BubbleBum Review — Updated Belt Guides

The BubbleBum has been a favorite CSFTL carpool option since the first days of our existence. Our 2013 review put the older version of this portable, inflatable, backless booster through the paces. Since then, the belt guides have been redesigned so we thought now was a good time to take a look at this updated seat.


Aidia Explorer Review

CSFTL is happy to review our first palindromic booster seat! Written the same forward as it is backwards, Aidia has released a new booster to the US market, the Explorer. This high back to backless booster has a logo at the top that looks very nearly the same in your rear view mirror as it does looking directly at it. It also sports a removable cupholder, is quite narrow, easy to adjust, is lightweight, and is comfortable.


mifold Review

If you’re on any social media outlets, you’ve probably seen an ad or ten for the mifold. We sure have! We’ve been anxiously awaiting its release. Unlike most products, the mifold got its start with an Indiegogo campaign so the manufacturer was taking orders for it long before its release to market.


Graco TurboBooster LX Review

The original Graco TurboBooster has been a CSFTL favorite for quite some time. It’s lightweight, fits smaller children well, and is almost foolproof to use properly. When Graco showed us a sneak peek at the updated TurboBooster LX during the ABC Kids show last fall, we had a hard time imagining how they could possibly improve such a solid seat until all was revealed.


Lil Fan Box Seat Backless Booster Seat Review

The Lil Fan Box Seat Premium Slimline No Back Booster Seat is a little seat with a very long name! It also goes by the much shorter name “Box Seat,” so we’ll use that name. When we met the Lil Fan Club Seat earlier this year, we were impressed with the great belt fit on our models, the seat’s easy to follow labels and instructions, and the seat’s light weight. Oh, and the amazing sports-themed covers if you’re into that sort of thing.


Graco Nautilus 65 LX 3-in-1 Review

The Graco Nautilus 65 LX 3-in-1 car seat is a forward facing only combination seat that functions as a 5 point harness, high back booster, and backless booster.

The Graco Nautilus 65 LX/65 DLX/80 Elite 3-in-1 car seat is a forward facing only combination seat that functions as a 5 point harness, high back booster, and backless booster.

In the past we have reviewed the Graco Nautilus, but Graco has revamped the Nautilus into the Nautilus 65 LX/65 DLX/80 Elite. Instead of having the Nautilus and the Graco Argos, Graco has merged the two different seats into one seat. Our review will give you an in-depth look at this updated seat.


Carpooling Options for Big Kids

Though the laws in many states require a car seat or booster until children are 8 years old, the laws of physics work a little differently. Until your Big Kid can pass the Five Step Test, in many cases, the Right Seat for big kids and tweens is some type of booster.

Why? Because the lap/shoulder belt may not fit properly without a little help from a booster, even on kids between 8-12 years old.


Chicco KidFit Review

The KidFit completes the Chicco birth-to-seatbelt product line, after the KeyFit and the Nextfit. These three seats will potentially allow your child to be safely restrained until he is old and large enough for a seatbelt alone.


Diono Monterey Review

When Diono announced the re-release of the Diono Monterey booster, we rejoiced! The Diono Monterey is a favorite among many of the CSFTL older Littles. With a variety of both ease of use and comfort features, it’s a great option for when older children are ready to transition to a booster.