All user reviews of Britax Smile 3

12 parent reviews

The seller suggested this pram to us. I never had one, so I didn't know what I'll need. I just wanted a 3in1 set. The car seat, the bassinet and the seat, all look nice and feel comfy. Just our little girl is happier in our Manduca ergo carrier.

  • design
  • roomy reversible seat
  • looks great on paper
  • wobbly
  • bad plastics/joints/quality..?

A disappointment. Sooo roomy and robust feeling but sooo wobbly right out of the box…

Feels cheap and rattly for the price

  • Style
  • Basket
  • Spacious parts
  • Loose & rattly frame
  • Cheap plastics
  • The brake works funny (not always properly
  • I expected higher quality

The frame was loose right out of the box and got even looser. It feels like the plastics and joints are simply cheaper. Overall feels cheap and rattly for the price. I would't choose it again.

Not worth the price

  • Looks good on paper
  • Low quality

Not worth the price. Faulty and getting rusty. Not recommended.

I am only not sure about the chassis


I really like its looks and all the functions. I am only not sure about the chassis that is on the looser side. We'll see how it lasts.

I'll be smarter with the second baby

  • Design
  • Spacious basket
  • Handy brake
  • Small front wheels, can not handle forest and field roads
  • Too Heavy
  • Hard to control with one hand
  • Bad chassis, scrubs, squeaks, grunts, the whole wobbles terribly
  • The handle of the sports car is unreasonably high, the little one has upturned hands, I don't think she will ever grow into it.
  • The sewn-on seat belt straps to the backrest are too high and push into the back and head, it cannot be ripped off!
  • The carrycot is small and shallow - the baby will not fit in the fleece at 6 months
  • The basket is not closing
  • All equipment must be purchased - then it will be very expensive
  • Very high purchase price

I let myself be convinced in the store because I had no experience. But over time, I know it was a mistake. Cheaper prams are of better quality, even the Polish ones. They said it's German, but everything is made in China, so, unfortunately...

I really liked the pram, but there are a lot of things that bother me and are ill-conceived, such as a small carrycot and a nonsensical handrail at the sports car. I'll be smarter with the second baby.

I expected more

  • good-looking
  • large wheels
  • crotch strap
  • the front wheels are noisy
  • the plastics seem cheap/squeaky

I expected more, tbh. Feels cheaper than I’d like. The wheels are not very quiet.

The price reflects the performance

  • great driving
  • Air-filled wheels
  • Sturdy frame
  • beautiful design
  • Large basket (no mesh, though)
  • Easy one handed push
  • Easy folding
  • Reversible seat
  • Removable belly bar that gate opens
  • A spacious, long seat surface
  • Lie-flat recline of the seat
  • Adjustable leg rest
  • Suspension
  • Small bassinet that wobbles and makes the baby slide down
  • The push bar squeaks in the joints
  • The basket is hard to access when the seat is parent-facing

The price reflects the performance. I was overall happy with this pram, mainly its terrain capabilities, as that was our no. 1 priority when choosing.

The bassinet lasted up to 4.5 months of the baby (68cm long son at that time), and we swapped for the seat part in November. The bassinet sat quite loose on the frame and it was moving a lot, which made my son slide and me having to put him back higher up.

The plastic push bar is simply a shame - it was noisy, squeaking. The basket can take up a LOT but I am sorry it was not made out of mesh.

The seat was just as I imagined it to be 👌

The daddy loves it

  • functional
  • pushes well
  • narrow chassis
  • nice suspension
  • easy-to-operate brake
  • well-protected seat with enough space
  • weight capacity
  • bulky / or more like long when folded
  • bar over the basket - somehow makes it more difficult to load thing in it, especially those larger items
  • not the lightest

Good value for money. Very versatile. The daddy loves it. Practicality-oriented design.

  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Basket
  • Space
  • Wheels
  • Travel-system compatibility
  • Price
  • The folded/unfolded size could bother some

Quietly luxurious. Large but not huge. Perfect for shopping as well as for walks in nature. Perfect for us.

For that price, one would expect more


I don't know why I thought I would somehow be fitting it into my small car trunk on a regular basis without losing my nerves. It's a nice pram, but not for me - since I am mostly alone and with it, I can't get anywhere much, because it's a bother to fold it and load it for me.

And one more thing - the fabrics were somehow crinkled straight out of the box. For that price, one would expect more.

I got the Britax Smile III because of the recommendation in the shop. I must say I am quite happy with it. On the other hand, it's not a small stroller, so not the best for small car boots nor for small mums. The basket is huge, and I love it. And my hubby loves the overall robustness. Nice value for money.

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