Booster Seats

Best Booster Seats

Best For: Baby

Too big for her high chair, but not yet ready for a seat at the dining room table? Give your child a boost with our favorite booster seats.

What to look for

1. Safety: Not all boosters come with restraints, so if you have a younger, squirmy child, make sure the seat has safety straps.
2. Portability: Look for a lightweight seat that you can easily store and take with you when you dine out.
3. Easy to Use: The seat should easily attach to a variety of chairs.  If it doesn’t have straps to attach to the seat, the bottom should be skid-resistant.

Best Overall Booster Seat

Fisher-Price Healthy Care Booster Seat

Price: $35
Dimensions: 15.7 x 13.4 x 9.0 inches
Weight limit: Up to 45 pounds
Buy Now: babies1st.com

Pros: Affordable, portable and compact: that’s what makes the Fisher Price Healthy Care Booster Seat so amazing in a nutshell. Additionally, it’s super easy to clean, making this seat ideal to use at home, in restaurants or anywhere else your tot eats meals. As a bonus, the tray can be set to three different settings, leaving ample room for your tot’s growing tummy.

Cons: The seat is plastic and doesn’t have any cushion, so it can become uncomfortable for your little one during extended use.

Best Basic Booster Seat

Prince Lionheart Cushiony Booster Seat

Price: $30
Dimensions: 14 x 13.6 x 7 inches
Age limit: 12 months and up
Buy Now: babyearth.com

Pros: This booster seat is perfect for the child who simply needs a boost without any restraints.  The skid-resistant bottom helps it securely stay in place and the cushy, light density foam is comfy and easy to clean. Best of all, it’s lightweight and a breeze to carry to restaurants or other people’s house for dinner.

Cons: This booster seat doesn’t have safety straps and the seat height isn’t adjustable.

Best Booster Seat for Travel

The First Years On-the-Go Booster Seat

Price: $20
Dimensions: 12 x 10 x 3 inches
Age limit: Up to 3 years
Buy Now: drugstore.com

Pros: If you need a portable high chair that really is, well, portable, try this booster seat. Pull out the valve and it self-inflates into a sturdy and comfortable full-size booster seat. The adjustable safety belt with T-restraint helps hold your child securely. When mealtime’s over, just press out the air and fold. It’s compact, lightweight, and has its own carrying handle, making it great for restaurants.

Cons: You can wipe this seat clean pretty easily, but it can be difficult to remove tougher stains.

Most Innovative Booster Seat

Kaboost Portable Chair Booster

Price: $30
Dimensions: 15.9 x 13.0 x 6.7
Weight limit: Up to 300 pounds
Buy Now: babyearth.com

Pros: Unlike traditional booster seats, the clever Kaboost attaches to the bottom of a chair, lifting the entire seat up.  Attach it to almost any chair and your toddler will feel like a big kid.  Spring-loaded legs and non-skid feet make it stable, and two height settings accommodate growing kids.

Cons: The Kaboost won’t secure child to seat and it doesn’t slide on the floor

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