Safest Booster Seats
Back in September 2010 the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated booster seats. They had 21 Best Bets and 7 Good Bets; 8 out of 72 seats evaluated aren’t recommended. In the wake of the recent news on Car Seat Recommendations for 2011 from American Academy of Pediatrics many of us are now putting our children in booster seats that were not before. Ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety take the guesswork out of selecting boosters most likely to provide good lap and shoulder belt fit in a range of vehicles. Fit is important because safety belts are designed with adults in mind, not kids. The video below gives a good overview on the importance of using boosters correctly. A Best Bet booster provides good lap and shoulder belt fit for typical 4 to 8 year-olds in almost any car, minivan, or SUV. In this category was the Britax Frontier 85, Britax Parkway SGL, Chicco Keyfit Strada, Clek Oobr, Cosco Juvenile Pronto, Cybex Solution X-Fix, Eddie Bauer Auto Booster and to see more best bets go here. Good bets provide acceptable lap and shoulder belt fit in almost as many vehicle belt configurations as the best bet boosters go here to see what they rated.