Best Booster Seats

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has tested 60 booster seats to find the ones that best protect your child.

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

According to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), an appalling number of booster seats won't protect your child in a crash. The IIHS put 60 boosters to the test. We've highlighted their Best Bets on the following slides, but follow the links below to see the complete lists.

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Britax Frontier

This seat is multifunctional and can work both forward-facing and as a booster. The Britax Frontier features side impact protection, a quick-adjust head restraint, and a no-rethread harness.

Height: Up to 60 inches

Weight: Up to 80 pounds

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Clek Oobr

The Clek Oobr booster seat features include easy installation and a removable back that will allow the chair to grow with your child. For quick cleanups, the booster seat is available in fabrics that resist stains and moisture.

Height: Up to 57 inches

Weight: Up to 100 pounds

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Cosco Juvenile Pronto

This forward-facing booster includes an adjustable headrest and a slide-out cup for snacks, and it easily converts to a backless booster.

Height: 37-57 inches

Weight: 30-100 pounds

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Eddie Bauer Auto Booster Seat

The Auto Booster includes side impact protection and foam for energy absorption. It also features pivoting armrests, cup holders, and an eight-position headrest, and it easily converts into a backless booster.

Height: 37-57 inches

Weight: 30- 100 Pounds

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Evenflo Big Kid Amp

The Big Kid Amp includes a washable seat pad that removes for easy cleaning as well as padded armrests for comfort. The belt clips securely hold the seatbelt for safety.

Height: Up to 57 inches

Weight: 40-100 pounds

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Maxi-Cosi Rodi XR

The Rodi XR is lightweight but still includes side crash protection for your child's head, lower back, and hips. The backrest is adjustable, so it grows with your child in both length and width.

Height: Up to 57 inches

Weight: 30-80 pounds

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Recaro Vivo

This Recaro Vivo features side impact protection and a headrest that adjusts into six different positions. It weighs only 11 pounds, so it is easy to fold up and store.

Height: Up to 59 inches

Weight: 30-100 pounds

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Recaro Young Sport

This booster is great for a growing toddler because it includes a five-point harness feature and removable seat cushion so you can adjust the seat as he grows. It also features a sleeping position that can be adjusted with a simple turn of a knob.

Height: Up to 57 inches

Weight: 18-80 pounds

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Combi Dakota

This backless booster is perfect for your kiddo who is ready for a big-kid booster. The Combi Dakota is lightweight and features plush cushioning and a machine-washable fabric cover.

This backless booster is perfect for your kiddo who is ready for a big-kid booster. The Combi Dakota is lightweight and features plush cushioning and a machine-washable fabric cover.

Height: 33 to 57 inches

Weight: 33-100 pounds

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