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Chicco KidFit Zip 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster Car Seat - Genesis

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Description
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Specifications

High-Back Booster: 30-100 lbs
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Backless Booster: 40-110 lbs
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Product Weight: 13 lbs
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Dimensions (in): 16.5 D x 18 W x 26.50 H
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What's Included: Fold-away cup holders

 

Zip & Wash

Removable, machine-washable seat pad keeps the booster looking fresh.

Grows & Protects

DuoZone combined head and shoulder side-impact protection with 10 positions for growing children.

Comfort & Support

ErgoBoost? contoured seat with double foam padding.

2 Cup Holders

Two soft-sided cup holders fold out of the way when not in use

KidFit Zip? is head and shoulders above the rest with 10 positions of DuoZone? combined head and shoulder side-impact protection.

And now KidFit? comes with extra Zip&Wash zip-off backrest and seat pads for easy washing, extended durability and fun Mix&Match styling!

Like all Chicco car seats, KidFit Zip? features SuperCinch? LATCH attachment and one-pull tightener, which helps keep the seat securely in place for easy in/out. ErgoBoost? triple foam padded and contoured seat provides comfort and support in all the right places for a seat that kids love to sit in.

Two soft-sided cup holders fold out of the way when not in use or can hold snacks, drinks and the Bonus KidConsole for toting big-kid necessities. If things get messy, the cup holders, zip-off backrest pad, zip-off seat pad, and pop-out armrest covers are all removable for easy cleaning. Other features include vehicle belt guides, reclining seat, and removable backrest for use as a backless booster.

  • DuoZone? combined head and shoulder side-impact protection with 10 positions for growing children
  • SuperCinch? LATCH attachment and one-pull tightener helps keep KidFit? in place and kid-ready for easy in/out!
  • ErgoBoost? triple foam padding and contoured seat design provide support in all the right places
  • Zip&Wash extra zip-off backrest pad and seat pad for easy cleaning, extended durability and fun mix-and-match styling
  • Extra pop-out armrest covers for easy cleaning and fun mix-and-match styling
  • 2 space-saving cup holders fold away when not in use and are removable for easy cleaning
  • Bonus KidConsole fits into cup holder to carry big-kid necessities
  • 2-position backrest adjusts to mimic vehicle seat position
  • Easy-to-use vehicle belt guides
  • Removable backrest for use as backless booster

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Review Summary
4.7
132 Reviews
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79% (104)
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91% Recommend this product (120 of 132 responses)
By COE
CA
Nice booster seat
October 16, 2019
Nice seat - appears to be comfortable
The stand along booster seat (no back) includes a seat belt "shortener" - it was not obvious from description so I bought a separate one, but not needed - the built in works well

we use the seat without back when travelling - works well

Like the ability to fasten the seat - but not really part of the safety from the seat - more important when not in use
ProsPerfect from travelling Light
By Brenda
Neenah, Wisconsin
Works for us
October 11, 2019
We now have two of these. One for each vehicle and/or for hauling extra kids. Our daughter loves it. The foot rear is her favorite. I put it on for a long car ride and she was so comfy. I took it off when we got back and she begged to keep it on. Really like the reclining option. Took me a while to figure it out. Recline the carā€™s seat and the booster will recline with it. Now her head doesnā€™t flop when she falls asleep. She loves the cup holders. I love that it unzips time clean. It does feel really flimsy, but I like that itā€™s lightweight. We have had Britax convertible car seats before this so it is a very nice change for removal. It does rattle and is noisy if there is no child in it. You are suppose to buckle it when not in use. This is minor and is worth the hassle as we really like the seat. We recommend!
ProsReclines Footrest Cup holders Easy to clean Lower weight limit (our daughter is petite)
ConsNoisy when child isn?t in it
By Holly
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Great seat!!
July 6, 2019
We love chicco!! Our older kids love these boosters, great quality!!
By S
Ohio
Easy Installation, Looks Nice
June 6, 2019
As with other Chicco seats, the KidFit was painless to install. Attaching the leg rest required a bit more work as it wasn't actually explained in the instructions (just an insert with how remove all fabric).
Overall it looks great and feels solid. The fabric feels soft but durable and wiped off easy from the mud that has already gotten on it.

