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Diono Monterey XT High Back Booster Car Seat - Heather

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The Monterey XT is a full-featured, expandable high-back booster seat designed to fit growing children 40 lb to 120 lb. The adjustable head rest and deep, aluminum reinforced sides are lined with energy absorbing EPS foam for side impact protection. The shaped and contoured seat ensures the correct seating position and makes for a comfortable ride. A simple-to-use dial on the back adjusts the width of the seat to fit a child’s shoulders up to 20" wide. The 11-position headrest gives ultimate flexibility and adjusts up to 6.5" in height with one hand for an easy, precise fit. As a fixed-position booster, integrated LATCH connectors and front adjusters allow for a safe and secure installation in seconds (LATCH use is optional) and keeps the seat in position when not in use. Plus with wipeable fabrics and a removable, washable cover, the Monterey XT High Back Booster is easy to look after and keep clean. Also features 2 extra-deep cup holders and snack trays which fold away when not in use. Monterey XT can also be used as a backless booster and packs flat for travel and storage.
  • Fits children 40 lb to 120 lb and 38? to 63? in height
  • Extra-deep side walls are reinforced with aluminum and lined with EPS foam for superior side impact protection
  • Adjustable width: expandable seat back fits shoulders up to 20”
  • Adjustable height: 11 position headrest adjusts up to 6.5? with one hand
  • Ergonomically contoured seat prevents submarining and extra padding adds comfort
  • LATCH system for secure installation (LATCH use is optional)
  • Retractable cup holders are extra deep to keep drinks upright
  • Easily converts to a backless booster
  • Removable cover for easy cleaning. Machine wash in gentle cycle and dry
  • Two retractable cup snack holders
  • Packs flat for travel and storage
Specifications:
  • Dimensions (in): 26 H x 20 W x 16 D
  • Weight: 13.9 lbs
  • Seat Materials: 92% plastic, 5% EPS Foam, 2% Aluminum,1% Steel
  • Cover Material: 100% Polyester

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96% Recommend this product (135 of 140 responses)
By Andrea
Bay Area, CA
July 22, 2018
Sturdy Seat at a Great Price
After having a pretty flimsy Chicco booster, I sprung for the Diono and could not be happier. A steel frame but not too heavy. My son reports he is very comfortable and I feel good about well he is protected.
By Angela
Alexandria, VA
July 12, 2018
Sturdy booster seat!
This is definitely not a travel seat. It’s big and heavy. And very safe. We have three Dionos already so I knew what to expect. And I got it. I love and trust it enough that I just ordered a second one.
By Henderson
Auburn, wa
July 8, 2018
Great seat!
Bought this for my 7 year old and it fits her perfectly with room to grow! She's a bigger kiddos so I was nervous about it not fitting but she loves it and so do I.
By Amy
Bellevue, WA
April 7, 2018
Great boostee
My son (6 years old) loves this seat. He says it is very comfortable and he likes the cup holders. We like it because it is lightweight and feels very secure.
By Mom of 3
West Valley, Ut
January 4, 2018
Good booster seat
This is a great car seat. My daughter is very tall and this will last her a long while. I recently had to get it because her Radian RXT head piece was no longer extending high enough for her height, so I needed something with a more extendable head rest. The only things I disliked was it didn't have the button release latch like the Radian RXT (which I did not realize when I purchased) does and it is a little bit wider at the shoulders than the Radian as well. Otherwise fantastic booster seat
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By M
Massachusetts
October 10, 2017
Horrible latch system
The booster seat has a latch system that is very poorly designed. The first time we used the booster we were able to easily install the booster. The problem occurred when we needed to move the seat from the car. The two straps jammed and could not be released. I read every manual and watched every Youtube video I could find on this booster. I did everything right! The latch system would NOT release. After hours of trying, I ended up having to cut the booster straps to be able to get the booster out of the car. If you are interested in buying a booster seat with a latch system, spend a little more money and go for one that has the larger better designed black latch clips with a button release. The Diono latch system on this booster is terrible.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Zdenka
Dayton,Ohio
September 16, 2017
Easy
It came quickly, easy to install and my kid loves it!!
