If you have a child with special needs, you might be wondering if there is seat options for your child above the standard one’s you normally find on the store shelves. There is, and they have been made to adapt for your child, and I have a few of the best rated one’s below!
Britax Advocate ClickTight
The Britax Advocate ClickTight ARB Cool Flow Convertible Car Seat has an average 4.4 stars out of 5. It can be used both rear facing and forward.
There is nothing added on to make this car seat especially for special needs children. It has a cool mesh fabric to help your child be more comfortable on trips. The seat comes with extra layers of side protection, and has been highly praised on how well it stays in place in the vehicle and how well it performs in an accident. The head protection is outstanding. This seat is just a great piece of mind for your child through their preschool years.
The installation process for this seat is as easy as buckling a seat belt. You feed the seat belt through, and click it shut. That’s it. There is a Click & Safe Snug Harness indicator, which will click and let you know when the harness has been pulled tight enough to keep your child safe.
There is also an anti rebound bar that comes with the seat to help minimize any impact when rear facing. It absorbs any shock, and keeps the seat in place. It is removable.
This seat is on the higher end of the price spectrum, but I didn’t find any parents that felt it wasn’t worth it.
Ride Safer Delight Travel Vest
The Ride Safer Travel Vest is a safe, comfortable, ultra-portable alternative to booster seats, and also more supportive for your child. It is made for children 3 years and older. There is a small and large size offered.
It provides upper torso support without putting pressure on the neck.
Churchill Standard Special Needs Seat
The Churchill Standard Special Needs seat comes with a 15 or 18 inch seat depth. It has to be installed with the upper tether anchor and lower seat anchors (LATCH system). Vehicles 2003 and newer and equipped with the LATCH system in at least two rear seating positions.
This seat has shoulder, hip, and thigh width unlimited, as well as hip/leg straps to prevent slouching. The vest is adjustable, and is made for kids between 65 and 175 pounds.
**There are other car seat options available through your physical therapist and insurance companies. These are just some seats that are offered on the market for anyone to purchase as needed.**