While the Britax Boulevard G4.1 has been highly praised for being super easy to install, it seems that there are still some issues that can come up as you use the Boulevard Car Seat From Britax.
Last Updated: October 29, 2017
|Rear-Facing Weight:||5-40 pounds|
|Forward-Facing Weight:||20-65 pounds|
|Height Limit:||Up to 49 inches|
Will It Fit In My Car?
|Do I need to use a pool noodle/rolled towel?||Yes|
|Easy To Install Rear-Facing?||Yes|
|Easy To Install Forward-Facing?||Yes|
|Easy To Uninstall?||Yes|
The Britax Boulevard G4.1 comes with only 3 recline positions. While it can be good enough for older kids, you will need to help it recline more for younger babies. Using a pool noodle or rolled towels is ideal in this case.
Compared to other Britax convertible car seats, the Boulevard G4.1 is particularly easy to install both by LATCH and seat belt, regardless of where it is facing.
See the videos.
Take note the model used in the next four installation videos uses a different model of Britax, but the installation procedures are nonetheless the same.
How To Install Rear-Facing With LATCH
How To Install Rear-Facing With Seat Belt
2015: Britax phased out the use of the rear-facing tether on all of their convertible seats.
How To Install Forward-Facing With LATCH
How To Install Forward-Facing With Seat Belt
|Country Of Origin:||USA|
|Side Impact Tested:||Yes|
|Approved For Airplane Use:||Yes|
|Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle?||Yes|
Aside from the steel-reinforced frame that this seat comes with, it has an upgraded version of side impact protection – 2 layers to be exact.
Its buckling system also uses the “click and safe snug” harness indicator. When you pull the harness adjuster strap, you will hear an audible sound telling you that it is within the range of proper fit.
|Is The Material Breathable?||Yes|
|Seat Weight:||19.5 pounds|
|Machine Washable Cover?||No|
|Comes With An Infant Body Support?||No|
|Easy To Remove Cover?||Yes|
|Comes With A Cup Holder?||No|
|Shoulder Harness Has Pads?||Yes|
|Leg Straps Has Pads?||No|
The seat material is breathable and comfortable.
The seat cover is easy to remove for washing but it can only be hand-washed.
Be careful when choosing the seat fabric. The Laguna and Domino seat covers apparently easily fray especially when constantly coming in contact with your kids velcroed shoes or if you wash it together with something that has a velcro in it.
The seat is relatively light compared to most Britax convertible car seats. When considering to bring it to the airport with you, it’s definitely a better lightweight choice.
You will not have to manually rethread the harness as you can just move the headrest up and down, and the seat harness height will move with it.
While the shoulder harness has pads for comfort, take note that some parents find it difficult to make a comfortable fit especially on the crotch strap area. It seems that the straps are not long enough to provide a customizable fit.
Name Of The Product: Britax Boulevard G4.1 Convertible Car Seat
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First, the tightness of the straps on the leg area can happen on chubby kids. A separate purchase of an extended strap can help when that time comes.
Second, the lack of recline of younger babies can be solved by using this seat only when your child has already outgrown their infant car seat.
And lastly, avoiding the seat cover colors that I mentioned above will help you have a more durable seat cover in the long run.
The upsells can be frustrating – infant support, cup holder, extended harness straps, but I believe that the Boulevard G4.1 is one of the few Britax convertible car seats that is VERY easy to install. Most Britax convertible car seats have mixed opinions on the ease of installation, sometimes even have more complaints about how difficult it is to install – BUT NOT THE BOULEVARD G4.1.
I highly suggest that you check the feedbacks of parents who got this seat to further verify that.
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