Britax B-Safe 35 1 Layer Impact Protection Infant Car Seat

Last updated: October 12, 2021

If you're looking for a travel system-ready infant car seat, this model is an excellent choice. When using a compatible stroller, you'll be able to remove the seat from the car in and instant and snap it right into the stroller. The car seat is also easy to install and comes with added impact protection.

We looked at the top Infant Car Seats and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Infant Car Seat you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This infant car seat comes with an added layer of protection against the impact of a crash or a sudden brake.

In our analysis of 102 expert reviews, the Britax B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat placed 9th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The B safe 35 infant car seat is engineered with britax’s top safety technologies. The rear-facing seat features a layer of side impact protection and the patented safe cell impact protection system includes a steel frame and energy-absorbing base. The removable infant head pad cushions your infant while providing additional support. Easy installation using safe center latch and built in lock offs makes it simple to secure the infant car seat base. The B safe 35 car seat is FAA approved without the base. Thanks to the click & go system, you can securely attach the infant car seat to any Britax or bob stroller to make a brilliant travel system that is perfect for you are on the go lifestyle. The B safe 35 infant car seat can be used rear facing 4 35 pounds, child height 32” or less. Infant car seat dimensions 17.75” w x 25” h x 26.5” d, seat area 13” d x 8.75” w, shoulder width 10”, harness slot heights 5” to 11”. The seat back height is 20 inches.

Our Expert Consultant

Dr. Niket Sonpal   
Gastroenterologist and adjunct assistant professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Niket Sonpal is an adjunct assistant professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and clinical instructor at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, who specializes in gastroenterology.

He is a graduate of the Medical University of Silesia-Hope Medical Institute in Poland. After completing his residency in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, he was selected to be the 2013‐2014 Chief Resident at Lenox Hill Hospital–Northshore LIJ Health System. Dr. Sonpal completed his fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at Lenox Hill Hospital and continues his work in the field of medical-student and resident-test preparation. He now serves as the associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Brookdale University medical center.

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The handle on the B-Safe 35 works similarly to Chicco’s KeyFit 30 and is just as intuitive: You push buttons on both sides where it attaches to the seat to move the handle into one of several positions.
Features ventilated mesh fabric for improved airflow and temperature regulation. Comprehensive SafeCell system delivers optimal collision protection. Dual side impact protection. European belt guide makes for effortless installation when switching cars without a base Compatible with a wide variety of Britax strollers.
The B-Safe has a steel frame and a compressing base, both of which help keep a child safer in the event of an accident.
Its contoured shell also takes up little space in your car and minimizes side-to-side movement to maximize protection.
Unique and easy installation system
Britax recommends the safety range for babies that weigh between four and thirty-five pounds. They also suggest a maximum height of thirty-two inches.
2 layers of side impact protection - one built into the car seat itself, and the other in the built-in head piece.
The B-Safe 35 seat weighs just 10 lbs, which makes it one of the lightest infant car seats on the market.
We like that this seat has a compact design to minimize the space it takes up in your vehicle. If you have more than one car seat in your ride, this can be a significant benefit to some parents.

What reviewers didn't like

Some Amazon reviewers have complained that the Britax B-Safe is too narrow, and that narrowness means it is harder to fish the straps out from under a child, especially a larger child
Might be a bit narrow for older or larger babies.
The B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat with Elite Base is rear facing only, so it isn’t an all-in-1 seat.
Heavier than other infant seats
With the Britax B-Safe, the car seat is an infant-geared model, which means that it can only fit tiny children.
Our daughter seemed to ‘sink’ into this seat, and she looked squished and uncomfortable. When her head was in the head rest harness, it looked like she was being pushed forward - almost as if there was a back support piece missing (upon searching online forums and youtube videos, we were not missing any pieces).
The B-Safe 35 harness requires re-threading each and every time that you want to adjust it’s height.
Weight capacity of just 35 pounds
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