Choosing the "Best Booster Seat" for Your Child

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety looked at lap and shoulder belt fit of 72 booster seats for children 4 to 8-years-old.

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 1:18 am

By: News 9


News9.com

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety looked at lap and shoulder belt fit of 72 booster seats for children 4 to 8-years-old.

According to the institute, the lap belt should come across a child's upper thighs and the shoulder belt should be at the mid-shoulder.

From the study, the institute rated 21 "best bets," seven "good bets" and eight were "not recommended."

Best booster seats:

  • Britax Frontier 85 (combination highback)
  • Chicco Keyfit Strada (dual highback)
  • Clek Oobr (dual highback)
  • Cosco Juvenile Pronto (dual highback)
  • Cybex Solution X-Fix (highback)
  • Eddie Bauer Auto Booster (dual highback)
  • Evenflo Big Kid Amp (backless)
  • Evenflo Maestro (combination highback)
  • Graco TurboBooster Crawford (dual highback)
  • Harmony Baby Armor (dual highback)
  • Harmony Dreamtime (dual backless)
  • Harmony Dreamtime (dual highback)
  • Harmony Secure Comfort Deluxe (backless)
  • Harmony Youth Booster Seat (backless)
  • Maxi-Cosi Rodi XR (dual highback)
  • Recaro ProBOOSTER (highback)
  • Recaro ProSPORT (combination highback)
  • Recaro Vivo (highback)
  • Recaro Young Sport (combination highback)
  • Safety 1st Boost Air Protect (dual highback) an First Years Pathway B570 (highback).

Not recommended:

  • Eddie Bauer Deluxe (combination highback)
  • Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3-in-1 (highback)
  • Evenflo Express (combination highback)
  • Evenflo Generations 65 (combination highback)
  • Evenflo Sightseer (highback)
  • Harmony Baby Armor (dual backless)
  • Safety 1st All-in-One (3-in-1 highback)
  • Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite (3-in-1 highback)
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