My daughter recently outgrew the 40 pound weight limit on her car seat, so it was time for us to look into booster seats. At first I was very overwhelmed by all of the different options. I wasn’t sure where we should go next – which was the safest choice, which would be the most comfortable for my daughter, and which would last us the longest (I don’t ever want to buy another car seat!). I decided I needed to investigate and share my findings with you in case it might help. I tested out many different seats, and have three favorites to share with you. First up is the Britax Parkway SGL. This one is by far my daughter’s favorite (due solely to the life-saving characteristic of being PINK), but conveniently the Britax Parkway SGL also comes in a variety of other colors, and wins high marks from her parents for different reasons. Let me share them with you…
The Britax Parkway SGL booster seat is for children between 40-120 pounds and 38 to 63 inches tall. Like all the booster seats we chose, it meets all safety standards. So I will share with you the high points that made us choose this as one of our top three boosters:
The booster seat installs so easily via the latch system, with two latches at the base. After switching out car seats with grandma and grandpa for the past four years, installing and removing this seat is such a breath of fresh air.
Awesome Cup Holders
While cup holders are low on the list of safety concerns, the unique ones on this seat really have made life easier. There are two cup holders, one on either side of the base of the seat. They pull out and push back in like little drawers. I love this, because when you have extra guests in the back seat you don’t have to fight to remove a giant cup holder from a mess of plastic and fabric, or force a guest to sit with it jabbing into their legs.
If your child is ready to move away from a five-point harness, you will love the belt-positioning booster system. My daughter is now mature enough to understand and obey that she cannot remove her belt while driving, so coupled with her size, she was ready for a belt-positioning system. The seat raises the child up to place her in a safe position to use the car shoulder belt, which is wonderful because she can now put on and remove her own seatbelt without help from mom. The addition of the “secure guard” strap between the legs adds one extra point of positioning that gives me extra peace of mind that the belt sits where it is supposed to and she won’t slide under it in the event of an impact.