Is the Chicco MyFit LE a good transition to a booster car seat for your big kid? Find out in our 2019 review.

Chicco MyFit LE Harness + Booster Car Seat, Anthem

The Chicco MyFit LE Harness + Booster Car Seat is one of the newest members to the Chicco convertible car seat family. LE stands for Limited Edition, though as of this review, it’s still on the market after it debuted in January 2018.

It’s sister seat, the MyFit, is a slightly less expensive version. Both are very similar in size and functionality. The LE adds a few nice features including SuperCinch LATCH, comfort waist belt pads, a kid console, and air mesh panels in the fabric. There’s also an upgrade above the LE called the MyFit Zip Air. That one has all the LE features, plus extra zip-off cushions and a breathable mesh backrest. It’s pretty expensive at about $50 more than the MyFit LE and $100 above the MyFit.

The MyFit seats all start life as a harnessed forward-facing seat then convert to a belt-positioning booster. They could serve as a good transitional seat for when your child graduates from a dedicated rear-facing infant car seat. But, for about $50 more than MyFit, are those extra features on the MyFit LE worth it for your big kid?

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Does The Evenflo Big Kid Booster Car Seat Make The Grade In 2019? Find Out In Our Review

Evenflo Big Kid AMP High Back Booster Car Seat Static Black

When many parents think of the brand Evenflo, they think of high quality products that they can trust – and the Evenflo Big Kid AMP is no different. As people who focus on the effectiveness of car seats, there have been very few that have this much hype around them and none that seem to live up to that hype: until now.

What makes the Evenflo Big Kid AMP so impressive? It starts with a high quality core model that is made out of strong, trusted materials and goes through to comfort for your child. At the same time, it is one of the most affordable models on the market today.

Once you get used to this seat, it is truly one that will grow with your child – it is quite easy to convert.

The Evenflo Big Kid AMP is one of the top car seats on the market today for many reasons. The high back belt positioning booster has a very large weight limit of 30-110 pounds while the backless booster can be used for kids between 40 and 110 pounds. The seat grows with your child through six different height positions that can ensure that you get the best possible fit. It has been side impact tested and federal crash tests to ensure that it meets (and surpasses) all of the safety requirements.

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Find out if the Graco Affix Booster is right for you and your child in our 2019 review

Graco Affix Youth Booster Seat with Latch System, Atomic

The Graco Affix is a highback booster car seat that comes with lower LATCH anchor straps to help keep the seat secure when no one is riding in it. It’s been crash tested to meet or exceed US standard FMVSS 213.

A unique front-adjustment strap makes it easy to tighten the booster LATCH straps. This seat also converts into a backless booster. It’s very similar to the TurboBooster LX, which we will also discuss in this review.

Key Features of the Graco Affix Booster Seat

  • Cup holder + pull-out drawer
  • LATCH connectors
  • 10-year expiration
  • Converts to backless booster
  • Front LATCH tightening strap
  • 6-position headrest
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Read why the 2019 Clek Oobr High Back Booster gets a high review overall

Clek Oobr High Back Booster

With even a quick glance, it’s pretty obvious there’s something different about the Clek Oobr High Back Booster Car Seat compared to other boosters. Clek has taken a smart design approach that mimics features of a regular seat in a vehicle. It also added some valuable features to ensure your child enjoys a safe and comfortable ride.

In designing this convertible booster seat, Clek really gave some thought as to what parents want in a booster seat and what would keep kids comfortable, especially on long rides. Here are some things that stand out:

  • A removable back, so it goes from high back to backless. This means parents save money because it accommodate their child longer.
  • A headrest that adjusts like those in your own vehicle. That makes it easier for parents to use.
  • A wide seat that provides comfort as your child grows.
  • The seat back reclines, which is always a plus on long rides.

These well-thought-out features complement the overall design of the seat.

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Read our 2019 detailed review of the Evenflo Maestro combination harness-to-seat belt booster car seat to see if it’s the right choice for your family.

Evenflo Maestro Booster Car Seat Wesley

For a combination booster seat, the Evenflo Maestro isn’t particularly glamorous, but it has a lot of nice features that make it a real contender in the booster seat market. It comes in four color combinations – Wesley (gray/red), Taylor (gray/pink), Easley (dark gray/light gray block pattern) and Thunder (gray/bright blue).

It’s designed to hold your child from the time they’ve grown out of their rear-facing seat until they’re ready to ride without a safety seat. You should be able to get quite a few years out of it. However, the height limits aren’t as generous as they could be.

Compared to similar seats from other brands, the Evenflo Maestro is very budget-friendly at around $70. It comes with a 90-Day limited warranty from date of purchase and has a 6-year expiration date.

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The Most Recent 2019 Graco Atlas 65 Booster Car Seat Review

Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat

The Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 harness booster car seat, model number 1946242, is a combination forward-facing car seat with a built-in 5-point harness system plus a high back booster seat. This means the seat will grow with your child, from toddler (22 to 65 pounds, 27 to 49 inches) to youth (30 to 100 pounds, 38 to 57 inches).

It’s a well-built, versatile car seat that easily transfers from one vehicle to another and is FAA approved for airplanes. It also can be used for RV and bus travel. Kids even love it for the deep cup holders on each side.

The Graco Atlas 65 Is Perfectly Sized for Various Vehicle Types

A car seat that is sized to fit the back seat of different types of vehicles is always on the minds of parents. Also important for families with multiple car seats in use is whether it will fit with the other seat models.

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