Safety 1st has been around for over 30 years, from way back when their BABY ON BOARD yellow sign became a staple feature of all parents’ cars, to now with their extensive product range. They have one clear and true aim; to provide high-quality products to parents to keep their children safe. Their range of products includes car seats, baths, diaper pails, home safety products, baby gates, thermometers and many, many more!
The Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Car Seat is designed to protect your child from that first ride home from the hospital all the way to the soccer runs and dance recitals. It can be used in three ways, rear-facing, forward-facing and as a belt-positioning booster seat, seeing your child safely through all their firsts.
Let’s take a look at some important features of this product:
This 3-in-1 car seat not only meets, but exceeds, federal safety standards. If you decide this is the right car seat for you, you can choose from 9 colors including harvest moon, grey, sea green, blue coral and Everest pink.
Evenflo was founded nearly 100 years ago! Let’s just let that sink in for a minute. Almost a century of experience in providing customers with high-quality, safe and functional products. They’re committed to excellence and are constantly innovating to deliver top-of-the-line baby and child products. Their product range includes many car seats, strollers, travel systems, baby gates, highchairs, exersaucers and more.
The Evenflo Big Kid AMP Booster Seat is an ideal booster seat for a growing child, with 6 adjustable height positions for the back. Also, once your child outgrows that style of booster seat, you can remove the back entirely and use it as a backless booster.
Let’s see some more awesome features from this booster:
If you want to choose a color your kid will love, there’s six to choose from including black/blue, black/yellow, black/pink and black/red options.
Chicco has 60-years’ experience manufacturing baby products. They’re committed to bringing happiness to children and parents alike with their quality, safe and stylish products. Chicco has expanded to become an international powerhouse in the baby products industry, with presence in 120 countries! Their product range includes car seats, strollers, travel systems, highchairs, playards and nursing products.
The Chicco GoFit Backless Booster Seat is IIHS Best Bet rated, designed for big kids to travel comfortably as well as safely. It’s ErgoBoost contour shape and double-padded foam seat ensure your child is as supported and comfortable as possible. As long as your child is between 40 and 110lbs and is between 38 and 57-inches in height, this could be the booster seat for them.
Here’s some more features to look out for:
This booster seat comes in three colors; shark (black and grey), grape (black and purple) and raindrop (black and teal).
With more than 70 years’ experience, Britax is one of the most trusted car seat brands in the world. They want to make the lives of children and families happier, more joyful and safer. They focus on how to keep your child safe during travel, manufacturing a wide range of high-quality car seats, strollers and travel systems.
When it comes to the number of safety features offered, the Britax Frontier absolutely leads the pack. The high-back booster has "True Side Impact Protection" technology, deep walls and energy absorbing foam that all help to distribute force in the event of a crash – greatly reducing the chances of injury to your child. Another safety feature can be found in the base of the seat -- SafeCell technology which works to compress and lower the center of gravity, helping to prevent the seat from flying forward in an accident. On the “convenience” side, the Britax has features such as integrated cup holders, storage spaces for snacks and toys and a removable cover that makes clean-up super easy.
The Britax Frontier is a forward facing, high back booster seat that is designed to grow with your child. When you use the five-point harness system it can handle a child up to 90 pounds and has a maximum shoulder harness height of 20.5 inches. The Frontier can convert into a booster mode which has a capacity of up to 120 pounds.
With its lower LATCH connectors, the Britax Frontier is easy to fit securely in just about any vehicle (although because it is a high back, if you have a much smaller car, the fit may be a little tight). The booster seat has two buckle positions in order to ensure proper fit for children of varying sizes. The Clicktight Installation System lets you install your vehicle’s belt in harness mode. The manufacturer provides clear, color coded belt guides to make sure that the belt is in proper position in whether you are using booster or harness mode. A clearly audible “click” from the LATCH system will remove any concerns about whether or not the seat is installed properly!
Graco has been around for over 60 years, just one reason why they’re one of the world’s most trusted baby product brands. They strive to manufacture practical, functional and safe products for your baby or child. Having an easy-to-use, easy-to-clean product can make a world of difference to a busy parent and Graco understands this. Their product range includes car seats, strollers, playards, highchairs and swings!
