Monday, December 19, 2011

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Review: Graco Highback TurboBooster Elite Car Seat

We just recently received a Graco Highback TurboBooster® Elite Car Seat to review for our 8 year old son. Although Jake is getting big, we still want to use a booster seat with a back and this booster accommodates.

The first thing you notice about the Graco Highback TurboBooster® Elite is it is sharp and good looking. The colorblock is fun and adds a modern feel to the design. Assembly could not have been easier and the seat is ready in just a couple of minutes.

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The Graco Highback TurboBooster® Elite includes an insert that helps accommodate smaller children and can be added or removed easily. Installing the seat into the car was as simple as setting it into place. The seat belt rings on the seat are designed to really hold the belt in place, no chance of the belt coming out if placed properly.

The padded removable washable covers securely fasten to the back of the seat.  There is no chance of the covers shifting or slipping off.

Once the seat is in place our son thought it fit well and was comfortable. When adjusted to the correct height, the padded headrest provides plenty of protection for his head and neck.  The Graco Highback TurboBooster® Elite has hidden cup holders, that slide out like drawers, in each side of the seat for left or right orientation that easily hold a 20oz. bottle of water.

As an owner of 6 car seats (not including the ones we gave to relatives to help with our kids) I consider myself an expert and I am happy with the Graco Highback TurboBooster® Elite. The quality is fantastic considering its price ($69.99 retail) and we are enjoying it very much. Since the back is removable, we will be able to use this seat for years to come.  The overall design is handsome and simple. I certainly recommend this car seat for any child 30 to 100lbs.

To learn more about this highback booster, visit

Thank you to Graco for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon.