Britax Baby-Safe Plus SHR II Review
Britax Baby-Safe Plus SHR II Review
Before opening the box we had high hopes for the Britax Baby-Safe Plus SHR II. Britax stands for safety, quality and innovation. Coupled with the fact that this Britax Baby-Safe Plus SHR II was the chosen seat to transport Prince George from hospital back to his home. It just has to be a winner doesn’t it?
The Britax Baby-Safe Plus SHR II is a rear-facing Group 0+ car seat. That means it’s suitable from birth to approximately 13kg.
The seat has deep sides and is very well padded. It has a great integral recline that keeps baby’s spine in the best position. There is a removable and washable cover for any accidents. We’ve all had a few of those explosions! The headrest is nicely cushioned and protects on all 3 sides. The headrest is also height adjustable so adapts with your growing baby.
The seat comes with a 5 point safety harness. You will hear a click when fastened correctly, which we think it great for when in a hurry. The Britax Baby-Safe Plus SHR II features a rocking base so you can soothe your baby to sleep when either at home or when out.
The car seat comes 7 colours. So you can mix and match if you have a Britax stroller. The colours include Black Thunder, Cool Berry, Chilli Pepper, Blue Sky, Cactus Green, Fossil Brown and Smart Zebra. We loved the Chili Pepper Red, perfect for both sexes of children.
The handle on the Britax Baby-Safe Plus SHR II has a soft touch area which means it’s easy to carry on your arm. Weighing in at only 3.9kg this car seat is light and comfortable; and will certainly not feel heavier when your child grows.
It has an extra long hood covering the child inside fully and it is certified as being 50+ SPF; giving your child that extra bit of sun protection. We think this is great because parents can be left assured that when facing their child out of the sun, that they’re not actually still getting burnt.
SHR – What does that mean?
The SHR means “single-handed release” button. This comes into play when you use it with a pushchair. The SHR means you can release the seat with one hand, we love this feature as it allows you to carry on holding your child whilst being able to take the car seat off of a pushchair chassis with your other hand.
The Britax Baby-Safe Plus SHR II is fitted with D-SIP technology. This means Superior Side Impact Protection. This is a D shaped device which you manually lift up on the side of seat nearest the car door. In the event of a crash, this will disperse the collision energy away from the car seat therefore protecting the baby.
The Britax Baby-Safe Plus SHR II can be fitted with 3 options. You can either use the Britax ISOFIX Base (from £79), the Britax Belted Base (from £63) or a 3-point car seat belt in your car. For maximum safety, the ISOfix base is excellent as it attaches to ISOfix points in your car; however if your car does not have these then the use of a belted base is also great as improves the overall sturdiness and creates a simple click and go system – perfect for busy parents.
The car seat comes with built in Click and Go adaptors. This means that it can instantly be used as a travel system with any Britax strollers that feature the Click and Go system. So Britax Affinity (from £385), B-Agile 3 (from £199.99), B-Agile Double (from £299.99), B-Smart, B-Dual, B- Motion. It also is compatible with BOB (brilliant strollers from the US which are now catching on here).
If you need more help Britax has produced user guide video and manuals.
Britax Baby-Safe Plus SHR II: RRP £129.99.
Depending on your colour preference, the best prices we found were:
Kiddicare from £94.99
BuggyBaby.co.uk from £89
For the Britax Baby-Safe Belted Base (RRP £79.99), the best price we found was:
For the Britax Baby-Safe ISOfix Base (RRP £109.99), the best price we found was:
Prices found as of January 2015.
Good choice Wills and Kate!