being MVP: Britax: Marathon 70-G3 Car Seat & Giveaway! {Mason's 1st Birthday Bash}

Britax: Marathon 70-G3 Car Seat & Giveaway! {Mason's 1st Birthday Bash}



One of the big debates when a child turns one is whether to forward face. I pondered over this as Kenzie was immediately turned to forward facing at one because I couldn't stand her constant crying and my frustration of getting her to sit rear facing (she had the stiffen the body into a board so mama can't buckle down pat). Britax helped me in making my decision for Mason with the car seat I received for review.  


The Britax Marathon 70-G3 car seat was pretty much ready to install out of the box. I reclined it to the furthest it could go so that Mason could be comfortable in his ride (and I wanted to prevent the floppy head when napping). Just a quick pull of the lever and tilt back. 



I don't usually install the car seats in our family but rather delegate to Hubs. However, whenever he has to take out/put in the seats, he grudgingly states that it takes a fair amount of time. I decided to take the installation of the Marathon myself when he was out of town for work to see how much work was really involved. 



  • Base with SafeCell Technology features SafeCells designed to compress in a crash, significantly lowering the center of gravity and counteracting the forward rotation of the child seat which normally propels the child toward the front seat
  • Integrated Steel Bars strengthen the connection to the vehicle and reduce forward flexing of the child seat during a crash
  • Energy-Absorbing Versa-Tether features a staged-release tether webbing to slow the forward movement, reducing the crash forces reaching the child, and a two-point attachment to minimize forward rotation while anchoring the top of the child seat
  • Side Impact Protection comprised of deep side walls lined with energy-absorbing EPP foam distributes crash forces, shields from vehicle intrusion, and contains the head, neck and body
  • Tangle-Free, Five-Point Harness distributes crash forces across the strongest parts of the body and provides a secure fit
  • HUGS (Harness Ultra Guard System) Chest Pads provide resistance to forward movement in the event of a crash
  • 70-pound Weight Capacity for safety and comfort as your child grows
  • Rear and Forward Facing Recline for child comfort and positioning
  • High Density Comfort Foam provides an extra layer of padding to gently cushion your child
  • Plush, Easy-Remove Cover with matching comfort pads and infant body pillow to provide extra comfort and easy cleaning without disassembling or uninstalling the child seat
  • Two Buckle Positions offer a snug and secure fit for your growing child
  • Infant Positioning Insert may be necessary for small infants to achieve a snug fit of the harness around your child (sold separately)
  • Quick-Adjust, No-Rethread Harness repositions the harness shoulder height without disassembling the harness straps
  • Premium Lower LATCH Connectors for a quick and simple installation featuring a push button for easy release
  • Built-in Lock-Offs ensure a snug lap and shoulder belt installation with minimal effort
  • Anti-Slip, Contoured Base grips and protects the vehicle seat while offering optimum vehicle fit
  • Harness Holders keep harness straps pulled to the sides when placing your child in the car seat
  • Certified for Aircraft Travel
  • Made in the USA with global components


I decided to install the car seat rear facing as the Marathon allows for tots 5-40 lbs! You can forward face starting at 1 year, 20 lbs but since Mason had not reached 1 year when I was installing, we went with rear facing. 




You just pull the LATCH connectors out from the storage slot by pressing the red button. Then locate the LATCH anchors in your vehicle and just click the connectors in place. Easy peasy and done in a few minutes. Make sure to tighten the belt. *Note that you can easily use the LATCH connectors when forward facing. 


 
I then proceeded to locate a tether anchor point on the floor of my vehicle and connected the Rear-Facing Tether Connector Strap. This took about 5 minutes as I created the anchor point by making a loop, connected the tether and then tigthened the strap. The seat was now secure and budge free!



