Read through the manual before installing and had no trouble getting them set up and ready. With the bottom 2 hooks and the tether going over the back of the seat they do not move around at all. 4 year old granddaughters love them as they have more room and 2 cup holders. Favorite aspects are the fabric circle around the bottom buckle so no worries about pinching legs when buckling and no worries about hot buckles against the skin. The shoulder straps can be laid over the arm rests when not in use so no digging them out from under the child and again no sitting on hot buckles. Once buckled the harness is the same as any other that I have seen. Padding is good so chairs are comfortable. Padding on shoulder straps can be set where they straps will not rub against the neck. They are heavy but I was looking for a heavy duty sturdy car seat and this seems very sturdy. I haven't used with seat belt instead of harness due to size and age of kids.
About This Item
- Trusted Quality, Upgraded Design: Grow With You is our new line of harness-to-booster car seats
- 2-in-1 Booster Seat: Easily transitions from forward-facing harness mode to belt-positioning booster mode as your child grows from toddler to big kid
- Ventilated Cool Flow: Mesh fabric improves air flow, keeping your child cooler
- Britax Safety: High strength steel frame & crumple zone help absorb crash energy; patented v-shaped tether helps slow forward movement
- Full Body Protection: 2 layers of side impact protection surround your child?s head, neck and torso
- Easy Installation: Quick-push LATCH connectors and color-coded belt guides
- No Rethreading, Ever: 9-position, quick-adjust 5-point harness & headrest move together using one hand for the proper fit
- More Comfort: Soft comfort pads, 4 cup and snack holder, arm rests and nap-friendly padding
- Parent Convenience: Flip-forward buckle stays out of the way for easy boarding; removable cover
Machine Washable, Has Side Impact Protection, Has Cup Holder, Converts to Belt Positioning, Single Recline Seat Adjustment, Has LATCH System
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21.00 x 19.00 x 25.00 Inches
Easy to install and comfortable for kids
Ever-growing seat for my ever-growing kid!
My almost 3-year old daughter (33# and 39") was thrilled to try out this new car seat when we got it from the Stellar Product Testing Panel. She was most excited for the cup holders (two!), which are definitely an added bonus. It's definitely heavy-duty due to the industrial steel frame, making for a sturdy, safe seat for our most precious cargo. Installation was a breeze. Adjusting the seat to fit my daughter was also very simple. It only required two small adjustments made easy with quick-adjust buttons. The fabric is soft and comfortable, and appears it will hold up well to laundering per the provided instructions. Overall, it is a very versatile seat and we can't wait to watch our daughter grow with it and not have to worry about buying another car seat /booster for a while! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Safe, sturdy, easy to use- Great Seat!
I have a 4 year old and 6 year old, both weighing about 38 pounds, so I wanted to find a seat that gives me the ability to keep them in a harness but is more comfortable than a convertible seat. I also wanted to not have to purchase another car seat, so it was important to have something that could offer the harness but also grow with them.
I have always loved Britax and this seat did not disappoint. I had made the switch to a harness booster for my oldest son and chose a different brand so I was thankful to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this harness booster to be able to have one for my younger son and compare the two seats.
Installation was pretty easy, I had a slightly difficult time figuring out the strap thread for the LATCH belt but after that, installation was quick. I like how easy it is to get the seat tight using the LATCH buckles, our other seat is really hard to get secure.
I love how much protection there is in the seat, the sides come out farther making the seat more comfortable but also providing more protection. This is better than the other seat we have.
I LOVE the two cup holders, anyone with little kids knows that cup holders are as good as gold, to be able to have two is awesome.
My boys switch seats a lot, so I have to move the headrest often and I was really pleased with how easy it is to adjust the headrest, even when they are sitting in the seat which I can't do with the other one.
My one negative about the seat is that it is easy for the straps to become uneven (one tighter than the other), so when the kids are getting themselves out they can easily mess up the straps and then it is hard to get them both equally tight again. Somehow our other seat doesn't do this.
I also thought it would be worth noting that the seat is a wider seat, so if you are needing to do 3 across I'm not sure this is the seat for you. However, if you don't need to be space conscious I love the extra space my son gets in the seat and both boys have said the seat is very comfortable.