My little one says it looks "cool" and it's "comfy". He is amused by the snack holder that comes with this model and likes storing cars in it.

I also like that the cup holders fold in for extra space.
I would easily recommend this to others.
ProsEasy to install, looks nice, good price
ConsLeg/foot rest installation lacking good instruction
Best UsesMultiples/multiple car seats
By Lori
Sault Ste. Marie michigan
Easy to use
April 3, 2019
It is easy to install. Easy to move from one car to another.
By Carin
Pittsburgh, PA
Chicco 2 in 1 zip booster
March 27, 2019
Wonderful!! The kids love it! Extra squishy and comfy!
By Jessica
Phila, Pennsylvania
Riding in Luxury
March 23, 2019
This is a great booster! I should start by saying my son is all around big for his age hes 4 almost 5, 48lbs close to 4ft. I base car seats on comfort (padding, material and roomy) and safety, they have to have both no exceptions.
The straps on his car seat were too tight and not high enough so I started looking for boosters. I bought an evenflo XLT and was shocked at how flimsy it was and the lack of padding both for comfort and SIP. I immediately searched for one that was more comfortable and sturdier.
I've never owned a Chicco product, so didn't know what to expect. The material and padding is way better (I think most boosters are lacking), it roomy enough now to where I know we won't outgrow it, (being squished in a car sucks for anyone!) the frame is way stronger (I can't bend it around) the SIP looks like it will shield a head and neck (I realize I'm no expert). The 2 cup holders are excellent plus with this LUXE version the snack holder is amazing and the leg rest changes the game, you go from coach to first class šŸ˜Ž I did order a seat belt strap pillow on Amazon - it goes over the seat belt so when they fall asleep they don't end up slumped forward, sideways or down. Assembly was simple I saw people complaining I don't understand how or why. Its light enough to transfer if you must, I try to avoid this task with my life, I've never been a fan! I keep an older backless booster $10 handy.

