The design team at Graco is a master at creating booster seats that are easy to use, well-priced, long-lasting, and provide an excellent belt fit. The Affix is a cousin of the much loved TurboBooster, but adds lower anchors to an already popular seat. AND! It’s now available in Canada so we’re updating this review so reflect the key differences between the United States and Canadian versions of the seat.
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.
The much-loved Graco Extend2Fit convertible car seat has made its way to Canada. While we are still very big fans of this seat and its versatility, there are some major changes between the Canadian and American versions. We’ll use this review to illustrate the differences, most of which are around rear facing use.
Harmony makes just a few car seats — the Defender 360 combination seat, the Youth Booster, and the Big Boost Deluxe. We’re fans of the Defender and the Youth Booster so we were eager to spend some quality time with the lowest priced backless booster that includes LATCH on the market!
Convertible car seats are two products in one — a rear facing car seat and a forward facing car seat. Some models also include a bonus third product — a booster mode. Like a DVD player built into a TV, or a crib that converts to a toddler bed, it’s convenient to bundle these products, but that means there are features that could be misused. All convertible and multimode seats include two belt paths — one for rear facing mode and one for forward facing mode.
Combination car seats fill an important gap in the car seat market — forward facing only seats that allow children to remain in a harnessed car seat until they’re truly ready to move to a booster seat. We’d like to introduce the Cosco Finale, which comes in at the staggeringly low suggested retail price of $49 for the base model and $59 for the more plush cover.
We’ve been fans of the Chicco NextFit since it arrived on the market in 2013. Since then, Chicco has added some additional flavors of the seat — first the NextFit Zip, which has a cover that zips off for easy installation access and cleaning, and now, the NextFit iX Zip, which has a few additional features that we’re already pretty fond of!
If you’re looking for a lightweight, relatively narrow, inexpensive booster, cast your gaze towards the Evenflo Big Kid Sport.
Disney recently announced the launch of a small fleet of vans that provide dedicated travel within the Walt Disney World Resort and theme parks areas.
We’re big fans of Peg Perego’s booster seats — the Primo Viaggio HBB 120 and the Viaggio Flex 120. Both of those boosters are high back boosters. The Viaggio Shuttle backless booster rounds out the Peg Perego line of booster seats with a backless option.