Since it looks like our kids are going to in that booster until they’re close to driving themselves, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites seats that are safe, built to last, and stylish–even for a super picky tween who thinks he’s too cool for booster seats.
(say it out loud, you’ll get it) was a pick for Cool Mom Picks Editors Best for 2010 and with good reason. Aside
from the cool collab with Paul Frank, the seat, shown above, is easy to install, and
features an adjustable headrest and reclining seat, you know, for those
kids who are too big for naps. Right.
If you’re more inclined towards a backless booster seat,
Clek offers a wide variety, all of which attach using the LATCH system
and are super comfy for even the smallest bum. We love the Julius the Monkey booster for looks as well as practicality.
They’re rigorously safety tested in the same facilities as booster seats, and are
also portable too – for restaurants, airplanes, even sports bleachers. They help make the seat far more comfy, and considering discomfort is the number one reason kids ask out of their seat, it seems like a smart investment to us. –Kristen
For more details about the new AAP car seat recommendations, check their website. If it’s small changes to our car seat positioning to keep our kids safe, we’re all for it.