By Mommy Connecions
Canada
August 7, 2017
Super comfortable booster that grows with your child
We love all Diono products and have tried all of of their seats. I love how this booster mimics a seat you would find in a vehicle. Oversized and very comfortable and perfect for bigger kids, especially since it is recommended that children stay in a booster seat until 80lbs. This seat will definitely last you from your forward facing 5-point harness seat until 80lbs. Both my big kids love riding in it. The Monterey is super adjustable giving a personalized feeling of comfort and safety.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Jemuelle
Bellingham, Washington
April 22, 2017
Easy Purchase - Great Booster
This booster seat was SOO easy to install in comparison to the Diono Radian RXTs that I have for all my little ones. I wish the car seats could be installed this easily. It comfortable and looks nice and my daughter loves it. Ordering from Albee Baby was easy and clear. No hidden fees at the end. What you see is what you get. I'm very happy with my purchase!
By Picky Mom
Colorado
March 28, 2017
Can't recommend this highly enough.
I'm a long-time Diono fan and have two of their convertible car seats, so I was especially excited to get the chance to test this booster as part of the weeSpring parent panel. Because it's so simple to install (ridiculously easy) and so lightweight, we're using it as a third seat to have on hand when my kiddo has a friend coming with us or when we're sending him in someone else's car. We also just took it on an international trip and loved that we were able to get the security of a high back booster for my kindergartener with a lightweight seat that we could check in a car seat bag in two pieces. I'd feel comfortable and safe having my son ride in this every day, but at the price point, it's almost a no brainer to have this on hand even if you're using a high-weight-limit convertible car seat that your kid won't outgrow.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Picky Mom
Colorado
March 28, 2017
Can't recommend this highly enough.
I'm a long-time Diono fan and have two of their convertible car seats, so I was especially excited to get the chance to test this booster as part of the weeSpring parent panel. Because it's so simple to install (ridiculously easy) and so lightweight, we're using it as a third seat to have on hand when my kiddo has a friend coming with us or when we're sending him in someone else's car. We also just took it on an international trip and loved that we were able to get the security of a high back booster for my kindergartener with a lightweight seat that we could check in a car seat bag in two pieces. I'd feel comfortable and safe having my son ride in this every day, but at the price point, it's almost a no brainer to have this on hand even if you're using a high-weight-limit convertible car seat that your kid won't outgrow.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Melissa
BC Canada
March 21, 2017
Excellent booster!
Best booster on the market.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Kate
Idaho Falls, Idaho
March 15, 2017
Very nice seat!
I love how sturdy and comfortable this seat is. I bought three in different colors for my three oldest children (ages 6, 7, and 8) and they're all very happy in them. There's great support for them and the fit is excellent, I love how adjustable they are. I own a few different booster seats in this price range from other brands that I use in our other vehicles but these are definitely my favorite. You are required to have vehicle head support behind the seats, even with the high back portion of the seat attached, so they may not work for all vehicles but I highly recommend them if they do.
By Jen Smith
Olive Branch, Mississippi
March 15, 2017
Wonderful Booster!
This booster is perfect for my six-year-old! She enjoys being able to buckle her seat on her own, and there's plenty of room for her to grow. The seat itself has thicker padding, perfect for longer car rides and travel. We also love the cup holder and the arm rests. The cover near the head rest bunches up, which causes some frustration with my daughter. It's not pronounced, but it would bother kids with sensory issues. I received this booster as a gift from the weeSpring Parent Panel.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Kristen S.
Virginia
March 15, 2017
The Luxury of a Diono Seat for a Fantastic Price!
I got a chance to try this booster as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel. This has all the makings of a luxurious and high-quality Diono seat, but at such an affordable price tag. It's so well-made, yet does not sacrifice the comfort level for the child. My son immediately commented on how much better it felt than his previous seat. I love the ability to adjust the seat - not only height-wise, but the width of the seat-back as well. The fold-away cup holders are also such a nice touch. Overall, the seat is not bulky or heavy, and the fabric is easily removable for a quick and frustration-free cleaning process.One small issue I had was the difficultly in removing the seat-back portion to turn it into a backless booster. I like the option to do-so, but it was not very apparent how to do that, and my seat did not come with a manual.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Carrie H.
DC
March 15, 2017
Wish I had two of them
We've been using our Diono Monterey XT Booster seat in Heather for a few weeks now. I was impressed with it right out of the box. Love the framing on the seat. While it makes the seat a bit on the heavier side, it makes me feel that my kids are more protected. I tried this with my two oldest children. Both had no issues getting themselves buckled (finally!). We also liked the "disappearing" cup holders, very convenient. The only real downside I had with the seat is it did not come with a paper instruction book. Finding the electronic version on the Diono site was easy, but for items like this I personally prefer to have an actual booklet. All in all, Diono for the win! Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this booster!