So I can say without a doubt I would recommend this booster to anyone, i would rebuy this. Your child won't be disappointed!
By Micha
West Virginia
Great booster seat
March 21, 2019
I bought this for my son who will be 7 in 2 months. He is loves it and says it very comfortable. It fits great in my GMC Acadia.
By Allison
TUCKAHOE, New York
Great carseat
March 15, 2019
Very comfortable. Easy to install and easy to disassemble to wash !!!
By Cindy T.
Stow Ohio
5 Star Review from the 5 year old, too!
March 14, 2019
I found the right car seat booster to adapt to all the growing grandchildren! This model is comfortable, well-padded, stylish, easily adjustable for the varying heights of the children, easy to install and easy to remove! I wanted the head / neck protection and the high back provides that.
ProsHead protection for side airbags Padded, comfortable seating Easy height adjustment Easy install and quick remove Seat belt guides for shoulder and lap Cup holders Zip off covers for quick, easy clean up Back is removable from booster
By Sarah J.
undisclosed
Love but Grr
March 13, 2019
Love the carseat..frustrated the color I want says only available at Target yet Target does not carry it either.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By JP
San Jose, California
As described
February 12, 2019
Nice Chicco design and fabric. Especially love the leg rest, zip fabric and cubby. Plastic construction and snug fit without anchor strap are a bit concerning for safety vs. previously owned MyFit or KeyFit.
By Mike
Dousman, WI
Fits my 4 year old and as she said "conffy cosy"
January 18, 2019
Easy to install and daughter just loves it. Small pillow to lean on for long trips works well for sleeping.
By Lorrie
Tennessee
Great booster
January 16, 2019
We love chicco seats! I was not ready for my daughter to move to a booster seat, but she was exceeding weight/height limitations on her convertible seat. I like that this one latches at least! My daughter is comfortable and happy in the seat, never complains. This seat is replacing one just like after we were involved in an accident...she didnā€™t budge in the accident! Iā€™m sold on it!
By k2i3n2g
Oklahoma
Easy install, good sturdy product
January 7, 2019
We have always had Chicco car seats and love their products. This has been a good product as well so far and easy to set up and use. We use it it the rear center seat that does not have the latches so the seat belt is what holds our child in place. It would be nice to have an option to keep the booster secure to the seat even for our center seat but with a Honda Fit that is not an option.
By Wendy B.
Orange county, CA
Great booster seat
December 12, 2018
Great booster seat so far, as we have only owned it for a few weeks. Good quality fabrics and cushioning, and my daughter loves the leg cushion as well. Easy to install. Would recommend.
By Happy M.
MS
Great!!
December 3, 2018
My 6 year old loves the comfort of this seat. Great quality. I love that it adjusts at the waist and that the cup holders are collapsible for space saving. I love Chicco products.
By Kellie
Mississippi
Perfect seat
September 27, 2018
We love this seat. I was easy to assemble and put in the car. My son loves the extra bin to store all of his legos in! Although I don't look forward to having to wash the cover, I am thankful for the zippered cover which will make the task a lot easier when the time comes.
By Nanna
Missouri
Best Booster Seat
September 8, 2018
The Chicco booster has a lot of padding in the seat and around the head. It is easy to install and easy to adjust the height to the child. Great price, free shipping and fast delivery. I ordered 2 of them for my grandkids and they love them. They can buckle themselves up like everyone else!
ProsGreat price, user friendly, easy installation, security latches to keep booster in place and nice neutral color. Easy to clean with zip out pieces.
By Jennifer
Lincoln, CA
Great seat, except one thing
September 2, 2018
We recently purchased this booster seat at a great sale price for our son as his first one to graduate from the five point harness stage. We like everything about it from the fabric, styling and how it fits in our 2018 Honda Pilot and he loves having two cup holders and how comfy it is. Our only problem is when he falls asleep his head either falls forward or completely over to the side as the headrest isnā€™t very deep and doesnā€™t support his head very well. Iā€™m on the hunt now for a better seat and we plan to use this one as a backup.
ProsComfy, zip off cover
ConsHeadrest
By texan
Houston, Texas
Price was the best I found!
June 25, 2018
I have never shopped at Albeebaby before but the first experience was very positive! The price on this booster seat was the best I found. The item was delivered with no problems! Daughter in law and son were moving the one booster seat back and forth between their cars. I bought this booster seat for my car but since I am not there full time I let the seat go in my sons vehicle.Now my son has a booster seat for his car which I will use when I am visiting them - UNLESS I order another - which I'mprobably will if I can get such a great price in a couple of months!
ProsPrice! Delivered as instructions stated! will use Albeebaby again!
Consnone!
By Tera
undisclosed
Love !!!
June 10, 2018
Chicco does it again. I love this brand and their products. Wont buy any other brand. Worth the cost and last a long time
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By Nicole
California
Not bad, but not the best
June 6, 2018
The Chicco brand seems to get good ratings from professionals and their car seats are recommended by the IIHS. This car seat is good, but I think it could be better quality. I've always bought Britax and think I'll stick with Britax.
