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If you’re looking for a new booster seat for your child, I’m excited to tell you that Chicco now offers an amazing booster seat! With their line of car seats now covering all the bases when it comes to children’s ages, their new KidFit Booster Seat is perfect for transitioning your child out of a car seat. Booster seats are the best way to go from a regular car seat to teaching your kids how to properly sit in a normal seat. Booster seats offer impact protection as well as sitting them at a safe height to use a regular seat belt. Some of my favorite features of the new Kidfit Booster Seat are:
- DuoZone™ 10-position head and shoulder side-impact protection
- SuperCinch® LATCH attachment and tightener
- ErgoBoost™ contoured seat with double foam padding
- 2 removable cup holders fold away when not in use
- Removable, machine-washable seat pad and armrest covers
- 2-position backrest adjusts to mimic vehicle seat position
- Removable backrest for use as backless booster
My 5 year old transitioned into her booster seat last year and she loves it! We are getting ready to transition our son this year and he can’t wait to get his “big boy” seat. We did have a bit of a learning curve at the beginning of my daughter using her new seat. She learned that she was now able to unbuckle herself and get out of her seat which was completely new to her. We had to explain (more then a few times and sometimes sternly) that she couldn’t touch her seat belt unless mommy or daddy said it was alright. After about a month or so of her new seat she was completely adjusted and riding fine!
Being a mom of 3, I’ve had my fair share of experience with car seats. Over the years I’ve learned what’s right and safe for my kids and how to make sure their car seats are working properly. Of course learning proper car seat safety is something that can take a bit of time and educating yourself on the subject in something I believe every parent should have as a top priority.
Unfortunately, due to constant changes in the rules and regulations of car seat safety, many parents aren’t practicing proper car seat and booster seat safety just due to the simple fact that they don’t know any better. I know I’ve had my mishaps before. I find if I ever need an update on current car seat regulations, my local police and fire departments are wonderful at filling me in! You can even take your car seat to their offices and they should be able to check the installation of the seat and make sure everything is being done right. They’ll also show you where the belts and straps on your child should fall so that all safety measures have been maximized.
Here are a few great tips regarding car seat safety that just may save your child’s life one day.
Jennifer Kilgore says
This was so informative and gave alot of information that honestly I was a little unsure of. Thank you for the information!!
Kirsten M says
Thanks for posting this, this can save lives!
Amy J. says
I like that it latches in to the car’s seat.
Kelly A says
I really like the ages & stages picture – very helpful!
Renee Smith says
This is really great information and the pictograph is perfect. It really helps you get the information easily.
cami v says
This is such a awsome post. it drives me nuts when I see kids jn the wrong car seat or buckled wrong.
jeannie Lewczyk says
My son is still in first stage, and his almost 2. By the time his birthday come, I will change his car seat and front face him. I am hoping to get the chicco I’m in love with that car seat.
melanie modica says
I love the handy diagram, so helpful.
Such important info. for all parents to know! Thanks for sharing.
michelle white says
Such good info. It drives me crazy when I see kids not in boosters or sitting in the front!
Heather in VA says
Great article. I wish the DMV would inspect car seats like they do cars. Such important things.
K. Hnasko says
This is so helpful with my first on the way…thank you! I have pinned this to Pinterest.
This was a great informative article! I’ll be passing this on to my friends who are first time mommies!
Candice Balser says
Thank you for sharing this, especially the chart.
Claire Rheinheimer says
I think this would be a good choice for my son when he gets older. Provided regulations haven’t changed again by then.
What a great and helpful post!
Leela R. says
Great infographic and article. We are still rear facing in a convertible at 2 years, but will be looking at boosters before we know it I’m sure!
Tiffany M says
Thank you for this informative post!
Kathleen Kellams says
This was a very helpful post, especially with the picture of the different types of car seats and ages appropriate for each. Also helps to do research on individual state laws because they’re all different as well.
fancygrlnancy (Nancy Partin) says
Great information. I see so many people that do not have their child in the right car seat or in a car seat.
Im gonna have to keep this in mind 🙂
Super informative! Thank you for posting!
Tammie Gilbertson McLeod says
I have a lot of nieces and nephews and this was very informative and now I can be up to date on car seat safety. Thanks for sharing!
Karrie Duncan says
Thankbyou for the informative blog.