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Mom of 3
Waterford, CT
March 15, 2017
Great Diono Product
This booster seat is amazing. It literally grows with your child and that's super helpful since car seats are really expensive and children grow so fast! You can both raise the headrest and expand the hip part of this seat. It then converts to a backless booster when your child is ready. The only negative I've found is that my child has a hard time buckling himself into the seat. He can get in and out of a five point harness just fine but getting the car seatbelt around himself and the seat is too difficult so I am back to needing to assist him buckling in. However, he is only 6 and at the minimum for height and weight so as he grows and gets used to using it hopefully that won't be an issue! The seat itself seemed to fit better in grandma's Outback than in my Forester. I do like the ease of connecting it using the latch system and being able to transfer from one vehicle to another. I would like to thank the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this booster and giving me the opportunity to test it with my own child!
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Rebecca Grace
Erie, PA
March 15, 2017
Grows with my child!
As a growing family, we are always looking for quality baby/kid gear that can grow with our children, buying one item that is multifunctional (instead ofseveral items that do the same job) is ideal. I feel that Diono's Monterey XT Booster is exactly what we are looking for in a booster, and we love it. It is on the heavy side, but I love that it is sturdy and strong with a steel frame, I know my child is being protected. This seats goes from 40-120 pounds, which means once my kiddo is out of the convertable car seat, there is one seat that will last until they are big enough to sit with out a booster. The Monterey XT comes in two pieces, which makes it super easy to clean up after all those travel messes. Wipes clean, vacuums easy and really does look great! I could not be happier with this booster that I received as a gift from the weeSpring Parent Panel, it is an awesome seat! Best of all, my kiddo loves it too. He says his bum does not get numb after a 5 hour drive (we make this drive about once a month). Yay!!
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Jen Smith
Olive Branch, Mississippi
March 15, 2017
Wonderful Booster!
This booster is perfect for my six-year-old! She enjoys being able to buckle her seat on her own, and there's plenty of room for her to grow. The seat itself has thicker padding, perfect for longer car rides and travel. We also love the cup holder and the arm rests. The cover near the head rest bunches up, which causes some frustration with my daughter. It's not pronounced, but it would bother kids with sensory issues. I received this booster as a gift from the weeSpring Parent Panel.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Mommaq
Torrance, CA
March 15, 2017
Great first booster
My son loves it! He said it's very comfortable and can buckle himself and get out so easily. He likes the secret cup holders. Color options are fun too. I like that we can use it with the seat back now and can transition to the backless booster as he grows. Cons: The seat back is wider/bulkier than other seats we have; and the back and seat sections kept falling apart when I carried it to the car. Overall we are very happy with this booster! Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this booster to try. We love it!
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Mommaq
Torrance, CA
March 15, 2017
Great first booster
My son loves it! He said it's very comfortable and can buckle himself and get out so easily. He likes the secret cup holders. Color options are fun too. I like that we can use it with the seat back now and can transition to the backless booster as he grows.Cons: The seat back is wider/bulkier than other seats we have; and the back and seat sections kept falling apart when I carried it to the car. Overall we are very happy with this booster! Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this booster to try. We love it!
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Carrie H.
DC
March 15, 2017
Wish I had two of them
We've been using our Diono Monterey XT Booster seat in Heather for a few weeks now. I was impressed with it right out of the box. Love the framing on the seat. While it makes the seat a bit on the heavier side, it makes me feel that my kids are more protected. I tried this with my two oldest children. Both had no issues getting themselves buckled (finally!). We also liked the "disappearing" cup holders, very convenient. The only real downside I had with the seat is it did not come with a paper instruction book. Finding the electronic version on the Diono site was easy, but for items like this I personally prefer to have an actual booklet.All in all, Diono for the win! Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this booster!
