The Best Car Seats for Long Drives With Your 5-Year-Old
Car seats are a parent’s best friend but, with so many models on the market, it’s difficult to know which ones are right for your child and your vehicle. When choosing the best car seat for your 5-year-old, you’ll want to consider its weight capacity, support for a front facing orientation and, most importantly, a warranty period.
Strategist senior editor Jen Trolio used different versions of the Graco Extend2Fit for her two daughters, and she recommends the car seat to families that may need a convertible model (though note that it can’t be used as a booster). The car seat has a high rear-facing weight limit and forward-facing harnessed weight limit and fits well in most vehicles, she says. Trolio replaced hers with a Chicco high-back booster after her daughter outgrew the Extend2Fit, but still recommends it for kids who aren’t quite tall enough for a seat belt alone. Source https://adviserbaby.com/best-car-seats-for-5-12-year-olds/
Comfort and Safety: The Best Car Seats for Long Drives with Your 5-Year-Old
Another top option is the Chicco Keyfit 35 Zip ClearTex, a lightweight car seat with GREENGUARD Gold-certified materials and a built-in canopy. It also has a no-rethread harness and an adjustable headrest. Washington Pediatric Hospital’s lead car-seat safety specialist, Saxton, calls the seat “a tried-and-true, solid choice for parents.” It’s not the tallest booster but, if your child is big, you can run the seatbelt over their head (though it’s important to make sure they are within the seat’s limits). The booster’s only drawback is that it cannot be used for air travel.