What is a belt-positioning booster seat?
How to choose a Belt-Positioning Booster Seat
When selecting the right booster seat for your child, it is important to understand that there are two types of belt-positioning booster seats—high-back and backless. A high-back booster offers a 10-position, easy-adjust headrest and rigid seat belt guides while a backless booster seat is lightweight and portable. Both types of belt-positioning booster seats are designed to position your child so they can be properly secured by the vehicle safety belt. Booster seats are designed for children who are at least 4 years of age, at least 38" tall, and weigh at least 40 lbs.
Checklist for Choosing a Belt-Positioning Booster Car Seat
Belt-Positioning Booster Seats - Frequently Asked Questions
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends that you keep your child in their forward-facing harness car seat until they reach the height or weight limit allowed by the car seat manufacturer. Booster seats are designed for children who are at least 4 years of age, at least 38" tall, weigh at least 40 lbs. and can sit relatively still in the same seated position throughout the car ride.
For high-back belt-positioning booster seats, the vehicle seat shoulder belt slides through the shoulder belt guide on the booster seat and then under the booster seat armrest closest to the belt buckle. Chicco backless booster seats are equipped with a shoulder belt clip to help position the vehicle seat shoulder belt. The lap portion of the vehicle seat belt will go under the booster seat armrests on both sides. Chicco belt-positioning boosters are equipped with lap belt guides to help position the vehicle seat belt for proper use.
The high-back belt-positioning booster seat should sit up against the vehicle seat back, with no spaces or gaps. If the vehicle seat has a headrest that pushes the booster forward, the headrest should be removed. If you are not able to remove the headrest, you may need to use a backless booster.
A backless belt-positioning booster is simply placed on the vehicle seat. Please reference your product manual or installation videos for more information on proper use and installation.
The seat pad fabric can be hand washed using soap and water, or machine washed in cold water on a delicate cycle using mild detergent. The fabrics should be hung to dry. Please refer to the product manual for how to remove the seat cover and additional cleaning and maintenance information.