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Mama Of Three
Princeton, NJ
March 15, 2017
Great booster that would fit kids of every size
We've been using this booster for about a month now and overall I like it a lot. It was very easy to use from the start. It was very obvious how to put it together and adjust it accordingly. I really like having the latches to keep the seat secure, even as a backless booster. And I appreciate how easy and quick it was to install and uninstall using the latches - and a being able to just pull the latches into the seat bottom to store is nice, rather than having no where to store them OR having to find the specific points to hook them on under the seat like other boosters I've owned. My 6 1/2 year old found the booster to be comfortable as a backless, as well as a high back when adjusted correctly. (Too low and my daughter complained it hurt her shoulders.) We did not adjust the width of the back, as the booster is wide enough for my average sized daughter without any complaint. Although if you had a kid who was very broad, the seat would be very accommodating, no problem. She liked the headrest and found it comfortable to nap against on long car rides. She also felt the padding was comfortable. The seatbelt was in the right spot across her chest every time she buckled in, so I never really had to reach back to adjust it. The material was pretty easy to surface clean and it seems obvious enough on how to detach/reattach for cleaning. I am a little disappointed that we can't put it in the washing machine (instructions are to hand-wash only), as I have very little time and patience for hand washing! The cup holders really do fold away, so they're out of the way. But they fold away so much that my daughter never used them! Overall, we like the booster and would recommend it to others - and we'd definitely consider buying it (as this time we received the booster to try out from the weeSpring Parent Panel).
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Avatar mom
Nicholasville, KY
March 15, 2017
Giant child
My daughter at the age of 3 was to tall for the 5 point we had for her and was unsafely in a car seat due to her size. At the age of four we put her in a booster seat with a back part, wasn't long before she was to tall for the back part on her booster. With the Diono my daughter can safely stay in her booster with the back. I love the color and the ease of use for a parent with this booster. It is a little wider than her other one making it a little more difficult for her to buckle at the age of five. I loved how safe she looked in it. Upon taking it out of the box I did realize there wasn't instructions making it super difficult to know how to build it so I looked up the instructions. It is a little heavier than her other one but to me it is also better quality. My daughter loves her new seat and that it is so much nicer than her other one. I am not a fan of not being able to hide the flap that will fold over the back part ones its just a seat it kind of just sits out exposed and I feel it is going to get messed up with the constant sitting. We don't use this with the hooks because my van doesn't have them but I love that it does have the option. I do know I will be purchasing this for my other children when they get in booster seats. Overall this is an amazing car seat and I feel so much safer with her in this than the other one. I am a mom who has wrote this with her honest opinion and I am glad that I was given the opportunity to test this product thanks to the weeSprings Parent Panel. This is honestly a fantastic booster especially for parents with bigger children.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Rebecca Grace
Erie, PA
March 15, 2017
Grows with my child!
As a growing family, we are always looking for quality baby/kid gear that can grow with our children, buying one item that is multifunctional (instead ofseveral items that do the same job) is ideal. I feel that Diono's Monterey XT Booster is exactly what we are looking for in a booster, and we love it. It is on the heavy side, but I love that it is sturdy and strong with a steel frame, I know my child is being protected. This seats goes from 40-120 pounds, which means once my kiddo is out of the convertable car seat, there is one seat that will last until they are big enough to sit with out a booster. The Monterey XT comes in two pieces, which makes it super easy to clean up after all those travel messes. Wipes clean, vacuums easy and really does look great!I could not be happier with this booster that I received as a gift from the weeSpring Parent Panel, it is an awesome seat! Best of all, my kiddo loves it too. He says his bum does not get numb after a 5 hour drive (we make this drive about once a month). Yay!!
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Kristen S.
Virginia
March 15, 2017
The Luxury of a Diono Seat for a Fantastic Price!
I got a chance to try this booster as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel. This has all the makings of a luxurious and high-quality Diono seat, but at such an affordable price tag. It's so well-made, yet does not sacrifice the comfort level for the child. My son immediately commented on how much better it felt than his previous seat. I love the ability to adjust the seat - not only height-wise, but the width of the seat-back as well. The fold-away cup holders are also such a nice touch. Overall, the seat is not bulky or heavy, and the fabric is easily removable for a quick and frustration-free cleaning process. One small issue I had was the difficultly in removing the seat-back portion to turn it into a backless booster. I like the option to do-so, but it was not very apparent how to do that, and my seat did not come with a manual.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Mama Of Three
Princeton, NJ
March 15, 2017
Great booster that would fit kids of every size
We've been using this booster for about a month now and overall I like it a lot. It was very easy to use from the start. It was very obvious how to put it together and adjust it accordingly. I really like having the latches to keep the seat secure, even as a backless booster. And I appreciate how easy and quick it was to install and uninstall using the latches - and a being able to just pull the latches into the seat bottom to store is nice, rather than having no where to store them OR having to find the specific points to hook them on under the seat like other boosters I've owned.My 6 1/2 year old found the booster to be comfortable as a backless, as well as a high back when adjusted correctly. (Too low and my daughter complained it hurt her shoulders.) We did not adjust the width of the back, as the booster is wide enough for my average sized daughter without any complaint. Although if you had a kid who was very broad, the seat would be very accommodating, no problem. She liked the headrest and found it comfortable to nap against on long car rides. She also felt the padding was comfortable. The seatbelt was in the right spot across her chest every time she buckled in, so I never really had to reach back to adjust it.The material was pretty easy to surface clean and it seems obvious enough on how to detach/reattach for cleaning. I am a little disappointed that we can't put it in the washing machine (instructions are to hand-wash only), as I have very little time and patience for hand washing!The cup holders really do fold away, so they're out of the way. But they fold away so much that my daughter never used them! Overall, we like the booster and would recommend it to others - and we'd definitely consider buying it (as this time we received the booster to try out from the weeSpring Parent Panel).
