Drink-thingy additional cup-holder is available to snap onto either side of the Clek foonf convertible child seat. Dishwasher safe.
- Rigid latch forward facing installation-can properly install your child seat in seconds with peace of mind
- Like the crumple zone built into vehicles, the react safety system absorbs energy from a collision, significantly reducing the forces in frontal collision
- Optimal side impact head protection-metal substructure, 2 body layers of energy absorbing foam and EPP-protected adjustable headrest
- 3-across seating-best in class width of under 17″ at its widest point
- Extended rear-facing use up to 50pounds with steel anti-rebound bar-improves stability in a collision by limiting rotation of the child seat
After dropping that much dough on a carseat you would think it would come with a cup holder, but no. So you spend ANOTHER $25 and you get a poorly designed pain in the butt cup holder that a child younger than 2.5-3 won’t even be able to reach. The cup holder comes with two "adapters" one for the right side and one for the left side that clip into the rear-facing belt path. There are several problems, #1 when the seat is rear facing and installed using the seatbelt, the cup holder has to be on the side nearest the buckle, which means next to the door for outboard seats and you have to load the kid over the cup holder – bad design. #2 the adapters are REALLY FREAKING HARD to get back out. Like break-a-nail, swear, possibly sob trying to get the stupid thing out. And it is very narrow, so most sippy cups will fit, but definitely not all. And it is very hard to reach, my 3.5 yo can reach it, but its awkward. It is better than nothing and I’d buy it again because for as long as I plan to use this carseat, I need something, but it is a very frustrating purchase.
Freida Claremont, VA
Definitely a must for kids and parents on the go. I love my Clek Foonf but wanted a cup holder so was thrilled when I found that you could buy this accessory.
Kitty Rosebud, SD
I wish there would be more accessories for the Foonf. But Im happy FINALLY the released these cup holders, they work and you can choose which side to install it.
Christy Dell, AR
The Seat Children and their parents can agree on. The seat children and their parents can agree on with cool perks like hide away cup holders to stash road trip must haves and “big kid” design. The padded seat, two plush side pillows and adjustable armrests persuade passengers to sit back and enjoy the ride. This easy to use booster has a head support that gets taller when your child does, and later the seat even converts to a backless booster. A great pick for even the pickiest little people.
- Helps safely transport your “big kid” from 3-10 years old, 30-100 pounds and up to 57″ tall
- Rigorously crash tested to meet or exceed United States safety standards
- Easily converts to backless booster for years of use
- Fully-adjustable headrest keeps your growing child secure
- Multi-layer head rest for comfort
- Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
I have a girly 3 year old and she loves it. I like the head support for naps in the car and the cup holders and handy. It fits her very well and she will be able to use it for a few years.
Deidre Dumont, NJ
Love the price and color of booster seat. The only issue was that the back can come seperated from the booster, which it did during a airplane trip when it was in luggage.Over all great seat – my daughter loves it!
Adelaide Mountain Pine, AR
We needed a matching booster for our other car and this is great! The parts wash well, it is adorable and easy to move!
Kimberlee Granville, TN
The great outdoors is better when you’re together. The BRICA Infant Comfort Canopy gives your baby a place to hide away, for naps on the go with great protection from the elements. Give your baby a cool, shady hideaway on your picnics or trips to the park with this retractable cover for your infant car seat. The breathable mesh lets the fresh air in while keeping out bugs, wind, and germs from overly friendly strangers. A retractable rain and sun cover blocks over 98% of damaging UVA/UVB rays and can be tucked away in a zippered pocket when not in use.
- Innovative design works with your car seat/stroller travel system or lets you carry your car seat with the canopy on
- Retractable UPF 50+ rated sun cover blocks 98% of UVA and UVB radiation (when sun cover is in place)
- Easy to use, fits all major brands and comes off in seconds
- Mesh fabric provides air flow, visibility and privacy
- Premium protector against potentially harmful insects including mosquito’s who may carry the Zika, West Nile or other illness causing virus
It’s horrible! It’s like a little mesh cage that suffocates your baby. It doesn’t do much for sun protection. It’s hard to get the baby in and out wiith it on. It lays too close to the baby and can suffocate them. Horrible!!!!
