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Car Seat For 4 Year Old

Updated on June 7, 2010

Advice on choosing best car seat for 4 year olds

The best car seat for 4 year olds should fulfill the following requirements:

Have head support and be comfortable so 4 year olds can rest or sleep on long journeys

Will adapt to grow with the child so it will last for many years. Many car seats suitable for 4 year olds will adapt to become a booster seat to they can be used when the get older.

Are easy to clean and wipe down.

Some have extra features like a cup holder that 4 year olds will appreciate.

Most 4 year olds have reached the required weight for a booster but still need a car seat to give them extra support when resting and so they can't escape from the straps! However, you can still have 4 year olds in convertible car seats as there are some available until they reach the weight of 65 pounds.

Read on to see what's available in terms of the best car seat for a 4 year old.

Best Value Car Seat

This has excellent reviews on Amazon and is an excellent priced car seat suitable for a 4 year old too.

Is great for kids that weigh from 30 pounds to 100 pounds. The one hand full-body height adjustment allows the seat to grow with your child.

There are also dual cup holders and pivoting armrests provide the added convenience and comfort. The back easily removes to become a no-back booster

Graco High Back TurboBooster Car Seat Wander

This is a great car seat that should fulfill all the seat requirements for a 4 year old but is at the best price too.

It can accommodate kids up to age 10, who are between 30 and 100 pounds. It has a height adjustable head support which grows with your child and should be comfortable too. There's also padded height adjustable arm rests which are designed for comfort as well.

It converts into a backless booster for years of use.

Britax Parway Slide Guard Booster

This booster seat by Britax is perfect for 4 year olds suiting kids between the heights of 38" - 63" and 40 to 120 pounds. 

There's also A removable backrest, dual retractable cup holders and color coded belt guides A one hand quick-adjust head restraint is convenient to use and good for comfort and safety. 

In the event of a crash true side impact protection distributes crash forces, shields from vehicle intrusion, keeps the head, neck and spine aligned


Britax Frontier 85 Combination BoosterCar Seat

If you still want the option of ensuring your 4 year old is properly strapped in the car without being able to escape this combination booster car seat may be a good choice.

It enables 4 year olds to be strapped in a 5 point harness until they are 85 pounds. The seat can then be used in booster mode until they are 120 pounds. There are also 10 harness height positions and 3 buckle positions to ensure your child is strapped in safely and securely. The head restraint and harness can be adjusted quickly and easily.

In the event of a crash,tTrue side impact protection distributes crash forces, shields from vehicle intrusion, contains the head and body, and keeps the head, neck and spine aligned, to limit injury. The seat also minimises forward movement in the event of a crash too. 

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