Best Rated Booster Seats

There are many kinds of infant and toddler car seats, older children backless booster car seats available in the market today. Listed below are the 3 best-rated booster seats available.

Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat

Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat

Structure:

Safety’s convertible car seat has been designed to be used in 3 ways- for infants rear facing (weight 5-40 pounds), for toddlers high seat booster forward facing (weight 22-65 pounds), and for older children backless booster car seat ( weight 40-100 pounds). Embedded with EPS  side impact protection system, it offers high-level protection from sudden impacts. The seat can be reclined 3 levels giving utmost comfort to the child. The QuickFit harness helps you to easily adjust the headrest and harness according to your child’s convenience. The cup holders that come with the seat are integrated and not removable.

Safety:

Safety has been the 1st company to introduce the “Baby on Board” famous yellow sign 30 yrs ago. They have manufactured car seats with their main aim of keeping families safe and happy along with providing comfort. The car seat comes with 5 point harness system which is very easy to securely fasten your child to the seat and also easy to remove the child without any hassle. It also comes with 2 small pillows to add extra comfort for your infant. Only if you will be keeping your newborn in the rear facing position, will it have to be rethreaded, so it is best to get it installed by a professional if you are not able to do so.

Durability:

This is a machine washable product and can be easily cleaned. It offers enough space in the vehicle. This product has a 10 yr lifespan and if maintained well can last a long time.

Pros

Cons

  • Can be used in 3 positions.
  • Minimum weight 2.27 kgs and maximum weight 45.4 kgs.
  • Side impact protection system.
  • Reclines up to 3 positions.
  • 5 point quick harness.
  • Easy to clean, machine washable.
  • The harness is a bit difficult to rethread while the seat is in the rear-facing position for an infant.

Graco Extend2Fit Platinum Convertible Car Seat

Structure:

Graco for years has manufactured exceptionally designed car seats for children. Along with their best-engineered car seats, they provide exceptional quality and high level of comfort and security. It comes with an EZ latching system which allows you to install the car seat easily without any hassle. You have to pull the latch, press the middle of the seat to tighten and secure its position. This car seat can recline up to 6 positions and it can be extended up to 4 positions in front thus providing enough leg space for the child. The headrest can be adjusted up to 10 positions to suit the child’s comfort by only using 1 hand. The seat comes with integrated 2 cup holders where the child can keep his favorite drink or eatables. Also, the small compartment can keep the child’s toys, snacks as well.

Safety:

Its harness system can be adjusted as per your child’s comfort. It secures the child in the seat firmly. Accordingly, you can adjust the harness and headrest. The seat is embedded with a steel frame which provides not only durability but also high-level protection to the child from accidental collisions. This product has passed crash tests and exceeded safety standards set by the federal government. The multilayered EPS energy absorbing foam provides ultimate comfort and protection.

Durability:

The covers can be removed easily and is machine washable. You can wipe metal and plastic parts clean with mild soap and water. Buckels should be cleaned with a damp cloth.

Pros

Cons

  • Rapid Remove machine washable cover.
  • EZ latching system.
  • Headrest adjusted up to 10 levels, recliner up to 6 levels.
  • Front portion can be extended up to 4 levels for leg space.
  • User-friendly.
  • Positive reviews
  • Exceeded safety standards
  • Cup holder and small compartment integrated with the seat.
  • None

Mifold Grab-And-Go Car Booster Seat

Structure:

Mifold is one of the most portable and safest car booster innovatively designed. The minimum weight it can withstand is 40 pounds and maximum weight is 120 pounds. It is a grab and go booster car seat. Though 10 times smaller than a regular car seat, this one offers a firm and secure grip on the child while traveling. The seat belt needs to be adjusted as per the child’s comfort. This product is useful even for keeping 3 kids at a time. It gives enough space for leg and no one has to travel cramped up.

Safety:

There are belts on three sides of the child- either side of the child’s hips, one firmly securing the lap belt against bones and tummy region. This way, the child is able to travel comfortably without the discomfort of having the belts poking the body. You can adjust the belt up to 3 sizes so that it does not dig into the child’s neck and shoulder region. It meets the U.S safety National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) standards.

Durability:

This product is user-friendly and very easy to clean with mild soap and water.

Pros

Cons

  • Compact and portable in nature.
  • User-friendly.
  • Lightweight.
  • Meets safety standards.
  • Belts do not dig into the child’s skin, provide comfort and safety.
  • None.

Conclusion:

Buying a perfect booster car seat for your child can be a tiring task because there are so many varieties available in the market. Quality, comfort, and safety are the 3 main factors to consider.

Booster car seats meeting NHTSA safety standards mean getting a five-star rating for the product. Everything is taken into consideration while rating a booster seat, quality, latching system, EPS foam percentage, installation process, etc. a booster car seat must be easy to clean. Knowing kids, messing up always possible. Instruction manuals guide the user on how to keep the surface areas clean and how to wash what part of the car seat. Ultimately it is the decision of the caretaker to choose the best for their child’s safety and happiness.

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