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The 4 Best Booster Seats 2022: Crash Tested

We crash-tested booster safety seats from Chicco, Graco, UPPAbaby, and more to find the best.
Best Booster Seats 2022: Crash Tested
We purchased and tested a variety of booster seats for this review including a backless option and a belt-positioner (far left).
Credit: Abriah Wofford
By Juliet Spurrier, MD, Wendy Schmitz, and the BabyGearLab Review Team
Monday November 7, 2022

Is your child ready for a booster seat? We've tested more than 60 car seats, and in this update, we purchased the top 8 boosters for crash testing and extensive side-by-side comparison. Are you curious about which products offer the best safety features? Are you confused by the high-back vs. no-back options? We can help! We spent several months testing and using each booster, including a crash test analysis, ease of use, weight, moving from car to car, and more. Let us help you discover which seats offer additional protection and work best for different situations and budgets to find the right seat for you and your family.

We've tested more than 60 car seats, including 15 booster seats. If you are unsure which kind of car seat is right for you, check out our Best Car Seats Review to get more information. We also have reviews for the best infant car seats for a new baby and convertible car seats for older babies. If you are looking for other baby gear, we've compiled a list of award winners for easy browsing. If your child is returning to school or group activities, you might also want to read our review on mask for kids.

Editor's Note: This review was updated on November 7, 2022, with a review of current pricing and product availability.

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Pros Great crash test results, high quality, rigid LATCHReasonable price, better crash test analysis, super comfy, high-qualityBetter crash test results, price, lighterEasiest to use, better crash test results, priceEasier to use, narrow width, comfortable
Cons Heavy, hard to move, harder to useHeavier, can't go backlessLess padding, qualityAverage quality, widest seat bottomHigher price, higher HIC crash test result
Bottom Line Impressive crash test results and quality materials make this a great choiceThis high-quality booster is super comfortable, with better crash test analysis and a reasonable priceBudget-friendly choice with better crash test resultsNicely priced, easy to use option with better crash test resultsExpensive, quality seat that is narrow and easy to use
Rating Categories Clek Oobr UPPAbaby Alta Diono Monterey XT Chicco KidFit Peg Perego Viaggio...
Crash Test (35%)
9.0
7.0
8.0
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6.0
Ease Of Use (30%)
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Weight/Size (15%)
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Comfort (10%)
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Quality (10%)
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Specs Clek Oobr UPPAbaby Alta Diono Monterey XT Chicco KidFit Peg Perego Viaggio...
Crash Test HIC Score 493 390 556 557 757
Crash Test Chest G Clip 40 53 42 46 39
Modes High Back Booster,
Backless Booster
High Back Booster High Back Booster,
Backless Booster
High Back Booster,
Backless Booster
High Back Booster
High Back Booster Weight Range 33 - 100 lbs 40 - 100 lbs 40 - 120 lbs 30 - 100 lbs 40 - 120 lbs
High Back Booster Height Range 38" - 57" 38" - 57" 38" - 63" 38" - 57" 39" - 63"
Width 17.7" 18.5" 18.4" 20" 17.3"
Weight 19.3 lbs 16.1 lbs 14.2 lbs 10.4 lbs 14.5 lbs
Backless Booster Weight Range 40 - 100 lbs n/a 40 - 120 lbs 40 - 110 lbs n/a
Backless Booster Height Range 40" - 57" n/a 38" - 63" 38" - 57" n/a
5 pt Harness Weight Range n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
5 pt Harness Height Range n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
LATCH Equipped Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Can you use LATCH in booster mode? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Recline Positions 2 0 0 2 5
Foam Type EPP EPP EPS EPS EPS
Seat Lifespan 9 yrs 10 yrs 6 yrs 8 yrs 12 yrs


Crash Test Champion


Clek Oobr


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OVERALL
SCORE
  • Crash Test 9.0
  • Ease Of Use 6.4
  • Weight/Size 5.2
  • Comfort 7.2
  • Quality 8.2
Weight range: 33-100 lbs | Booster weight: 19.3 lbs
REASONS TO BUY
Impressive crash test results
High quality
Rigid LATCH
REASONS TO AVOID
Really heavy
Harder to use

The Clek Oobr is a high-backed booster you can use without the back when your child outgrows it. This steel frame booster has the best combined crash test results and a rigid LATCH system to secure the booster to the car. We like the adjustable headrest, comfortable armrests, and easy-to-clean fabric.

