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Recommended boosters

Posted by on Jan. 27, 2008 at 11:07 PM
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Britax Parkway-- http://search.store.yahoo.com/cgi-bin/nsearch?catalog=albee-baby&query=parkway- is the tallest, highest weight holding booster with true side impact protection.  It will booster up to 60" and over 100lbs.  There are several fabric covers to choose from and there is nice padding for this seat.  These are being discontinued to introduce the new Britax seat, so if you see one, snatch it up!

Britax Monarch-- http://search.store.yahoo.com/cgi-bin/nsearch?unique=d5486&catalog=albee-baby  Again, this seat will booster to 60" tall and over 100lbs.  The Monarch will convert into a backless booster for those one time deals OR when the child is too tall for the high back portion.

Compass B510-- http://www.albeebaby.com/cob5pradfobo.html  This seat will booster up to 57" tall and 100lbs.  It has true side impact protection and this seat folds down.  The headrest does adjust if needed.  There are several fabric covers to choose from as well.

Recaro Vivo Light-- http://www.albeebaby.com/revilihibabo2.html This seat will booster up to 59" tall and 100lbs.  The vivo light has sort of a mesh type feel to it...they call it their 'ventilation'.

Graco Airbooster-- http://www.albeebaby.com/graicarse8gi.html This seat is actually REALLY cool.  The seat reminds me of a mesh "lawn chair"....so it is 'breathable'...very cool in person!  This seat will booster up to 57" tall and 100lbs.  It can convert into a backless booster, but I would only recommend that if there is a one time situation OR if your child outgrows the high back portion in height.

Graco Turbobooster-- http://www.albeebaby.com/grtusases38e.html This seat is similar to the airbooster, just minus the cool 'lawn chair'.  It will booster to 57" and 100lbs and can convert into a backless

Sunshine Kids Monterrey-- http://elitecarseats.com/Sunshine-Kids-Monterey.pro This seat is brand new and will be released in March or April this year.  There are some discrepancies with the minimum weight, but it will go up to 120lbs and 63" tall.  It will turn into a backless booster.  Nice feature is that if you have LATCH in your vehicle, you use it with this booster!

A child is ready to be in JUST a seatbelt when they can pass the 5 step booster test http://www.carseat.org/Boosters/630.htm.  This usually occurs around 4'9", 8years or 80lbs.

****Just remember that the right seat for you is one that your child fits in, it fits your vehicle AND you use it correctly each and every time.****
by on Jan. 27, 2008 at 11:07 PM
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carseatmama
by Member on Aug. 27, 2008 at 9:25 PM

Just wanted to clarify that the Britax boosters listed above can only be UP TO 100 POUNDS, not OVER 100 POUNDS as stated above.  As per the Britax website.

http://www.britaxusa.com/products/product_detail.aspx?ID=6

MacKenzie
CPST since 2002

CarSeatJunkie
by Group Owner on Sep. 2, 2008 at 4:38 PM

According to Sarah Tilton, if the child fits correctly in the seat, then the seat CAN be used OVER the 100lbs mark.

this also applies to the Sunshine Kids Monterey.  Per Russ, it too can be used over 120lbs as long as the child fits correctly in the seat.

Quoting carseatmama:

Just wanted to clarify that the Britax boosters listed above can only be UP TO 100 POUNDS, not OVER 100 POUNDS as stated above.  As per the Britax website.

http://www.britaxusa.com/products/product_detail.aspx?ID=6

MacKenzie
CPST since 2002


trepsica
by on Apr. 16, 2009 at 11:21 PM

i wish i had joined the group 2 weeks ago! bah. i got the evenflo big kids booster. and i like it, but i found some others i like way more!

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