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News and Updates from the 2018 JPMA Baby Show

Overall the trend in carseats for 2018-2019 is ease-of-use and technology. We saw that in abundance at the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) Baby Show this year. From mobile apps that tell you if your child has unbuckled their chest clip to QR codes that help you register your carseat and get installation help, to new seats with anti-rebound features, there were plenty of new and updated products on the show floor this year.

2018 Britax Updates:

Cool Flow Fashions

This new fabric is designed to keep children cooler in their carseats. Teal fashion is a BuyBuyBaby exclusive for 6 months while the Grey fashion can be found at Amazon and other retailers.

 

NANOtex fabric

This new micro-technology fabric is naturally fire-retardant, and stain, moisture, and odor resistant. It’s a soft, not itchy fabric and made by Crypton, the same manufacturer as the fabric used on Clek seats, but without the texture. For small messes that don’t blot up, you can use a gentle cleaning solution or hand-wash the whole cover. Look for NANOtex covers in June with a small upcharge.

B-Free Stroller

This new single stroller has tons of storage, including seven pockets and a basket that can be reached from the front or back. It has a single front wheel, a large canopy, and a 65-pound weight limit! MSRP is $359. B-Free is also available as a travel system with the Endeavours infant seat.

B-Mobile Stroller

This lightweight, compact-fold new stroller comes with adapters for Britax rear-facing only infant seats. The bar in front serves as a carry handle when folded. MSRP $159.99

Highpoint Booster

This new highback booster is just starting to ship to retailers and is currently available for pre-order. Highback only, back cannot be removed.

  • 40-120 lbs., 38-63″
  • SecureGuard™ Belt-Positioning Clip (converts 3-pt lap/shoulder belt into a 4-pt restraint by adding a crotch strap)
  • External, side-impact cushions
  • 10-position headrest
  • LATCH attachments with push-on connectors
  • 2 removable, dishwasher-safe cupholders
  • Soft, knit fabrics
  • 10-yr lifespan before expiration
  • 3 fashions: Asher, Seaglass & Mulberry
  • MSRP: $149.99
New in the “Essentials by Britax” Line:

Skyline Highback Booster

This new booster from the “Essential by Britax” line is already shipping to retailers and will be widely available in the next week or two. It will come fully assembled out of the box and if you need a little extra space, you can use it without the dishwasher-safe cup holders. Highback only, back cannot be removed.

  • 40-120 lbs., 38-63″
  • 10-position headrest
  • LATCH attachments with push-on connectors
  • 2 removable, dishwasher-safe cupholders
  • MSRP: $99.99