This option is heavy and more cumbersome than the competition, making it a poor choice for carpooling and travel. Still, we think it makes up for this heft with impressive crash test results, quality construction, and the ability to quickly and easily secure the booster to the car to avoid it becoming a flying projectile when little ones aren't in the car. The Clek is an excellent choice for families with safety on the brain who are less concerned with switching cars or carrying for travel or carpooling.

Read more: Clek Oobr review

booster seat - crash test champion
The Clek is a high-end booster with quality materials come together in a sturdy seat with attention to detail.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Great All-around Option


UPPAbaby Alta


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SCORE
  • Crash Test 7.0
  • Ease Of Use 7.4
  • Weight/Size 5.0
  • Comfort 8.0
  • Quality 8.6
Weight range: 40-100 lbs | Booster weight: 16.1 lbs
REASONS TO BUY
Better crash test
Quality & comfort
Narrow width
REASONS TO AVOID
Heavier
High-back only

The UPPAbaby Alta is a high-quality booster seat with better than average crash test results and some useful features for kid comfort. We like the LATCH connection of this booster, which keeps it from free-floating in the car, and kids like the adjustable headrest that provides comfort at almost any height level. This seat has ample padding, a useful recline feature, and a cup holder. It also sports a machine washable cover, a bonus every parent will love.

This seat is heavier and unlikely to be a good fit for travel or the carpool group. However, it is reasonably narrow, making it a potential option for 2+ seats across a vehicle row. With better-than-average crash test results and a comfortable cockpit, this seat will please passengers and parents alike. The reasonable price tag is just a bonus.

Read more: UPPAbaby Alta review

booster seat - great all-around option
The Alta has a rigid LATCH system that lets you secure it to the car so it isn't free-floating in your car.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Economical Lightweight LATCH Booster


Chicco KidFit


67
OVERALL
SCORE
  • Crash Test 7.0
  • Ease Of Use 7.8
  • Weight/Size 5.0
  • Comfort 5.9
  • Quality 6.0
Weight range: 30-100 lbs | Booster weight: 10.4 lbs
REASONS TO BUY
Easy to use
Better crash test results
Lightweight
REASONS TO AVOID
Wide
Not good for cozy napping

The Chicco KidFit is a versatile booster that works with or without the back. This option locks in place using Chicco's self-ratcheting LATCH anchors that make securing it to the car a breeze. This booster is the lightest product with a back in this review, which may make it an option for carpooling despite its wider size. We like that the KidFit is easy to use, with a slightly better than average crash-test score, all for a reasonable price.

This product is not the best choice for families with more than two safety seats, as it is the broadest option in this review and could be hard to fit across a standard back seat with more than one other seat in use. It isn't the most comfortable or highest quality option compared to some competitors. However, it is a good booster with a higher overall score and a reasonable price tag. We think it is a good choice for families looking for an easy-to-use product with better-than-average crash-test results.

Read more: Chicco KidFit review

booster seat - economical lightweight latch booster
This Chicco booster is reasonably priced and easy to use making it a good choice for many families.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Best for Travel and Carpool


BubbleBum


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  • Crash Test 5.0
  • Ease Of Use 4.4
  • Weight/Size 8.8
  • Comfort 5.1
  • Quality 3.4
Weight range: 40-100 lbs | Booster weight: 1.0 lb
REASONS TO BUY
Small and lightweight
Inexpensive
Simple install
REASONS TO AVOID
Harder to use
Lower quality

The BubbleBum is a unique backless booster that is great for traveling or carpooling, making it an excellent backup option for occasional use. This product is the lightest we tested and the second smallest, making it easy to carry and move from car to car. The BubbleBum is an inflatable booster with the lowest price in the review and is super easy for kids to use or carry themselves. We like the simplicity of the BubbleBum and think it is tough to beat for children who do a lot of carpooling. We appreciate that it raises little ones for better belt positioning to avoid head intrusion that could potentially happen in an accident when little ones sit on the vehicle seat itself.

