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Review of the Britax Marathon Car Seat

Updated on May 24, 2018
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Hello! I am a stay-at-home mom to two wonderful children who keep me very busy.

Video: How To Install A Britax Marathon Carseat

Britax Marathon Car Seat

We bought our first Britax Marathon Car Seat 4 years ago after my son was born. We were looking for something larger than his infant seat that he could transition into and fit into for a while. My main criteria was safety.

I also wanted to find a car seat that would grow with my child. This car seat can hold kids until they are 65 pounds! That's larger than most car seats on the market now. I didn't have to buy another car seat again after buying this one.

My son has finally outgrown his. He weighs less than 65 pounds, but he is so tall that the top of his head was above the top of the car seat. My daughter is 3 years old and she is still sitting comfortably in her Britax Marathon car seat.

The car seat covers are removable and come in a variety of patterns and colors. They are stain-resistant. We have even spilled grape juice on my daughters pink Britax, but the stain came out when we put it through the washing machine.

They only disadvantage I could find with this car seat, and I don't know if others are the same, but when there is a spill or mess on the car seat cover, you have to remove the car seat from the car and take it apart to get the car seat cover off. It's a pain, but after a while, you get to be a pro at taking it apart and putting it back together again.

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Britax Car Seats Top Charts In Safety

I found that Britax Car Seats regularly topped the charts on safety.

The Britax car seat has side-impact guards for children's heads in case the car is hit from the side. This feature lessens the chance of your child having neck injuries.

It also contains a double foam protection (Styrofoam and regular foam beneath the car seat cover to absorb shock that occurs during an accident.

A metal bar runs up both sides of the Britax marathon on the outside. This creates and extra layer of security for your child.

Even though it was a little more expensive than its competitors, the safety features and maximum weight made it a winner.

It can hold a child up to 65 pounds!!!


Video: Britax Marathon Car Seat Safety

Britax Carseats Are Easy To Install

The whole Britax line has a very nice anchoring system for getting it into the car.

I studied the reviews and learned that the Britax anchoring system is one of the easiest to install.

The Britax Marathon can be installed as a rear-facing (up to 35 pounds) or forward-facing (up to 65 pounds and 49 inches tall) car seat.

A bunch of my Mom friends and I have the Britax car seats and we find it very easy to get it in and out of the car once you get the hang of it. You simply latch the car seat to your cars latch system on both sides. Then you anchor the back anchor to the anchor behind the car seat (either in the trunk of the SUV or behind the seat in your car.

Once I am finished anchoring the seat into place, I literally sit in the seat myself and pull each of the belts connected to the anchor until they are tight.

Britax Carseats Are Comfortable

The Britax is also very comfortable. An uncomfortable baby is a crabby baby, so you want to surround him or her with comfort.

We have driven across the country with my son and my daughter in the car seat and they have not complained once of it not being comfortable.

We have tried others while away on vacation and they have complained that the seat was not comfortable within hours.

We like the Britax Marathon so much that we bought one for my daughter when she was born!

© 2012 caseymel

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      Hafidh 

      3 years ago

      What is the age limit on your myride? We have a Britax car seat that goes from 9 mtonhs to 4 years. My daughter will be 4 in april and I have just moved her into a full backed booster seat. I read that the limit for a booster is between 18 -20kg/ 40-45 Ibs. Until this size it is not possible for the adult seat belt to adequately hold the child and can cause serious internal injuries even at 30 mph.I would trust your instinct. You could get a combination seat, one that has a harness that can be removed and converted into a booster seat when she is older. This might give her more room as I know the bucket style seats can get cramped when they get bigger.My 6 year old still has the back on his booster and I cannot imagine removing it any time soon as it provides cushioning from side impact.References :

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      Stopmachine 

      3 years ago

      What is the age limit on your myride? We have a Britax car seat that goes from 9 motnhs to 4 years. My daughter will be 4 in april and I have just moved her into a full backed booster seat. I read that the limit for a booster is between 18 -20kg/ 40-45 Ibs. Until this size it is not possible for the adult seat belt to adequately hold the child and can cause serious internal injuries even at 30 mph.I would trust your instinct. You could get a combination seat, one that has a harness that can be removed and converted into a booster seat when she is older. This might give her more room as I know the bucket style seats can get cramped when they get bigger.My 6 year old still has the back on his booster and I cannot imagine removing it any time soon as it provides cushioning from side impact.References :

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