Cathleen Gloucester, VA
This is a must-have product. Folds up into a tiny pouch when not in use. Pops open instantly when ready to use.Smart design without any superfluous features. Easy access to child through zippered opening and stowaway sun/rain shade is sufficient.Some sun protection lacking on sides but can deal with it by pulling cover to side.Fits our Chicco Keyfit 30 infant seat perfectly. Overall a fantastic well-made product.
Amelia Stem, NC
while this is mostly advertised for rain and sun protection, I primarily use this for PEOPLE protection. strangers and friends seem to like sticking their hands in my baby’s carseat to touch him…and that’s a big no no for me during this horrible flu season. what finally got me to buy this after seeing my sister-in-law use it for a few months, was when the pastor of our church reached down to pet my baby after shaking hands with several hundred people. since we’ve gotten it, the touching has decreased significantly because people seem to get the subtle hint, though a few times a hand did sneak its way in. my husband, who actually doesnt care much if people touch our baby hands unwashed, likes it, too—but mainly because he thinks it looks cool. so in terms of appearance and function, I am very satisfied and would highly recommend this product.
Adriana Dixonville, PA
This soft velour Infant and Toddler Head Cradler in ivory from KiddopotamusÂ® keeps your child’s head comfortably supported from birth through five years of age. It offers support just where little babies and napping toddlers need it: between the jaw line and shoulder, so heads don’t flop uncomfortably forward or to the side. The machine washable Cradler adjusts in width as your child grows, so it is the only head support you will ever need. It attaches to harness straps with VELCROÂ® brand closure tabs to keep the cushions in place and has been crash-tested for safety.
- Cradles baby’s head and prevents it from slumping down or sideways
- Made of water-resistant fabric with a scribble pattern
- Works with carseats, strollers, bike trailers and backpacks
- Adjusts in width for use from birth upwards
- Easy to adjust as baby grows Micro-beads provide stability and support Veclro tabs attach to harness straps. Machine washable
We used to use an Eddie bauer thing that was somewhat bulky and attached to the seat belt straps. My husband hated putting her in the seat with that thing in. Since this new system, it’s not a problem getting her situated. And she fell asleep within minutes of me putting it in. That’s worth the price for one nap!
Beulah Cottage Hills, IL
I bought this to keep my son’s head from tipping forward while he slept in the car seat. It seemed to make him more comfortable and usually worked well.
Flossie New Russia, NY
This was a waste of money. I got it so that my daughters head would not fall forward while she was sleeping in her car seat but the part that goes behind her head is so bulky that it actually pushes her head forward. It also limits their head movement when they are awake, so I had to take it off anyway. It did not hug her head like it is shown in the picture. I think you would be better off with one of those small boppy like pillows they make for this same purpose and just put it under their chin when they fall asleep.
Britney Woods Cross, UT
Use forward facing with the harness from 22 40 pounds, converts to a belt positioning booster 30 100 pounds, 57, side impact protection, quickfit harness system: easily adjust the harness, heights without re threading the harness, 5 position adjustable shoulder belt guides for use in, belt positioning booster mode, 1 handed recline, comfy, pivoting armrests, slide out cup holder, 5 point harness with up front harness adjustment.
- Use forward facing with the harness from 22 40 pounds
- Side impact protection
- Converts to a belt positioning booster 30 100 pounds, 57″
- Comfy, pivoting armrests
- Slide out cup holder
We have had this stupid car seat for over a year now and I amd one with it ready to throw. Starps suck!!!!! Really Really suck, keep twisting not easy to increase their length to adjust to growing child. The lower buckle is really tucked in and leaves very little space for the kiddo.The only reason we continued this is padding is good, our son never complained abt that. Not anymore I am done working with those strapsDont buy!!