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Mommy aka Sarah
Alexandria, VA
March 14, 2017
i love the motnerey!
I have a 7 year old son who is very tall for his age and he hated the idea of a carseat. I had just bought his younger (two year old) sister the Diono Radian rXT. From the slim design to the comfort and safety of the Radian rXT model, I felt bad that I didn't have a car seat that fit all those categories for my son. When narrowing down what I was looking for in a car seat, I naturally was most interested in safety but, in addition to safety, I found my wishlist also included the following (in no particular order): -Comfort-Head support that can grow with your child-Slim design (We have a tiny Nissan so two bulky car seats won't cut it)-Cupholder (This was actually on my son's wish list as well)-Easy assembly-Adaptability (basically I want the seat to fit in my Nissan the same way it fits in my Jeep)I got a chance to try the Monterey XT booster as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel. My son was very skeptical of the idea at the idea of having a car seat that somewhat matched his little sister's car seat (full disclosure before this we were using just the basic cheapest booster seat on the market which he tolerated but never found to be comfortable). While we were talking about it, he mentioned how comfortable it looked, he helped me put it together which took less than 10 minutes, and immediately wanted to sit in it. We adjusted the headrest to get a good fit, installed it in the car and took a ride. While we were driving around he discovered that the "secret cupholders" which were initially tucked into the seat. Retractable cupholders... (#momwin). My son and I both agree that the Monterey is awesome! He has mentioned on numerous occasions how much more comfortable he is. From road trips to errands, I have peace of mind knowing my child is sitting in a seat that will actually protect him. I can have both carseats in my tiny Nissan, and still have room in the middle for our full size dog to sit in between them. My son can actually fall asleep in the car and
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Ophelie
San Francisco, CA
March 14, 2017
Too wide for us
I like the color and the choice of materials for this booster seat. I also love the hidden seat belt adjuster for the backless mode. On the downside, this seat is pretty large which prevents to buckle the seat belt if properly installed with the latch system. I drive a Ford C-max and the back seat size is decent so I was really disappointed to either need to use a seat belt extender or to install the booster without latch on the edge of the seat, touching the door.The latch system is disappointing given the quality of the product. It is not easy to use, especially if the anchors of your car are hard to reach.I feel like it's a great product for larger kids and would fit a large car.I got a chance to try this booster as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Mom of 4
Lewiston, ID
March 14, 2017
Easy to Use & Adjust Carseat as Your Child Grows!
I own the monterey XT booster by diono in heather grey. I love that it is lightweight if we need to switch it between my husband and my vehicles. It is a great investment because it'll carry you through as your child grows. It is easy to adjust to fit perfectly to your growing child and according to the product specs will fit 40-120 lbs and all the way up to 63" which is awesome. The headrest easily moves up and down and the side panels can be expanded by quick and easy rotation on the back. We really like this booster seat and trust that it will keep our child comfortable and most of all safe. I received this booster as a gift from the weeSpring Parent Panel, thank you!!
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By momof3boys
Pearl City, Hawaii
March 14, 2017
Love this sturdy, stylish car seat!
Right out of the box, really impressed with the beautiful and rich maroon red color and stylish design of this high back booster seat! The fabric is thick and well made and the entire seat is of very high quality. I love how you can turn a handle on the back of the seat to adjust the width as your child grows. My 7 yr old is 55 lbs and 49 inches and he has already commented that this seat is more comfortable than his old high back booster. I switched out his old seat for this one and immediately noticed how much sturdier the Diono was compared to the other while still managing to be light weight! I feel very strongly that he is safer and more secure in the Diono. As much as I would like to use the latch connectors for the extra safety factor for when the car seat is empty (to prevent from becoming a projectile in an accident), the side and seat of our Dodge Grand Caravan that my oldest sits on doesn't have the connectors. In the near future I might arrange our 3 kids' car seats differently but for now it works the best with just the seat belts. Very happy with this seat so far! Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this booster!
