the baby's chaperone

It is very exciting getting ready for baby. Although we have two kids already, some gear just did NOT make it through the years. One of the key pieces that they won't even let you take the baby home if you don't have installed in your car, is an infant car seat. Our previous one was made by another company and didn't work properly by the time our second daughter was even a month old. I couldn't believe it.

Wanting to switch to another brand, I started researching and spoke with the people at Britax. Britax is a household name for many reasons, and as a publicist and branding consultant I respect their company. They do what they do well and have been doing it for a long time. This is what makes Britax a household name. I didn't know however how sought after and coveted their infant system really is though until I started chatting with my local mommy friends. They are all "ooh and ahh" and "I wish I had bought the Britax Chaperone System!".

Our baby is not here yet, but give me about 12 weeks and I will be back with a more in-depth post about how we are doing with our Chaperone system. For now I am so excited to bring him home safe and sound in his new infant seat, and stroll the neighborhood with the coordinating stroller system. I chose Red Mill, but there are a few other color options to choose from!

I believe the companies do the best job pointing out the benefits of their products as they are most educated about them. I have listed each product below that we will be using and am more than confident will exceed my expectations.

Personally here are some of the features that I am looking forward to most of all:

Built in Lock-offs on the Infant Car Seat & Base. (The other brand had my kids seats rolling over during sharp turns!!)

Ergonomic Handle on the infant seat- boy did my forearm get all bruised up before!

Extra length/weight maximums for Infant Seat. My husband is 6ft 7. My kids are LONG. Having to take them out of their Infant Seat before they were ready age-wise was an uneasy decision to make and now I won't have to!

Speaking of husband's height. The adjustable stroller handle has us giddy. He is very tall, me? not so much. Something for everyone!

Cupholders and storage for my stuff up top! Love it!

The Britax Chaperone Stroller

3-Position Recline with adjustable calf rest offers customized sleeping positions for children
Adjustable Height Handle is comfortable and ergonomic for all care givers
All-Wheel Suspension provides for a smooth ride
Large Canopy with Visor blocks wind, rain and harmful UV rays from child's sensitive skin
Large Under-Seat Storage can be accessed even when seat is reclined
One-Foot, One-Motion Brake saves shoes and feet by pressing single pedal to lock and unlock both rear wheels
Practical Parent and Child Trays offer deep cup-holders and convenient storage compartment
Five-Point Harness makes contact with the strongest parts of the body

The Britax Chaperone Infant Car Seat

Stroller Compatible Design works with Britax Chaperone strollers and other major stroller brands when used with Britax adapter strap (Notice: if you have a Britax Chaperone infant carrier manufactured on or before May 27, 2009, you may obtain an adapter strap free of charge; please call our Consumer Services department for more information 1-888-427-4829)
Built-in Lock-Off(s) secure the vehicle seat belt so that the child seat does not move more than one inch side-to-side or front-to-back at the belt path
Easy-to-Install Seat-to-Base Design self-guides carrier into proper locked position
Easy-to-Read Level Indicators (on base) provide quick reference for proper angle of recline
Energy-Absorbing Foam Liner (EPS) absorbs and distributes crash forces
Ergonomic Carry-Handle designed to contour to forearm to allow for more comfortable carrying of child in carrier
Extra-Large Canopy blocks wind, rain and harmful UV rays from baby’s sensitive skin
High Density Comfort Foam provides an extra layer of padding to gently cushion the child
Front Harness Adjuster provides effortless front adjustment when loosening the harness system
Premium, Push-Button Lower LATCH Connectors for a quick, simple, and tight installation
Plush, Premium Cover Set with matching belly pad provides extra comfort
No Re-thread Harness Adjustment allows you to adjust the harness height without having to re-thread the harness straps
Easy-to-Install Base with LATCH Connector Storage (Included)
30-pound Weight Capacity for safety and comfort through the first years
Five-Point Harness makes contact with the strongest parts of the body
Height Adjustment Knob (on base) for proper seat angle and positioning

{My Placenta Wears Prada received a sample for review in order to give you the scoop}


  1. Britax is the ONLY car seat my kiddos will EVER ride in! We used the Companion for our youngest two and it was the BEST infant seat! Now they're both in Marathons...LOVE Britax.

  2. This is such a safe brand! Congrats on your soon to be new arrival! I read at http://www.allreviews.com/baby-strollers/2009/11/20/100-rebate-on-a-britax-chaperone-set/ that till Dec 31, 2009 you can save $100 on this travel system! Check it out for more details.