Compass Pathway Booster Seat – Giveaway

If you’re on the go with a toddler or young child then you know how important it is to have a seat that is not only safe, but also comfortable. With the Compass B570 Pathway Booster Seat from The First Years you get comfort and style along with a 5-star rating for “Best Bet” from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and “Ease of Use” from the National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA).

the first years compass pathway booster seat

Even with our previous car seat, I often worried that it wasn’t secured properly. Making sure the belt was lined up, tight and wouldn’t move over time could be a problem. So, when little man had outgrown his car seat and it was time to graduate to a booster, I worried even more. I was sure he would like the change to his ‘big boy’ seat, but would it be secure? Switching to the Pathway Booster Seat, my worries have disappeared. The Pathway Booster, from The First Years, allows me to safely adjust the belt up to 1.5″ so my son is always comfortable AND always safe. The self-adjusting back also ensures that it has the perfect fit no matter which car I’m driving. If I’m driving without my son, there is a lower anchor harness that keeps the seat in place so it doesn’t slide around when I turn or stop.

Compass B570 Pathway Booster Seat The First Years


Another feature is the adjustable headrest. It’s designed to give your child a deep, contored cushion to contain your child’s head during a head on collision and keep their head in place during a side impact as well. I knew I wanted the best protection for his little noggin, but I worried it would also block his view and make him restless during drives. That can make things unsafe as well! I didn’t need to worry though. He can see everything around him while staying safe at the same time.

Compass B570 Pathway Booster Seat The First YearsThe seat is fast and easy to install – I can do it with one hand. I can’t say that about many other seats on the market. (It took me at least 3 minutes to fasten him into his previous car seat!) The seat is also so open and comfortable that you won’t be fighting with them anymore to ‘put your hand here’ or ‘don’t pull on that’ etc. They climb in, the belt is extended through the guide, over their shoulder, through the second guide and CLIP you’re done. Secure, safe and comfortable. Don’t forget about all the cool additional features as well like slide out drink/snack holders (removable and dishwasher safe) and arm rests that move up and out of the way for easier in and out.  Did I mention it only weights 9 pounds AND it folds in half for easy transfer from home to car or car to car? It’s a win – win situation.

Compass B570 Pathway Booster Car Seat retails for $99.99 – more info / find stores near you

My son calls this his ‘cool chair’ and I can totally see why!

Compass B570 Pathway Booster Seat The First Years


One (1) reader will win a Compass B570 Pathway Booster Car Seat from The First Years. Giveaway ends October 3, 2012 @ 11:59 pm EST and is open to US Residents 18 years of age or older.

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I received a Compass B570 Pathway Booster car seat in exchange for this review and giveaway. All opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. September 19, 2012 at 8:40 am

    One that is easy to install with the latch hooks.. some are so hard lol. A cup holder is key as well!

  2. Christy
    September 19, 2012 at 8:45 am

    I LOVE the fact that the seat can be kept secure when my child is not in it! I have been stressing over finding a new car seat and was not quite ready to go to just a booster seat, this is perfect!!

  3. September 19, 2012 at 9:02 am

    “What feature is most important to you when shopping for a car/booster seat?”
    That not only would it be comfortable for her but it would be safe as well, my daughter is tall for her age so a lot of the standard sizes are too small on her lengthwise.

  4. Janet W.
    September 19, 2012 at 9:12 am

    One feature I look for is an adjustable headrest. I also like for it to have a cup holder, too.

  5. Stephanie O
    September 19, 2012 at 9:14 am

    I always look for latch because it makes it easy to remove and put it back in. We only have one car so if I go somewhere with friends we have to remember to take the seat out. It would be great to have one at home with me. I would be able to go without planning.

  6. Addison Kat
    September 19, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Easy of installation and comfort for my child

  7. Ashley S
    September 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Safety comes first defiantly!

  8. Alaine
    September 19, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Adjustable headrest!

  9. amy pugmire
    September 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    safety first! then comfort

  10. Sherrie C.
    September 19, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Safety! I want to make sure that a car/booster seat will keep my grandchildren as safe as possible if we were in an accident.


