Pros: Safe, comfy, great features
We are going on several road trips this summer, and I am sure that you are too. If your child is upgrading from an baby car seat to a big kid booster, Britax is the way that you want to go!!
HOW THEY DO GROW FAST
My history of car seats is a wild one! Always someone throwing up on it, or getting water damage from the shed over the winter making it useless to hand down, my youngest son puling the threads apart until they are dismantled, until Britax.
My youngest son is still very little, he is the size of the average slim 6 year old, so from time to time, if we go on long car rides, or if he is having one of those days that we know he is going to take the seat belt off of himself then we bring it out. I also babysit, have my little 4 year old nephew with me from time to time so it comes in handy all around to have one or more seats ready for spontaneous road trips!
The seat is designed for kids who are at least a year old. The weight range is anywhere between 22 and 80 pounds. Every child is different, so you have to factor height as well! The booster is relatively easy to install, and does not take up much room in your car or truck. It has the patented HUGS system, with the comfort foam and EPS protection foam in case of a car accident, your child will not budge from the seat. I am glad we did not have to find this out the hard way. It has a 5 point harness made from polyester for little hands that like to squirm out of the seat, it is tangle free.
There are four shoulder slots that snug your little bug in, there are belt holders for the extra to be tucked away, so there is not dangerous "extra" after you adjust it to fit your child. It is very durable.
Across the belly there is a soft cushioned pad for comfort, as well as a flexible LATCH system and a one pull adjustment for the harness. It is simple to get your child in and out of the seat, and it is easy to put back in and install over again after taking it out for more room or when not in use.
FLY INTO THE COMFORT ZONE
The Onyx is roomy, the shoulder harnesses are cushioned, the fabric is soft and machine washable. Your child will ride in luxury with his own mesh cup holder that can also be used for toys, or snacks.
It is 14 x 38 22 inches, and only weighs about 30 pounds, so it is not too heavy when carrying it or putting it in. Because it is roomy, if you have a little care, or sports car, you may want to measure the back seat before you buy this. It is not an inexpensive investment, but being safe and comfy is priceless.
If you think your child is ready, or if your child is still under 80 pounds a booster is a great idea. You never want to have a child ride in a small seat that he or she is too large for. There is no rule that says the minute your child goes to Kindergarten that he is ready for a grown up seat belt. It is always better to be overprotective than not at all.