Heidi Coeymans Hollow, NY
This is an attractive, sturdy, flexible and well-made car seat/booster seat for children ages 1 or older.From the picture, I thought the seat base was optional. It isn’t, and although it is possible to remove the seat from the base by sliding out a metal bar, it isn’t usable that way. The base provides extra height and a sturdier base, protecting the car’s seats – some of our other car seat models have left permanent grooves in our car’s seats. The base also adds width – the total width including cup holder is about 19.5″; the cup holder needs to slide out for use and adds another 2″ in width on the child’s left side.This seat can fit a child one year old or older weighing from 22 lbs up 100 lbs. It cannot be used rear-facing, but we prefer smaller infant car seats for babies. This car seat is very adjustable; the shoulder belts adjust vertically by pulling on a metal bar in the back and sliding the whole headrest up or down to one of 4 different heights. The bottom belt connector is a little harder to adjust but can be moved to any of 3 positions by tilting the seat back and sliding out the metal brace underneath the slots.The tilt feature allows the seat to be used very slightly reclined or slightly reclined, but only with the built-in seat belts. I think the car’s seat back would also have to be reclined for the seat to fit correctly, but we don’t use it this way because sleeping children can lean on the sides of the car seat.The car seat is nicely padded and comfortable. My 2 year old can buckle herself, but the round release button is too hard for her to unbuckle (which can be good or bad depending on how you look at it!). There are also a couple small slots in the base on each side for storing small items, though they are hard for a child to reach. The fixed height arm rests pivot up and down for easy entry and have a soft but firm rubber grip feel.As with all new car seats, you can use the car’s seat belts or a LATCH system to attach the car seat in the vehicle. The car seat comes with all necessary belts for a LATCH system including the top strap. It doesn’t come with a metal clip for very old cars without locking seat belts, but these can easily be obtained online (or from friends with older car seats). This seat does have a holder on the back for storing a metal clip if you get one.With the built-in belts it could just fit my 5-year old 48″ tall child; any taller and you must use the car belt around the child and seat. At 40lbs (about 4 years old) you are supposed to switch to the belt-positioning booster mode instead of using the car seat’s belts. This is a heavier car seat, so I am not completely comfortable doing that because the seat adds weight to the child pressing against the belt in an accident. I am not sure why, but the manual says not to use the LATCH system to hold the seat in place separately while using the belt-positioning booster. In booster mode, the car seat can fit a very large child up to 100 lbs (though we never use car seats that long). Besides the adjustable seat back height, the shoulder guides slide up and down for even more flexibility.This seat does not have a detachable back, so for our larger children we use a lighter booster with a detachable back; the back is helpful for sleeping children or to guide the shoulder belt, but for larger children it is easier to just have the booster without the back.So while this is a flexible seat and can be used for larger children, for us this is an excellent, attractive car seat ideal for our 1 to 4 year olds.
Ruthie Sandown, NH
Our daughter loves her carseat, falls asleep in it regularly, and it’s easy to clean. Overall I’d say it’s a great seat. The only thing we don’t like is the strange placement of the cupholder. We love the recline feature, the arm rests, and how easy it is to adjust the belts and the head rest as she grows.
Maxine Shelby, NC
Offering your family the ultimate in versatility and longevity, the Graco Nautilus Car Seat helps protect your child from 20 – 100 lbs. Beginning as a secure 5-point harness car seat, this model converts to a belt-positioning booster as your child grows. Once they are big kids, this car seat transitions into either a Highback or Backless booster seat. With convenience features such as a 3-position recline, armrests, cup holder and storage pockets, the Graco Nautilus Car Seat is ready to grow with your family.
- 3-in-1 car seat with multiple modes for longer use
- Suits children from 20 – 100 lbs. and from 27 – 57 inches
- Height and width adjustable headrest
- EPS, energy absorbing foam for effective impact energy management and steel reinforced frame for durability
- 3-position recline helps keep your growing child comfy on your many journeys together
We bought this after returning a Britax Frontier 90 (because it doesn’t have a "backless booster" mode, and the head protection is WAAAY too deep for comfort), and we kept it and like it. It’s well designed and pretty easy to use and looks nice, and my tall near-4yo likes it. My only gripe is that I spent a bunch of time trying to figure out why I couldn’t get the seatbelt attachment to hold it stable – until I finally found the one note on one page of the instructions that says you’re only supposed to clamp one side of the seatbelt, not both. (My instinct was to clamp both, based on the design and the diagrams.)I’m very good at reading instructions – I’d sat down at the kitchen table and read through them front-to-back before I even attempted to start putting this in. So it’s pretty easy to miss this one note – and if I hadn’t kept going back at it, sure that something was wrong, I’d be driving around with a very loose car seat today. So, I took off one star for that.
