While the weight limit for moving out of a booster seat varies greatly from state to state  - over 40 lbs in some states; over 80 lbs in others - at some point your 5, 6, or 7 year old will likely outgrow their 5-point harness carseat and need to move to a booster seat. (See a complete list of state-by state seat belt laws here.) Britax has … [Read more...]

Safety 1st® Nature Next™ Bio-Plastic Booster Seat ($11) is just perfect for my 4 1/2 year old son - who still needs a booster seat. We were using a soft booster seat for him, but it kept falling off the chair (with him) when my son would fidget. This eco-friendly seat now also comes in a bright blue. Safety 1st® Nature Next™ Bio-Plastic … [Read more...]

I'm always impressed with the safety lengths that Britax goes to with their car seats and their newest release - the updated Frontier 85 - is no exception. The Frontier 85 is a combination forward-facing, 5-point harness car seat from 25 up to 85 lbs. as well as a belt-positioning, high-back booster seat up to 120 lbs. This new Frontier 85 car seat … [Read more...]

The First Years' latest booster, the B540, is a somewhat new and reasonable choice on the booster seat market. For starters, it folds in half, making it appealing from a storage perspective.  With a quick fold, you can have it in the trunk of your car for those days you're carpooling or taking an extra kid home with you.  (I only have two kids … [Read more...]