By Nathan
Pittsburgh, PA
My child loves the Chicco kidfit zip luxe 2 in 1 and so do I!
May 31, 2018
I never heard of Albee Baby before this purchase but I am so glad I found them. Excellent shipping time (I think 2-3 days); great product, best price on the internet (that I found). I am so happy my child is safe and comfortable. Albee Baby communicates well via email every step of the way. I'm a new but loyal customer as this is my new go-to for my children's needs.
ProsGreat design Cool fabric Washable Extra padding Detachable back Leg rest
ConsSome assembly but very easy Leg rest requires extra room between front and back seats
By Heidi
Seattle, WA
Love it
April 11, 2018
My daughter loves her new booster seat. She says its comfy and have no trouble with seatbelt getting stuck. This was easy to clean and assemble.
By Becky
Decatur, Tennessee
Meh
March 18, 2018
I was really excited about this seat bc of the leg rest. My daughter has a lot of medical problems and I thought it would be great for her pain. I am continuing for customer service to write me back to return it. My daughter rides with her legs on each side of the leg rest instead of on it. When she falls asleep , she wakes us screaming crying bc her legs are hyperextended on each side of the leg rest. I was really hoping it would be a game changer for her but its not. I love Chicco and that is all I buy so I will be sending this back for the MyFit harness booster.
By Deb
Pittsburgh, PA
Another great chicco product
March 15, 2018
Love the booster seat. My daughter was thrilled to be moved to a "big girl seat" and is excited because she can see more than in her car seat but I still have the peace of mind knowing all the safety features. I like that it anchors to the seat so it's not sliding around when she's trying to get in and out and also when she's not in the seat it is still attached. The only downfall I can find so far is that I constantly knock the console out of the cup holder when I buckle her in but i can live with that. Chicco has great products!!
By Karin
San Antonio, Texas
Love Chicco and the KidFit Zip
February 27, 2018
WE have 2 chicco kid fit's but this is the first ZIP. Love the zip for ease of cleaning. Def worth the extra money. The only part I did not like about it is the snack cup holder, cumbersome (big) and takes up a lot of space in a car when you have 3 carseats across the truck! But luckily it can be removed and just have the normal cup holder.
By Brian
Delaware, Ohio
Great booster seat
February 23, 2018
Well designed, well built and our daughter loves it.
ProsEasy installation Easy to adjust
By KRW1609
undisclosed
Great Booster Seat!!
December 26, 2017
The KidFit Zip 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster Car Seat is great! The instructions were very easy to follow. We used the booster in the high back format (although transitioning to a backless booster is a breeze). Both my 7 year old son and 5 year old daughter have used the booster and they both love it. The adjustable back is great for varying heights - it is very easy to slide it up for my son and back down for my daughter. They both agree how much more comfortable this booster seat is than the Graco boosters they had been using. The extra padding is great and so convenient that it can be unzipped and removed for cleaning. My kids' favorite feature was the storage console that fits into either cup holder to hold a small snack. This will be great for our road trip to Disney this spring. Both parents and kids can agree that this is a great booster seat with a lot of great features! Chicco provided this product to me in exchange for my honest opinion.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Ndailey
undisclosed
AWESOME
December 18, 2017
My 5 year old loves this seat! Easy to install too!!
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Nahtanhe
undisclosed
Best car seat ever!!
December 18, 2017
This is by far the best car seat I've ever own. My 5 year old son loves it! Putting it together was a sanp and installation was a breeze. Wish they made them like this when my other 3 were young. As a mom of 4, I have to say safety is always my first priority. The duozone side impact on this seat is GREAT and don't get me started on how much I LOVE the removable pads!!
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Renee
Cleveland, OH
Comfortable great quality
December 17, 2017
Very nice and plush. My 4 year old loves it a lot!
By kmp5833
undisclosed
My awesome Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Booster
December 10, 2017
First and foremost, I wanted to say that the instruction for putting together the booster was so very helpful and easy to read! We decided to construct the booster in the high-backed format, and installation into the car was a breeze! Within the first few uses of the booster, we noticed a big difference in our sons' comfort. Our son is 7 years old and has been using a Graco carsear or booster since birth! Usually his legs would fall asleep every time he would fall asleep in his old Graco 3-in-1 booster, but NOT with this amazing Chicco Booster! I could attribute this to the awesome padding on the seat itself, or to the fact that the booster does not angle up on the seat, but instead, the design closely resembles an actual seat! We couldn't be more pleased with the Chicco KidFit ZIP 2-in-1 Belt-Positioning Booster! I'm happy (and relieved) to say that we are now a Chicco Family, and will be leaving behind Graco for good!Chicco provided this product to me in exchange for my honest opinion!
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By kmp5833
undisclosed
My awesome Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Booster
