A booster seat is a smaller version of a full-sized car seat that is designed to help toddlers and smaller children to easily make the transition from using the full-sized car seat to eventually requiring only a standard seatbelt to ride safely in a car.
We’ve taken a look at some of the highest rated booster seats according to consumer reports.
Keep reading to get the inside scoop on the best booster seats for toddlers.
The booster seat reviews here are based on an average sized six-year-old child.
Booster Seat Categories
Booster seats are available with or without a back. The most common booster seat founds are the high-back booster and the backless booster seat. Let’s take a look at the main differences between the two.
High-Back Booster – The high back booster resembles a traditional full-sized car seat. This booster seat provides a high back support system for supporting your child’s neck and head. The seat provides more support for children when seated in upright positions or if they fall asleep while riding. The high back booster is generally more expensive than it’s backless counterpart due to its added features and support.
Backless Booster – The backless booster has a similar design as the high-back booster with the exception of being backless. This booster seat type provides support for children of appropriate weight to ride safely without the additional back support for head and neck as the child’s back should be arranged firmly against the car seat with this booster.
The following are a few of the best booster seats on the market for toddler boys and girls.
Graco AFFIX Backless Booster Seat with Latch System
This backless booster seat features a one-hand easy installation system that supports installing this booster seat with easy using only one hand. The built-in latch keeps the booster in place when your child is not seated on the booster. http://www.gracobaby.com/en-US/affix-backless-booster-seat-with-latch-system-103504
This 2 in 1 booster system combines the best of both worlds. The Evenflo Spectrum features both a backed and backless operation option for ease of use and transitioning for your toddler. The Evenflo booster is fashionable and affordable adding to its’ stellar reputation as being one of the best boosters of 2018.
Graco Forever 4in1 Convertible Car Seat
This Graco convertible seat is not only a car seat but also a booster! This 4in1 system is a great investment as this is a seat that your child can use from infancy to school age. This car seat has 2 booster features and can be operated with a backed booster or with a backless operation.
Booster Seat Faq’s
Where do I find the height and weight restrictions for booster seats in my area?
Visit your local Department of Motor Vehicle Safety for your local rules and regulations.
How do I know when it is time for my child to transition from a full sized car seat to a booster seat? You’ll know that it’s time for your child to transition to a booster seat based on their height and weight. Car seats and booster seats feature recommended height and weights for safe use. Once your child reaches the appropriate height and weight milestone for your state, it’s time to transition your child from a car seat to a booster seat.
When choosing a booster seat for your toddler consider the options that are most important to you in regards to safety, ease of use, and affordability. When shopping for your next booster seat, select two or three options and give your toddler a chance to try out each seat to see which is most comfortable for your toddler and also offers the features that you’re looking for.DISCLAIMER (IMPORTANT): This information (including all text, images, audio, or other formats on FamilyHype.com) is not intended to be a substitute for informed professional advice, diagnosis, endorsement or treatment. You should not take any action or avoid taking action without consulting a qualified professional. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions about medical conditions. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking advice or treatment because of something you have read here a FamilyHype.com.