Now that my daughter is in her second year of preschool, she is having more play dates with her little friends and it is SO CUTE! She actually has one today after school and when I told her she was going to her friend's house (and the yogurt shop!) after school she nearly jumped out of her skin with excitement.
When we arranged the play date, the other mom said something magical to me: "And don't worry! We have an extra car seat!" I cannot tell you how awesome and convenient that is for me. My 4-year-old still rides in this five-point harness seat in my car (and she will for quite a while longer, as it's rated up to 70 pounds!), but it is a bit of a bear to get in and out of the car. Now that we have developed some deeper relationships at school and occasionally pick up other kids after school to help out other parents or to do play dates, I'd like to have an additional seat in OUR car so that I can return the favor. It would actually be a wise thing for us to have on hand so our daughter can hop in the car with her dad without having to move seats, and as we also have a 2-year-old and a baby on the way, an extra seat could be verrrry useful for us in the coming years.
And that's where YOU come in! What high-back booster seats do you recommend? I see them everywhere for a variety of prices and have no idea where to start. Consumer Reports recommends the Graco HighBack Turbo Booster (the one pictured above) for overall safety and price point, and I'm curious if anyone has this one and what your feedback is? If there's a better all-purpose one out there that you LOVE? Please shoot me a recommendation! Thanks!
(photo via ConsumerReports.org)