#1’s 5-point harness carseat goes up to 60lbs. We are no where close to that point. But, she seems huge in it. I’m certain she will reach the maximum height way before the weight.
So, it was time to get a booster seat. Of course, it had to have a back on it because she is not yet 40lbs, nor is she 4 years old. It also needed to be easy for her to get in and out of; so pivoting arms were quite important. We decided on the Evenflo Big Kid Booster Seat.
It took about 3 minutes to take out of the box and go from the 5 pieces on the left, to the completely put together seat on the right.
I put it together during naptime, and as soon as she woke up, #1 saw it, knew what it was, and had to take it for a test ride. She was so happy with her new “big girl seat.”
Since it only works with the seatbelt, it is super easy to install, too.
I think she loves it.
I was worried about her not liking the fact that this booster rides lower than her carseat, but she had no problems still seeing out of the car.
The cup holders on either side were a huge hit, too. She doesn’t have that on her 5-point harness carseat, so she really felt like a big girl.
We have this booster seat installed in Mr. Serious’ car which isn’t the first choice for family travel (it’s a Mazda Protege 5…so, it’s tiny). However, she now wants to only ride in that car because of the big girl seat. She is very comfortable in it and it seems to “fit” her very well.
Most of the time, she still uses her carseat, and we will probably switch to full time use of the booster seat once she starts pre-K next year.
**This is our experience with this booster seat in our car. Booster seats and car seats fit differently in different cars, so please take that into consideration when buying your seats.