Britax B-Lively Stroller Review

– the complete Britax B-Lively stroller review!

YSG Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Britax has released yet another high quality lightweight stroller to replace the famous Britax B Agile. The Britax brand is famous for producing top quality lightweight strollers and travel systems. Although some of their strollers are slightly more pricey that regular stroller brands, you can always be assured that you’re getting a stroller worth your money. The Britax B Lively is a new lightweight stroller to look out for. It comes with a two-years warranty which I find is a form of assurance of the level of quality being offered. Here is a full Britax B Lively stroller review for you. This post contains the complete stroller features, parent reviews and other information to help you make your stroller choice.

Britax B-Lively Stroller Features

Lightweight Full-Size Stroller: Britax is quite popular for producing high quality lightweight strollers, and Britax B-Lively is not another addition to that. At 20 lbs the Britax B Lively is one of the best options in terms of quality and value for your money. The stroller is lightweight and is still able to carry child’s weight of up to 55 lbs. Compared to other lightweight strollers in the market, this is super rare as they mostly carry 40-45 lbs max.

Car Seat Compatible: One of the other reasons why the Britax B Lively stroller is popular is because of its car seat compatibility. By combining the car seat and stroller, you get a high quality, affordable travel system. You can simply click-in any of the Britax B Safe infant car seats without any complex configurations needed.

Newborn Stroller: The stroller seat is only suitable for toddlers, however the stroller can easily be transformed into a newborn stroller by attaching any of the infant car seats. Once your baby is older, you can easily switch to using the stroller seat.

Extendable UV 50+ Protection Bassinet: Another reason to love the Britax B Lively is because of its extendable bassinet, which allows you adjust between having a small or full-coverage for your kid. I’ve always liked this feature cause I find it nice and comfortable for when your baby is sleeping, and for keeping out the sun. You should note that this is quite rare for lightweight strollers as they usually only have single panel canopies that don’t provide enough coverage. In addition, unlike regular fabric used in most stroller bassinets, the Britax B Lively comes with a bassinet fabric that helps prevent up to 98% of harmful UV rays from reaching your kid. This is quite nice for hot weather.

Ventilated Bassinet: The Britax B Lively bassinet also includes an open-close ventilation mesh that helps to improve ventilation when needed. As it is placed right above the stroller bassinet, close to the rear, it serves as a great window to peek through and keep an eye on your little one. I loved to sometimes keep an eye on my babies when we’re out, so I find the feature quite nice to have.

Large Stroller Basket: This stroller comes with a large storage basket to help with storing your on-the-go items. This is also a bonus when compared to other lightweight strollers in the market. It makes the Britax B Lively even more travel friendly as you have enough room to keep your traveling items. Saves you the stress of having to carry an extra bag with you.

Toe-Tap Rear Brake: The next superb feature is the one-touch rear brake for quick and easy parking. Having the brakes at the rear of the stroller makes it easy to stop the stroller when needed.

Multi-Position Recline: This Britax B Lively comes with a multi-position recline that provides added comfort for your kid. It is perfect for your kid to sit upright or lay back to take a nap. The recline can also easily be adjusted with a single hand. As a parent, this is a top feature to look for as you won’t have to struggle with manually adjusting the stroller recline.

5-Point Harness: Safety is always important when picking a stroller for your child, so it’s another plus for the Britax B Lively stroller cause it comes with a convertible 5-point harness. Helps to keep your little one strapped safely into the stroller seat.

3-Wheel Suspension System: Stroller comes with a 3-wheel suspension system that helps give your kid a smooth ride, and the three wheels makes the stroller easy to maneuver.

One-Hand Quick Fold: This stroller is designed to fold-up quick and easily using a single hand.

Child Weight: As a parent, another important feature to consider is the child weight capacity of a stroller. Nicely enough, the Britax B Lively stroller is sturdy enough to carry child’s weight of up to 55 lbs. This is also another bonus as it is rare to find a lightweight stroller that takes more than 30-40 lbs. Note: It is important to stick to the recommended weight limit while picking a stroller for your kid. So I’d advice to only consider this stroller if your toddler weights 55 lbs or less.

Stroller Colors

The Britax B Lively stroller comes in three color options – Raven, Cardinal & Dove. Each stroller comes with the exact same feature, so you have the choice to pick what color works best for you.

Stroller Pros:

  • Car Seat Compatible: One of the main pros of the Britax B Lively stroller is car seat compatibility. You can transform your stroller into a full travel system.
  • Multi-Recline Feature: A multi-recline feature is always a Pro as it provides your child with extra comfort.
  • Large Extendable Bassinet: A large stroller bassinet protects and gives your baby more coverage.
  • UV 50 + Bassinet: The bassinet is able to protect your kid from harmful rays, especially on long days out.
  • Five-Point Harness: Stroller safety is always a concern for all parents, so having this feature is definitely a pro.
  • One Hand Compact Fold: The stroller folds up easily and compact. Makes it also easy to store and carry.

Stroller Cons:

  • Only Compatible with the Britax B Safe Car Seats: Although the stroller is car seat compatible, you can only use it with Britax Infant car seats. If you already have a different car seat, then this might not be ideal as you’d have to purchase a new car seat for this stroller.
  • No Child Tray: This is not included in the stroller purchase. You’d have to buy it separately as an accessory.

Britax B Lively Stroller Reviews

The Britax B Lively like the Britax B Agile is very well received by a lot of parents who purchased it. Only a few parents had some issues they weren’t happy with, but 90% of them were completely happy with their purchase.

After analyzing close to a 100 parent reviews and feedback, these are the likes and dislikes mentioned and included as part of the Britax B Lively stroller review.

  • Very compact and not bulky stroller
  • Sturdy but lightweight stroller
  • Easy fold and travel friendly
  • Large canopy for keeping the sun out
  • Stroller handle height cannot be adjusted
  • Not so smooth for rough terrain
  • No parent or child cup holder/tray

A lot of parents loved the stroller and were super happy with their purchase. However, a few had issues with the stroller wheels saying they are not so convenient for rough terrain. Also, a few parents were not so happy with the fixed handle bar height. This is not always convenient for taller or shorter parents.

Based on the stroller features and parent reviews, the Britax B Lively stroller gets:

Overall Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)

  • Lightweight: 4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
  • Sturdiness: 4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
  • Ease of Use and Maneuverability: 4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
  • Easy Fold: 4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)

Stroller Video Demo

Here is a Britax B Lively stroller demo by Britax. Gives you a quick show of most of the stroller’s features.

Britax B Lively Stroller Dimensions

Item Weight20 lbs
Product Dimensions33 L x 23 W x 40 H inches
Folded Dimensions29 L x 23 W x 12 H inches
Max. Weight Recommendation55 lbs

Where to Buy?

The Britax B Lively stroller is available for sale at Amazon.

Conclusion – Britax B Lively Stroller Review

The Britax B Lively is a great lightweight stroller with multiple features. The stroller comes wit more pros than cons based on its features and parent reviews. It is currently one of the best out there for a lightweight full featured stroller.

That’s it for a full Britax B Lively stroller review. This review was created using data collected on multiple forums, store reviews and product features. I hope it has provided you with enough information to help you make your purchase decision.

If you have any question or if something is not entirely clear to you, do not hesitate to contact me or put down your comment below. Thanks for reading, and happy shopping!!

xx Krista

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