Britax Marathon Convertible Carseat
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  • I love my britax marathon car seat and recommend it to anyone with a young baby or toddler

    • by duckfan

      I love my britax marathon car seat and recommend it to anyone with a young baby or toddler. Even if you will not use it rear facing, this is great car seat everyone needs. It is more expensive than other brands but gets high grades for safety year after year and safety is the most important thing when picking a car seat. The money is worth your child’s safety.

      You can use this car seat from birth up to 65 pounds which satisfies many states car seat requirements. It may be used rear facing for babies and forward facing for toddlers.

      It comes in different covers. You can also buy additional covers for around $50 from the manufacturer.

      They make plain beige and grey ones that look much like the interior of your car if you like a plain look that will blend in with your car, but they also make fun covers such as floral ones or ones with butterflies that will make your older child happy.

      The installation of this car seat is difficult but they have tried to make it a lot easier for parents. No car seat is easy to install. This one comes with a booklet that helps and the car seat itself has directions on it. You may use this from 5 to 35 pounds facing reverse and 20 to 65 pounds facing the front. The carseat has a label that tells you ...

      • where to belt it for each way on it which is very helpful.

        This car seat comes with both the latch system that new cars have and the ability to use the car’s own seat belts through slots. When you use the car’s seatbelts it has a slot with a built in locking clip that holds it tight. I find using the seatbelts to take two or three times as long to install as the latch system.

        The covers all come off as do the shoulder pads and belly pad. To remove the cover is a real pain, but they do get dirty. You basically have to unhook one or both sides of the carseat to get the cover

        off and have to pull the straps through to change it. It takes a lot of effort to get the cover on and off, but it does wash well and looks good as new after being cleaned. I take mine out every few months and run it through my home washer and line dry it and it looks fantastic.

        The pros of this car seat:

        can be used both forward and rear facing.

        can be used from birth on.

        cover is machine washable.

        very comfortable for the child.

        great safety ratings.

        comes in lot of fun and plain covers.

        the cons:

        it is giant and will not fit every car.

        very large and hard to carry if you need to travel with it.

        takes a long time to change covers.

        takes a long time to install with seatbelts.

        the belly pad falls off a lot.

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