 
This car seat was ready for Mason to get his ride on. The plush seat is enhanced with an infant body pillow (that just comes right off for easy washing) as well as comfort pads.  This Britax car seat features the new EZ-Buckle System which retains the harness buckle in a forward position and prevents the child from sitting on the buckle when boarding. I love this feature as I can't tell you the countless amount of times I had to dig under Kenzie to pull the straps out. When you are dealing with a cranky child, the last thing you want to worry about is delay in putting the straps on. The HUGS (Harness Ultra Guard System) Chest Pads take a bit of getting used to (especially for Hubs) but since they provide resistance to forward movement in the event of a crash, I take it as a fantastic safety feature to commend.   


I love that the five-point harness is tangle free and the quick-adjust, no-rethread harness may be at the top of my favorite features list. Just a quick pull up or down of the harness height adjuster located at the top of the seat and in a matter of seconds, the seat is perfect for your tot. 



Mason is enjoying his new ride and I am not planning on turning him around until he's 2 years old.  He is safe and happy and can use this Britax Marathon 70-G3 car seat comfortably until he is 70 lbs!

Buy It:  You can purchase the Britax Marathon 70-G3 car seat for $206.30. 

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Being MVP received one or more of the products mentioned above for free for evaluation purposes. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising. Being MVP Disclosure.

462 comments:

  1. I would love the roundabout 55! http://www.britaxusa.com/car-seats/roundabout-55

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  2. I'd love the B-Agile! Love the names of their strollers!

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  3. I would love the B-Agile double!

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  4. I'd love a b-agile double stroller!

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  5. would love a b agile for my new baby :)

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  6. the b-agile double stroller for my 2 boys

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  7. I love the b-ready stroller. amypugmire@live.com

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  8. I love the B-AGILE Stroller.
    ~Sandra U.

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  9. I like the Britax double bagile stroller. http://m.britaxusa.com/strollers/b-agile-double

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  10. I would love the B-AGILE stroller.

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  11. I'd like to get the B-Agile Double Stroller for my niece :)

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  12. I would love the b-agile Double stroller for when #2 arrives in January!

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  13. I would love the B-Read stroller with the second seat attachment!

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  14. I want the Britax B-Agile Stroller

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  15. i'd like the b-agile stroller too

    littleheathen9109 @ Yah00 d0t c0m

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  16. I'd like to get one of the Parkway Boosters for the older kiddo!

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  17. I would like any of their convertable car seats, but I like the pavillian 70

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  18. I would also love to have the B-Agile stroller in the plum fabric. Love the clean look and the 3 wheel design.

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  19. i really need a b agile double stroller for my 2 toddlers!

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  20. I would also love to have their Britax B-Agile Stroller!.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

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  21. I would love to have the B-Nimble Stroller for my little guy.

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  22. I'd love to have the BABY CARRIER ORGANIC!

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  23. I love the B-Agile Stroller!

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  24. The b-agile double stroller would begreat to have.

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  25. I would be so happy to won any Britax product! Especially Frontier, Marathon or a Roundabout carseat!

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  26. The b-agile double stroller would be my pick

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  27. Would love to have the organic baby carrier! Looks so easy to use and comfortable!

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  28. I would love to try the baby carrier.

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  29. I would love to have the Frontier 90!

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  30. I would love to have a Britax b-ready stroller! aack22@gmail.com

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  31. I would love the b ready or frontier :)

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  32. I am dying for a B-Agile double and a Frontier 90!

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  33. The Britax B Agile in Plum would be nice.

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  34. I would also love to have the Peacock B-AGILE stroller, the color is stunning!

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  35. I would love to have the Parkway SGL 2013 for my oldest son!

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  36. I'd love the B-Agile stroller - http://www.britaxusa.com/strollers/b-agile

    RC - Christina Foley

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  37. I'd love the Britax Frontier 90 for my oldest!

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  38. I like their B Nimble Stroller in red

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  39. I'd love their B-Agile stroller or the Boulevard Car seat :)

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  40. I'd most like to have the organic baby carrier

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  41. I want the Britax B-Agile Stroller.

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  42. Not sure if I commented but I would love the Britax B-Agile Stroller and the Cowmooflauge print!

