I swore by my booster car seat that was just like this Graco Backless TurboBooster and here’s why:
When my son was just eight weeks old we took him to Italy to meet his grand parents for the first time. It was a quite a nerve wrecking thing to do because traveling with such a young baby brings up many challenges.
I remember being scared of flying with my precious, innocent bundle, and when the air hostess gave us a strange looking seat belt, and attached him to my husband, I almost got up and shouted, ‘stop we want to get off!’ I would recommend to anyone in that situation to try to keep rational!
I was relieved to arrive safely and that the baby slept all the way!
That was the first flight, things could only get easier, but in fact I was nervous every time we took him to Italy because, apart from the flight, we had to negotiate the Italian traffic in a taxi and as my baby grew, so did the amount of stuff he needed!
In Italy at that time baby’s car seats were not widely used, in fact people weren’t even using seat belts properly – it was very scary – I kid you not!
For this reason, every time we went to Italy we had to take our baby clothes, baby food, baby toys, baby buggy, baby everything with us including our quite huge baby car seat!
Our seat ticked all the boxes for safety, and it was pretty, but it was far too big and it made our life hell! The back went all the way up the seat and it unclipped from the bottom part of the seat. It was quite a load, and often people gave us extremely strange looks, after all their toddlers sat quite happily in their cars without all that fuss!
One day horror struck when we accidently left the seat part of our contraption on the bus, which meant that we had to travel miles to the nearest big city in an effort to find another one. We found one, but it was so expensive – ho hum!
Then, when my son was about 3 years old my husband went to work with the car seat in the back of his car, and I had an important appointment to get to. Here we go again – I rushed out to buy another seat! I left my son with a friend, went to the nearest store, and plucked a backless car seat from the shelf. I really didn’t know how it would work, it looked too good to be true, and it was affordable. I could only hope that it would do its job.
It did. It easily and quickly strapped into my car and it lifted my son up so he was high enough to feel part of this planet – well at least he could see out of the window!
It was compact so it fitted neatly into the boot of my tiny yellow mini and it didn’t take up two seats in the back. It was durable and very comfortable too.
From then on we were free – it was so light that I could even carry it around with me.
A booster car seat is one of those great must haves. I highly recommend them if you are busy and with a kid on tow who needs to be comfortable and safe in the car.
If you want an easier life then buy a Backless Turbobooster! They make them with backs too suitable for a younger child, the back can be removed as your child grows up. They come with weight and height guides and all necessary safety instructions.
My friend has a Graco booster car seat and it is top quality and durable.
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