I’ve seen a lot of car accidents in my life.
After college, I was a licensed Property & Casualty Adjuster for a high-risk insurance company. That means that every day, I investigated car crashes, determined liability, assessed the damage to the vehicles, evaluated injuries and determined the claim value.
Many of those crashes involved children, and the more serious crashes were really difficult to work. Years later, I still remember some of the heartbreaking and tragic injuries and losses.
Those accidents are the reason I never, ever sacrifice safety when choosing my children’s car seats.
And why all three of my children are in Britax Car Seats.
My younger daughter is in a Britax Marathon. My son is in a Britax Boulevard. And my oldest daughter is in a brand new Britax Frontier 90.
Britax is the top of the line when it comes to car seat quality, innovation and safety.
The Britax Child Safety research, testing and design is unparalleled. By using crash-test studies, product testing at independent facilities and numerous revolutionary forms of technological testing, Britax is able to continually enhance their products and consistently exceed the federal government safety standards. Those increased enhancements all work to distribute crash forces away from children during crashes.
This is our new Britax Frontier 90:
The Frontier 90 is awesome. It can be a 5-point Harness Car Seat for children up to 90 pounds and then can be a Booster Seat all the way up to 120 pounds. That’s a long time! It’s the perfect seat to transition from an extra-safe harness seat to an extra-safe booster.
There are lots of great features on the Frontier 90 too. The Click-Tight Installation system made installing the car seat really easy. Instead of trying to get beside the seat or feed my arm through the car seat to get the strap through, all I had to do was put my fingers in the Click-Tight Installation slots and press the buttons.
The lower part of the Car Seat (where my daughter’s lower back would lean) flips up to reveal the inside of the car seat for Click-Tight Installation. I can then have easy access to the latch straps and/or the vehicle seat belt path. It’s really cool!
Another thing I love about the Frontier 90 is that I don’t have to choose the Harness or the Booster mode. If my older daughter is using it, we just tuck the harness straps off to each side and out of the way behind the armrests. When my younger daughter or a friend needs to sit in the seat, we pull the straps back to the middle and have a 5-point harness again. Very smart!
Again, from my insurance claim experience I’m very aware of how important side-impact protection is. I love that the Frontier has True Side Impact Protection. With nice side walls and head restraint, the Frontier 90 side-impact protection system keeps my daughter’s head, neck and body aligned. Plus, the EPP foam absorbs energy, distributes crash forces and shields my little girl from vehicle intrusion.
The comfort features of the Britax Frontier 90 all ensure that my daughter will be comfortable on even long trips. The cup holders and little storage spots are perfect for a water bottle and small activity items. The armrests and front-adjust recline mean that my daughter can get comfortable and adjust the seat as she likes. And the comfort foam provides and additional layer of padding to keep my daughter cushioned in the seat.
I love the look of the Frontier too. It’s clearly a well-made car seat, with quality structure and fabric. And with the Easy-Remove cover, I can take the cover off for easy cleaning without uninstalling the car seat or even disassembling the harness.
If you’ve ever struggled with cleaning a car seat cover, you know what a cool feature that is!
I am! I’m thrilled with every one of our Britax Car Seats and am thrilled that we’re able to move up to a booster seat with the same Britax Safety Testing and features. I know that my kids are in some of the safest, highest-quality car seats available. That makes this Helicopter Mom rest just a little bit easier.
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I was not compensated for this review, but did receive a product to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.