Best Booster Seats

Top 10 Rated Booster Seats 2014

By

Picking out the right booster seat involves making multiple decisions based on what you’re looking for in a child restraint system. We reviewed a number of boosters and selected our favorites based on what parents and caregivers value the most.

1. Lightweight and easy to transfer from one car to another
2. A compact fit to make it easy to put as many as three boosters in the back seat
3. A snap to install, with clear instructions and diagrams that are easy to understand
4. A safe seat that passes government safety tests and automotive crash tests
5. Affordability, so working families won’t break the bank to buy one
6. Good quality workmanship with enough safety features to provide extra protection in a crash
7. The ability to convert into a larger, or even backless, seat to accommodate growing kids

Dimension: 26 by 19.5 by 16 inches
Weight: 15.7 pounds
Seat Type: High Back Booster
Features: Latch, front adjusters, cup holder

The Sunshine Kids Monterey is made to carry kids up to 120 pounds and 63 inches tall. To accommodate growing children the back of the seat adjusts…
read more


Dimensions: 16.5 by 15.6 by 10.7 inches
Weight: 5.5 pounds
Seat Type: Backless Booster
Features: Thick seat padding to provide comfort on long rides
Side Impact Protection: No

Similar to the Cosco Highrise, the main feature distinguishing the Evenflo Big Kid from high-back booster seats is its simplicity. Without a back to it…
read more


Dimensions: 29 by 20 by 36.1 inches
Weight: 19.5 pounds
Seat Type: High Back Booster
Features: Five-point harness, cup Holder, front adjusters, washable fabric

Going up against other child restraint systems, the Graco Nautilus holds it own. It’s designed to hold kids 20 pounds up to 100 pounds, and has a five-point…
read more


Dimensions: 16 by 9 by 17 inches
Weight: 4.2 pounds
Seat type: Backless
Features: Flip-down cup holder, padded armrests
Side Impact Protection: No

Cosco’s Juvenile Highrise Belt-Positioning Backless Booster Car Seat is a mouthful, but basically this seat is designed for kids who have outgrown …
read more


Dimensions: 17 by 18 by 25.50
Weight: 7.72 pounds
Seat type: High Back
Features: Seven-position back height adjustment, one-handed height adjustment

Another strong contender in the booster seat arena is the Harmony Juvenile Dreamtime Comfort booster, with a whole host of endorsements…
read more


Dimensions: 8 by 5 by 5 inches
Weight: 1.3 pounds
Seat Type: Backless booster
Side Impact Protection: No

The BubbleBum inflatable booster seat doesn’t have as much name recognition as some of the more well-known brands, but it’s still a good seat…
read more


Clek Oobr  8/10

Dimensions: 18 by 26 by 18 inches
Weight: 22 pounds
Seat Type: High Back
Features: Latch, adjustable head support, cup holder, washable fabric
Side Impact Protection: Yes

The name may sound strange, but the manufacturer of the Clek Oobr uses all North American-made materials for its products…
read more


Dimensions: 27.6 by 20 by 18.6 inches
Weight: 11.5 pounds
Seat Type: High back booster
Features: Mesh insert to allow for air circulation
Side Impact Protection: Yes

In its quest to make a booster seat safe for kids, Recaro made the ProBooster to transport children 30 to 120 pounds, and 37 to 61 inches tall…
read more


Dimensions: 17 by 17 by 11 inches
Weight: 11.5 pounds
Seat type: High back booster
Features: Five-point harness, adjustable head support
Side Impact Protection: Yes

As booster seats go this is a fairly tall one. Weight-wise the 11.5-pound Go Hybrid falls in the middle of the pack, heavier than some but lighter than others…
read more


Dimensions: 27 by 19.5 by 23 inches
Weight: 19.6 pounds
Seat Type: High back booster
Features: Five-point harness, adjustable head support, cup holder, front adjusters, latch, washable fabric

Britax has had its share of troubles with product recalls, but this time it dodges the bullet with the Frontier 85 Combination booster seat…
read more


Valerie Baldowski is passionate about writing about everything from childrens safety and juvenile products to gardening tools. She is the mother of a high energy 8 year old child so she is accustomed to researching childrens products and services. Her writing and researching began at an early age… See more about Valerie

Related Articles

5 Benefits of Play for Children

5 Benefits of Play for Children

Children learn about the world around them and develop mentally and physically through play. Researchers have found that unstructured play not only keeps kids occupied and entertained, but it’s key to a children’s natural development. It’s so important, in fact, that in 1989 the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights… [more]

Related Top 10 Lists

Top 10 Car Seats

Top 10 Car Seats

Parents looking for a safe infant car seat have the daunting task of wading through dozens of brands and models to find the one seat right for their child. We compared the seats on the market and chose which ones are the best ones based on safety and … [more]

Best Baby Monitors

Top 10 Baby Monitors

As we surveyed the wide selection of baby monitors available on the market, we kept the following important qualities in mind: Wide range, Secure, interference-free channels, Clear reception Low battery/out of range indicators… [more]

Best Baby Stroller

Top 10 Jogging Strollers

Parents faced with picking just one stroller out of the hundreds of brands and styles on the marketplace have a daunting task. Whether it’s a lightweight, umbrella, standard, jogging or double stroller, the factors to consider include price range, features and options, and if there’s a recall history. See the stroller comparison… [more]

Best Jogging Stroller

Top 10 Jogging Strollers

As a parent there are many reasons why a jogging stroller would be a necessary addition to your life. You want to stay fit, but don’t have anyone to watch your baby for an hour every day. Taking your baby on a jog might be a good change… [more]

Best Baby Cribs

Top 10 Baby Cribs

There are oodles of infant cribs out on the market and the sheer number of brands and styles can boggle the mind. Many of them are fairly homogenous with similar or identical features, but close scrutiny reveals a few key differences which make some brands a better bargain than others…. [more]

Filed Under: Baby/KidsBooster SeatsFeaturedTop 10 Lists