When Do You Need A Narrow Booster Seat

What Is A Booster Seat?

What is a booster seat? A booster seat is a seat cushion so that your child can sit high enough to put the seat belts on comfortably in your car. This way, you can keep them safe and secure in their seats in case of an accident. Once your child is around 4 feet 9 inches tall or between 8 to 12 years old, you can already switch from an infant car seat to a booster seat.

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Why Would You Need A Narrow Booster Seat?

Most sedans can fit three persons on the back seat. Minivans can also fit three persons on the last row plus two on the middle row. Car seats or boosters can tend to be bulky and space consuming. A narrow booster seat will allow you to maximize on the number of riders per row.

When you have a house full of kids or if you are a mom driving a carpool, you will need to fit a lot of kids on your vehicle. It is that or keeps going back and forth from home to school, soccer practice or ballet rehearsals. Getting all kids in the vehicle will save you on gas. You can also save on time, effort and money finding a sitter to stay with the other kids while you drive around.  

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Other Benefits of a Narrow Car Booster Seat

When you have a narrow booster seat, you can save time, money and effort. It can help by giving you enough space to fit three narrow booster seats. One thing also when you purchase a narrow booster seat you don’t have to worry about what type of car you own now. If you have a small car and need to fit three booster seats for the kids, all you have to do it buy the narrow booster seats so that you don’t have to buy a new car. That way you don’t have to replace the car that you already have.T

Two key points to keep in mind are the space available for your current vehicle and the flexibility. Other things that will affect how the seats will fit in your car are the cup holders and the outer shell design. Make sure to consider these as well when buying the narrow booster seat to be able to fit them in your car properly. Also when installing the booster seats, install from the middle first.

Narrow Booster Seat and Regular Booster Seat Combination

You can also consider a narrow booster seat and regular car seat combination. If you love traveling, you will need booster seats with cup holders to the needs of your kids within their reach. They will need snacks and drinks. If you are driving or sitting up front, you won’t need to keep reaching back to give your kids what they need.

Three Kids? No Problem!

If you have three kids, you can sit all three in the third row. The middle seat can be a narrow booster. Regular booster seats can be placed each side of the narrow booster seat. This way, each child can have a cup holder within reach, even the child sitting in the middle! 

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The best thing about this sitting arrangement is you will not need to separate one child from the other two. They can all bond sitting side by side.

Two Kids? No Problem!

If you have two kids and have bench sitting on the 2nd row, it will be a squeeze to put two booster seats. You will need one narrow car seat and one regular car seat. This way, your kids are sitting closer to the front, and you do not have to separate them by putting one child in the third row.

If you have bucket seating in the second row, you won’t have a problem fitting two regular booster seats. However, using narrow booster seats will help younger passengers put seat belts easily. They do not have to keep moving their boosters out of the way to buckle their seatbelts.

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One Kids and A Lot of Gear? No Problem!

Even if you only have one child, a narrow booster seat can still be helpful. You will have more space for your gear or the things of your child on the seat.

All in all, it is really useful to have a narrow booster seat! No matter the number of kids or the amount of gear you have, more space is always good.

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