Graco Backless TurboBooster Car Seat Product Review

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The Graco Backless TurboBooster Car Seat is a very popular big kid car seat. It has passed all of the safety standards, meeting or exceeding each one including being crashed tested.

This car seat features padded, height adjustable armrests so that your child will be comfortable as can be as you travel. The Graco Backless TurboBooster Car Seat also has a hide-away cup holder so that you child can put a drink in it or even store some toys there.

For cleaning, simply remove the car seat, take off the padded section, and wash it either in your washing machine with gentle detergent or wash it by hand.  All of the plastic parts of the seat can be cleaned with mild soap and water.

Best Features of The Product 

  • Portability 
  • Price
  • Comfort

Parent Reviews

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As of this writing, The Graco Backless TurboBooster Car Seat has 1,708 reviews.  That is a lot for a car seat compared to the other car seats that I've reviewed.  Just that number alone reflects that this is a popular car seat.   Let's dive right into this review to see what parents who bought this car seat had to say about it.  I've read the reviews and condensed what people said into some main topics.  I hope that this helps you when picking out a booster car seat.

Ease of Cleaning

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With toddlers and young kids, being able to easily clean the things that they use is really important.  The Graco Backless TurboBooster Car Seat is very easy to clean.  Simply take off the cushion material part, put it in your washing machine, and clean like you would any of your clothes.  You can also hand wash it with mild detergent and warm water.

Price

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The Graco Backless TurboBooster Car Seat is priced low.  The booster car seats for older kids in general are priced much lower than the infant car seats.   There simply just isn't as much to the booster seats as compared to the infant seats. In comparing this price to other booster car seats, it's priced on the low to medium side of the price range.

Ease of Installation

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There were not a lot of comments on installation.  I think that this is due to the fact that the booster type of car seats by nature are very easy to install. I think it's just assumed that these types are easy to put in your vehicle correctly.  Infant seats on the other hand, can be very tricky and even require quite a bit of muscle power to install.  So with infant seats, "ease of installation" is a very hot topic.  With that being said, there were some parents that wanted to comment on this topic.

Here is one comment that was typical of others who had the same to say, "There is not a lot of installation required - pick it up and put it in the car where you want it. Kid sits on it and uses his seat belt for security of himself and seat. "

Comfort

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Parent reviews reflected the fact that this booster car seat is comfortable.  Traveling can be hard enough on kids and parents without having to also deal with discomfort.

Here is one comment that a parent had to say about the comfort level of the Graco Backless TurboBooster Car Seat, "Exactly what I expected. It's very light and comfortable. It has an attachment at the back that holds the belt in position so as to be sure the belt does not hurt the kid even if he moves. Love it!"

Here is another comment on the comfort level of this booster car seat, "Had this product for over a year. Easy to clean. My son says it is very comfortable even on long trips. Perfect size for any vehicle. Will buy another when my other kids are big enough."

Comfort is very important.  And who doesn't want a happy traveler who is comfy. This booster car seat ranks high by parents who commented on the comfort level.

​Portability

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This car seat is very easy to pick up, take out, and carry.  It only weighs 5.46 pounds, and it's not super bulky.  The size and weight make it easy to put in a duffle bag when traveling through airports.

One customer had this to say about the versatility, " Great for travel.  We bought this for ease of travel rather than bringing our full-sized car seat for our 4-year old. …For airline travel it will fit under most airline seats and it fit easily in the overhead on a JetBlue E190 (where roll-aboards need to go in sideways), this fit perfectly in the space after two roll-aboards were loaded.

Safety

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When purchasing a car seat, the last thing on most peoples' minds might be what if you really do get in a crash.  I mean, you look at the comfort and cup holder and how easy or hard it is to install, but what matters most is how safe the car seat is.

This car seat has not only met but exceeded the safety standards.  One mother commented that her and her child who was buckled in this seat did have a crash. Here is what she had to share, "We were in a head on car accident last night, and our boys were in these booster seats. While I'm sure the fact we were in a solid vehicle helped these seats withstood impact, no cracks and the boys had no major injuries."

My Conclusion 

The Graco Backless TurboBooster Car Seat is a really nice car seat for your older child.  It was hard to find anything wrong with this booster seat.  The price is low and it has met or exceeded all of the safety standards.

According to parents, it's also easy to install and comfortable for their children.  I can't see where you could go wrong if you choose this booster seat.  I hope this review helped you with your booster car seat shopping.

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