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Mommy aka Sarah
Alexandria, VA
March 14, 2017
i love the motnerey!
I have a 7 year old son who is very tall for his age and he hated the idea of a carseat. I had just bought his younger (two year old) sister the Diono Radian rXT. From the slim design to the comfort and safety of the Radian rXT model, I felt bad that I didn't have a car seat that fit all those categories for my son. When narrowing down what I was looking for in a car seat, I naturally was most interested in safety but, in addition to safety, I found my wishlist also included the following (in no particular order): -Comfort -Head support that can grow with your child -Slim design (We have a tiny Nissan so two bulky car seats won't cut it) -Cupholder (This was actually on my son's wish list as well) -Easy assembly -Adaptability (basically I want the seat to fit in my Nissan the same way it fits in my Jeep) I got a chance to try the Monterey XT booster as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel. My son was very skeptical of the idea at the idea of having a car seat that somewhat matched his little sister's car seat (full disclosure before this we were using just the basic cheapest booster seat on the market which he tolerated but never found to be comfortable). While we were talking about it, he mentioned how comfortable it looked, he helped me put it together which took less than 10 minutes, and immediately wanted to sit in it. We adjusted the headrest to get a good fit, installed it in the car and took a ride. While we were driving around he discovered that the "secret cupholders" which were initially tucked into the seat. Retractable cupholders... (#momwin). My son and I both agree that the Monterey is awesome! He has mentioned on numerous occasions how much more comfortable he is. From road trips to errands, I have peace of mind knowing my child is sitting in a seat that will actually protect him. I can have both carseats in my tiny Nissan, and still have room in the middle for our full size dog to sit in between them. My son can actually fall asleep in the car and
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By TaraC
Hudson, OH
March 14, 2017
Great booster for a tall child!
Right out of the box, we were impressed with how nice this booster looks and how sturdy it feels. It was easy to install and positions the seatbelt exactly how it should. My daughter says it is comfortable - actually, she says she LOVES it. She hasn't been this enthusiastic about a car seat since we had to move her to a booster seat because she was too tall for her beloved convertible car seat. My favorite things about this seat are the LATCH connectors, the reinforced sides, and that it will accommodate my tall kid for longer than other booster seats I've seen or used. The deep seat is comfortable for the long legs of my 7 year old, and there are still plenty of headrest positions left for us to move the head rest up. I like that there are two cupholders that slide into the seat, so we can easily hide them when they aren't needed. The only issue we have had is that, after a long weekend of traveling, my daughter mentioned she didn't want to rest her face against the head rest because she said the fabric didn't feel good against her cheek. She had been using the seat for a couple weeks and rested her face against the side of the head rest without complaining before, so I wasn't sure if it was just that she was tired and cranky. So, I tried putting my face against the fabric on the head rest, and even though it isn't rough, it definitely has a texture that makes it less comfortable. A smoother or or more plush fabric, would be nicer. The lower half does have a different and smoother fabric, so I think it should still be comfortable to sit in when it gets warm enough to wear shorts. Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this booster!
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.
By Ophelie
San Francisco, CA
March 14, 2017
Too wide for us
I like the color and the choice of materials for this booster seat. I also love the hidden seat belt adjuster for the backless mode. On the downside, this seat is pretty large which prevents to buckle the seat belt if properly installed with the latch system. I drive a Ford C-max and the back seat size is decent so I was really disappointed to either need to use a seat belt extender or to install the booster without latch on the edge of the seat, touching the door. The latch system is disappointing given the quality of the product. It is not easy to use, especially if the anchors of your car are hard to reach. I feel like it's a great product for larger kids and would fit a large car. I got a chance to try this booster as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel
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By The Mrs A
Santa Barbara CA
March 13, 2017
Great car seat!
This is a great versatile car seat! I have 2 kids, ages 7 and 4, and they both love it. The seat is pretty lightweight compared to other seats this size. I find it very easy to switch from the full back seat to the booster depending on who I have in the car. The booster has storage trays for cups and snacks that fold away easily. I like the color options and the fabric is high quality. This is a great seat! Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this booster!
