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CarseatBlog’s Holiday Gift Guide: Jennie’s Picks


‘Tis the season, and some of you might be racking your brains trying to figure out what to get those special someones in your lives. CarseatBlog is here to help with our list of fun and/or useful gifts for everyone on your list.

For the grown-ups:


Res-Q-Me Keychain Escape Tool

This handy tool takes up little room on your keychain, but in an emergency it can cut through a seatbelt or break a window. Chances are you and your loved ones will never need it, but the few bucks is worth the peace of mind, in my opinion. Makes a perfect stocking stuffer for the driver in your life!


Windshield Cover

Windshield Covers for the Snow

This is the first year we’ll need to park a car in the snow. I’m not looking forward to spending precious minutes (in the freezing cold) scraping off snow and ice. Enter the windshield covers that supposedly let you lift them off and go. I forget exactly which model I got, but there are lots to choose from on Amazon. Hopefully they work!


Crio Bru

Crio Brü 

Know someone who loves coffee but wants to try something different? Or someone who hates coffee but enjoys warm beverages? Try Crio Brü, my new favorite drink. You brew it like coffee (in a french press is best), but it’s not coffee: it’s roasted, ground cacao beans. It’s unsweetened so it’s bitter, but much less so than coffee, and has a wonderful chocolatey flavor. You can add cream and sugar or other flavorings to sweeten it to your liking. I prefer it black or with an occasional dollop of whipped cream on top. There are lots of varieties to choose from, each imparting different undertones based on where the beans come from. They also have different flavor blends, like the Pumpkin Spice and Mint I just ordered. These would make perfect gifts for friends and neighbors for the holidays, or great host/hostess gifts any time of year.



Veeptopus Strange Artwork

Have a history buff, octopus fan, or lover of surrealist art on your list? Veeptopus might be your answer. This guy has found a way to combine cephalopods with the Executive Branch by painting every American Vice President with an octopus on his head. He also has new lines featuring William Howard Taft cavorting with badgers, and some badgers wielding axes and Santa hats. Some might ask, “Why?” Others might ask, “Why not?” (I’m a “Why not,” and if anyone wants to buy me a gift, I’ll take the one with Taft wearing a badger mask atop the badger wearing the Taft mask. Classic stuff.)


For the kids:

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Britax Advocate G4 $259.99

Advocate G4 Review HERE

ADV G4Britax Advocate G4 - zebra

You save $114 on the Silver Diamonds or Zebra fashions! Other fashions discounted too.

Britax B-Safe $119.99

B-Safe Review HERE

Britax B-Safe

Save $60 for a great rear-facing only infant seat in Red!

Britax Boulevard G4 $199.99

Boulevard Review HERE

BV G4 

Save $120 on Onyx!

Britax Roundabout G4.1 $144.00

Britax Roundabout Review HERE

Britax Roundabout G4 - silverlake

Britax Frontier 90 $215.99

Frontier 90 Review HERE

Britax Frontier 90  - Desert Palm

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Britax Advocate G4.1

Advocate G4 Review HERE


Britax B-Safe 35

B-Safe 35 Review HERE

Britax B-Safe 35 - Stock red


Britax Boulevard G4.1

Boulevard Review HERE

BV G4 

Britax Roundabout G4.1

Britax Roundabout Review HERE

Britax Roundabout G4 - silverlake

Britax Frontier ClickTight

Frontier 90 Review HERE

Frontier 90

Britax Marathon G4.1

Marathon Review HERE



Britax Pinnacle ClickTight

Pinnacle Review HERE

Britax Pinnacle 90- Manhattan

Diono Radian RXT

RadianRXT Review HERE

Radian RXT - shadow

Diono Rainier

Rainier Review HERE

Rainier Orchid

Diono Olympia

Olympia Review HERE

Diono Olympia - Graphite

Evenflo SecureKid LX

SecureKid Review HERE

Evenflo SecureKid LX - Kohl

Evenflo SureRide


Evenflo Symphony DLX/Elite

Symphony Review HERE

Graco Argos 65


Graco MyRide 65 LX

MyRide Review HERE

Graco MyRide - coda

Graco Nautilus

Nauti Matrix

Graco Size4Me

Size4Me Review HERE


Graco Click Connect SnugRide 40

SnugRide 40 Review HERE


Graco TurboBooster with Safety Surround

Graco Turbo safety surround - stock green

Recaro Performance SPORT 

Performance Sport Review HERE


Recaro Performance BOOSTER 

Performance Booster Review HERE


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2015 Britax G4.1 Convertibles and ClickTight Convertibles Comparison


Britax logo Greetings from the ABC Kids Expo! We knew our readers would be interested in comparison photos of the 2015 Britax G4.1 convertibles and the new ClickTight convertibles.


G4.1 Convertible Updates: 

Lower LATCH anchor limits will change

  • Roundabout G4.1, Marathon G4.1 and Blvd G4.1 – Rear-facing up to 40 lbs. (unchanged from current G4 models); Forward-facing up to 50 lbs. with LATCH (after that you must use seatbelt to install seat)
  • Advocate G4.1 – Rear-facing up to 40 lbs (unchanged from current G4 models); Forward-facing up to 45 lbs. with LATCH (after that you must use seatbelt to install seat)

SafeCell branding: Roundabout & Marathon will be “Complete”; Boulevard “Complete Plus”; Advocate “Complete Max”

Shorter tether strap length (extenders will be available for rare cases where strap isn’t long enough to reach tether anchor)

Boulevard G4.1 and Boulevard ClickTight:

Pictured below are the 2015 Britax Boulevard G4.1 (red) and the new Britax Boulevard ClickTight (green).

Britax G4 and ClickTight  Britax G4 vs ClickTight front

Britax G4 vs ClickTight back to back  Britax G4 vs ClickTight side

Britax G4 vs ClickTight top 2  Britax G4 vs ClickTight top

As you can see the shape of the shell is different but overall the new ClickTight Boulevard isn’t wider than the current Boulevard G4 model.

Quick Comparison of G4, G4.1 and ClickTight Specs:

All Britax convertibles (G4, G4.1 and CT models) are rated from 5-40 lbs. rear-facing

G4 and G4.1 models are outgrown rear-facing by height once the child’s head is 1″ from the top of the shell (not the headwings)

All ClightTight models are outgrown rear-facing by height once the child’s head is 1″ from the top of the headwings (Note: Boulevard  CT and Advocate CT models are taller than the Marathon CT model)

All Britax convertibles (with the exception of Roundabout) are rated from 20-65 forward-facing and up to 49″ tall.

ClightTight models have taller top harness slots than G4 and G4.1 models.

Finally, an update to our earlier previews with a forward-facing ClickTight installation.  (Rear-facing install shown in our previews linked below)

For more detailed info on the new ClightTight convertibles see our comprehensive Boulevard CT review and our previous posts on the subject:

Britax Boulevard ClickTight Convertible Review – Sometimes Things Just Click

Rear-Facing Space Comparison: Britax G4 Convertibles vs. New Britax ClickTight Convertibles

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