Our cars have been through the ringer lately. Right after we purchased our new to us van, our older van was rear-ended as well. This time was worse than the last, but fortunately, the kids weren’t in the car, and Mr. Serious came out of it okay.
But, it meant we needed to replace some seats…again.
One of them was N’s convertible 5-pt harness, just like the other one, that she had pretty much outgrown, so it was the right time to do it.
We were sent the Boost Air Protect® Booster Car Seat in the Julianne print by Safety 1st. First of all, it’s absolutely beautiful With the fashionable girly black and white print, with a pop of pink before the headrest. N was so excited to see it and how pretty it is.
As soon as I got it out of the box and put the two pieces together, she had to take it for a test seating in the living room. Immediately, she proclaimed how comfy it was. Then, of course, her other sisters (both older and younger) had to try it out in the living room (of course, E did NOT ride in the seat in the car…just in case you were worried I let a 22 month old sit in booster seat)!
With the back on the Boost Air Protect Belt-Positioning Booster Car Seat by Safety 1st is has advanced Air Protect® Advanced Side Impact Protection, all the way up to 100 pounds! With the way our girls grow, they will be too tall for the back before they hit the weight limit, but it’s good to know it’s there. The Air Protect® Advanced Side Impact Protection immediately protects my precious cargo by reducing side impact forces through the precise release of air. This is one of the reasons that I have my oldest two in backed boosters and not just the bottom seat.
I also like the fact that the backed booster is belt-positioning so I know that when I have the head rest height adjusted correctly, the shoulder belt will hit her at just the right place to keep her as safe as I possibly can. Even if she falls asleep in the car, I know the seatbelt is going to be in the right place. And it’s going to keep her nice and upright!
Of course, one of N’s favorite features is that is has slide-out cup holders on either side! She can put her pens and pencils or other crafts in there. Or, as she likes to do, hide her little sister’s pacis in there for when she’s having a fit. She likes to come to her rescue.
Of course, you can also remove the back and it converts to a backless booster should you chose or need to use it that way.
We’ve been very pleased with this seat. It’s easy to remove and put back in the car and if need be, can be adjusted very quickly for a taller child and then back down for our younger one!
You can buy the Safety 1st: Boost Air Protect® Booster Car Seat for $69.99 (or as of 12/19 it’s on sale for $59.84).
*We were sent this booster seat to review. All thoughts are my own.