that kind of impact on his body. So are they safer??? well you'll have to decide for yourself. All I know is you can't put a pricetag on safety or your childre'n lives and my children are alive and right as rain because they were in the right kind of seat~


Recommend this product? Yes


Amount Paid (US$): 279.99
Age Range of Child: 3 to 5 Years

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