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  43. I like the Parkway SGL Car Seat.
    Kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  44. I would also love to have the chaperone car seat!

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  45. I'd love the B-AGILE double stroller!

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  46. I like the Child Bike Seat.

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  47. I'd reallllly love the second seat for my B-Ready

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  48. I would love a booster seat from them!

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  49. Love to have the
    B-AGILE Double Stroller
    lmkay630@gmail.com

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  50. Have and love the Britax B-Agile and B-Ready strollers! Also would love to try out the carrier!

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  51. I would love a Pioneer 70 for my middle child who will need a combination harness to booster pretty soon! The convertible seat would be for the new one on the way!

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  52. b-agile stroller. a double would be nice for my daughter and niece.

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

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  53. I like the B-Agile double stroller:)

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  54. i like the B-Agile stroller - they looks so sleek.
    lisae819 at yahoo

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  55. I like the Frontier 90 as the next seat for my daughter...I still have a few more years before she'll outgrow her current seat, tho.

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  56. If i were to win, I would have to purchase the car seat travel bag http://www.britaxusa.com/accessories/car-seat-travel-bag because we go see my in-laws all the time in Colorado :)

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  57. I think the perfect match would be the B-Agile. I love all your products.

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  58. I really like the B-AGILE stroller.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)
    JJs2468@aol.com

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  59. I'd love the B-Agile stroller!

    Ellen

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  60. I'd love a B-Agile double stroller.

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  61. PAVILION 70-G3 is one of my favorites


    drea8685 at yahoo dot com

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  62. I would LOVE the full Bready Rain Cover

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  63. I'd love the Pioneer 70 or Pavilion.

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  64. I would love the bike seat!

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  65. I am always looking for a safer option for my children!!

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  66. We have two Pavillion 70-G3's! Awesome! I'd love another for my husband's car. The no thread adjusting harness would be amazing!

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  67. I'd love to have the Pioneer 70 or Pavilion.

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  68. The Marathon is actually on the top of my wish list right now!

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  69. no-rethread harness?! That sounds AMAZING!!!!!

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  70. I would love the B-Agile stroller!

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  71. I'd love to have the Pioneer 70 or Pavilion.

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  72. I used the Marathon for both of my older girls and I'd love to get another one for my upcoming babe!

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  73. i love the Peacock stroller, what a great color!

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  74. I would like this car seat for our new baby!

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  75. I would love the B-Agile double!!

    Sarah B

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  76. is this the best convertible car seat? would love the marathon 70-g3

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  77. Great review. Would love to get one of these for #2 arriving this winter!

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  79. I think I'd like any of the 70-G3 series as my babe is growing so quickly, he is going to outgrow his current 30 before I know it!

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  80. I would love to get the new Frontier 90!!

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  81. I would LOVE this seat for my lil man.

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  82. I would love to win this! I also want the seat saver liner!!

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  83. I love Britax! I know they make amazing car seats and I would love to try their strollers!

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  84. I'm also interested in the B-Safe infant car seat!

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  85. I want the B-READY stroller

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  86. I've wanted the stroller bag for a year!

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  87. I'd love a B-Agile stroller or the Marathon Car Seat! I love Britax!

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  88. I would love to try out this Marathon 70 G3 seat for my little one that will be arriving around Halloween this year. There are so many features that sound amazing, safe, and comfortable for the little one alike!

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  89. I like the pavillion because it has the easy-fit feature!

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  90. I would love a bassinet for my B-Ready!

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  91. The carrier would be great!!!

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  92. I love the Britax easy cling sun shades - they are the only ones that stick to our windows!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  93. My 3YO is in an old-style Marathon that will expire soon. I would love to have a new Marathon to put her in.

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  94. I'd love the marathon 70g3 for our new little one.

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  95. Love the B-Ready!!! Hoping for a second baby so would love the double option!

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  96. I would like a Britax Child Bike Seat!

