Finally a booster for big kids that doesn’t look like a booster! Safety 1st hit it out of the park with this one. With the minimums to use this booster being 6 years old, 47 inches and 60 lbs., this is not a seat for the Littles.
It is well-known on the CSFTL website that kids need to be in boosters until 10-12 years old, but finding the booster that fits your child well, fits your vehicle well, and will last can be tough. Evenflo has finally brought their E3 technology into the booster world and their new booster might be that perfect one for you! Check out the RightFit that Evenflo so generously provided for this review!
Rear facing is the best protection for a child’s developing spine. Rear face to a minimum of age 2, ideally age 4.
Ready for a backless booster for your not so little Little or maybe you need to have spare boosters on hand for friends or when your child travels with others? The price of the Harmony Youth booster and compact size make it a great option for many reasons. Let’s check it out!
The Graco TurboBooster is likely the most popular booster seat on the market today. It has so much going for it — it’s light weight, easy to use, and fits most children well. The same basic design has been available for well over a decade. Child Passenger Safety Technicians and caregivers alike are fans of the TurboBooster because of its simplicity and excellent belt positioning. At the very reasonable $50-$60 price for the highback version, and $30 or less for the backless version, it’s an excellent option for many families.
Looking for a good booster seat that doesn’t take up much room and comes in a bag? Yup – a bag! The BubbleBum is a FMVSS 213 (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard) approved booster seat that is inflatable, and small enough to fit in a bag. It is made from durable materials; similar to that used to make life vests and other life saving products. It has even passed standards in its deflated state in case it were to be punctured in a crash. It’s easy to inflate and even self inflates to a certain extent when taken out of the bag.
Fortunately, we know that the law is not enough to keep children safe. NHTSA, Safe Kids, and the American Academy of Pediatrics all recommend that children between 8 and 12 years old continue to use a booster until they fit the belt correctly alone, usually around 4’9″.