So we took the dreaded minivan plunge earlier this summer. My husband’s older car got swapped out a Honda Odyssey, while he now drives my old car – the Honda Pilot. During the process of this family car-shuffling, I decided we needed to update both car seats and boosters – at least one of our car seats was just over five years old and over the expiration.
One of the boosters we swapped in was the Evenflo Big Kid LX. I’m all about finding a combination of convenience, comfort and safety in a booster or car seat these days. Safety’s obviously our main concern but as we’re also on the road a ton (especially in the summer), I wanted something that my tall five-year-old would also be comfortable in for long stretches of time on the road.
Straight from the Evenflo site, here of the basics about this booster:
- designed for kids forward-facing, 30-100 lbs.
- Full body adjustment with easy one-hand pull handle adjusts height and seat depth quickly
- Pivoting arm rests allow for ease of entry and buckling
- Drink, snack and activity area are retractable for quick access to drinks, snacks, and games
- 2 boosters in 1 – removable back for easy conversion to a no-back booster for 40 – 100 lb child
- Deep head supports for napping child
- 6-position height and seat depth adjustment
- Removable, washable full wrap cloth pad
- Meets or exceeds all applicable U.S. safety standards
We’re not yet using the removable back feature, although we could at his age and weight. But the snack/activity area is key – especially on a longer drive when I’m the only adult in the car. The price is right for a booster – it retails for $59.99 (currently, you can get it on Amazon for $10 off at $49.99)
And if you’re looking for backless or something for an older child, they also have the Evenflo Big Kid Amp. It’s $29.99 on Amazon and is great for storage (it’s small) or to have for carpooling. The older my kids get, the more kids seem to pile into my car at any given times – it’s always good to have an extra booster on hand so having one of these in the back of the car can be handy.