Rosalia Cerritos, CA
Our daughter outgrew her infant seat a couple of months ago, and so we’ve been looking for a replacement for a while. This stood out, or rather the earlier model did, as it was getting among the highest reviews here and on other sites, both consumer and safety scores were among the highest.There were a few main critiques, such as overall comfort and the limited time span of the five point harness due to not having another slot for slightly larger kids.My parents ended up getting us the Nautilus. Then, this one became available. So, I have both and am happy to say that the Nautilus Elite is everything the earlier version was while addressing some of the earlier concerns. The five point harness has that extra slot, letting it be used for larger kids. Everything is cleanable, and there’s a bit more padding throughout, including on the straps. The head rest adjusts not only upwards, but also in and out, making for a larger or smaller space for children’s head. Everything else is pretty much the same. Slightly different coloring system, but very comfortable all around for my daughter.In fact, this Elite got a big test the last two weeks. We drove up to Portland and back from the Los Angeles area. A thousand miles each way. That’s something. Our daughter not only survived the trip but was positively a great traveler. While she got antsy every so often, at no point was the car seat a problem. Indeed, it was a great boon in every way, a great protection and an all around comfortable seat. We took two days to drive up and two days to drive down. Ten hours the first day, about six the second (no more than two hours at a time without a stop). She did great. Had morning and afternoon naps, woke up refreshed and happy. She had good head support and was apparently very comfortable. No strap marks or other signs that she had been sitting in the seat that long.Before we put it in, our daughter liked to sit in it as a casual chair! So, it’s comfortable from her perspective!It’s very easy to install, both with the Latch system and with older cars that need the seat belts (like ours). Takes less than a couple of minutes. Everything adjusts easy. I’m definitely looking forward to having this for a long while and testing out its suitability for a bigger child. Here in California, we need car seats for a long while, and this one looks to go the distance until our daughter is driving herself around.Some might have different experiences, but for us, after 2200 miles of driving the last couple of weeks, I couldn’t be more pleased or recommend this more highly.
Rosalinda Zarephath, NJ
Wanted to buy the Elite Nautilus for the feature of having the seatbelt lock attached to the car seat rather than the metal clip that the regular Nautilus has (why on earth do they not make the regular Nautilus w/ the updated seatbelt lock?!). We owned the Nautilus before & loved it (and updated b/c we were involved in a car wreck and the insurance company was paying for us to get new ones…yeah!). If you’ve ever used that awful metal clip seatbelt lock you know what a huge pain it is and takes forever to install it correctly & safely.I’ve owned this car seat (& the other one that they call "Vice" in color) for several months now and we like it. The only difference between it and the regular Nautilus is the seatbelt lock & the head piece can be adjusted on this one (a feature I haven’t used yet).The only downside I’ve come across is that my son (3YO and average height & weight) complains sometimes that it hurts his peepee. I think it’s because at those times that he complains his butt is scooted forward and he just needs to scoot it back. Wish they had a better crotch strap adjust but in the end I would still recommend.
Nelda Venus, PA
0029 Car Seat Compatibility: Graco Snugride or SafeSeat Adaptor Only – Stroller and Car Seat Sold Separately Features: – Adapts to Vista Stroller frame for models 2014 and earlier
- Installed in 30 seconds
- Stroller folds along with the frame
- Features easy snap in and snap out functionality
- Red or green indicators
- Ensures safety
I dropped this adapter from about 3 feet and one of the latches broke off rendering it unusable. Amazon was quick to replace, so disaster was averted. Besides that, we are happy with it.
Heather Freedom, NH
The UPPAbaby Vista Graco Car Seat Adapter works just as we expected. I used the car seat in the stroller base for the first 4 months of my son’s life. Easy to snap in and snap out. The base is sturdy and solid.
Mavis Fraziers Bottom, WV
It has been the easiest addition to our stroller and is practically foolproof. It clicks right on and off. No issues at all. Love UPPAbaby!
