Britax Midpoint Review – Is this the perfect car seat?

Britax Midpoint Belt-Positioning Booster Seat Review
Would kids fight over this seat?

It has happened to my brother. He has two kids. Ever since they got this new Britax car seat, the kids are fighting over it. They got to the point of setting up a schedule.

But you know how kids are. There’s no way around it. My brother has to buy a second one only if we knew what’s so special about it.

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Kids always want that they can’t have. As a matter of fact, this is true for adults as well. I wonder if this fighting occurs with other families as well. Do let me know in the comments section.

When we hear the Britax brand, the first thing that pops in our mind is safety and reliability. It doesn’t disappoint.

Before we get any further, let me give you a quick preview. They take safety seriously. It has one of the best side impact protection I’ve seen. It’s the first one to have a lap belt guide for securing your child.

Plus, they have found such great materials for the exterior. It keeps your child dry and cool at the same time.

 

Let’s get this Britax Midpoint review started. If you stick with me until the end, I will tell you the pros/cons. Some of them are unexpected, to say the least.

 

Who is the Britax Midpoint Belt-Positioning Booster Seat?

This car seat is for parents who what the most protection possible for their child. If you are bored of the same old, same old car seats this is a fresh one.

Great for families who live in warm and hot climates.

 

What can the Britax Midpoint car seat do for you?

First of all, this car seat is forward-facing only, and it’s for kids who weigh 40 to 120 pounds. So this is for older kids.

It’s a cool design, and they went overboard with the side protection. The whole body is in safety when they climb in the seat. Most car seats only protect the head, and with Britax, the torso and the pelvic area will be safe as well.

The material is so soft, and it’s comfy to sit in because of all the padding. The material is a bit sci-fi to me. First of all, it dries your child, so moisture doesn’t accumulate. Secondly, the design allows cooling down their body without excessive AC.

Let me tell you about the belt system. This is one of a kind. The Britax Midpoint comes with a lap belt guide.

This car seat is lightweight, thus easy to move. It’s so easy to adjust; it comes with ten different positions.

What I personally loved about this seat is that thanks to the adjustments, there’s no more slouching or sliding down, adding to the comfort.

It’s one of those rare car seats that stay in place while they are empty. We had a couple of car seats that were acting strangely when there was no passenger in them. Last but not least, I want to mention that it comes with two cup holders. It’s great to keep drinks in one and toys in the other one.

The price is half than other seats which offer fewer features.

 

Britax Midpoint shortcomings

I tried, and I tried, but I could barely find something wrong with it. This car seat is as close to perfection as you can get. It’s my civic duty to share with you the flaws of this car seat. By knowing them, you get the full picture, and you won’t get any unwanted surprises.

This car seat is for older kids. No matter how old a child you put into this seat, there will find a way to stain it. The middle row is light gray. No matter how small the stain is, you’ll be able to tell.

This leads to the second issue. The fabric is not removable. Well, this is the case with most car seats that target this age range. The only solution for keeping it tidy is to spot clean it. To my surprise, it was quite is to wipe off the debris.

If you’re a regular reader of my reviews, you probably feel let down. Well, I feel that way too. So Britax did an excellent job with this car seat. These are the only issues that I’ve found with this car seat.

 

How To Get The Most Out Of Britax Midpoint Belt-Positioning Booster Seat?

The first thing for you to do is to install it correctly. I have to repeat this quite often. The statistics show that 75% of all car seats are mounted incorrectly. Luckily it’s not the case with Britax Midpoint. It’s so easy to install that you can’t get it wrong.

Secondly, you have to place your child in the safest zone in the car. This is in the middle. Now, if that’s not possible for whatever reason, the second-best place is behind the driver.

Once it was clicked into a place, you’re all set. If you want to be on the safe side, you can ask for the opinion of a licensed professional.

Adjusting is that easy plus many different size kids can sit in it comfortably.

Maximum Dimensions: 35 H x 20.5 W x 16 D

Britax Midpoint Belt-Positioning Booster Seat Review

Pros
  • Finally, a car seat where the baby isn’t slouching or sliding down
  • It’s lightweight and easy to move around
  • It’s soft and padded plus it comes with side impact protection
Cons
  • No steering wheel controls
  • Support takes 24-48h to respond

 

Conclusion for the Britax Midpoint Review

It still bothers me that I’ve only managed to find two minor issues with this car seat. Well, it is what it is. Out of curiosity, I’ve tried the car seat. I’m just a bit over the weight limit. Wow, I was blown away. It’s more comfortable than the usual car seat for adults. So no wonder kids were fighting over it.

The price is excellent, and you’re getting a great value for it.

We have reached the end of the Britax Midpoint Review. I hope you’ve found it helpful by getting the full picture; now you know if it’s the right fit for you.

I’m doing car seat reviews by request. If there’s enough interest, then I will take your idea on. And as always, if you have tips and ideas, I can’t wait to hear from you in the comments section below.

Catch you next time.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about the Midpoint booster car seat

What are the product dimensions for the Midpoint booster car seat?

The product dimensions for the Midpoint booster car seat are as follows: 35 H x 20.5 W x 16 D. Seat weight/product weight 12 pounds. The width is just 20.5 inches. It’s not that bad but it could be slimmer. Weight 12 pounds. It’s ideal for kids between 40 and 120 pounds so below the four year old mark.

How many cup holders does this booster seat have?

With this car seat you’re getting a two cup holders. They are removable cup holders. Since they get messy it’s good to know that they are dishwasher safe. All you have to do is pop them in the dishwasher and they will be good as new. These are built in cup holders so they can’t be turned into projectiles. Also, these cup holders are great for bigger bottles.

What are the weight recommendations for this booster seat?

It’s typical to other booster seats it can be used from 40 pounds all the way up to 120 pounds.

What kind of safety features does this booster seats have?

With these booster seats you’re getting: 2 layers of side impact protection, foam-lined shell, belt guides, epp foam included in head restraint, foam-lined shell, secureguard belt-positioning clip, 10-position quick-adjust head restraint (quick adjust), Red accent pieces are designed to keep your little one safe, foam insulation.

How can you install this booster car seat?

You can use the latch connection system. You remove the latches and click into the latch connectors. After that the latch system is tightened and you’re ready to go. Do remember that the latch connection system is limited to 65 pounds. There are multiple ways to use the seat belt. Check the manual to find the vehicle belt guides. You pull out the vehicle seat belt and feed it through the shoulder belt guide. Then you can click it in the secureguard belt-positioning clip (vehicle lap belt, seat belt holder, lap belts, seat belts, secureguard clip). Seating Compartment Height: 25.5 – 32.5″

What are other alternatives to the Midpoint booster seat?

There would be these booster seats: Britax Highpoint and the Chicco Kidfit. If you are interested in some other brands too check out the britax vs maxi cosi post. Graco is a pretty good brand too so the britax vs graco post is worth a look too.

What does the moisture wicking fabric do?

Moisture wicking means that it’s a breakable fabric and redirect the sweat away from the body. Thus it provides dual comfort. Moisture wicking fabrics are next gen.

What other features does this high back booster car seat have?

It comes with: push-button connectors, foam side walls, quick-adjust head restraint, support strap, 2 layers of side impact protection, shoulder Width 15″ SecureGuard Strap Distance. This vehicle seat will provide good protection against crash forces. It can be used as harness car seat and harness booster mode as well (lap portion, knit fabrics, child weight, lap part)

Last Updated on August 6, 2020

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About Danny Reid

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