December 10, 2017
First and foremost, I wanted to say that the instruction for putting together the booster was so very helpful and easy to read! We decided to construct the booster in the high-backed format, and installation into the car was a breeze! Within the first few uses of the booster, we noticed a big difference in our sons' comfort. Our son is 7 years old and has been using a Graco carsear or booster since birth! Usually his legs would fall asleep every time he would fall asleep in his old Graco 3-in-1 booster, but NOT with this amazing Chicco Booster! I could attribute this to the awesome padding on the seat itself, or to the fact that the booster does not angle up on the seat, but instead, the design closely resembles an actual seat! We couldn't be more pleased with the Chicco KidFit ZIP 2-in-1 Belt-Positioning Booster! I'm happy (and relieved) to say that we are now a Chicco Family, and will be leaving behind Graco for good!
Chicco provided this product to me in exchange for my honest opinion!
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Myranda
Texas
Love this seat
December 6, 2017
This seat was super easy to install and my son loves the snack container and how comfortable the seat is!
By crmcgruder
undisclosed
Chicco Does it Again
November 15, 2017
We have owned many booster seats as our kids have gotten older, and this by far is the easiest one we have ever owned. The comfort and ability to adjust for our six year is amazing. Most boosters that we have owned that use the latch would loosen over time which caused us to have to retighten the seat constantly. The cinch tightener makes the seat feel like it will stay in place for a long time, even with the kids getting in and out of the seat. The great thing is that the height is adjusted from the base and not at the top of the seat. Other boosters we have had felt very flimsy when you had to adjust the head rest. It made me as a parent questions the safety of the booster. Here the Chicco unit adjust from the base of the booster keeping the head rest and back section in place. Arm rest and cup holders are always a plus and the fact that it is easy to wash make this a easy choice.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Nikkij1205
undisclosed
Booster seat!
September 26, 2017
I bought this product with my first child and we loved it! It so comfortable for long trips and the latching system is awesome! It makes you feel so safe for long trips away from home! I will definitely invest in our next child one of these same seats! Love Chicco products!
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Melanie
melswt2@aol.com
Great seat
September 18, 2017
I bought this seat for my 5 yr old and he loves it. It seems to have a softer padding than most seats. It's easy for him to put his seatbelt on thanks to the guide that holds it in place. I also love that it uses the latch system. Makes the seat more secure. Chicco seems to be a great product. Also, Albee baby has super fast shipping which is great!!
By Mom 3.
undisclosed
Love this booster!
September 10, 2017
Very easy to install and we love the fun colors! We bought this booster for my oldest child and now looking to buy this exact model for my middle child because we love it so much!
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Racquel
San Jose, CA
Great carseat
August 23, 2017
We have a similar carseat from Recaro and were looking to purchase another for another car but those are no longer sold in the US. We tried this one out and so far so good. I especially like having the ability to tighten/loosen the belt that latches the carseat. Our other carseat did not have this feature. The kids also really enjoy having the compartment to store crayons, snacks, etc.
By Tammie C.
UT
So awesome someone stole it
August 2, 2017
Well I got to enjoy this for a few weeks. Such a quality car seat and beautiful color and we have a convertible and it was stolen. Hopefully they needed it more than us. Ordering a second one and hoping to have better luck!
Best UsesHelps our five-year-old feel like a big kid being able to use a real seat belt
By Amanda
Conway, AR
Great seat
June 16, 2017
Great seat, for a great price. Sturdy and well made. Love the LATCH. It keeps the seat in place with or without the child.
By Silver34
undisclosed
The kid loves it
May 14, 2017
I prefer a high back booster and this one was spot on the kids love it.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Bstyles
undisclosed
Durable
April 14, 2017
Bought this item for our daughter. She loves it. Very easy for her to access the seat belt to unbuckle herself. I'm having a little trouble with keeping the seat belt flat over her shoulder. I don't know if it's the belt itself or how it slides through the slot.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Calandcasey
undisclosed
Sturdy
April 14, 2017
I was worried about the transition from convertible to booster, but this seat still makes my toddler snug and safe inside! Very happy
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Ann B.
TN
Versatile
April 3, 2017
Bought this to have for our grandson and those times we will need to transport him. This is a good quality and versatile seat. We are very pleased with it.
By Angel
sherriby@gmail.com
Fits perfectly
March 26, 2017
It a wonderful car seat the snack compartment is a plus . My daughter loves its and there's less mess in the car
ConsThe only thing is it took longer than I expected to deliver
By villella444
undisclosed
Easy to install. Easy to clean. Child loves it.
March 14, 2017