We prefer a high-backed booster for increased safety, but the Bum is better than forgoing a safety seat altogether and will do well in a pinch. The BubbleBum's lower price makes it a cost-effective second seat when using your high-backed go-to option isn't feasible or practical.

Read more: BubbleBum review

booster seat - it is easier for children to buckle themselves in with the...
It is easier for children to buckle themselves in with the BubbleBum, but the belt often fell out of the retainer prior to buckling which isn't ideal.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Compare Products

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Score Product Price
74
Clek Oobr
clek oobr booster seat review
$400
Editors' Choice Award
71
UPPAbaby Alta
uppababy alta booster seat review
$180
Editors' Choice Award
71
Diono Monterey XT
diono monterey xt booster seat review
$160
67
Chicco KidFit
chicco kidfit booster seat review
$110
Best Value Award
67
Peg Perego Viaggio Flex 120
peg perego viaggio flex 120 booster seat review
$320
52
BubbleBum
bubblebum booster seat review
$30
Top Pick Award
51
Graco Nautilus 65 LX
graco nautilus 65 lx booster seat review
$170
46
mifold
mifold booster seat review
$45

booster seat - while little ones can buckle themselves into the clek, the shoulder...
While little ones can buckle themselves into the Clek, the shoulder strap retainer isn't as easy to use and most little testers needed help.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Why You Should Trust Us


We purchase 2 of each booster car seat in this review, one for crash testing and one for in-house and real-world use. We install each product in multiple cars to see how well it fits and how easy it is to install and use. Children utilize the seats in real life, and we record their opinions and feelings as part of the test process giving us insight into comfort and ease of use without adult help. We combine all test results, including analysis of the crash tests, to rank the competitors and give awards.

Testing for booster seats is divided across five rating metrics:

  • Crash Tests (35% of overall score weighting)
  • Ease Of Use Tests (30% weighting)
  • Weight/Size Tests (15% weighting)
  • Comfort Tests (10% weighting)
  • Quality Tests (10% weighting)

Over time, we've purchased and tested more than 20 booster safety seats. Our testing puts each booster seat through a multi-point performance analysis that considers everyday functionality and more. We've spent years and hours using and testing boosters to determine what makes one better than another.

Boosters are put through more than 24 individual tests to rank and score their performance compared to the competition. The most critical booster metric is crash testing analysis, which is 35% of the overall product score. This metric's overall result is derived from the crash test results from the crash test dummy's head (HIC) and chest (G) sensor data. Our reviews also utilize research and observations from various testers to compare each seat's performance.

We've been testing safety seats for over six years, including commissioning crash testing with the same facility (MGA Research) that works with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) for their car seat tests. Our team is led by our founder, Dr. Juliet Spurrier, a board-certified pediatrician, uses her experience in the medical field to choose products with safety and ease of use in mind, the two factor that play a key role in keeping little ones safe during a crash. In-house testing is performed by and under the guidance of our onsite Certified Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Technician, Bob Wofford, father of 7. Bob works with Senior Review Editors, Wendy Schmitz and Abriah Wofford, to test each booster. Wendy, a mother of 2, uses her science background to analyze crash test results and ease of installation. Abriah uses her installation knowledge to provide details on ease of use and other features. With over 15 combined years of experience, we feel it is safe to say they have the most experience in the review business with safety seats.

Our crash tests indicate that the Recaro provides an average or...
Our crash tests indicate that the Recaro provides an average or basic level of protection compared to the competition.
The shoulder strap retainer on the Flex is easy to adjust and to...
The shoulder strap retainer on the Flex is easy to adjust and to thread the strap into.

Analysis and Test Results


This review includes the details you need to make a well-informed decision on which booster seat is the best choice for your child and your budget.

Related: How to Pick a Booster Seat for You and Your Child

Under the guidance and supervision of a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Technician, we spent several months testing and rating every product in this review. We created a set of comprehensive tests derived from our best convertible car seat review and used these results together with the crash test data to determine the scores and rank for each option.

