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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Is the Britax B-Lively & B-Safe 35 a good car seat stroller combo? Find out in our 2019 review.

Britax B-Lively & B-Safe 35 car seat and stroller combo

Travel systems are designed for families who love to get out and about. They’re more convenient to purchase and are sometimes cheaper than buying a car seat and stroller separately. It’s hard to find a travel system that meets every need, but Britax has your back.

The B-Lively & Be Safe travel system was released in 2019. It features the older B-Safe 35 car seat, which we reviewed earlier this year. The B-Lively stroller is new to the Britax family. It’s a 3-wheeled stroller with several nice features.

The system comes in 3 colors: cardinal (red), dove (gray), and raven (black). At around $400, it’s moderately expensive. Purchasing each separately is approximately the same cost, depending on sales and discounts.

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Is the Chicco Fit2 infant car seat a good choice for your family? Find out in our 2018 review.

Chicco Fit2 Infant & Toddler Car Seat Tempo

The Chicco Fit2 infant car seat features a unique 2-stage adjustable base that provides a better fit for toddlers who are rear-facing. For those of you who are worried about your toddlers being cramped, this could be just what you’re looking for.

We’re already fans of the Chicco brand. The Chicco KeyFit 30 has topped our list of infant seats for quite some time. This model has many of the same features, but the 2-stage base is the main new and innovative feature.

There are a few flaws in this seat that you may want to consider, specifically the weight of the carrier and limited stroller compatibility. The Fit2 does have several other features the original KeyFit doesn’t, which may sway your decision in its favor.

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Read our 2018 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 2018 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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Is the Graco Extend2Fit convertible car seat the answer to keep your child rear-facing longer? Find out in our 2019 review

Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat, Gotham, One Size

Extended rear-facing (ERF) in car seats has been a huge topic in the car seat realm ever since the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended rear-facing for a minimum of 2 years. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) recommends rear-facing for as long as possible. A British study found that a minimum of 4 years is even better.

Since most infant seats cap out at 25-30 pounds, it would be a good investment to buy or upgrade to a convertible car seat with a higher rear-facing limit. Whether you start out with a convertible or infant seat is up to you, though many child safety experts recommend using a dedicated infant seat for your baby’s first year.

The Graco Extend2Fit convertible has one of the highest rear-facing limits we’ve seen at 50 pounds. Since the average 4 year old weighs about 40 pounds, this seat could allow a vast number of children to ride rear-facing well past their 2nd birthday.

But what about their legs? Won’t they be cramped? This is the #1 concern with ERF. Many studies have shown that it’s actually more dangerous riding forward-facing, particularly because children’s heads, necks and spines are much more susceptible to injury than their legs. Plus, kids are a lot more flexible than adults, and a broken leg is less life-threatening than a neck or head injury.

However, the Graco Extend2Fit convertible car seat has taken the issue of cramped legs into account with this innovative model. We’ve broken down the stats for you so you can decide if this seat is worth the hype.

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