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Backless booster seat reviews 2015
So your kids have outgrown their car seats and now you are looking for a good backless booster seat. In this article we will review 2 backless booster seats, the first one is the most popular one on the market today and the second one is a premium alternative. The most important criteria for picking these seats where that they are very safe and very comfortable, even on long journeys.
Graco Backless TurboBooster Car Seat
Ages: 4-10 and 40-100 pounds
What I like about this seat is:
- It is lightweight.
- The seat can be buckled easily.
- There is an adjuster strap that attaches like a tether to either side of the seat.
- It has a nice clip to hold the seat belt down and away from the your kid's neck.
- It's easy to pull the padding off and you can just throw it in the washer.
As you can see from the picture the Graco has 2 cup holders that slide back into the seat. They can come in really handy, especially if you have multiple kids in the back of your car.
The Graco comes in several designs the racing car and the Disney princess ones are the most popular.
Considering how cheap this seat is I don't think you will find better value for money.
Clek Olli Booster Seat
Child weight: 40-100 pounds
As you can see from the picture the Clek is a more stylish high end product. It just looks better on your back seat.
Of all the backless booster seats which we reviewed this one was the most comfortable for the kids, making it the best alternative for long journeys.
The Clek uses a rigid latch system which means you can install the seat quickly and securely. The setup won't slide around like some backless booster seats.
On the down side, it only has a mesh pocket, no cup holders. But if you are looking for comfort and safety this is the best seat.
Tip: Many hospitals and police departments sponsor car seat installation safety checks. During these tests trained professionals make sure that your backless booster seat is installed safely and they can help you make adjustments, if necessary. These checks are usually free, and I would say it's well worth the time to make sure your kid’s car seat is safe.