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By mkf1989
Lebanon, PA
March 13, 2017
Very nice booster seat
I really like this booster seat. It's light, very easy to use and assemble. We were able to use it in both our cars and it was not difficult to move from one to the other. It is very nicely paddded and our six year old says that it is very comfy. She also loves the fact that there are two cup holders, one for a drink and the other for a snack. The only con we had with it is that because the seats in back of our SUV are a bit narrower the back piece made it too bulky to use back there. Without the back piece on it fit great, with it on not so much. Other than that the booster is great! Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this booster!
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By mkf1989
Lebanon, PA
March 13, 2017
Very nice booster seat
I really like this booster seat. It's light, very easy to use and assemble. We were able to use it in both our cars and it was not difficult to move from one to the other. It is very nicely paddded and our six year old says that it is very comfy. She also loves the fact that there are two cup holders, one for a drink and the other for a snack. The only con we had with it is that because the seats in back of our SUV are a bit narrower the back piece made it too bulky to use back there. Without the back piece on it fit great, with it on not so much. Other than that the booster is great! Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this booster!
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By MommyOf3
Green Bay, WI
March 12, 2017
Best booster we've used!
I got this booster seat for my daughter and it has worked great for her. We originally had a very simple backed booster, but it wasn't very comfortable for my daughter and she didn't fit in it quite right due to her size - she's short for her age but on the heavier side. I love that the Diono booster is adjustable, so it fit her so much better. She said it was so much more comfortable for her than her old seat. I really like the option of using the LATCH system as well. This booster will work for us for years to come and I am confident that this booster will be durable enough to last. My only complaints about it were that neither my husband or myself could find the instructions, so we had to figure out how it all worked through trial and error. Also, the seat itself is pretty heavy and bulky. For our family, this isn't a problem because we only use one vehicle to drive the kids around in, but for families with multiple vehicles, this could be an inconvenience. Overall, I love it and I am actually planning on getting another seat for my son. *Thank you to the weeSpring Parent Panel for giving me the opportunity to try this booster seat!*
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By MommyOf3
Green Bay, WI
March 12, 2017
Best booster we've used!
I got this booster seat for my daughter and it has worked great for her. We originally had a very simple backed booster, but it wasn't very comfortable for my daughter and she didn't fit in it quite right due to her size - she's short for her age but on the heavier side. I love that the Diono booster is adjustable, so it fit her so much better. She said it was so much more comfortable for her than her old seat. I really like the option of using the LATCH system as well. This booster will work for us for years to come and I am confident that this booster will be durable enough to last.My only complaints about it were that neither my husband or myself could find the instructions, so we had to figure out how it all worked through trial and error. Also, the seat itself is pretty heavy and bulky. For our family, this isn't a problem because we only use one vehicle to drive the kids around in, but for families with multiple vehicles, this could be an inconvenience. Overall, I love it and I am actually planning on getting another seat for my son.*Thank you to the weeSpring Parent Panel for giving me the opportunity to try this booster seat!*
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By Kristina
Greenfield, IN
March 11, 2017
Best booster on the market.
I can't say enough great things about this car seat. It is very sturdy while remaining easy to install and comfortable for my daughter. My daughter's previous brand of booster seat now seems flimsy in comparison. The adjustable head rest is easy to use and ensures a proper fit as your child grows. The LATCH system keeps the booster stabilized while not in use. The placement guide for the shoulder belt ensures that my child can not easily remove her shoulder restraint compromising safety. My daughter loves the dual cup holders and I like that they retract when not in use. I like that when moving from one vehicle to another the backrest does not simply fall from the base as my previous booster. The seat is aesthetically pleasing and comes in many colors. Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this booster. I will be purchasing a second when my next child is ready for a booster.
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By Jennifer G.
Asheville, NC
March 11, 2017
Really Nice Booster Seat
This is like the best of the best with regard to booster seats! It's a high quality seat that has lots of awesome features. Its made for older kids who are ready to step out of the 5 point booster and can safely remain in the correct position with a seat belt. The seat has the ability to expand and adjust for both height and weight of individual children. As someone with two boys who are shaped very differently this is a huge bonus. The seat is comfortable and works well for my long legged kids. My oldest (7) reports that it is much easier to fasten his seat belt with this seat than it was with his previous one. He loves the teal color and cup holders too. Right now we are using it with the back attached. My only con is that it is pretty big and blocks some of my rear window view in our van. But when ready we can detach that part and just used the booster seat. All in all we are super pleased and feel confident that our kiddo is well protected when he is sitting in this seat. Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this booster!
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By thepricefamily1
Central Illinois
March 10, 2017
Excellent Quality Booster Seat!