Eunice Doyline, LA
Seat your growing child comfortably and happily in our backless Turbobooster. You’ll appreciate how it helps protect your child by raising her up to the proper height for the seat belt. She’ll appreciate the playful fabric designs and hideaway cup holder
- Helps safely transport your “big kid” from ages 4 -10, from 40 – 100 pounds and up to 57 inches tall, Top rated by leading consumer magazines and publications, Rigorously crash tested to meet or exceed us safety standards and reassure safety-conscious parents, Designed to be the kind of stylish, comfortable seat your child will actually want to ride in, Padded, height-adjustable armrests are extra comfortable
- Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
I am an RN and a Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (I work at Childrens’ Hospital in OK) and want to point out that these are WONDERFUL booster seats.However, this is NOT an appropriate seat for any child below the age of 5-6 regardless of their weight/height.I realize on the product description that they say this item is approved for children as young as three. They need to change this immediately! Children as young as three are not physically or developmentally ready for a booster. They are likely to climb out, or unbuckle themselves, or move the shoulder strap behind their back which is very dangerous. (You will notice that all new cars that are manufactured now no longer have lap belts only as they are so unsafe)Children that are less than 5-6 can be seriously injured if riding in any kind of booster seat. They need to be in a five point harness still. Their skeletons are too fragile for a the “three point harness” of an adult seatbelt- a five point harness spreads crash forces over a larger, stronger portions of the body (shoulders, hips, crotch- where there are strong bones) and an adult seatbelt, even when the child is in a booster, crosses their abdomen too much instead of their hips. If you were to get into a crash, many of their internal organs in their abdomen could be lacerated (cut into internally) and they could bleed to death inside in a matter of minutes.I really hope you will consider keeping your young children, who I am sure you adore and love very much, in a five point harness. There are many on the market that have higher weight limits (All that I have listed here go up to 50, 60, 65, 70, or even 80 pounds)these days… Britax Frontier, Diono Radian, Graco MyRide, Graco Size4Me, Britax Marathon, Evenflo Maestro just to name a few.**There was a 3 year old girl that died in Las Vegas, NV in Jan 2013 (you can google this) because she was in a booster seat and not a five point harness. It made national news. The Nevada news stations had a very good video story on it strongly encouraging the continued use of five point harnesses for young children.If you have an older child and they still fit in a highback booster, I always recommend you go with a highback booster versus a backless. The highback booster offers head support and side impact protection, whereas a low back offers none.Also- if your child is riding in a spot in the back seat where there is NO HEAD REST (many vehicles do not have a headrest in the middle seating position) THIS IS NOT AN APPROPRIATE SEAT. You MUST have a high back booster (And read the manual- one that allows you to use it without a headrest behind it- not all of them allow that) Because if you were to get into an accident, your childs head will thrash backwards and there will be no head support there to prevent this. A serious life threatening spinal injury could occur.And boosters are NEVER to be used with a lap belt only. They must always use a lap and shoulder belt.
Corinne Masonville, IA
This is a minimalist car seat. For short trips around town, this works. It is light and portable, easy to take through the airport for example. However, I wouldn’t trust it with my 5 year old in an accident – the device to keep the seatbelt over the shoulder and prevent it from coming up too high over his neck is chintzy – just a small plastic seat belt guide on a floppy nylon webbing strap attached to the rear of the seat. We are always having to search for it and adjust it constantly. Because there is no back, there is no head or neck support in an accident or just for sleeping. Our son often falls asleep on rides longer than an hour and it is painful to watch the way his head flops over with no support. We will put this away for when he is quite a bit older; or to use in a pinch for short trips when we aren’t using the family car. I’m getting a booster with a back and head support, specifically a Britax parkway SLP, which provides much more side impact protection.
Bridgette Doniphan, MO
I originally purchased the Graco TurboBooster backless booster to use in my car as a “spare.” It was never intended to be used as full-time booster seat. However, I now use it on a regular basis in my vehicle and I am thrilled with how well it fits older children.This booster is simple– it has no LATCH attachment and is not “installed” in any way. It merely sits on the vehicle seat and is used to boost the child up so that the adult seatbelt fits. It does come with a belt-positioning strap that can be used to better position the shoulder belt if needed. The shoulder belt clip is very easy to slide onto the vehicle seatbelt. (If you want a LATCH-able backless booster, look at boosters such as the Clek boosters, Diono Santa Fe, or Graco Affix.)The way the armrests are positioned and angled makes the lapbelt rest where it is intended to rest– across the LAP (upper thighs/hipbones), not across the abdomen. There are red “guides” to show where the lapbelt should be.The armrests can be moved into two positions. There is a REQUIRED SCREW that keeps the armrests in the proper position once they are adjusted to the desired height.Although the pad looks thin, it is adequate and has garnered zero complaints from its occupants. That’s always a good thing!There are two retractable cupholders built into this seat, but they are very shallow, so cups can easily fall out of them. My carpet has suffered the effects of things spilling when cups fall out of the cupholders. Please remember that, as is the case with ALL cupholders in a car, only SOFT cups should be used in the car so they do not become dangerous projectiles in an accident.A few other reminders:~ Booster seats are for big kids. If your child cannot sit in position for the entire trip, without playing with the seatbelt, he/she is not ready for a booster. Most kids aren’t ready for a booster until somewhere between age 5-8 (needing a 5-point harness until that time).~ Backless boosters such as the TurboBooster Backless REQUIRE that there is adequate vehicle head support behind the child’s head.~ Again, boosters are for big kids. Many children need a booster seat until they are 9-12 years old.Overall, this is a a great little booster seat!ETA: I have “spare” seat pads to “jazz up” my Turbo. The extra seat pads are dirt-cheap on Graco’s website.
