Our comments: This unique “kid-positioner” fits kids bigger, older kids when traditional boosters don’t. Its short stature boosts those bigger kids up just enough for proper belt fit while its plain design makes it look more like a vehicle cushion than a booster. Shorter adults have even been known to use it to improve belt fit! See our preview and kid-written review of this terrific product.
Features: 5-40 lbs. rear-facing, 22-65 lbs. forward-facing; no re-thread harness; 2 buckle positions; innovative SuperCinch LATCH tightening system; premium push-on LATCH connectors; 9 position base; energy-absorbing EPS foam; non-twist straps; built-in lockoffs for easy seatbelt installations; anti-slip base; “ZIP” models feature zip-off cover for easy washing
I just bought a High Point for my 5 year old for my in-laws car. She has Pinnacles in mine, my husband’s and my mom’s vehicles. We are hooked on Britax. She’s never ridden in anything else. Where the physical differences seem to be pretty significant, I am still very happy with the purchase. It’s significantly lighter and therefore easier to move in and out. Installation is a breeze, but not as secure as the clicktight in the pinnacles. The combination of the side impact protection, shoulder belt positioner, and secure guard, eases my fears that she would be protected in an accident. Side note: I’m a seasoned Paramedic and EMS Instructor. Car seat safety is VERY important to me.
Convertible car seats are hands-down the most versatile car seat option. This style is designed to grow with your baby by adapting from a rear-facing car seat for infants to a forward-facing seat suitable for toddlers. Depending on the model’s minimum weight specifications, these are generally suitable for use from birth. However, they are considerably larger than infant seats, and you won't be able to connect one of these to your stroller.
Our comments: Budget-friendly seats for extended rear-facing! 2 year age minimum age for forward-facing use. Both Sonus & Stratos fit a wide range of kids – from small babies to older kids ready for a booster. Lightweight and great for traveling. LATCH weight limit is higher than most other seats on the market. These seats lack a lockoff for seatbelt installations so you must read your vehicle owner’s manual to determine how your seatbelts lock in order to properly install this carseat with seatbelt. Check out our Comparison of Convertible Seats Under $100.