The Graco Tranzitions 3-in-1 Booster Seat is a great choice for any parent looking to get a high-quality car seat that will last from toddler age to too-big-for-their-boots pre-adolescent age. You can convert this seat from a harness booster, for kids 22-65lbs, to a high back booster, for kids 30-100lbs and then a backless booster for your big kid 40-100lbs.
There’s loads more features to get excited about:
There’s two colors to choose from with this booster seat; kyte and basin, which, to you and us, means grey and purple or grey and teal.
When it comes to choosing a booster seat, price is important but not if it means sacrificing the safety of your child. During our research for the best booster seats available out there, we stumbled upon many products from various brands. We've strived to avoid very cheap booster car seats because they were poorly built and potentially dangerous. Instead, we focused on high-quality booster seats that provide good value for money and come in different price ranges.
Before we take a look at the aspects which you should consider when shopping for booster car seats, we just want to mention that the safety and well-being of your child is equally important at home. Therefore, you might be interested in getting a top-quality, comfortable toddler bed at a reasonable price, so that your angel can sleep undisturbed every day and night.
There’s tons of different options out there and it can be hard to decide on just one. It might be worth taking a look at what kind of booster seats each brand offers. Cosco is a brand that has a variety of booster seats available but simply didn’t make our list because of space limitations. If you don’t find what you want in our list of featured products, you may want to check them out. Cosco even has one that is super basic for about $20.
Most car seats on the market have a very similar design, however some go above and beyond to make sure your child wants to sit in their booster seat no matter what. The KidsEmbrace DC Comics Batman Combination Booster Car Seat is one of those products which comes highly rated by users. KidsEmbrace makes a wide variety of character booster seats (including Marvel, DC and Disney) if your child is not a fan of Batman.
Bottom line is that you shouldn’t rush your decision when considering accessories for your baby. When it comes to booster seats in particular, make sure that you pay attention to the following aspects.
When it comes to the safety of your child, it would be great to say that money was no option, but the reality is that many parents are looking for affordable options. The great news is that more expensive doesn’t always mean that the booster seat offers a better level of protection. In fact, there are many top rated booster seats that are priced well. Because of their “simpler” design, backless booster seats typically are less expensive than ones with high backs.
Depending upon your needs, you could get a basic backless booster seat for about $30, or you could pay as much as $300 for a tall back booster seat with lots of safety features. One thing we caution about though is to never sacrifice protection by going for one simply because it is a “cheap booster car seat.” Do your research to make sure your precious cargo is safe!
Remember to be mindful when it comes to the features of a booster seat because this will basically impact your child's wellbeing and safety. Today's booster seats come with a wide variety of features which make them more practical and comfortable.
The purpose of a booster seat is to raise a child up higher in the seat so that the built in seat belt fits properly, allowing the restraint system to protect the child. A seat belt should lay across the child’s upper thigh, not the stomach. The shoulder harness should securely lay across the middle of the shoulder and should not be too close to the neck. In addition, it shouldn’t slide off because it is too loose across the shoulder. In order to ensure better fit, as well as for growing with the child, many booster seats offer wide and/or adjustable bases and different levels for the shoulder strap slots.
The most important feature in any booster seat, bar none, is the amount of safety that it provides your child. For example, backless boosters with a shield style closure are considered to be unsafe and should be avoided. Quality booster seats will have been tested by from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and you should check the results of the safety tests. One of the critical things that the IIHS examines is whether or not the seat offers proper, secure belt positioning. Besides belt positioning, you may also want to look for features such as adjustable side clips which can accommodate different heights, the reclining angle (you don’t want anything beyond 20-30 degrees because it could result in injury during a crash) and whether there is a belt retractor that flows smoothly.
Car booster seats come in two main types, or styles – backless booster seats and high-back booster seats. Backless booster seats raise a child up so that there is better placement of the car’s lap belt. They cost less than booster seats with a high back, but they don’t offer the same level of comfort.. With a high back, there is a place for a child to lean against and rest their head. Many high-back booster seats also come with 5 point harnesses. The style of your car’s rear seats can impact what type of car seat you can use. If the seats have deep contours and good support, they are best suited for backless booster seats. However, rear seats with little support or low backs, are better for high backed boosters.