Britax One4Life Car Seat Spotlight
The Britax One4Life ClickTight car seat is easily one of the favorite go-tos here at Nature Baby Outfitter. When someone is looking for a seat with top of the line safety features, is made in the USA, and can install easily each and every time, it is really hard to find a seat that compares to the Britax One4Life.
The price tag of the seat can be a bit of a shocker for some families. When you compare the cost of purchasing 2-3 different seats over your child's lifetime compared to the One4Life you will see that it is actually a very cost-effective solution. Below I'll get into its full description, highlights, and fabulous product specs. As always, if you have more questions, shoot us an email, visit us in the store, or give us a call. Our contact details are here.
OK, so let's start with the name. One4Life does really JUST THAT! This seat takes your child from birth to big kid. It easily converts from a rear-facing infant car seat, to a forward-facing 5-point harness seat, to a high-back belt-positioning booster seat.
And since they will be in that seat for many years, it is important that it is comfortable. The Cool Flow mesh fabric improves air flow on the hottest part of most kiddos bodies while in a seat, behind their back, keeping your child comfortable for the ride. As your little baby grows from that tiny little peanut through toddler years and into elementary and grade school you will be able to easily adjust the 15-position headrest & harness in seconds to create the perfect fit. When it’s time for booster mode, simply tuck the harness into the built-in storage compartment. The extra plush fabric, head support and easy to use cupholders will make you wish you were in the seat when you were a passenger!
One of the biggest shining lights with the One4Life, as well as several other Britax seats we carry, is the ClickTight system. ALL of the amazing safety features we are going to go through really are not going to do you too much if you don't have the seat installed properly. ClickTight helps take the work and the guesswork out of installations. Once you master the few easy steps, you can install with confidence, every time. Color-coded belt paths show you where to route the seatbelt for each installation mode. Plus, easy-read indicators help you find the correct recline angle. A high strength steel frame, crumple zone, and V-shaped tether help absorb crash energy. And 2 layers of side impact protection surround your child’s head, neck, and torso.
OK, SO HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS
Install with confidence in a few easy steps: set recline level, open, thread & buckle, click it closed.
Seriously... no typos. It's THAT EASY!
NO you don't also have to lock your vehicle seat belt, shove your body weight into the seat and fight to get it snug. Kiss those days Goodbye! No more anxiety about taking your seat and moving it to a different spot in the car. Move it to another vehicle... whatever. Know you can do it easily, quickly and confidently.
You know what else I really love about this feature. It makes it CAKE to clean. Simply open it up, clean it out and reinstall.
2 Layers of Side Impact Protection
Since it isn't always practical to have your seat in the middle of the vehicle the added protection of extra side impact protection is very important. Britax has engineered an energy-absorbing shell and ensured it was foam-lined to surround your little ones' fragile growing head, neck & torso.
This may mean that it is not the most narrow seat on the market. So if you need to fit 3 across, let us help to see if this is going to be a good seat for you or if you need to look at something built to be super slim.
Exclusive SafeCell Technology
This bright red feature may look like a honeycomb and it does have a lot of buzz about it. But it is really a super amazing engineering feet that acts as a crumple zone. When in a crash these super cool get to work by absorbing crash energy to help keep it away from your little one.
Unlike load/stability legs these work in ANY vehicle and when rear and forward facing. Notice how the cells are shaped differently? This is part of the brain power of the Britax engineers showing. The forces and weight of your kiddo are going to be different when they are rear vs. forward facing. Thus how the seat will need to crumple to absorb those forces will need to adapt! This is really an awesome safety feature that you will be able to see each time you get your kiddo in and out of the seat.
15-Position, Quick-Adjust Headrest & Harness
Patented V-Shaped Tether
Another safety feature that we love to demonstrate in store is the V shaped Tether that helps absorb forces and stabilize side to side movement better than a single strap tether. Adding to the safety features, note the red stitches on the top of the tether. They are staged-release stitches help slow and reduce forward movement during a crash
High Strength Steel Frame
Some safety features are more hidden than others. The frame of the seat is one of those features we rarely see. One of the cool things with the ClickTight system is it also will allow you to see a lot of the frame of your seat. The Steel reinforces the seat structure to help keep it sturdy and stabilized. Unlike seats that use less metals and more plastics that means the One4Life is a heavy seat. This is A GOOD THING!! Think about what you would like around your body in a collision.
Quick-Push, 9-Position Recline
Some kiddos still find car rides the best time to nap. And with extended Rear facing you may want to reduce the recline for your bigger kiddo. With the 9 different positions available you can easily find the most comfortable fit for your child and the best fit for your vehicle.