When we got pregnant with Little Brother we knew we needed a bigger vehicle. We had a little car at the time and with 2 kids and a golden lab there was just not enough room for everyone in our car. So we went out and bought a jeep. We did not want a van so this was our compromise since we could put the dog in the back of the jeep.
This was working out great except for the fact we could no longer take Grandma anywhere with us. With two car seats in the back there was not enough room for a third person. Eventually Big Brother moved into the booster set up of his car seat. It was around that time I decided we needed to start looking for a new booster seat for him. One that was skinnier so that we could fit a third person (AKA me) in the back seat with the boys.
Timing worked out well as I was contacted a week later to review the Evenflo Big Kid DLX High-Back Booster Car Seat. As I was reading the information on the booster I was getting more and more excited to review it.
- Forward-facing for children 40 lbs to 100 lbs, 35 to 57″ (89 to 145 cm)
- Five-position height adjustment
- Easily converts to a backless booster
- Built-in activity lights
- Pivoting comfort touch armrests for easy in-and-out movement
Sign me up!!
Big Brother LOVES the Evenflo Big Kid DLX High Back Booster Seat. We were always having to buckle him still. We would ask him to buckle up but he could never do it. He could not reach the buckle in his very wide car seat. Both Tobei (who is very tall) and myself would have to actually climb into the back of the jeep to buckle him in. The very first time Big Brother got into the Evenflo Big Kid DLX High Back Booster Seat and we asked him to buckle up he actually did it. High fives all around. On our way home from our trip that day he said to me “Mommy thank you so much for my new car seat, I love it”. He is proud of himself every time we get in the jeep now as he can buckle himself up.
Though we have not let him use the lights yet he knows they are there and we are all looking forward to our first night trip where he can use them to read or play on his 3DS in the car. We also are enjoying the pull out cup holders. His old car seat the cup holder was always coming off. So much so that we lost it. These you just pull out to use and push back in when not in use. WIN!
My favourite part of the Evenflo Big Kid DLX High Back Booster Seat you ask. It fits my son right. It was a quick adjustment the first time he climbed in to get it to fit him properly. The seat belt sits EXACTLY where it should and I feel that my son is safe in it. That right there is what really matters. Everything else is a bonus.
We are all super happy with the Evenflo Big Kid DLX High Back Booster Seat and I am glad I was given the opportunity to review it. My son loves it and thanks me for his new car seat all the time and we can now fit the whole family in the jeep, even Grandma.