Last night I was driving home from a friend’s birthday in Brooklyn, with my husband in the passenger seat and my two children in the second row of seats, strapped into their Britax Car Seats (a Boulevard CS and a Frontier).
Without going into details, let’s just say the accident was bad. Really bad.
But our Honda Odyssey and our Britax car seats did their jobs. My entire family walked away from the accident.
This is not the type of post I usually share on here but I wanted you to know about the crash.
Even before I started working with Britax on reviews, I did my research and chose them for my daughter’s first convertible toddler car seat. Since then, I’ve spoken with Dr. Jana, a pediatric safety consultant about her work with Britax and child car safety. And my 14 month-old, 25 lbs. son was rear-facing during the accident.
I will never know what combination of fate and machinery prevented last night from being much, much worse, but, as my husband said, “We’re impressed with the safety features.”
We’re sticking with the formula. We’ll be on the look-out for a good used Honda and buying two, new Britax car seats.