Safety for your little ones is crucial regardless of their age. Whether your children are newborns or ten years old, you make all possible efforts to ensure their safety. When it comes to car travel, booster seat at Maxi-Cosi are a great option to meet a child’s safety needs. These seats come with a simple user guide and can be easily installed.
You can find a large number of booster seat options as you stroll down the market to find the best one. However, these seats can be majorly classified into three categories viz. Backless, highback, and combination. This simple classification and knowledge of their key features will make your decision much easier as first-time parents.
Here is a description of all three types of booster seats to help you make an informed call.
- Boosters without a back
As the name suggests these booster seats do not have any back support. These are designed with the intent to raise the child while sitting in the car. Backless boosters consist of a specialized cushion that elevates the kid above the regular car seat level while using the car seat back to complete the sitting.
Backless booster seats often have rings or metal tubes that guide the seat belt and keep it in the right place on the body of the child. Some models provide more sophisticated belt guides in the form of an armrest that also adds to the comfortable sitting.
- Boosters with a high back
High back booster seats come in two variants viz belt-positioning boosters and combination boosters. Each of these variants has specific features that would govern your choice between the two,
- Belt-positioning boosters (BPB)
Unlike backless boosters, these baby car seats have comfortable back support and additional head support. The support is tall enough to run around the ears of the child and completely secure the entire body.
These are bigger and may be difficult to store when not in use. However, innovative manufacturers also offer a detachable back option with some models. You can easily remove the back to convert them into backless seats.
This option greatly facilitates storage during long travels as your child might need these adjustments to relax their back.
- Combination boosters
Combination booster seats can vary their function based on the weight of the child you are using them for. If your child is up to 40 pounds, you can use them as a full-function 5-point harness car seat. For children weighing over 40 pounds, these can be used as a belt-positioning booster seat.
To convert them into a BPB, all you have to do is remove the harness and secure the child using the car’s regular seat belts. The back of the seat is mostly non-detachable.
- Essential warnings related to booster seats
Regardless of the type of booster seat you choose for your kids, their safety heavily depends on the way you use these seats. Here is some warning that you should stay alert about to ensure ideal usage and maximum safety.
- Ensure that the seat belts connect and run over the shoulder and chest of the child
- Fasten the lap belt so that it rests flat and low on the thighs
- Buy a booster with shoulder best guide that allows the belt to slide smoothly