Britax Chaperone Infant Car Seat – Top Reviews & Key Info

  • Britax Chaperone Infant Car SeatPrice Range: $200 to $230
    • Extra Cost: $90 for extra base
  • GooGooLove: ♥♥♥♥ (4/5)
  • Pros:
    • Anti-rebound bar
    • Easy to install
    • Extra long canopy
  • Cons:
    • Heavy
    • Takes up a lot of room in car
    • Not comfortable to carry
  • Child’s Weight & Length Limitations:
    • Weight: 4-30 lbs
    • Height: 32″ or less
    • Seated Shoulder Height: 6.5″-11″
  • Product Weight & Dimensions:
    • Weight: 10 lbs (Car Seat Only); 9.25 lbs (Base Only)
    • Dimensions, Handle Up: 18.3″W x 25.3″H x 30″D
    • Dimensions, Handle Down: 18.3″W x 17.8″H x 30.6″D

Most Helpful Reviews on the Britax Chaperone Infant Car Seat.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars(3/5) – 5/27/2012 – This seat has amazing safety features. The seat is a bit on the heavy side so I cannot imagine the struggle to be had once our daughter nears the maximum weight for the seat. The full canopy is a great feature, but since it is some big, when it is not up the extra fabric hangs on the back side of the seat and sometimes get caught between the seat and the base. The biggest gripe I have about this seat is the inability to use it with shopping carts…. (read more and buy it at Diapers.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 12/28/2011 – I have been using this car seat for about 4 months. Now that the baby is here I have discovered the following. It is heavy and can be difficult for me (5’5″ 120 lbs) to lift in and out of our Yukon. It is also pretty cosmetically boring to look at as well. But the shade canopy is extra long which I love and protects my baby skin and face from the sun. I have a (Baby Trend) snap and go system that I use with it as it is too difficult to carry around for long periods of time. But I would Never, Ever compromise my child’s safety for the weight or look of this product….  (read more and buy it at BuyBuyBaby.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 7/13/2012 – I was a bit obsessed with researching the best baby items when I was pregnant. This was the seat that won our vote by far!! Some things we love: 1) Rated the safest on the market (as of dec 2011)…. 2) Example of safety unlike any other: the “anti re-bound bar”…. And on a side note, I saw another reviewer post that she was disappointed about how this seat doesn’t sit on the carts at the market- ALL infant seats have the same warning on the side and say NOT to put the seat on the top part of the cart. They ARE NOT designed to do that, and its SUPER un-safe! Just like any other infant seat, this seat does fit perfectly inside the cart-which is the recommendation per the manufactures and the AAP…. A few things that could be a problem for some: 1) Because of the “anti-rebound bar” the seat takes up quite a bit of room…. 2) The seat is HEAVY!… (read more and buy it at Babiesrus.com)
  • 2.0 out of 5 stars(2/5) – 9/4/2012 – … I can’t figure out what is so bad about the Chaperone, but both our kids have hated it. We loaned it to a friend who had a 4 lb preemie until her daughter fit into their infant car seat, and her daughter also cried in it constantly…. There’s no way this would be workable in a compact car. I do find it to be very easy to install, both with LATCH and with the belts, as long as there is room. The handle is less comfortable to carry than the Graco we borrowed. I love the idea of the giant canopy…. I also love how easy it is to adjust the straps…. (read more and buy it at Babiesrus.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 10/21/2012 – I spent a lot of time researching car seats online…and while this one had been recalled a few years ago (or maybe last year, I can’t remember) Britax has addressed the issues and produced a safe, easy to use, and attractive car seat…. I like that the adjustments are easy to make as our son continues to grow. The cons to this product are that it is heavy (but I typically snap it into the Britax B-Agile Stroller, Black, so I don’t carry it too often)…. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
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What the Makers Say

  • Anti-Rebound Bar (on base, included with seat) stabilizes child seat by minimizing rotational forces associated with front and rear collisions
  • Quick-Adjust, No-Rethread Harness repositions the harness shoulder height without disassembling the harness strapsTrue Side
  • Impact Protection offers a head restraint creating an extra layer of energy-absorbing foam, keeping the head, neck and spine “in true” or aligned, and deep side walls lined with energy-absorbing foam to distribute crash forces, shield from vehicle intrusion, and contain the head, neck and body
  • Tangle-Free, Five-Point Harness distributes crash forces across the strongest parts of the body and provides a secure fit
  • Energy-Absorbing Foam Liner (EPS) absorbs and distributes crash forces
  • 30-pound Weight Capacity for safety and comfort through the first years
  • Large Multiple Position Canopy blocks wind, rain, and harmful UV rays from baby’s sensitive skin
  • High Density Comfort Foam provides an extra layer of padding to gently cushion your child
  • Plush, Premium Cover Set with matching belly pad provides extra comfort
  • Stroller Compatible Design works with BRITAX B-READY, B-NIMBLE, B-SCENE, B-AGILE strollers, using the integrated CLICK & GO adapter system, and CHAPERONE stroller to create a convenient travel system. Also compatible with other major stroller brands when used with BRITAX adapter strap (included).
  • Ergonomic Carry-Handle designed to contour to forearm to allow for more comfortable carrying of child in car seat…. (read more at BritaxUSA.com)

Any Safety Recalls :( ?

  • November 4, 2010 – Infant Car Seats Recalled by Britax Due to Laceration and Choking Hazards. See full press release here.

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