I am a mom of 3 boys and this is our first Diono Seat. We got this booster in the teal color and it really looks nice and my boys love the color. It seems to be well made and durable. There were no install instructions with it but my husband didn't have a problem installing it since he has had plenty of practice installing car seats and boosters. My son really likes this seat and says its very comfortable. He is able to buckle himself which is great since his seat is in the back of our mini van and having to climb back there to buckle him every time would not be ideal. We like that it can be used as both a high back booster and as a backless booster so it will last us longer. The adjustable back is great since my son is tall for his age and it was very easy to adjust for him. The cupholders are great as well. My younger son was disappointed this seat was for his big brother instead of him so we may be getting another one soon! Thanks to WeeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this booster! We all love it :)
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By Jessica Shortall
Minneapolis MN
March 9, 2017
Great, lightweight booster
This booster is fantastic. At first I worried because it was so light, but it's sturdy and the lightness is great for switching between cars. And it stays cleaner than most boosters. As soon as we started using it my son asked if we could have two - one for each car.
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By Christine33
Phx,Az
March 8, 2017
The BEST!
I have been needing a new booster seat for my son and when I got this one he was so excited. He said it was really comfortable. I liked the fact that it had multiple colors to choose from. It seems very durable and it should last way longer than other seats. I am more than happy with the Diono booster seat! Thank you to the wee spring Parent Panel for sending me this booster seat!
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By Chrisp
Sacramento, Ca
March 8, 2017
Easy installation and great quality!
My son was so excited to transition into a booster seat and I love how this one isn't too bulky. We have the heather color and I really like it, the material and structure of the seat seem well built and nice and sturdy. My son says it's very comfortable and I like that it's a full back booster for extra protection now but when he gets older we have the option to use as a backless booster. It's also compact enough for taking with you on trips! I love the side impact protection, it's wide enough to give older kids room but still give them protection and support. My sons favorite feature is the retractable cup and snack holders on both sides. The only thing he can't do himself is unbuckle the seatbelt because of the angle of the belt but that may be the way our vehicle is designed, we also have him in the middle of the back seat as we have two other infant car seats on each side. I'm sure as he gets older it will becomes easier for him to do. Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this booster to try, We love it!
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By mama2kitandmara
Vermilion, Ohio
March 7, 2017
Comfortable, Quality Seat
This is a solid seat that will definitely grow with your child. I feel very sure that my daughter would be protected in an accident. I have a very leggy 8 year old, and other boosters hit wrong on the back on her legs, making them fall asleep. This seat has a deeper base that is much more comfortable for her. We recently used this booster on a 6 hour car trip and my daughter was very happy with the seat. She enjoyed using the cup holders also. My only complaint is that this seat is so heavy and bulky, it's a pain to move between cars. We also had a small issue with the latch connectors getting stuck when we were tightening them down, but it was mostly a user error and we just needed to dislodge a seam that was caught. I received this booster seat as a gift through the weeSpring Parent Panel, in exchange for my honest review.
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By Kristen
Mount Pleasant, TN
March 6, 2017
Great Modern-Looking Booster
I really love this booster. It has a modern look to it and my five-year-old son loves it. Plus, it's his favorite color, red! The fact that it is so adjustable is a great feature as well. The LATCH system is great for added security. The cover comes off very easily for cleaning, which is nice. I've had trouble with other seats and washing the covers. Overall, I can't find anything I don't like about it, which is rare. The only issue I have with boosters in general is the use of flame retardants. I wish this brand would consider discontinuing the use of flame retardants in their products and consider naturally flame-resistant materials. Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this booster!
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By Annie
Lancaster, pa
March 6, 2017
Great booster!
This booster seat is lighweight and easy to install. My son says its very comfy. I love the colors that they come in. I am also excited that he will be able to use it for so long and that it converts to just a booster. Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this booster!
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By Annie
Lancaster, pa
March 6, 2017
Great booster!
This booster seat is lighweight and easy to install. My son says its very comfy. I love the colors that they come in. I am also excited that he will be able to use it for so long and that it converts to just a booster.Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this booster!
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By Jackir
Dallas, TX
March 6, 2017
Great booster seat that grows with the kid
We love this booster seat. The adjustable high back is great and easy to use. My daughters favorite feature is the cup holders :) The color is pretty and doesn't look like most other little kid seats. So my daughter feels like a big kid. And it's removable so it can be washed. Thanks weeSpring parent panel for sending me this booster!
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