#Britax Pavilion 70-G3 Car Seat Review & Giveaway!

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We have one brand of car seats in our family right now. That brand is Britax. It’s the brand that we have come to trust to keep our boy safe when we’re driving around. It’s about peace of mind.

Peace of mind he’s comfortable, peace of mind that he’s safe. Peace of mind that he’s happy.

See, we are coming up on 18 months and we’re still rear facing. I never did extended rear facing with my other boys because I hadn’t heard about it and I didn’t realize how much safer it was. Now, I’m a huge advocate of it and Sawyer won’t be riding in anyone’s car unless he’s rear facing. For how long? I really don’t know but I have no intentions of switching him any time soon.

#Britax Pavilion 70-G3 Car Seat Front & Back

We’ve been using the Advocate 70-G3 since we took him out of his infant carrier. My husband and I have been really loving it. He has the same seat in his car. His mom takes Sawyer for a few hours each week and is in need of a new seat. I’ve been transferring Hubby’s back and forth for her and it was time we made sure she had a seat of her own. I wanted to make sure it was a seat I trusted even if it was only getting occasional use because if you get in an accidents all that matters is what car seat they are in at that moment.

The Britax Pavilion 70-G3 Car Seat is what we’re going to install for her. Right now it is currently installed into my Town & Country van. We’ve been trying it out first. As you can see they’re the same seat but the Pavilion doesn’t have the Side Impact Cushion Technology. Don’t mistake that for no side impact because they both still have True Side Impact Protection (click the links to learn more).

#Britax Pavilion 70-G3 & Advocate 70-G3 Car Seat

To start with a good fit I always sit the car seat on the ground and have my child sit in it. This way I can get familiar with my seat without anything getting in my way. Sawyer loves his seats and gladly ran over and sat right in. He could have sat like this all day.

#Britax Pavilion 70-G3 Car Seat

To get the right fit I needed adjust the seat so that the shoulder straps and headrest were at the right heights. I love, love, love that I can just pinch this handle at the top and pull it up or push it down and the entire back moves up and down. Good by threading straps!

#Britax Pavilion 70-G3 Car Seat. Adjusting Headrest and shoulder straps

Harness straps should be at or below your child’s shoulders when they’re rear facing, and at or above your child’s shoulders when they’re forward facing.

#Britax Pavilion 70-G3 Car Seat Headrest & Shoulder straps with toddler

Moving down to the chest clip. CHEST clip. It belongs at the chest.

Not the neck.

Not the belly button.

The chest.

They called it a chest clip to help you remember. :) Clever, aren’t they?

You can also aim for the armpits if that helps.

Note: The straps should be tight. You shouldn’t be able to pinch them, pull them, stick anything in between them.

#Britax Pavilion 70-G3 Car Seat Proper straps

Now that we have it properly fitting your child here’s how we’re going to install it. Remember- we’re rearfacing still. Make sure it’s reclined for rear-facing. Pull the recine lever at the bottom.

First you need to insert your LATCH connectors into your seat. They click into the little metal loops you’ll feel if you slide your fingers in. On my van they just barely stick out so I can see them but I know in my MIL’s & Hubby’s SUV’s you can’t see them. To disconnect just click the red button. You’ll notice they are wrapped around the Integrated Steel Bars.

#Britax Pavilion 70-G3 Car Seat

When I went looking on how to properly install my advocate we ran into some issues and I had trouble visually understanding it. The Energy-Absorbing Versa-Tether is what really secures these seats. Since his seat is directly behind mine and he’s rear facing that meant we weren’t connecting it to the seat or clip behind him. He had to secured to the van itself. Britax is the only one who has an answer to this. Its called a D-Ring. It comes included with your seat.

Remember the car seat should not be up against the seat in front of it.

#Britax Pavilion 70-G3 Car Seat energy-absorbing Versa-Tether Rearfacing

Here’s a closer look of the D-Ring in use.

#Britax Pavilion 70-G3 Car Seat energy-absorbing Versa-Tether Rearfacing

By Rear-Facing Tethering we were able to also get the line perfectly straight letting us know our seat was now level.

#Britax Pavilion 70-G3 Car Seat

We love it and I think Nanny will too!

#Britax Pavilion 70-G3 Car Seat

If the Britax Pavilion 70-G3 is the car seat you’ve been looking for you can purchase it from any major instore or online baby retailer such as Babies R Us. You can also purchase it from our affiliate Amazon. It retails for $339.99 but you can find it on Amazon for as low as $202 right now!

#Britax Pavilion 70-G3 Car Seat Giveaway #momspotted

Right now one (1) Mom Spotted readers has the opportunity to win a Britax Pavilion 70-G3 Car Seat. To enter use the Rafflecopter form below. You can also head over to Must Have Mom and enter her Britax Pioneer 70 Booster Seat Giveaway giving you double the chances to win! Good Luck!

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Contest ends 9.16.13 at 11:59pm. For Official Giveaway Rules click here. Affiliate links used.
About Jennifer MomSpotted

Jennifer, the mom behind the Mom Spotted blog, is located in Western Ma. She has three boys, Johnny (13), Gavin (7), & Sawyer (2). She is married to her high school sweetheart. On Mom Spotted you'll find a fun selection of recipes, family fun, product reviews, and more! You can also find her on twitter @MomSpotted and Facebook.



Comments

  1. Marathon Classic

  2. pinky sade says:

    the bob b-safe for a newborm

  3. Crystal Hovland says:

    A frontier 90 for my almost 4 year old :)

  4. Julie Goetz says:

    I want the Marathon Classic. My daughter is 2.

  5. Jenny Sims says:

    I’d also love the Chaperone infant seat, looks convenient!

  6. tina reynolds says:

    I like the BOULEVARD 70-G3 for a just turned three year old

  7. Michelle Heasley says:

    Britax Frontier 90 for my older child that is 5 for extended harnessing.

  8. Megan Arce says:

    I would love a Pinnacle 90 for my 5yo

  9. Rebecca Peters says:

    I really love the britax b safe for newborns to 30lbs. I have been using that one for a while now and its time to get a bigger seat. Interesting fact: Kate Middleton uses this car seat for the new prince! I thought that was so cool! :)

  10. I need a Frontier 90 for my nephew. He is a giant man child!

  11. I like the Marathon carseat. It is great for a wide range of ages, and I’d start a baby in it.

  12. I would also like the Advocate seat for my one-year-old.

  13. Jessica Lodge says:

    I would like the Frontier 90 Congo for my 3 year old.

  14. b safe for my infant!

  15. Abigail Thomson says:

    I would love the Advocate 70-G3 in Serene for my 11 month old son!

  16. I like the Frontier 90 for my 5 year old.

  17. I like their Advocate car seats, but this one is great! My dd is 2.

  18. Jessica Snow says:

    I love the B-SAFE.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  19. The Pioneer 70 would be a great seat for the next stage!

  20. I would love the Boulevard 70-G3 for my 4 1/2 month old!

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