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Essentials By Britax Emblem Car Seat Review

I partnered with Essentials By Britax to bring you a Britax Emblem Car Seat review. This seat was provided to me at no cost to facilitate this review.

Britax is a trusted manufacturer of some of the best car seats, strollers, and accessories. It’s a company that’s been around for over 50 years.  I’ve been a huge fan of their gear ever since our oldest child was a toddler and we purchased our first Britax seat.  From the quality of their products to their outstanding customer service, Britax has earned their standing with parents everywhere.

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New Essentials By Britax

You may have already noticed this, but this new Britax Emblem Car Seat is actually a part of The Essentials By Britax line.  Because safety is essential for every family.  It only made sense that Britax create a line to deliver premium protection at an everyday value.  So their new line will deliver the ultimate protection for kids while still offering many great features we’ve come to know and love.  And all at a price point that allows a greater number of families to access. Saving my family money is so important to me, so I’m loving this new lineup of car seats from Britax!

Britax Emblem Car Seat

While both seats in the Essentials By Britax line are very similar, the main difference is that the Britax Allegiance car seat provides one layer of side impact protection while the Britax Emblem Car Seat features two.

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Britax Emblem Car Seat

The slightly more costly seat in the Essentials By Britax Line is the Britax Emblem Convertible Car Seat.  While the Allegiance runs for about $200, the Emblem is priced around $240.

Britax Emblem Car Seat

Essentials By Britax Emblem Overview

The Emblem is what’s known as a “convertible car seat”.  This means that it can be used both rear and forward facing, which is great since kids can use longer.

Essentials By Britax Emblem Convertible Car Seat Review

Geared for children from 5 to 65 pounds, it can be secured using easy on/off LATCH connectors or a regular seat belt.  So if you’re looking to skip the infant carrier seat or update your toddler’s seat, the Emblem Convertible Car Seat is a great choice.  But keep reading to learn more!

Britax Emblem Car Seat

1 month old, 3 year old, 5 year old

Features of the Britax Emblem Car Seat

Packed with features for both safety and convenience, the Britax Emblem car seat is definitely worth a second glance when shopping for a new seat.

2 Layers Of Side Impact Protection

As mentioned above, the Emblem Convertible Car Seat features two layers of protection.  This includes a deep, foam-lined shell as well as an adjustable headrest.

Essentials By Britax Emblem Convertible Car Seat Review

SafeCell® Impact Protection

This patented safety feature is actually a system of technologies.  They work together to keep the force of a crash directed away from your child.

Impact Absorbing Base

Created to divert energy away from your little one, the Emblem’s impact-absorbing base compresses to reduce the force of a collision.

Britax Emblem Car Seat

Stabilizing Steel Frame

For both seat stability as well as endurance, a strong steel frame helps absorb impact and stabilize.

10 Position Harness Adjuster

Featuring a no re-thread harness, the Emblem easily adjusts to keep your child at proper harness height.  This is a must-have feature for me as otherwise, parents are stuck removing the seat and completely un-threading and re-threading.  Both time consuming and an overall unpleasant task!  So a huge thank you to Essentials By Britax for this feature!   Harness slots for the Emblem Convertible Car Seat measure at: 8.5″ / 9.5″ / 10.5″ / 11.5″ / 12.5″ / 13.5″ / 14.5″ / 15.5″ / 16.5″ / 17.5″.

Essentials By Britax Emblem Convertible Car Seat Review

V-Shaped Tether

This feature reduces seat rotation and slows forward movement, both important in the event of a crash.

Essentials By Britax Emblem Convertible Car Seat Review

LATCH System & Storage

Lower anchors are locked easily in place with just a quick click.  This makes it simple to secure the seat quickly and safely into your vehicle.  When your child outgrows the LATCH system or if you prefer to use the regular seat belt for installation, simply click the LATCH connectors into their built-in storage place.

Essentials By Britax Emblem Convertible Car Seat Review

Infant Insert

Because the Emblem Convertible Car Seat is able to be used from birth, they’ve included an insert to ensure that even the smallest of babies have a good, safe fit.

Essentials By Britax Emblem Convertible Car Seat Review

Velcro Fastener For Belt Storage

A little, yet helpful design that Essentials By Britax included with their Emblem seat is the handy velcro tabs on the interior of each side.  These two tabs help keep the buckle to the side and prevent them from ending up under the child.  This makes buckling a bit easier.

Essentials By Britax Emblem Convertible Car Seat Review

Removable Cover

While the removable cover allows for easier spot cleaning, I’d love to see Britax make these covers machine washable.  There are, unfortunately, just some situations that call for a complete washing!

Essentials By Britax Emblem Convertible Car Seat Review

My Overall Review Of The Essentials By Britax Emblem Convertible Car Seat

I really like that Britax has created this new line with more affordable options for families.  And the Emblem Convertible Car Seat has some really great features, as you can see above.  However, at the $240 price tag, I’d also suggest that you check out all of the seats that the regular Britax line offers to see if it would be worth splurging for any additional features. The Britax Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat is definitely a noteworthy seat with its super fast easy seat belt installation.

Britax Emblem Car Seat

Britax Accessories

While Britax is definitely known for their strollers and car seats, check out the Britax Car Seat Caddy for some kid-friendly organization.

Essentials By Britax Emblem Convertible Car Seat Review

This Caddy buckles right into the car, keeping it safe and secure during driving.  And the cover can be closed and zipped to keep the contents contained. There are even dividers that you can place and move around the interior for the perfect sized spaces. Or, store attached to the inside of the lid when you want one big compartment.

Essentials By Britax Emblem Convertible Car Seat Review

The variety of compartments both inside and out makes this a great choice for car organization.   Plus, kids love it!  Since my own children always seem to bring (or find) treasures everywhere they go, this Car Seat Caddy makes containing them a bit easier.

Essentials By Britax Emblem Convertible Car Seat Review

So if you are looking for ways to get your vehicle a bit more organized, you can find this great Britax Car Seat Caddy on Amazon or check your favorite baby retailer for stock.

Be sure to head over and visit the Essentials By Britax website as well as the Britax website to see what they have to offer if you’re in the market for a new convertible car seat or accessories.


Tammy Woodall

Thursday 22nd of February 2018

Thank you for this great review. This Britax Carseat is awesome. The versatility is amazing.


Thursday 22nd of February 2018

Thank for sharing you thoughts with us! We're looking for a car seat for my nephew! I appreciate your thoughts!

Sunny Flower

Thursday 22nd of February 2018

well i have always trusted britax for their unique car seats and very safe car features that i can always believe that my kids are safe in it. i like that it has a 10 position harness adjuster which is so good as compared to other brands that don't have it at all.


Thursday 22nd of February 2018

We have twin grandchildren who are 3 and they have a 7 year old brother. We often pick them up from Day Care and school. Car seats are so frustrating especially in the bitter cold of the Midwest. We are expecting another grandchild and I like that this seat has easy 10 position harness adjuster.

Shakeia Rieux

Thursday 22nd of February 2018

I like that it has two layers of protection