Graco Turbobooster LX with Safety Surround Car Seat Review

The TurboBooster Grow includes two dishwasher-safe cupholders. One is slightly larger than the other but both are adequate to hold drinks and small furry friends. Once assembled, the TurboBooster Grow weighs in at a very reasonable 8 pounds.

This booster is highly adjustable for kids of various sizes, it is easy for parents and kids to use, and it is a high-quality option that got good marks for comfort. We’ve tested more than 80 car seats in different categories. 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 top-ranked 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. When we were working on the original version of this guide, in 2018, we hired an independent lab to conduct crash testing on the booster seats that we considered as our top contenders.

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I chose this since it came with good reviews and felt more sturdy than the booster seat in her daddy’s truck. Simply slide onto the vehicle seat and slide the seatbelt into the belt guide. graco car seat She enjoys her big girl seat and isn’t uncomfortable in it so I’m happy ! I drive an SUV and her dad drives a full size truck so we have no problems with space with the headrest being up.

As we explain in this post on how to clean a car seat, it’s important to follow the instructions; failing to do so can compromise the safety of the seat and/or its textiles. The Britax Skyline is a high-back booster seat with push-button alligator LATCH connectors that can convert to backless. It worked fine, but one of our 8-year-old testers had a hard time getting a proper seat-belt fit. The pretensioner activates after the belt is already locked, to take even more slack out of the harness. While pretensioners and force limiters have been standard in the front seats of vehicles since 2008, they are not standard in the back seats of most cars. Airplane seats have lap belts only, so the TurboBooster LX and all booster seats are not approved for use on airplanes.

It was also very easy for my son to figure out how to maneuver his seatbelt through and around the carseat itself.We have thoroughly used this carseat. He has used it now for nearly three years, including many long road trips. The only aspect I wish it would have would be a little more support near the shoulders and neck in case children fall asleep. The arm rests were nice, however, to help prop him up when he fell asleep. Last year, we were able to remove the back from the carseat and just leave it as the booster portion.

This model is 9.5 years old, 63 pounds, and 51 inches tall. Most of the time she rides in a backless booster but she was kind enough to test out this booster in high back mode for us. She’s at the top range of the height for the seat and found it graco convertible car seat uncomfortable with the back portion attached. The lap belt fit well low across his hips, but the shoulder belt  was a little close to his neck. It’s still a decent belt fit, but ideally the shoulder belt would be more centered on his collarbone.

Most kids will hit a high-back seat’s height limit before they reach its weight limit. A child has outgrown a high-back booster when the tops of their ears are at or above the top of the seat’s head restraint at the highest setting. When I worked on the first version of this guide, in 2018, I became certified as a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST). I completed graco turbobooster a 40-hour training program through the Safe Kids Worldwide organization, which teaches the proper installation and use of car seats. Since that time, I’ve interviewed over a dozen experts on car seat safety, policy, and installation. I’ve spoken with representatives from 10 car seat manufacturers and talked to dozens of parents about their car seat experiences.

The Graco company that creates baby gear launched din 1953, when they hired a new engineer to help create baby-centric products. With the launch of the first baby swing, Graco put itself on the map in the juvenile product world. They continue to make popular strollers, car seats, and more products that families are familiar with. The highest scorer for the quality metric is the Britax Grow With You ClickTight+, followed closely by the Chicco KidFit Zip Air Plus 2-in-1, Chicco KidFit, and the Peg Perego Viaggio Flex 120.

A rating that reflects a booster seat’s ability to correctly position the lap and shoulder belts in various test vehicles using a child-sized dummy, when used as a highback booster. This car seat is the perfect 2-in-1 booster, and it will be the last car seat you need to buy for your child! The high back easily detaches from the base when your child outgrows having a high-back booster.Ease of InstallationThere is no installation required! The purpose of this seat is simply to put the child into a position where the seat belt will fit properly.