You can buy the Royal Baby's car seat

Don't Waste Your Money

It's not often you can buy the same thing the British Royal Family uses.

Rolls Royce?  Unlikely for most of us.  Horse drawn carriage?  You can ride one downtown, but its hardly the same thing the British monarchs travel in. 

A castle? If you are a descendant of William Randolph Hearst, possibly.

But suddenly American parents can buy something the Royals are using: an infant carrier car seat, the baby's first throne.

Baby Cambridge RIding in Britax

The London Daily Mail reports that aides to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge carried a brand new Britax infant seat into the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's hospital this afternoon.

It's the Britax Baby-Safe Infant Carrier, which sells for 80 Pounds in the UK.

Amazon has it for sale for Americans, as the Britax B-Safe seat, for $134 - $150 depending on the vendor (logical, given the exchange rate).

The American version has a slightly different name (B-Safe), has a slightly different fabric, with a circle design, but otherwise is the same car seat photographed by the Daily Mail.

Britax, no doubt, is relishing the publicity, and the sales that will inevitably result.  It would not be a surprise if most vendors are sold out within hours.

Britax receives excellent consumer magazine and customer reviews.  This will only add to the aura.

Think about it:  you are probably not going to buy a Rolls, a castle, or a Cinderella carriage.  But you can buy the Royal baby's first throne.

As always, don't waste your money.


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