  11. Shelly Jones
    September 19, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Most important to me is that it is easy to use properly and keeps the belt in a safe position.

  12. Alycia M
    September 19, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Safety first, comfort and quality!

  13. Alex Liz Robinson
    September 20, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Safety and easy to install. Also comfortable!

  14. Tina M
    September 20, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Safety !!

  15. latanya
    September 20, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    how safety the car seat is

  16. Heather S
    September 20, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I look to see how safe it is and if it’s easy to install.

  17. Shannon
    September 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Side impact protection.

  18. Stephanie
    September 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Easy of installation

  19. Miranda Welle
    September 21, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    An easy install so it gets installed correctly!!!!!

  20. Natalie Finch
    September 21, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Besides the obvious safety features, it’s important to me that the seat is versatile and has a wide weight range capacity so that we can use it for a long time.

  21. Natalie Finch
    September 21, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I don’t think my link posted correctly to the rafflecopter form, but I tweeted on 9/21.

  22. Elisabeth
    September 22, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Safety is always first!

  23. Sandy VanHoey
    September 22, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    I look for comfort and the safety it has for the child. That is important. I do love on this that it has a drink holder as well

  24. Jamie Brigham
    September 22, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    The harness is definitely the most important to me.

  25. kelly willis
    September 22, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    safty specs are very important

  26. Meghan Finley
    September 23, 2012 at 2:50 am

    Safety features

  27. Catherine
    September 24, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Safety! Thanks for the chance.

  28. September 24, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Safety, first.

  29. September 24, 2012 at 9:54 am

    “What feature is most important to you when shopping for a car/booster seat?”
    Of course so my baby will feel comfortable and safe which is the most important thing a mother would ever think.

  30. mindy t
    September 24, 2012 at 11:04 am

    love the safety features, first and foremost. easy installation is of utmost importance as well. the cupholder is always a nice addition too.

  31. Christine
    September 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    They have to be comfortable and safe.
    Thanks for the chance!

  32. Kristie Betts
    September 24, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Easy of installation and comfort for my child

  33. kyona
    September 24, 2012 at 9:58 pm


  34. September 24, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    a booster with easy latch install.

  35. Jessica
    September 25, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Safety and ease of use are the two big things I look for in a car seat

  36. Lena Naef
    September 26, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Safety and comfort!

  37. katie klein
    September 26, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    The height and weight restriction since my so is so tall.

  38. September 27, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Safety is most important to me, followed by comfort…both are so important!

  39. Brittney
    September 28, 2012 at 11:50 am

    While looking for a booster, one the fits my child correctly and can be installed properly in my car, are my most important factors.

  40. Tabathia B
    September 28, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    I look at the design and padding first and then look at safety ratings and weight

  41. September 28, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    1st thing is safety. 2nd will it fit in my car next to other car seats. With baby number three on the way we need everyone secure without getting a bigger car! Thanks for the giveaway.

  42. Laura Jacobson
    September 29, 2012 at 1:13 am

    For me its the safety of the seat!

  43. Belinda
    September 29, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Safety and then ease of use!

  44. Marla
    October 1, 2012 at 1:06 am

    When it comes to purchasing a car seat, it is essential that the carseat be rear facing as long as possible. Substantial weight limits is what matters most to me!

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  45. Brad h
    October 1, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Comfortable and easy to lock straps

  46. Sharon
    October 1, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Safety is #1

  47. christine jessamine
    October 2, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    my most important is quality and thickness

  48. brooke t
    October 3, 2012 at 6:53 am

    safety ratings

  49. Austin Baroudi
    October 3, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Safety for sure!!!

  50. angela heffner
    October 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    The safety rating

  51. Heather R
    October 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Durability and safety

  52. Teresa Thompson
    October 3, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Safety ratings.

  53. jeanne conner
    October 3, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    It has to be proven safe…

  54. Rochel S
    October 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    The safety rating!

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