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Best-Fitting Booster Seats for 2013

Posted at 5:01 AM, Nov 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-07 05:42:32-05
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Courtesy: IIHS

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released its annual report on the best-fitting child booster seats, and it found that many new seats are earning top grades.

According to the report, 19 of the 31 seats that are new in 2013 are considered Best Bets by the Institute.  They use a four-tier ranking system: Best Bet, Good Bet, Not Recommended and Check Fit.

“Unlike child restraints with built-in harnesses, booster seats rely on vehicle safety belts to restrain children,” the latest report states. “Boosters are supposed to make adult belts fit children better. Booster seats are for kids who have outgrown their forward-facing restraints.”

To see the full list, click here.  For even more comprehensive information on how your child’s seat performed, click hereConsumer Reports also has valuable information for parents when it comes to this latest booster seat rating.