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When my son became old enough I transferred him from his big bulky seat and put him into a booster seat as it is so much easier to transfer it from car to car and to leave it in the house if need be. When I got my car a few months ago I found I was transferring his Cars 2 booster seat at least once a week between my car and his dads and more often than not if I dropped him off i would forget and would end up having to make an extra trip just to drop off the seat and so I decided I needed another seat as soon as possible. I enquired on a local selling page for a car seat and a woman told me that she had a Cars one. In the picture she sent I instantly recognised it as the one I had seen in my local Asda store selling for around the £15 mark, it was also very similar to the seat my son already had but was the first model out as we had the red base and the mater and lightening mcqueen cushion pad. I picked up the car seat at the bargain price of £3, it had only been used once as a spare so I was super pleased and when my son saw it he was excited to try it out as soon as possible.
On the next car trip I popped the booster seat into the back seat of the car, it is super lightweight with a black colouring to it, over a few months I have found the colour has started to fade slightly, whether through use or through the sunshine but it's not so noticeable, if you are very into how things look then this might not be the best idea though. There are two "handles" on either side of the seat which is where the seatbelt goes around to keep the child safe. The cushion pad on the top is not padded in any super way, it is very simply a thin piece of material that isn't the most comfortable to sit on for any length of time I wouldn't imagine. However the seat pad does retain it's colour and design very well, I have thrown the pad in the wash a couple of times and it has come out sparkling and just as good as when it went in the wash minus the stains! The pad attaches to the plastic base by a couple of velcro tabs which aren't the most retentive but they do hold on well enough to get my sons bottom on there. Just a quick mention that the seat is easy wiped clean which is another reason to really like this seat.
Overall I think this seat is excellent value, it is easy cleaned, does the job, keeps my son nice and safe on the drive however it could be more comfortable for longer journeys but for simply nipping around the local area meaning my son is in the car for 15 minutes at a time max this does the job as well as a seat costing hundreds of pounds. I would definitely recommend this booster seat, not only is it easy to clean and looks nice but my son loves it too and it makes getting him to sit in his seat much easier. 4 stars from me for the comfort issue.
With four children we have owned many car seats for various ages and for various reasons. One of the car seats that we have had the longest is our Disney Cars booster seat. I bought this seat around four years ago and it has seen plenty or wear and tear.
I bought the seat from Asda Living for around £9 but this was on offer at that time. The seats are still available and although they are more expensive now are often marked down. I was in the store a couple of weeks ago and they were priced at £8 but this only lasted a few days.
The seat has a hard black plastic base and a lightly cushioned seat pad featuring a picture of Lighning Mcqueen and Sally from the first cars film.
The seat cushion has Velcro to attach it to the hard seat base but can easily be removed for cleaning. The hard base can be simply wiped over with a damp cloth and it is suggested that this is the best cleaning for the seat pad too. I have never tried to machine wash the cushion so cannot say if this would have a detrimental effect on it. I imagine if it was really dirty or had something nasty on it you could always hand wash it without causing too much of a problem.
There are no straps or ties with the booster seat so it is simply placed on the car seat and then once the child is in position you use the adult seat belt to secure them in place. The seat raises the child up so that the adult seat belt does not cut across their neck and can be correctly fitted.
According to the guidelines on the Mothercare website this type of booster seat should only be used from 15kg/33lbs to 36kg/70lbs (approx. 4 yrs to 11 yrs).
Once my son was too big for his combination car seat I bought a high backed booster with integral harness because I felt this was the safest seat option but I also bought the Disney Cars booster seat. This allows my son to sit anywhere in the car without the inconvenience of having to re-fit the high-backed booster but also means that if he is going out with Daddy or Nana we can simply pop the Disney Cars seat into an alternative vehicle without the need to remove and re-fit his normal seat.
Two of my children use this seat now and although it is a bit grubby looking and has gone a bit bobbly it still works perfectly and the character seat cushion means that they always want to sit on their seat.
The high-backed booster that we have can be taken apart to form a booster seat and this is much more padded and has a deeper seat than the Disney Cars one. Although I have never had the children complain that the Disney Cars seat is uncomfortable I know it does get sweaty on long journeys and because the sides are quite low it doesn't give any support if they lean over.
The Disney Cars seat has been updated in line with the Disney Cars 2 film and you can now get it with a red base featuring Lightning and Finn Mcmissile on the cushion. I have looked online and the new seats are currently (Nov 2012) selling for around £12 to £15.
This seat can be found featuring many different characters including Disney Princesses, Bart Simpson, Thomas the Tank Engine, High School Musical and Toy Story. These are all widely available online and in Asda stores.