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  97. I'd love the B-READY stroller!

    bonnechanceb at gmail dot com

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  98. I love their b-agile stroller, it looks so easy to use and rather tall. I have issues with strollers being too short for me as I am rather tall.

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  99. I love britax and would love to put my new baby in this. :)

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  100. I would love the B-Ready double seater :)

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  101. I'm expecting, and would love to have this!

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  102. I love britax and would love to put my new baby in this. :)

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  103. I would love to have the Britax B-ready stroller!! I have a one year old and a one month old!! Would be the perfect stroller for me!!

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  104. I would love the Advocate 70-G3

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  105. I would love the b-ready stroller! We really love all britax products we have owned

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  106. I would love a Parkway SGL for my oldest daughter! I am in love with my Britax seats.

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  107. I would love any Britax convertible car seat.

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  108. I would love a b-agile in sandstone!! So gorgeous and I love the simplicity of the click system.

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  109. Great review! I love the frontier and the pavilion!

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  111. Would love a Frontier 90 to go with for my older child!

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  112. I'd love the Pavilion!

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  113. Would love the Boulevard carseat.

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  114. I would LOVE the B-Agile double!

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  115. I love the Cowmoflauge print!!!!!!!

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  116. i love the detail on your product testing of the brirax car seat

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  117. We already have a Boulevard CS for DD1 who is almost 4.5 and could use a second Britax appropriate for her or DD2 who is 10 months once the baby grows out of her infant car seat. We really love all Britax products! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  118. I would love the b-agile double stroller!

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  119. I would love to win a new Britax Frontier, since my six month old is almost 20lbs and growing out of his infant seat!! That's for the great giveaways!

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  120. We are soon going to need a convertible seat. This would be awesome!

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  121. I like the Highway 65 but I'm sure any one of their car seats would be great - I love their products!

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  122. I would love any Britax convertible car seat in neutral colors for my 9month old baby girl.

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  123. I love this carseat! I just started researching convertible carseats for my 7 month old baby boy. This one is definitely at the top of my list. Your review was so helpful. I would love to win this!!

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  125. Thank you for the fabulous review of the carseat!

    Our little man is getting too big too fast! 17lbs and 27" at 5 months! Time to start thinking about a new carseat... what a blessing it would be to win a Britax Marathon 70-G3 car seat!

    Please consider baby Matthew to be the recipient of this carseat!

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  126. I would love this for my little girl.

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  127. I would love the FRONTIER 90 and SEAT SAVER WATERPROOF LINER

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  128. I would love the B-Ready stroller!

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  129. I can really use the B-Ready Stroller with the stroller broad.

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  130. would love to pick up a bike seat for the l.o. also....we <3 britax products!

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  131. Would love the B-Agile stroller! Single or double.

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  132. a B-Nimble would be really great for our upcoming international trip... but we really need the Marathon for our growing boy :)

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  133. Any convertible carseat or the b-agile

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  134. The b ready would be so awesome! We are hoping to have our next little one soon! We have the b agile and I love it!

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  135. I would also love the B-NIMBLE stroller!

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  136. Any convertible carseat or the b-agile

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  137. I'd love a frontier 90! or the bike seat.
    Elizabeth Godschalx Wisniewski

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  138. I would love a Britax Boulevard.

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  139. I would like a frontier 90

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  140. B Nimble Stroller in red
    toni marie caravello feimer

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  141. I would like a Frontier 90.

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  142. The Boulevard 70-G3 with Zebra Strips would look perfect in my car! I'm sure my little one would love just as much as me!

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  143. I'd love the B-Agile or B-Ready!

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  144. Britax is simply the best! Hands down no comparison I LOVE all their products!

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  145. I would love to win this car seat! We're actually looking for a convertible car seat for our 9 month old.

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  146. We would love to win this !! My name is Angelique B and our baby Levi will live this if we win this he will be one in October and I'm sure he is quite sick of being in his infant carseat lol so please pick us !! We love the

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  147. I would love the Marathon! As a nanny and Mommy, I can never have enough Britax car seats!!!

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