Joyce Marcell, MN
“Color: Atomic DELIVERY ALERT: This item ships in its original packaging and may be visible upon delivery! Graco Affix High Back Booster Seat The Graco Affix Backless Booster Car Seat provides a secure connection to your vehicle seat with its unique one-hand front-adjust latch system. The connection uses your vehicle’s tethers to keep the booster steadily in place and makes self-buckling easier for your independent child. Features: One-hand front adjust booster seat with LATCH System secures booster to vehicle seat Secure connection keeps big kid booster seat properly in place Keeps backless booster steady for easy self-buckling for your independent child Front adjustment allows you to quickly and easily tighten the booster to the vehicle seats Manufacturer Recommended Weight/Height Limits: High Back Booster: From 30 to 100 pounds, from 38 to 57 inches tall Backless Booster: From 40 to 100 pounds, from 40 to 57 inches Product Dimensions: 9.21 x 16.93 x 25.59 inches Accessories Included: Cup holder (packaged underneath seat)”
- AFFIX High Back Booster Car Seat with Latch System, in Atomic, offers a secure connection keeps booster seat properly in place
- Keeps toddler booster seat steady for easy self-buckling for your independent child
- Unique front adjustment allows you to quickly and easily tighten the backless booster seat to the vehicle seat
- Side Impact Tested* (*The AFFIX Highback Booster with Latch System has been side impact tested for occupant retention with a standard vehicle harness system in high back booster mode. Please consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual for more specific information on the performance of your vehicle’s safety belt system.)
- This Graco Highback Booster Car Seat is engineered and crash tested to meet or exceed US standard FMVSS 213
I was a child passenger safety technician for 9 years so I have had experience with tons of different car seats and boosters. I am a big fan of latchable boosters and was very happy to see one come on the market with a lower price point. Unfortunately, this seat has a huge design flaw. The two LATCH attachments each have their own straps to pull to tighten them. They are placed one on top of the other with a single push button to release both. Problem is, the push button doesn’t press tight enough to hold both straps tight so the side that runs on the bottom doesn’t lock in place. The end result is that when you install the seat and tighten the LATCH attachments, one side stays tight, but if you pull gently on the other side, it will pull away from the vehicle seat about 5 inches. It is essentially the same as installing the booster with only one LATCH anchor, which most of us would never do because it isn’t safe. How will this perform in a crash? Who knows? My guess is, when the child and the seat start to move forward (which they will before the seatbelts fully engage), the LATCH on one side will engage causing the seat to pivot toward that side which will put the child completely out of position behind the vehicle seatbelt. Or, it might function fine. Unfortunately, I’m not comfortable letting my child be Graco’s crash test dummy.I called Graco and the rep was absolutely useless. She just kept telling me the seat could be used without LATCH and that LATCH was only to make it easier for the child to buckle himself in and that the seatbelt is what holds the child in. I kept trying to explain that I knew the seatbelt held the child in, but that the crash dynamics can change when one side comes loose in a crash and the other doesn’t and I guarantee Graco hasn’t crash tested a seat with LATCH that is not functioning properly. I was very bothered when she went to talk to someone else and came back and sounded out the word “projectile” like it was something she had never heard. My level of faith in Graco and their customer service just went way down.
Mercedes Surrey, ND
Where is the 5 point harness?I received this from Amazon Vine and was thrilled to get it. We are not ready for a booster quite yet, but I figured I’d hang onto it for when we are. I was thrilled with the LATCH option, simply because I’m sure by the time my son is in this booster, there will be another little one in his current seat. Having LATCH means that even if my son is not in his booster in the event of a crash, the seat will not be a projectile. Now of course that’s assuming that the tethers are tight. They are not. I installed this in my 2009 Toyota Rav 4 and was pleased with the ease of installation. It even looks great. But one tug on the seat and it loosens. My convertible carseats don’t budge when tugged on. They’re not supposed to. I know if my son is in the seat it shouldn’t matter. But I wanted the seat specifically for the reason of it not being a projectile.Back to the issue of the harness. I didn’t think about it at the time I requested this, but I really want my son in a five point harness for as long as possible. This means purchasing a Britax or Recaro.I guess this will be for our second car. I’m disappointed. If you’re strapped for cash this isn’t a terrible seat. The cup holder is nice and so is the fabric. It does go to 100 pounds. It’ll do as a spare.
