My oldest daughter Hailey is growing up so quickly. I often sit back and wonder where the time has gone. I can remember when she was first born, holding her in my arms the first time. Now, she's about to start Pre-K, is growing at lightning speed and is in her very first booster seat. Her other seat had a weight limit of a mere 40 pounds, and not too long ago I knew it was time for a new one. I did a bit of searching and finally decided on the Evenflo Big Kid LX Booster Car Seat.
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~*~Cost & Location~*~
I purchased our Evenflo Big Kid LX Booster Car Seat at our local K-Mart for $39.99. K-Mart was the only store in our area that carried this seat. However, I'm sure that Babies R' Us, or other baby stores will carry this one, varying in price.
~*~Just The Facts Folks~*~
As the name indicates, the Evenflo Big Kid LX Booster Car Seat is a booster seat, intended for the "big kid" in your life. As far as looks are concerned, this seat is very comparable to the Graco Turbo Booster. This seat has a very sleek and appealing look.
The Evenflo Big Kid LX Booster Car Seat is designed for children 30-100 pounds and 57" tall. Since this is a booster seat, there is no harness or five point system to secure the child in the seat. You simply use the regular car seat belt. The seat literally gives the child a "boost" so that the seat belt provides the appropriate protection. This seat requires the use of the lap and shoulder belt.
There are a lot of nice little features to the Evenflo Big Kid LX Booster Car Seat. On both sides of the seat there are cup holders and snack trays that pull out for convenience. Unlike with some seats, the cup holders and snack trays are at the perfect height, within the child's reach. The cup holders hold the average sized sippy cup, as well as the average sized fast food cup.
The Evenflo Big Kid LX Booster Car Seat is also two booster seats in one. You can choose to keep the back on, or, take it off to convert it to the standard no back booster seat. It converts easily by simply sliding off the back!
The Evenflo Big Kid LX Booster Car Seat easily adjusts to your child's height by a pull to the handle, located on the back of the seat. Simply pull on the handle until you reach the desired height. This ensures that your child will get a comfortable ride as he or she grows.
The Evenflo Big Kid LX Booster Car Seat also has arm rests that move up and down, allowing for easy installation, as well as comfort for your child. The head rest has two deep sides to it, to help keep your child comfortable when the drive lulls them into slumber land.
There are several different fabric choices for the Evenflo Big Kid LX Booster Car Seat. All of the fabrics are neutral, making them perfect for a boy or a girl. The fabric cover can be removed for washing.
~*~What We Think~*~
I chose the Evenflo Big Kid LX Booster Car Seat for a few reasons. First, I liked that it could be converted to a no back booster seat when I felt like my daughter was ready for it. I liked the weight limit, and I liked the sleek design. So many boosters out there are bulky, but, the Evenflo Big Kid LX Booster Car Seat is very slim and light weight. It fits easily into both of our vehicles, and leaves enough room in between both of our daughters car seats to allow the snack and cup trays to be used.
Installation of the Evenflo Big Kid LX Booster Car Seat is an absolute breeze. I simply place it in the seat of my van, place my daughter in it, slide the seat belt through the open belt guides, buckle her up and viola, we're done. What a change from the days of the infant car seats and 3-in-1 seats! My parents, who typically struggle with our car seats, find this one easy to handle.
An important thing to note is that while a child might be heavy enough for this seat, they may not be quite tall enough. Evenflo clearly states in their instruction manual that, if, when buckled, the seat belt rests on, or immediately below the child's neck, then this seat should not be used. My daughter is the perfect height for this seat, as the seat belt rests across her chest and not her neck.
My daughter is very proud of her "big kid" seat, and is even more proud of being able to buckle and unbuckle herself from her seat. While it has taken a bit of time, she has finally mastered the art of buckling herself in. Of course, mommy has to do a final check before take off! While this seat does not have a lot of padding, my daughter has not complained about being uncomfortable. She loves the cup holders and snack trays. It keeps her drink and snacks within arms reach, making it a bit easier on me too!
There is only a minor complaint that I have about the Evenflo Big Kid LX Booster Car Seat. The "deep head rests" aren't very deep at all. When my daughter falls asleep in the seat, the head rests fail to catch her head. Again, this is a minor complaint in comparison to the success we have had with this seat.
I have only had to wash the cloth cover once, and I simply washed it on the gentle cycle and let it air dry. It went back on with absolutely no problems.
I would highly recommend the Evenflo Big Kid LX Booster Car Seat. It literally grows with your child, and it's many "extras" make it a great seat. It installs easily, and is very slim and light weight, making it perfect for nearly all vehicles out there!
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Amount Paid (US$): 39.99
Age Range of Child: Other