2018 Best Booster Seat – Winner of Parent’s Choice
Created by Chicco, the makers of KeyFit, this booster seat is one of the best choices for your child as they grow older. Your child can use this seat from 30 pounds, up to 110 pounds, and from 38″ to 57″ tall. It is recommended they be at least 4 years of age. As they grow bigger, the back is removable to use just the base booster. The official title for this seat is “Chicco KidFit Zip 2-in-1 Belt Positioning-Booster”.
There are ten different positions for height growth, which means the DuoZone impact systems is there to keep your child as safe as possible for longer on their head and shoulders.
It has their LATCH system for easy installation, as well as easy belt guides if your vehicle is not equipped for LATCH.
The seat and backreat cushions easily and quickly zip on and off for easy cleaning and re-attachment, or for storage. The zip off sections are great for if something happens on the road, but you don’t have time to stop and wash the seat or even if you don’t have time to remove the whole seat.
All of the fabric is machine-washable (love this!), and there are 2 cup holders for your child to use. There is even a bonus storage compartment that can attach to the cup holder. Great for those bigger kids who like to bring some toys or little things with on the road.
What else to know:
This Chicco booster weighs about 15 pounds, with the back attached. This is fairly light compared to other brands of comparision. Putting a seat in a car, this isn’t much of a big deal. But when I have to get my son’s seat up into my husband’s pickup, the weight is important because it is so much higher up there!
I’ve read a lot of reviews, and a lot of parents love the cushions on Chicco’s seats. I have to agree. My son’s first carseat was a Chicco, and we had another brand as a second seat for Grandma’s car. He seemed much less comfortable in the second brand, or would grab at his butt. Chicco’s cushions are foam and very well built and placed correctly.
Chicco says the backreast relines into 2 different positions to accomodate for vehicle shape sizes. In a lot of the reviews I found, parents say it doesn’t recline. I’m not sure what this is about. Being a front-facing seat, it wouldn’t be much a recline difference regardless, just a little to help the booster be closer to the seatback. So here is the picture Chicco offers as explanation.
This Chicco booster is also Amazon’s Choice for a high-backed booster. It goes for about $130, with four different color options. This is a seat your child can use from 4 years of age, until they are big enough for just the seat belt. And with most states changing their laws on how old, or how tall your child must be for the seat belt, this seat is well worth its price. You’ll like be using it until they are 9 or 10 years old.