Beth Graniteville, SC
When searching for a booster seat for my son, I was appalled that none of them had any means of attaching to the car, instead relying on the seatbelt and child to hold the booster in place. The Graco Affix Highback Booster Seat is the only booster seat I was able to find that actually uses the latch system. That completely sold me right there. I would never even consider purchasing a booster seat without the latch system. The price is also pretty hard to beat…a similar Britax booster seat model was $30 more expensive, and yet it didn’t even have the latch system. Why so much more expensive, then? Because it’s Britax, that’s why. I value my child’s safety, though, and so we went with the Graco. Also, my son is in the 90th percentile for height and this booster seat fit him better than most…a lot of other ones were too narrow, and he had to hunch his shoulders when sitting in them.
Michaela Plantersville, TX
Product Description The seat interior is lined with “EPS” energy absorbing foam for improved impact protection. The large seat provides ample room for infants up to 30 lbs. Newborn infant insert provides improved fit and comfort for smaller babies from 4-11 lbs. Thickly cushioned seatpad made with the finest Italian woven fabrics. 5-point harness with one-hand center pull adjustment. Ergonomically designed carry handle with comfortable grip. Adjustable, multi-position canopy provides maximum protection from weather. Secure stroller attachment locks automatically into ChiccoCortina, Trevi and S3 strollers. Easy one-hand removal from both stroller and base. Conforms to FMVSS 213. KeyFit base has a “single-pull” LATCH adjustment for simple car seat installation. Precision bubble levels on both sides of base instantly verify carseat level. Spring assist leveling foot on base for quick and easy adjustments. Integral auto belt lock-offs are simple and easy- No more locking clips! Smooth underside of base protects vehicle seats. Recommended use for 4 to 30 lbs.
- The easiest infant car seat to install
- No.1 rated infant car seat in America
- 5-point harness adjusts with one hand
- Full body inserts for newborns 4-11 pounds to protect smaller babies
- Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
This is a great infant car seat. As stated in the description, you’re able to keep your baby in a much safer rear-facing position for a longer period of time. In the event of a crash, what this means is that your baby’s body won’t take the brunt of the impact, the seat will do most of the work.Originally, I was considering more flashy and expensive European car seats, but then I spoke with my neighbor. Part of her responsibilities in working for our local police force involves helping parents properly install their car seats. She let me know that many of the infant car seats on the market aren’t worth the hype, but she highly recommended the Chicco Keyfit 30 for the reasons I stated in the paragraph above.Indeed she was right. Not only is this clearly very well constructed, including neat details such as bubble levels on the base, but it’s also stylish and functional as well. Most importantly, it’s a snap to install… PROPERLY! And that’s a feature not many other car seats can boast.
Shannon Westport, PA
Please ignore the reviewer who rated the seat one star due to the rebound issue. I am a certified child passenger safety technician and this is NOT a safety concern. Almost all rear facing seats will rebound in a crash. The only ones that won’t are infant seats with rigid LATCH (the only one currently available in the US is the Baby Trend Latch-Loc with rigid LATCH) or one with an anti-rebound bar like the Britax Companion and convertible seats that tether rear facing (all Britax convertible seats, Sunshine Kids Radian, etc). As long as your seat moves less than an inch in any direction AT THE BELT PATH (i.e. on an infant seat with a base, right at the seat crack where the other poster said it was tight) it is safe. The Chicco KeyFit is a very good seat. It is without a doubt one of the best on the market currently. It installs like a dream and fits small babies very well. As a tech of seven years, I would not hesitate to recommend this seat or use it for my own child.
Vonda Blacksburg, SC
We chose this car seat because it was rated so highly by Consumer Reports. It may be safe, but it is not comfortable for our son or convenient for us. I read the reviews that said that their babies got too hot in the seat, but figured since he was a winter baby we’d be fine. Wrong. Within minutes he is hot, sweaty and crying. This made even short trips miserable for all of us. I would NEVER recommend this to a friend and if we have more children I will not use this seat again.
Lucinda Bowdon Junction, GA