Booster Time

Experts agree children should stay rear-facing until at least age 2. The recommendations from both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and NHTSA are that baby stays rear-facing as long as is allowed by the seat, and at the very least until they are 2 years old. Children can move to a booster as young as four years old. Still, despite the convenience of a booster, BabyGearLab agrees with the experts that children stay in their 5-point harness car seats as long as the manufacturer's recommendations allow. Depending on the car seat, this shift from a 5-point harness usually happens between 40-65 lbs. While parents love marking milestones as their little ones grow, transitions from one level of safety seat to another should not occur until your child has reached the maximum limits of the seat as defined by the manufacturer. Each time you move to a new level of safety seat, there is a reduction in the protection it provides. Don't be in a hurry!

Also, don't be in a hurry to ditch your booster. The recommendation is 4'9" tall before moving from a booster to the vehicle seatbelt. Once again, we recommend you keep children in the booster until they reach the limit advised by the manufacturer.

Each booster we test is compared side-by-side in an identical manner. While each option has met the minimum safety guidelines outlined by the Federal government, they are not equal in form or function, nor do they all offer an additional margin of protection compared to the competition.


Value


While safety seats are not the baby gear categories where you should sacrifice safety for a better price, there are budget-friendly boosters with impressive performances that most families can afford. The Chicco KidFit is inexpensive and offers much for families on a tight budget. The higher ranked UPPAbaby Alta is one of the lower-priced options in the review, and it has one of the highest overall scores with a better-than-average crash test analysis.

booster seat - the clek oobr is a versatile booster with the best combined crash...
The Clek Oobr is a versatile booster with the best combined crash test results in the booster seat group.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Crash Test Performance


We contracted with the same crash test facility used by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) to conduct our booster seat crash tests. We test the products using the NHTSA protocol outlined in the FMVSS 213.


We analyzed the crash test sensor data from each booster's crash sled dummy to determine how they performed compared to each other and the Federal safety standards. To help you understand crash tests better, we've included comparison graphs using the actual crash test results in each booster's gear review, and we have summarized them below.

What are the most critical details from crash tests for analyzing results?

  • The risk of head injury
  • The risk of chest injury

A detailed analysis of automobile crash injuries for children indicates that head and chest injuries are the cause of the most significant risks of severe or fatal injuries.

All Tested Products Provide a Basic, Safe Level of Protection
All seats included in this review earned sufficient scores to pass the minimum Federal safety standards. Therefore, all of the boosters we tested provide at least a basic level of crash safety protection. Our primary focus for crash testing is to identify boosters with crash test performance results that exceed the Federal requirements by a wider margin. The crash test sensor data implies that these seats potentially provide an additional level of protection compared to other booster seats in the group.

booster seat - the uppababy alta earned top honors for the hic sensor result in...
The UPPAbaby Alta earned top honors for the HIC sensor result in crash testing.
Credit: MGA, BabyGearLab Staff

Understanding the Head Injury Criteria (HIC) Score


For the crash tests, they buckle a crash test dummy into the booster secured to a sled to simulate the forces experienced in an actual crash. This dummy has sensors in the head and chest that record the force exerted on those areas during testing. NHTSA crash studies show that the risk of injury is higher for forward-facing children. Head Injury Criteria (HIC) score is the factor used in Federal safety standards for crash test scoring. This score is a measurable way to assess the likelihood of injury arising from an impact. Each booster must obtain a HIC score equal to or below 1000 to pass the federal requirements. Better performance results yield lower scores as the force exerted on the child is less (smaller is better, like golf).


In our tests, the UPPAbaby Alta earned the best HIC result with a 390. This result is under half the maximum allowed and significantly below the worst results in the group received by the Graco Nautilus 65 LX with a 759. The Clek Oobr also has impressive results for HIC with a 493.

booster seat - this graph shows a comparison of the mifold chest sensor results...
This graph shows a comparison of the mifold chest sensor results (black) and the Peg Perego Viaggio Flex results (green), which is the best in the review.
Credit: BabyGearLab, MGA Research

Understanding the Chest (G) Clip Score


The test dummies include sensors that measure impact forces in the chest. The results from the chest sensors are used to calculate the Chest (G) score, which attempts to numerically determine the likelihood of an injury occurring to the organs located in the chest cavity. A score below 60 (G) is required to pass Federal requirements. Once again, a lower number is desirable. The best chest clip score for the group is 39 for the Peg Perego Viaggio Flex 120.


