The Cosco Scenera has long been a staple of the child passenger safety toolkit, especially for caregivers who travel or are on a budget, or coalitions who need to make their seat dollars count. With an under 40 dollar price point, the Scenera has long stood as an example of how seats are available to keep kids safe in any budget.
Since the first Diono Radians were introduced, Diono has developed a legacy of narrow convertible car seats that work well for some specific situations. Their newest entries into the market, the Olympia, Pacifica,and Ranier, continue that trend while offering additional features that build on the well known Radian.
Though booster seats don’t have as many moving parts as a harnessed car seat, there’s a large range of features and fit on the market. Choosing the right one can be a real challenge! For my booster rider, we need a booster that’s fairly padded and has a high top shoulder belt guide position since my kiddo is fairly tall and quite slim.
Phil & Ted’s isn’t a new name in the baby gear scene. They have been a well known name in the stroller world for several years now and have just released a rear facing only seat that is compatible with a wide array of their strollers. They have given us the opportunity to try it out and share our thoughts with our readers.
For the last several years Graco has had two combination seats available for purchase, the Argos 65 and the Nautilus. Both models have two modes: forward-facing harnessed mode and a booster mode that fits most children well. These seats have been around for a while and are two very popular options at CSFTL because they fit a range of children well and have a lot of great ease-of-use features.
For those who have been around the car seat world long enough, Jané is a familiar name. In 2003, Jané brought boosters with lower anchor capability to the US. Jané has been quiet for a while in the car seat world though, in the US anyways. They introduced the Montecarlo R1 to their European market and just now brought it here to the US. Let’s see what this new seat has to offer.
It’s finally here! The day we’ve all been waiting for. Clek Foonf’s little sister has arrived, Fllo! The Clek Fllo is just as stylish and modern looking at the Foonf and this Tank color is pretty awesome. The weight was definitely a welcome surprise! Dragging it up the stairs was not the work out the Foonf had been. So let’s dive in!
An important part of child passenger safety is recognizing that we want everyone to follow best practice, but we also want everyone to travel comfortably. Keeping back seat passengers cool or warm, depending on the season, can be a real challenge. CSFTL recommends kids ride rear facing as long as possible, ideally until 3-4 years old. Getting appropriate air flow to rear facing Littles is not always easy, even if your vehicle has rear air vents.
The Harmony Dreamtime, one of Harmony’s multiple belt positioning options, serves a niche market in that is one of the few high back boosters still available that may be an acceptable option in a three across, due to its narrow lines and plumb sides. While it doesn’t have the bells and whistles of many of the market’s more showy options, it is affordable, and provides an excellent belt fit in high back and backless mode, and as such, does what it is needed to do.
Child Passenger Safety Week is here! We are celebrating with lots of exciting giveaways and we don’t want you to miss a single one so we’ve made a nice list. Also because we just like lists, we’re weird like that. To enter a giveaway, click-through to the post and enter using the Rafflecopter widget at the end. May the odds be ever in your favor!