Overall I am very impressed with this seat and it certainly follows suit with the expectations of a Britax seat; sturdy, safe, comfortable and easy to install. I highly recommend. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Safe, Comfortable, Easy to Install! A+++
Installation was easy. From opening the box to install was 10 minutes. I love the 3 points of security that holds the seat in place. I love the latches, rear hook, and the seat belt secure features. We replaced our Britax car seat with this Harness-2-Booster seat and we are so glad we did. Our daughter is 4 years old and 50 lbs. We are using it in the original harness form and it fits perfectly for her. She loves the dual cup holders with extra space for her little toys. I like the fabric, it has a cooling feature and this is nice for hot days this also adds padding on the back which is nice. We like that it is forward facing and raises her up high enough that she can look through the windshield. The harness level is adjustable, the only issue with the harness if anything at all, was the buckle cover, it is a large circle meant to keep comfort between the legs. The buckle cover just doesn't stay on as secure as I like. The seat is wide enough so there is ample room for comfortable seating. I felt the seat cushion could have been a little thicker for a softer seating, but my daughter hasn't complained once. I love the coloring of it, black and red with the cooling feature being gray with blue. We are excited this will be the last seat we will need for her as it is capable of 120 lbs. I would say my favorite feature is that it is adjustable. Britax is a brand I love and trust. I have owned Britax car seats and strollers and never had any negative experiences. I highly recommend this seat! Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this harness booster. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
My boys love their new car seats!!
We received our car seats a few weeks ago and the boys just love them! My husband installed them both in 5 minutes. The instructions were so easy. We put these in my husband's truck and, every since they've been used, my kids don't want to ride in their old car seats. They look so comfortable - I wish they made these for adults! Before owning these, we had high back booster seats without harnesses. My 2.5 year old unbuckled himself and was walking around while we were driving on the freeway. Thank goodness we no longer have to worry about that. These have been great for safety and comfort and I could not be happier. Thanks Britax!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Nicely padded high-back harness booster--too wide for three across
My husband and I received this harness-2-booster to try as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel. We have three kids, ages 0, 3, and 6, and on our oldest, we've tried out a few different convertible harness boosters. We were impressed with the overall feel of this seat--very padded and soft, without sacrificing sturdiness, with a wide headrest that appears like it would provide great side-impact protection. Installation was easy enough--a little bit of wrangling required, but that's normal. Like most Britax manuals, the manual for this seat was easy to understand and it has useful step-by-step visuals. The one-handed headrest adjuster--this one has nine positions--adjusts smoothly, no problems there. The main feature of this seat is how you can "hide" the harness (when headrest has been adjusted up for an older/taller kid) behind the seat fabric when in booster mode. The harness still fits our 6-year-old (48" tall), so I can't speak for the comfort of the seat in booster mode, but the idea is fantastic. Main issue I have with this seat is an aesthetic one. At the top of the seat by the headrest adjuster, the "foam" material beneath is exposed (see pic). I'm sure this doesn't affect performance, but I feel a bit more time could have been spent in the design room on this. Secondly, as an FYI for those needing to fit three seats across a back passenger bench, this seat is definitely too wide for three across--at least in our main vehicle, a Subaru Forester. However, we installed it along with only one other seat in my husband's car, so it works great for us as the alternative ride to school for my oldest son. Great thing is he won't need another seat--in booster mode, this will take him up to 63" and 120 lbs.! We are loyal Britax consumers, and I would definitely recommend this seat as a safe ride for your toddler-to-big kid! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Great Booster Seat 5 year old Approved
I received the Britax Grow With You harness-2-booster seat to try as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel. I have been looking for a new booster seat for my almost 6 year old. He has just about outgrown his other Britax car seat. So I have been checking out what booster seats are on the market. I was thrilled to receive the Grow With You harness-2-booster seat as I had already done some research on this model. We have used Britax car seats for years and trust the brand and safety they offer. My husband installed the car seat in about 10 minutes. The instructions were fairly easy to follow. We're used to the click tight seats so we had a bit of a learning curve. We installed it using the seatbelt installation since my son is over the weight limit for the LATCH system. We are also using the harness feature for now.
