When faced with the decision to purchase new booster seats for my children I was overwhelmed by the choices. With so many options it became a daunting task which I endeavored to solve with exhaustive research (like all nerdy moms), “test” driving them for comfort after they’d passed the safety tests and then finally by asking my mommy friends which ones they preferred.
After spending three hours doing research on ConsumerReports.org, Consumersearch.com and countless other credible safety reporting agencies, I was armed with enough information to know what type of seat would work best with my SUV. Next came narrowing it down to which ones would provide the highest degree of comfort and ease of use. There was one clear choice after reviewing all the data and criteria…..The Clek olli Julius Booster Car Seat – Paul Frank Standard model. Not only is this model lightweight (less than 5lbs), fast and easy to install (simply click it into the lower LATCH anchors in your vehicle in less than ten seconds), it’s also customizable, comes with a carrying strap for portability and has additional layers of padding to prevent children from going numb in the legs (thus their self-proclaimed motto “no numb bum”).
There is a reason this booster seat is the recipient of the 2008 Parents Test Parent Approved (PTPA) Media Award, The National Parenting Center’s 2008 Seal of Approval, iParenting Media Award Outstanding Products: Gear & Equipment, 2007 JPMA Innovation Award and many more.
After having the opportunity to road test these seats, I am 100% sold that I made the right decision. The children love them, they look forward to sitting in their “big seats” and I love the convenience factor of being able to click in and out so quickly. So, if you have a child whose height and weight are between 40-57 in./101-145 cm. and are 40-100 lbs./18-45 kg – I don’t think you’ll find a seat capable of providing a better experience for the entire family than the Clek Olli Booster Seat!