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Child Safety Harness For Booster Seat

Registering your seat makes sense: It gives the manufacturer the ability to contact you about recalls and safety notices. It’s also easy: Just send in the card that came with your car seat or fill out a simple form on the manufacturer’s website.

Although the Evenflo Maestro has all the safety and comfort you would expect of a product on this list, what makes it unique is that this booster seat is made for children up to 110 pounds. Designed and tested for ultimate safety, this booster seat can handle energy levels up to two times the federal crash test standard. (Walmart, $65)

The Britax Frontier G1 uses SafeCell technology which makes it a top pick for safety. This booster seat goes above and beyond the standard safety regulation to ensure that your child won’t be at risk for harm in this seat, and the harness car seat to booster seat transformation means you can use it for multiple stages and ages. From the impact absorbing base to the side impact protection to keep your child’s head and neck secure the Britax Frontier G1 is made with the safety of your child in mind. (Walmart, $255)

Whether you’ve just installed a car seat or need help installing or using one, get help at a car seat inspection station near you. Certified technicians will inspect your car seat free of charge, in most cases, and show you how to correctly install and use it.

This 3-in-1 Harness booster is engineered and crash-tested to meet or exceed all US safety standards, making it a top pick for the safest booster seats in 2018. This booster seat has all the protection that is necessary to keep your child safe every time you get in the car. (Graco Baby, $100)

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Keep your child rear-facing as long as possible. It’s the best way to keep him or her safe. Your child should remain in a rear-facing car seat until he or she reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seat’s manufacturer. Once your child outgrows the rear-facing car seat, your child is ready to travel in a forward-facing car seat with a harness and tether.

The Chicco GoFit is the perfect solution if you find that your child is in an awkward stage where they can sit with a seat belt but still need a booster seat. Lightweight and easily portable the Chicco GoFit is easily transferred between cars making it a great choice if you find you often have to change vehicles. (Target, $40)

Keep your child in a booster seat until he or she is big enough to fit in a seat belt properly. For a seat belt to fit properly the lap belt must lie snugly across the upper thighs, not the stomach. The shoulder belt should lie snugly across the shoulder and chest and not cross the neck or face. Remember: your child should still ride in the back seat because it’s safer there.

The CDC recommends that children ride in a forward-facing car seat "until at least age 5 or when they reach the upper weight or height limit of their particular seat," after which they should be buckled into a belt-positioning booster seat in the back seat.

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