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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).
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.
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.
The 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!
ENTER TO WIN A COMPASS PATHWAY BOOSTER SEAT
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.
I received a Compass B570 Pathway Booster car seat in exchange for this review and giveaway. All opinions expressed are my own.