First look at the brand-new Britax Baby Safe 2 i-Size car seat

We take a sneak peek at the new Britax car seat due to hit the UK market in 2019

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When it comes to child car seats Britax is a big player in the game and its Baby Safe range is its best-selling infant carriers.

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The baby car seat choice for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (using it to take all 3 children home from the hospital), the Baby Safe car seat is a Group 0+ seat, meaning it’s designed for newborns up to 15 months.

Now, a newer version has been unveiled, the Baby Safe 2 i-size. Similar to the Baby-Safe i-Size, which came out in 2016, this new version also conforms to the new Europe-wide car seat regulation i-Size (the first phase of new law ECE R129).

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So what’s new?

The biggest difference with the new Britax Baby Safe 2 i-Size car seat (which will eventually replace the older seat) is that it has been safety approved to use on an airplane.

That means the car seat is TÜV approved and ‘Certified For Use in Aircraft’. Approved car seats meet test standards from the certification bodies, but bear in mind they generally must be used by the window and cannot be used in emergency exit rows.

Other features on the car seat include the fact it’s lightweight (under 5kg) slimline at only 44cm wide, has washable seat covers that can be removed without having to dismantle the harness and a one-handed adjustment of the headrest and harness.

It also has side impact protection, plus in-built adapters that connect to Britax pushchairs to create a travel system.

 How much does it cost?

Currently due to come to the UK market at the start of 2019, the Britax Baby Safe 2 i-Size car seat price is still to be confirmed, but it’s likely to cost around £175 for the seat and an extra £150 for the ISOFIX base.

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