April 17, 2014
We bought 2 of these seats. One in a pink cheetah print (accent color) and one with an orange accent color. Our 5 and 1/2 year old daughter loved the "girl" color of her seat. What I love is all the safety features of the seat. I try to keep my kids in a harness as long as possible - this is our 8 year old son's first booster, going from a Graco Nautilus that he's used and is now expired. I was hesitant to even put my 5yo into a booster instead of a harness but having the belt that hooks onto the vehicle seat belt was one feature that made me feel a little better about it. It's still not as secure as a harness but I feel like it is an important safety feature that could prevent my kids from sliding under the seat in case of an accident. The seats are wider than others. We have had 3 in a row in the back seat of our minivan - 2 very thin Radius car seats and the Graco Nautilus. With the two booster seats in the back with one Radius it is pretty tight and the kids in boosters cannot buckle themselves in (which is one thing I actually LIKE about boosters!). So... we are re-configuring our seats so that one booster will go in the middle row and one will go in the back with 2 Radians. Then it's not so tight but also may still not be roomy enough for our kids to buckle themselves in. We'll be soon driving our 15 passenger van, though, and then it will NOT be a problem, he, he! Overall I'd say the seat was worth the purchase and I'm very happy with both seats, just wanted to give people an idea of how they fit with other car seats around. Not the best for 3 in a row unless you have a very wide vehicle seat.
Pros:Great safety features for a booster seat and roomy for the child as well as nice colors to choose from.
Cons:A little wide but not terribly wide, just not "narrow", not the best if you need to fit 3 car seats in a row.
Best Uses:This seat fits our 5.5 year old okay but if she was much smaller I'd say it might have been too big.