Summary of My Findings (4.75 out of 5):I'm really happy with this booster. My child, who can be quite particular now that she's four, was very comfortable and happy both with and without a winter coat on. It looks good, is easy to clean, and will grow with my child until she is able to sit in a seat without safety products. Side impact protection and a "Best Best" rating from IIHS is noteworthy. And because it's a snap to put in and take out, I don't worry about the hassle of sending her off with friends or family that don't have their own booster installed. One thing to keep in mind is whether the headrests in your car can tilt back or be removed completely. Some can't, and if this is the case, the booster back won't sit flush on the back of the car's seat because of how tall the booster back is (even in the lowest position).Core Functions and Safety (5 out of 5):The core function of the booster is to provide proper elevation for a child that has outgrown a convertible car seat or fixed 3-point harness forward-facing seat so that the child can be safely belted in using a standard seatbelt. The booster does this well, and offers an extra level of safety by incorporating side impact protection around the child's head and mid-section. I'm not a safety engineer, but I assume that the added safety features are effective as the seat did receive a "Best Bet" from IIHS.Setup and Installation (5 out of 5):After unpacking the box I installed the car seat without looking at the instructions to see how easy the process was. After finishing the installation in 12 minutes, I went back to the instructions to see that everything was done correctly (it was). LATCH connectors are hard to mess up these days, and these were easy to use, as expected. But the booster has a one-step tightening strap at the front/center that allows really easy cinching of the seat snug to the back of the car seat (I am referring to the actual bench seat of the car, not the booster). This was really an awesome feature that ensures a snug fit without effort.As the child grows, the back support/protection unit will slide up vertically as needed. This is a simple squeeze lever that allows you to adjust the height with one hand (listen for the clicks).I only had hiccup with the installation, which would have been avoided if I had read the instructions. The booster came with two sets of armrest covers, and one was already installed. I thought that the second set was actually supposed to slide over the entire armrest, and I wasted about 7 or 8 minutes before I realized that this wasn't the case. Had I avoided this step, installation would have been under 6 or 7 minutes I would guess.Features (4.5 out of 5):Features are a big success overall, but I'll start with the only mild downside of the entire product; how the seat belt is connected across the booster. Remembering that this process is all about safety, it's hardly even a sticking point for me, but I'll mention it nonetheless. The places where the seatbelt should be threaded across the booster are clearly marked by bright orange plastic guides, so you always know where you're headed when you strap your kid into the seat. The belt is to be pre-threaded into the top guide (shoulder height of the child) and does an OK job of keeping the belt in easy reach and untangled when not snapped in. But the problem is that when the belt is stretched across the child's lap, it must follow a path underneath the armrest before being put into the car's seat belt receptacle. This is a bit of a challenge due to the limited clearance between the booster seat and the armrest. Leaning across my child to secure her (further complicated if I have one free hand or she is acting up or kicking, etc.) can be tricky. Again, if this provides me the safest means of securing my child, then no worries. But sometimes speed can prevent a meltdown, and like a NASCAR pit crew, seconds count.The booster comes with two cup holders, and one of the holders allows you to insert an included tray with lid. My child likes that a lot, as she can triple the amount of stuff she can squirrel away without our knowledge.Lastly, this booster hit a home run when it designed its zip-off pads (both for the seat and backrest portions of the booster). I have washed our previous convertible car seat padding multiple times, and the disassembly/re-assembly time is easily at 45 minutes total. These pads came off in 10 seconds, and back on in about 90 seconds (it is a bit tricky getting the zipper started the first time after it's been taken off. But this is truly an awesome feature. This is where I can mention the second set of armrests again. To change/wash these, you'll need to remove the entire armrest assemble from the booster, then use a flathead screwdriver to depress a tab on the underside of the armrest. An insert will slide out and you can slide off/slide on new or washed covers.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By villella444
undisclosed
Easy to install. Easy to clean. Child loves it.
March 14, 2017
Summary of My Findings (4.75 out of 5):
I'm really happy with this booster. My child, who can be quite particular now that she's four, was very comfortable and happy both with and without a winter coat on. It looks good, is easy to clean, and will grow with my child until she is able to sit in a seat without safety products. Side impact protection and a "Best Best" rating from IIHS is noteworthy. And because it's a snap to put in and take out, I don't worry about the hassle of sending her off with friends or family that don't have their own booster installed. One thing to keep in mind is whether the headrests in your car can tilt back or be removed completely. Some can't, and if this is the case, the booster back won't sit flush on the back of the car's seat because of how tall the booster back is (even in the lowest position).

