My bigger kids are always on the go it seems. School events, friend’s houses, trips with Grandma; they’re never home and need a light weight booster that is easy to use in various vehicles. Enter the Cosco Topside. At 2.5 lbs., even if it doesn’t fit in their back packs, it’s super easy to carry around. Let’s check it out.
Sometimes it seems manufactures are out to confuse parents as much as possible.
For years Child Passenger Safety Technicians stated that you don’t use LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) with boosters. The booster simply sat on the seat under the child, then the seat belt held in both the child and the booster.
When it comes to child passenger safety, the evolution of caregiver knowledge and state laws has been a slow process. However, more and more caregivers are learning that children need to ride in booster seats longer than they may have originally thought.
At the 2014 ABC Kids Expo, Diono unveiled their plans to team up with Little Tikes and release a new line of high back boosters and backless boosters. Without further ado, lets look at the Little Tikes High Back Booster.
There are so many backless boosters, how do you choose the one that will work best for your not-so-Little? Maybe you have an older, bigger child who just isn’t ready to go without a booster. The Cosco Ambassador/Highrise is a booster that works well for bigger children and may be a great fit. Let’s check it out!
The Dream on Me Coupe backless booster has lots of great qualities and will appeal to many families for different reasons. This booster is affordable, narrow and comes in subtle colors. Do your not-so Littles often ride with other drivers? Do you often transport other booster age children in your vehicle and need spares? Are you working with a tight space and need to have three seats side by side? The Dream on Me may be right for you.
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.
There are so many backless boosters, how do you choose the one that will work best for your not so Little? Maybe you have an older, bigger child who just isn’t ready to go without a booster. The Stack-it! is a bigger booster that may be a great fit. Let’s check it out!
Parents always worry if their child is in their harnessed seat correctly. Is the harness at the right height? Properly tightened? Chest clip on the chest? No one thinks about boosters much though. Put kid in, buckle, and go. Many boosters are used incorrectly though and in turn do not provide the proper protection.
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.