My son loves all the room the seat offers compared to his old seat. His favorite part are the arm rests and cup holders. He can have his snacks with him in his chair too since they have a holder as well. I love the feature of being able to take the cover off to clean it without having to take the whole seat out. Whoever came up with that feature needs a raise. Kids are messy. We also love how adjustable the seat is. The 9-position, quick-adjust harness & headrest is a life saver. It makes it super easy to find the right setting. The overall size is great as it isn't too bulky. We have it installed with another car seat in the back of our mini van. The dark color is nice so the seat doesn't start looking dingy. The arm rests are super easy to wipe down with a disinfecting wipe since they are plastic. Another great feature since kids hands a disgusting. The fabric itself is super soft and nice for those naps they say they don't want or need.
My only issue so far is with the chest clip. I'm not sure if the one on our seat is just defective, but it's really hard to get on and off. That being said Britax has great customer service and is sending out a replacement. So hopefully that will fix the issue we were having. All in all we love Britax and so far have been loving this new booster seat. I would definitely recommend Britax Grow With You harness-2-booster seat to anyone looking for an upgrade. Thank you again to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for giving us the opportunity to try out this great new booster seat. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Easy to install, looks good, 2 cup holders!
We were starting to look for a new car seat for our five year old when I was given the Britax Grow With You Harness-2-Booster Car Seat to try as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel. It is a nice-looking car seat. The fabric feels sturdy and easy to clean, super important for a seat meant to last years. Excited, we headed out to the van.
We used the shoulder strap to install. I would have preferred using our van's latch system, but while the over-the-seat latch was included, there was not a strap to use for the latches by the lap belt. The area to guide the belt through us clearly narked and fairly easy to thread. The seat feels secure. The headrest is easy to adjust. Like other systems, press the button on top and pull up I had some difficulty adjusting the fastener between the legs. We needed to move it to the next bigger slot. Had I read the manual befrore installing, it would have been easier. Read the manual before installing! However, I now know how to undo the shoulder straps from the base. Adjusting the straps to the child is like other systems.
My child's favorite part of the seat are the two cup holders. I like the reinforced back U also like the basic instructions for use on the sides of the base (english & spanish). Here's to many years of use! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
My 5 Y/O Loves this as a Booster
I received the Grow with You Harness-2-Booster car seat at the most perfect time through the Stellar Product Testing Panel. We prematurely moved my 5 year old out of a booster that was causing more problems than good but we knew we needed to keep him safe in the car. When this seat/booster arrived we were afraid my 5 yo would fight us about moving back to a booster but he was actually very excited to have a new seat all his own that was comfy and had cup holders! He loved that he could sit in the booster without the harness and use the seat belt like his big brother.
The seat safely and comfortably secures my son. I feel so much better with him using this booster and plan to use the harness feature with my 3 yo when the time comes.
That being said I did have a difficult time figuring out how to secure the seat and move the harness out of the way given the instructional manual. I have used many seats that have been easier and more intuitive to install.
I love the ability to adjust the height of the seat to fit many ages but it didn't move as smoothly as I would have liked. I also love how well this seat fits in our very small third row. There is plenty of leg room for my son when he uses this seat.
I would recommend this seat if you plan to keep it in one car but maybe not if you plan to transfer it from car to car often. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Good Harness-to-Booster seat with two main flaws
There are both pros and cons to this car seat. Pros: Britax is a trusted brand, body of the seat seems sturdy and well made, wide comfy seating, multiple cup holders, headrest can be adjusted with a touch of a button instead of needing to rethread the straps, taller headrest allows for longer harness use, easy to use buckles for both me and my child. Cons: this car seat is on the wider side (I can fit three in a row with a narrow rear facing seat and an infant bucket seat in a large SUV, but otherwise I think it would be difficult if you are trying to seat three in a row in a smaller car or with other average width seats), while installation was simple using the seatbelt method there is still slight side to side movement (I prefer the security of clicktight models), the headrest is loose and flimsy and the foam inside constantly squeaks while driving whether my child is in it or not. The last two cons are considerable flaws in my opinion and make a good car seat just average, which is why I took off 2 stars. I received this product as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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