It’s not often that a car seat or booster seat is released in Canada only, but Maxi-Cosi has released a new backless booster exclusively for Canada. We were excited (and honoured) when they asked us to review it. One can never have too many backless boosters (at least, that’s what we tell ourselves) so we
The Britax Highpoint/Skyline has been a great high back booster option in both Canada and the United States since 2018. It has had a solid spot on our recommended seats list in both countries since the release, and we were very excited when Britax announced a revamp of the seat that provides a backless booster
A car seat or booster seat that’s properly installed and used correctly can reduce the chance of death in a collision by as much as 71%. That’s not a small amount of risk reduction! It doesn’t matter how much you paid for a car seat – if it’s not being used correctly, it cannot protect
The Chicco MyFit is a much-loved forward facing only combination car seat in the United States. Its narrow width, high harness height, and high standing height limit in harness mode make it a go-to for taller kiddos – especially in tight 3 car seats across scenarios. The seat has hit the Canadian market and our
Diono first released their Monterey high back booster seat in 2008. It was immediately a hit with families and CPSTs because it provided an extendable back to accommodate their growing widths, and a tall back that allowed bigger kids to ride in a supportive high back booster seat. Some of our oldest CSFTL models
Carfoldio’s first product was the mifold travel booster seat, which hit the market in 2017. They’ve now released their high back foldable booster seat to the United States and EU markets with the hifold fit-and-fold booster. We’re intrigued by this transformer-esque booster seat, so let’s take a look at what it has to offer. CSFTL
The Cosco Pronto high back booster seat has been on the market since 2014 and has consistently been an excellent, low-budget booster seat option for tall kids who need the support of a high back booster (as long as the vehicle they are riding in has a headrest in their seating position). Dorel has released
Booster seats with rigid lower anchors are a bit of an anomaly in the United States and Canada so we were pretty interested when we met the newest addition to the Diono family at the 2019 JPMA Show in Orlando. The Everett high back booster seat was originally a European design, brought by Diono to
Our daughter’s elementary school was a place where parents would park their cars and then walk children into school. However, they recently opened an optional dropoff line. I’m grateful that it’s optional because some days, getting my kiddo out of the car takes quite a while. There are stray Lego pieces to grab, snacks to throw into her backpack, and the not-that-rare need to slither out of her booster, then ask for help when she’s stuck in an unwieldy position. So we need that time.
Each year since 2009, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released their IIHS booster ratings. These ratings are based primarily on the fit of the 6 year old crash test dummy. Fit is the best indication of performance: regardless of how many optional features a booster seat has, if it doesn’t place the vehicle seat belt properly on the child, it can’t do its job.