Child Safety Harness For Booster Seat
Keep your child in a forward-facing car seat with a harness and tether until he or she reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seat’s manufacturer. Once your child outgrows the forward-facing car seat with a harness, it’s time to travel in a booster seat, but still in the back seat.
The lower anchors are found in a minimum of two rear seating positions in a vehicle. Each lower-anchor-equipped seating position has two small horizontal bars found in the space between the vehicle seat’s back and bottom cushion (the “seat bight”).
Once you’ve become familiar with vehicle and car seat parts used for installation and NHTSA’s tips to install your car seat, you’re ready to follow these detailed car seat installation instructions and videos by type.
If you are looking for a no-nonsense booster seat for your child, the Harmony Dreamtime is a great choice. Whether you choose to use this booster seat with the back or without, the Harmony Dreamtime is one of the safest booster seats on the market. It even comes with a shoulder belt guide so there’s no question whether or not you’re installing the seat correctly, and you can have the piece of mind knowing your child is safe. (Jet, $35)
Once your child outgrows the vehicle or car seat manufacturer’s established limits for the lower anchors, stop using the lower anchor attachments and reinstall the car seat using the vehicle’s seat belt.
The Diono Hip booster seat is a great option for children from 4-12 years old and it won’t break the bank. With full body side impact protection, reinforced head support, and a contoured seat you can be sure that your child is safe in this booster. The six height positions and the easy conversion to a backless booster makes it a top choice for a booster seat that will grow with your child. (Walmart, $39)
The Maxi-Cosi RodiFix is designed with your growing child in mind. From 40-120 pounds, your child will be safe with the superior protection this booster seat provides. From the side impact protection on the headrest down to the washable seat pad, this is one of the best booster seats of the year. (Buy Buy Baby, $213)
The Diono Radian R120 provides the protection that your child needs but has so much more to offer than just that. Whether you choose to use this booster seat rear-facing or front-facing, you can count on the Diono Radian R120. Not only is this booster seat easy to transfer from vehicle to vehicle, but it also folds flat for easy travel and is approved on most airlines. (Diono, $267)
What we love most about the Clek Oobr booster seat? First, that it’s built like a seat you would actually find in your car. The design allows for maximum protection for your child with the five structural safety elements. An added bonus, the fabric is Greenguard certified meaning that it will never stain, and it’s protected against moisture and odor-causing bacteria. Heading on a road trip soon? Parents rave about the maximum comfort this booster seat provides for their child. (Amazon, $265)