Britax Safe-n-Sound B-First / B-First+ / B-First TEX review



B-First: $849
B-First+: $849 at Baby Bunting only
B-First TEX: $899


Type A4/B convertible car seat




Rearward facing: 0 – 2-3yrs (approx)
Forward facing: 12mo – 4yrs (approx)


H 65 x W 47 x D 54 cm
(72.8cm depth in rearward facing mode)

Height markers

Lower marker
(must rearward face under marker): 35cm
Middle marker (turn to forward facing): 39cm
Upper marker (stop use): 43.5cm


Seat belt (Clicktight installation system)


4-position recline


5-point harness

Other features

Advanced Side Impact Cushion Technology (SICT) – Head & Torso
Clicktight Installation System
Thermo5 High Performance fabric

Additional on B-First+:
Thermo5 Fabric with Memory Foam

Additional on B-First TEX:
Thermo5 Fabric with Nanotex


5 years on Safe-n-Sound car seat moulding, harness and fittings
2 years on softgoods supplied with Safe-n-Sound car seat at the time of purchase (including accessories)

With extended warranty:

10 years on Safe-n-Sound car seat moulding, harness and fittings
5 years on Thermo5 soft goods.

CREP rating

Protection rating

Forward facing
Rearward facing

Ease of use rating

Forward facing
Rearward facing

Pros and cons


+ Latest side impact protection technology
+ Clicktight Installation System makes it easy to install
+ Quality fabric options


– Expensive
– Heavy
– Very deep in rearward facing mode

Bottom line:

Britax’s latest car seat is revolutionary in Australian car seats. Not only does it come with the latest Advanced SICT head & torso safety technology, it also has a brand new installation method with its unique and leading Clicktight installation system. No longer do you have to thread a seat belt through a maze of holes and gaps with a traditional opening or reach behind the crumbs at the seat fold to find the ISOFIX connector. Clicktight lets you simply install the seat by lifting up the hinged seat pan, connecting your seat belt as normal, and closing the seat with a reassuring click. Yes, really, check it out for yourself

With all these features will be lifting extra kilos getting the seat in and out of the car. And in rearward facing mode, at 72.8cm, it is deep. Very deep. Unless you are in a very large car, front passenger prepare to sit with your knees in your chest.

Quality fabric options are available depending on your preference (Plus for memory foam, TEX for NanoTEX moisture/odor repellant) are additional price options. The latest technology and convenience does come at a steep price, but it is worth checking out.

Who this is for:

You want the newest technology, are taking the seat in and out regularly, and have a big budget.

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