Core Functions and Safety (5 out of 5):
The core function of the booster is to provide proper elevation for a child that has outgrown a convertible car seat or fixed 3-point harness forward-facing seat so that the child can be safely belted in using a standard seatbelt. The booster does this well, and offers an extra level of safety by incorporating side impact protection around the child's head and mid-section. I'm not a safety engineer, but I assume that the added safety features are effective as the seat did receive a "Best Bet" from IIHS.

Setup and Installation (5 out of 5):
After unpacking the box I installed the car seat without looking at the instructions to see how easy the process was. After finishing the installation in 12 minutes, I went back to the instructions to see that everything was done correctly (it was). LATCH connectors are hard to mess up these days, and these were easy to use, as expected. But the booster has a one-step tightening strap at the front/center that allows really easy cinching of the seat snug to the back of the car seat (I am referring to the actual bench seat of the car, not the booster). This was really an awesome feature that ensures a snug fit without effort.

As the child grows, the back support/protection unit will slide up vertically as needed. This is a simple squeeze lever that allows you to adjust the height with one hand (listen for the clicks).

I only had hiccup with the installation, which would have been avoided if I had read the instructions. The booster came with two sets of armrest covers, and one was already installed. I thought that the second set was actually supposed to slide over the entire armrest, and I wasted about 7 or 8 minutes before I realized that this wasn't the case. Had I avoided this step, installation would have been under 6 or 7 minutes I would guess.

Features (4.5 out of 5):
Features are a big success overall, but I'll start with the only mild downside of the entire product; how the seat belt is connected across the booster. Remembering that this process is all about safety, it's hardly even a sticking point for me, but I'll mention it nonetheless. The places where the seatbelt should be threaded across the booster are clearly marked by bright orange plastic guides, so you always know where you're headed when you strap your kid into the seat. The belt is to be pre-threaded into the top guide (shoulder height of the child) and does an OK job of keeping the belt in easy reach and untangled when not snapped in. But the problem is that when the belt is stretched across the child's lap, it must follow a path underneath the armrest before being put into the car's seat belt receptacle. This is a bit of a challenge due to the limited clearance between the booster seat and the armrest. Leaning across my child to secure her (further complicated if I have one free hand or she is acting up or kicking, etc.) can be tricky. Again, if this provides me the safest means of securing my child, then no worries. But sometimes speed can prevent a meltdown, and like a NASCAR pit crew, seconds count.

The booster comes with two cup holders, and one of the holders allows you to insert an included tray with lid. My child likes that a lot, as she can triple the amount of stuff she can squirrel away without our knowledge.

Lastly, this booster hit a home run when it designed its zip-off pads (both for the seat and backrest portions of the booster). I have washed our previous convertible car seat padding multiple times, and the disassembly/re-assembly time is easily at 45 minutes total. These pads came off in 10 seconds, and back on in about 90 seconds (it is a bit tricky getting the zipper started the first time after it's been taken off. But this is truly an awesome feature. This is where I can mention the second set of armrests again. To change/wash these, you'll need to remove the entire armrest assemble from the booster, then use a flathead screwdriver to depress a tab on the underside of the armrest. An insert will slide out and you can slide off/slide on new or washed covers.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.

Q&A
2 Questions & 2 Answers
Jac
from Clearwater, KS asked:
August 16, 2018
Why is there no height limit listed in the description? Is there no height limit? If there is a height limit, what is it?
1 Answer
Suitable for use by children 38-57" tall Child must at least be 4 years old to use seat
Submitted by: Ilan Liipper on August 17, 2018

karra
from Ware MA asked:
September 22, 2017
what age can a child be to use this? I have an almost 4 year old son weighing in at 43 pounds and 41 inches tall. He's a big tall boy for his age and has one more setting on his convertible carseat. I'm just trying to be a good parent and do the resarch before i buy. i am waiting until he out grows the convertible but at the rate this kid grows....
1 Answer
Safely seats children weighing 30-100 lb. as a high back booster Safely seats children weighing 40-110 lb. as a backless booster Suitable for use by children 33-57" tall
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 25, 2017



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