Britax Chaperone Infant Car Seat Base Kit, Black (Prior Model)
- True side impact protection distributes crash forces, shields from vehicle intrusion, contains the head and body, and keeps the head, neck and spine "in true" or aligned, to limit injury
- Anti-rebound bar stabilizes child seat by minimizing rotational forces associated with front and rear collisions
- Tangle free, five-point harness with seven harness heights and two buckle positions for a snug and secure fit
- Energy-absorbing Foam Liner absorbs and distributes crash forces
- Quick-Adjust Head Restraint and No-Rethread Harness easily adjust the harness shoulder height and head restraint without disassembling the harness
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Top Customer Reviews
The seat base is sturdy and well-made and holds the carseat in the perfect position for infants without going through the trouble of correctly re-installing each time.
The underside is very smooth and rounded so that it doesn't dig into your seats and leave an impression. The LATCH straps and buckles are very high quality and one of the standout features. You need to REALLY cinch the straps down tight for it to stay in place, but once you do it feels very secure. There is a nice loop on the end of the strap which makes this task easier. The clips that clamp down the extra strap length feel brittle and cheap, and though I feared they would break, they did not. The rebound bar is an uncommon feature which adds an extra measure of safety in the event of a head-on or rear-end collision, at the expense of additional bulk and weight. I like it, and it can even function as a second handle if you decide to lug it around with the carrier installed for some reason. Setting the carrier in the base is a breeze, it snaps right in place with minimal effort. I found detaching it to be a little tricky, but maybe I just need more practice. It's better than the other way around - I'd rather know that it will stay in place.
I got two of these, because we both work and the carrier will be placed in different vehicles on a near-daily basis, saving us a lot of hassle. If this is not you, or your budget is tight, just stick with the one that came with the carrier.
Overall, this is a great base and car seat and will keep our baby safe. A little bit of an inconvenience due to size is well worth the benefits it provides.
It is a bit large and makes putting the passenger seat all the way back impossible, but it goes back enough in my Altima that I can sit comfortably (and I'm a big dude) That's the only reason I deducted a star. And having the second base is a must for a two car family. Especially if one of you drops the kid off and another picks them up. So far so good.
We went without the base for 2 weeks over Christmas because the base was too big for our luggage. I feel like the seat is much safer with the base, it felt like the seat could twist more without the base. The base also ensures the correct angle, independent of the car with the simple angle adjustment.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So, you will need this base if you have the car seat to go with it. Seriously having two bases, one for each car that you will be using makes your life a little easier! Read morePublished 21 months ago by rice
I bought this as a 2nd base for our Britax system and it is stupid easy to use. I love how it easily snaps into a cars latch system using the anchors.. Read morePublished on January 23, 2014 by Chris C
I love this product. It is very easy to put the car seat in and out. The car seat itself, I think, is very heavy, but the base is great.Published on November 30, 2013 by Ann Wood
What's not to like? It's exactly what it says it should be which is a second base for a car seat we received for our baby. Read morePublished on November 16, 2013 by Seth Holmes
I gave it as a shower gift for my niece's first child, and my niece and her husband love it.Published on September 24, 2013 by Claudia
Chaperone is one of the best car seats in market today, and we got this so that we don't have to keep moving seat base when using either of the car.Published on September 24, 2013 by Gaurav
As far as I know this seat will work in my daughter-in-laws vehicle when she is transporting her baby around town and doctors visits.Published on September 3, 2013 by Linda
We love this car seat and bought two bases for each of our cars. So far, very practical investment. Read morePublished on August 29, 2013 by Swimrmommy