The Safety 1st OnBoard 35 and Onboard 35 Air rear facing only car seats are packed with features that make it easy to use, long-lasting, and coming in well under $150, friendly on the wallet.
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.
Looking for an inexpensive, compact convertible car seat after the rear facing only seat is outgrown? The Safety 1st Guide 65 is a great convertible for just this situation. The Guide 65 rear faces to 40 lbs or 40″ and is easily found in most bix box stores. Check it out!
The new Elite 80 Air from Safety 1st, (a Dorel subsidiary) addresses these problems brilliantly, and quite frankly, hit it out of the park for the 3-in-1 model. While it still will not be the only seat a family needs to buy, I can comfortably say that it will last most children from birth to age 8, and after that, a backless booster is only a few dollars.
On September 12, 2013, Dorel annouced a recall of certain Safety 1st and Eddie Bauer car seats. The affected seats are mislabeled with the stickers notating the rear and forward facing belt paths reversed. This recall does not affect their crash performance, however the seats must be installed using the correct belt path.
Another day over at this year’s KIM conference with some big news from Dorel. Here are some fun things I got to play with today along with Dorel’s big news.
Safety 1st Incognito Backless Booster
Here it is everyone! Designed with big kids in mind. The colors match most vehicle interiors and no armrests mean that no one can see they’re in a booster.
Looking for a narrow, tall, high back booster? The Safety 1st Boost Air Protect may be for you! The Boost Air Protect functions as a high back and backless booster. This seat was given a Best Bet rating from the IIHS for 2013 when used in high back mode.
If you have a small car, you know how difficult it can be to fit a rear facing only car seat in it. We decided to put 25 rear facing only car seats to the test and find which seats take up the least amount of front to back space. Remember that all seats fit differently in different vehicles, so even though you find a seat that takes up less front to back space, that doesn’t mean it will fit correctly in every vehicle. It’s always suggested that you try before you buy.
*This seat has been discontinued and replaced with the much easier to use, Safety 1st Grow and Go*
The Alpha Omega Elite. Utter those words to any Child Passenger Safety technician and then just wait for the sigh of frustration and the exasperated look on their face.