High Backed vs. Backless


We prefer a booster with a back instead of a backless option because we believe they are intrinsically safer. While there are no agreed-upon safety tests for side-impact collisions or other kinds of crashes to prove this theory definitively, we feel it makes logical sense that a protective shell (similar to that found on a convertible car seat) will provide additional protection for little ones depending on the type of crash and possibility for the intrusion of foreign objects into the passenger area. The difference is evident in both crash test videos and in examining the actual crash test dummy sensor readings.



Also, a high-backed booster seat is better at keeping children positioned correctly, especially if they frequently enjoy sleeping in the car. A backless booster doesn't offer the support required to keep little ones correctly positioned if they should fall asleep and slump or fall forward. We believe this theory makes sense, and it is why we recommend using a booster with a back whenever possible. However, we think any belt-positioning booster is safer and, therefore, preferable not to use a booster.

booster seat - the clek oobr has the best crash test score based on the...
The Clek Oobr has the best crash test score based on the best-combined sensor data from our crash test dummy.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Best Booster Based on Crash Test Analysis


We rank each product compared to the competition based on an analysis of the crash test reports using a 1-10 system. This scoring method guides our assessment of the products that we believe offer an additional margin of protection above and beyond the basic level of protection present in every other seat on the market (as outlined by US federal guidelines). The Clek Oobr has the best crash test score in the group, with a 9 out of 10, and the best-combined sensor data in the test group. The Diono Monterey XT, Uppababy Alta, and the Chicco KidFit earned second-place scores for crash testing analysis with 7s.

booster seat - the evenflo spectrum is easy to use and buckle even when using it...
The Evenflo Spectrum is easy to use and buckle even when using it without the back.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease of Use


Booster seats seem relatively straightforward and virtually the same. Some parents might even be tempted to forgo them (Do not do this!) However, they are very different in how easy they are to use.


For ease of use testing, we consider all the features and functions you use daily. This metric includes buckling, attachment, reclining, and additional features.

Booster seats aren't as convoluted as convertible or infant car seats, but that doesn't mean they are universally easy to use. For this type of gear, one of the most important regular activities is buckling in and whether or not little ones can do it for themselves. Other ease-of-use-related features would be attaching the seat to the vehicle (if applicable), adjusting the headrest and recline features, and moving the booster from place to place.

booster seat - the chicco is one of the easiest boosters in the review to use both...
The Chicco is one of the easiest boosters in the review to use both for parents and children.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

During testing, the Chicco KidFit earned the ease of use high with an 8 of 10. The Chicco KidFit is somewhat harder with a LATCH connection that is quick and simple but still creates an extra step (which we think is worthwhile). The headrest moves smoothly, and children have no trouble getting in and buckling. The UPPAbaby Alta, Diono Monterey XT, and Peg Perego Viaggio Flex 120 all came in second with a 7 of 10.

booster seat - the side slides on the mifold help pull the seatbelt and hold it in...
The side slides on the mifold help pull the seatbelt and hold it in the correct lap position. But something about the design makes it hard to buckle the belt while sitting in the right position.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

The mifold is the hardest to use because it doesn't stay in position well and is the most challenging for children to use for buckling and positioning the shoulder belt retainer. The mifold bottom blocks the buckle, and the retainer moves up and down when the passenger rotates their body to use the buckle.

booster seat - the mifold is the smallest product in the group and the second...
The mifold is the smallest product in the group and the second lightest with a weight of 1.5lbs.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Weight/Size


We checked the weight and width of each seat at its widest point. The booster's weight can be crucial if you use it on travel or carpooling.


