Last winter we had a scary moment when coming home from a trip back west. It was dark and we were very much in the middle of nowhere driving on the interstate. We were talking and looking forward to being home at our little farm again when I saw something huge hit my car on the driver’s side and then I heard crashes and scraping down the side of the car as we skidding to a halt.
A large buck with a huge rack had jumped onto the interstate from the median and right into the side of our car. We pulled over to the side of the road and my head swung around to the backseat to make sure my little Farmer Boy was ok. Thankfully he was ok and hardly seemed phased but I burst into tears. Nothing is scarier than those moments when you aren’t sure your little ones are safe and sound and the relief from finding out they are is overwhelming. (We had quite the damage to our car from this accident, the entire left side had to be replaced.)
Safety for my little ones when driving in our car is my utmost priority and comfort plays a big factor as well since we travel quite a bit. We’ve looked into many different car seats (yes, I am one of those crazy mamas that must research everything I buy!) and I’m glad to have stumbled across the Britax brand. We recently had the opportunity to check out the Britax Marathon Car Seat and I just wanted to share a few things that we enjoyed about it and why it fits what we look for in a car seat.
1. The Marathon Car Seat can fit children from 5 to 65 pounds. That means instead of having an infant car seat and a toddler car seat we only have to have one seat until our little ones are old enough for a booster. (Plus I’m just not a huge fan of dragging an infant seat around!)
2. The Marathon Car Seat has so many safety features! The base has SafeCell Technology, there are integrated Steel bars in the seat, energy absorbing VersaTether, and side impact protection just to name a few.
3. The seat is created from a high density foam so it’s very comfy for your child, even for longer trips.
4. The seat cover is removable which makes it easy to clean. I don’t have to tell the parents out there how nice that is!
We love the Britax Marathon for all of these reasons and more. I feel comfortable putting both Farmer Boy and Little Brother in these seats in our car and that comfort means a lot for a Mama’s mind. 🙂
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*Britax provided us with a Marathon Car Seat to review, however it in no way influences our thoughts on the product.