Transporting the seat easily from car to car is essential if you plan to do it regularly. Also, the width of the booster can play a factor in your decision if you need to fit multiple safety seats across your vehicle's back seat. A narrower width could enable installing three across for multiple children. However, if your seat isn't going to move cars often, and you don't have a space limitation, then the weight and size metric are probably less crucial for your family. Another consideration is that some high-backed boosters will work without the back, creating a much lighter and smaller package. These features give you a backed booster that does double duty for travel when you remove the back.

booster seat - the bubblebum is only 1 lb and 14 inches wide. these measurements...
The BubbleBum is only 1 lb and 14 inches wide. These measurements make it the lightest and second smallest option in the review. You can deflate the booster and roll it up smaller to fit in the carry bag.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

The Bubblebum is lightweight and small, making it great for travel or carpooling. This unique booster deflates and rolls into its carry bag that can fit inside most backpacks or airplane carry-ons. It earned a 9 out of 10 for weight and size. The mifold earned a perfect 10 for this metric, but given our safety concerns for this "booster" and its poor performance overall, we think the Bubblebum is a better buy and small enough. The Clek Oobr is the most cumbersome option in this review at 19.3 lbs, and its size makes it prohibitive for travel or taking to school. The UPPAbaby Alta is one of the narrowest in the group at 18.5 inches. Only a handful of high-backed options are narrower.

booster seat - it is easy to see that the depth and width of the spectrum headrest...
It is easy to see that the depth and width of the Spectrum headrest would be supportive for napping and help avoid the dreaded floppy head.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Comfort


Considering comfort factors, we compare the foam support, feel of the fabric, the seat's design, the depth of the seat bottom and headrest, and the potential for napping. Some boosters offer denser padding, a cushy feel, softer fabric, or a steel frame. Boosters are tested side-by-side by adult testers and children for general comfort compared to the competition. After all, who knows booster comfort best? Tiny testers.


The UPPAbaby Alta earned an 8 for its soft fabric, ample padding, and wide, supportive headrest. The Clek Oobr, Diono Monterey XT, and the Peg Perego Viaggio Flex earned the third-highest scores for comfort with 7s. These booster seats are all comfortable, but each product is lacking in some way; the Clek Oobr has a shallow seat bottom which can leave longer legs dangling, the Diono Monterey has less padding than competitors, and the Peg Perego Viaggio Flex lacks armrests, and the headrest isn't suitable for napping. The mifold is the most uncomfortable seat in the review, scoring 2. This product has almost no padding and relies on the vehicle seat for support and comfort features. The no-slip fabric isn't soft and doesn't prevent slipping (which would at least make it valuable). The mifold doesn't have a headrest and offers no support for napping.

booster seat - the uppababy alta booster is one of the highest quality options in...
The UPPAbaby Alta booster is one of the highest quality options in the review with nicer materials that come together with few, if any, defects.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Quality


For quality, we consider the materials and construction of the final seat. We analyzed our purchased competitors' padding, foam, fabric, and attention to detail. Each component influences the longevity and stability of each booster.


The Uppababy Alta is the highest quality seat in the review, with a 9 of 10. This Uppababy uses better materials and has impressive attention to detail in the final construction and overall design. These choices create a contained and sturdy product that looks as good as it functions. The Clek Oobr and mifold also earned impressive scores for quality with 8s. The lowest quality score goes to the BubbleBum with a 3. This booster has a flimsy feel and uses cheap thin fabric. The overall fit and finish look sloppy and somewhat incomplete. However, the price tag makes the quality level acceptable, even if the quality is disappointing. Also, since we think of it as an occasional-use seat, quality is less of a concern.

booster seat - the roundup of booster seats includes the options shown here.
The roundup of booster seats includes the options shown here.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Conclusion


Selecting a safe booster seat is equally as critical as other car safety seats. It is the last safety seat your child will use before transitioning to a vehicle seat unassisted, so your search for the best car seats journey is almost over. However, it is as vital as their infant car seat (you likely agonized over) to provide much-needed protection until they are tall enough to ride safely without a safety seat. Therefore, we encourage you to give thoughtful consideration to finding the best booster for your child. We believe there are competitors in this review for every child and need. The details we provide will help you narrow the field to find the right booster for your family and budget.

Juliet Spurrier, MD, Wendy Schmitz, and the BabyGearLab Review Team


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