I would recommend this booster seat for children who are too big for a high backed booster or to keep for emergencies. This type of cars seat is ideal to keep in a second car as it doesn't need to be fitted and can be kept in the boot. I think this is ideal for Grandparents too as it is inexpensive and easily stored.
The price of these is higher than a non-branded booster seat like those available from Morrisons or Argos but the novelty of the characters makes the child more willing to use the seat and could mean one less argument when you are struggling to do the school run.
A seat that any Lightning Mcqueen fan would be willing to sit on!
My son turned four years old in june and after a full year of promising him when he turned four I would get him a big boy seat as he hated his babyish car seat.
I didn't want to spend to much money on a booster seat but after spotting the disney cars booster in mothercare I knew it would be a hit as he is a huge cars fan.
Disney cars booster seat cost £14.99 a fair price i am happy to pay. There wasn't much in the way of packaging just some clear plastic around the padded area of the seat so i could feel and see the booster before buying.
You can buy the booster seat in Asda, Tesco, Mothercare and Amazon online have it for sale too.
Disney cars booster seat can be used from the age of four right up until your child is the legal height to not have to use a booster. It takes the weight from 33lbs up to 88lbs.
The seat is made from hollow but tough black plastic much better compared to the older styled polystyrene booster seats.
It has a cute thin padded cushion on top that's attached to velcro this part can come off and be machine washed when dirty. Its lightly padded and comfortable enough not to feel the hard plastic underneath it.
The cushion has my sons favourite character on it lightning mcqueen so he is happy.
To fit the booster you just simply place it on the car seat and use the seat belt as normal across the chest, their are two small arms on the booster for the seat belt to fit into across the waist of the child.
My son loves this booster seat, its easy to carry around being so light and compact. I feel my son is safe in the back of the car and I am happy to recommend this purchase.
Disney cars booster , recommended.
I have bought this car seat as a spare booster in my car for when I am working.
I bought it from Tesco and at the minute it is reduced to £14.97.
The booster is made from a solid plastic material. It is hollow and very lightweight so is easy to move from one car to another. It has 2 handles at the back of the booster and these have 2 uses. They are ideal for carrying the booster and also they ensure that the seat belt is fitted properly on the lap. The belt fits underneath the handle and this makes sure that the diagonal part of the belt is positioned correctly across the chest.
The seat is slightly padded and is attached to the base with long velcro strips. These hold the seat in place firmly and also allow the cushion to be removed for washing. The seat is made from 100% polyester.
The base of the seat is black but the cover is brightly covered and has a smiling Lightning McQueen with Doc ( I think!) behind him. It is very colourful and really brightens up the seat. Whenever I have to take children in the car there is always a squabble over who has this seat as opposed to the plain blue one that I have!
The booster seat is aimed for children who are 4 and over. The user weight is 18-36kg. The seat is quite high so the child is able to see out of the window and all the children have said that the seat is very comfortable even though the cushion is only lightly padded.
I would recommend this booster if your child is old enough to use it.
My sister has got LOADS of booster seats, don't ask why but for some reason we've got at least 2 for each car in the house and an extra few on top of that! Don't worry I'm not going to write about all of them but this Disney Cars one is brill.... we've had it for about 6 months and it cost about £13.00 in the sale. That's pretty good with it being an official Disney product, and even the full price of £18.00 is worth it because this is a brilliant quality and looks wicked.
I swear my dad has always wanted a son, instead he got stuck with us 3 girls so we've kind of grown up with remote control cars for Xmas and pretty boyish clothes sometimes..... and he's got NOOOOOOO sense of fashion either so some winters it was deffo hoodies and combat trousers all the way even though we're all kind of feminine looking! Anyway I think this is why he brought my sister the Cars Booster Seat and not the Disney Princesses one... my mum went out and brought that one eventually because she's deffo not into treating girls like boys!
The booster seat is made of hard plastic and is a lot heavier than the polystyrene seats my sister has also got. It's shaped nice though so my sisters bottom fits into the seat, I like the way the edges are raised up because it looks a lot more snug for little children who might be a bit nervous about moving from their bulky car seats onto a booster seat. I don't know the ins and outs of the new car rules but ALL small children now need to be in some sort of seat, I think maybe my sister should have been in a proper car seat for a bit longer but she was never comfortable enough to relax so we moved her onto a booster seat when she was about 2 1/2.
The cover comes off for washing and ours has been in the washing machine a good few times now. It's not suitable for tumble drying but is a lightweight material anyway so dries mega quick over the radiator or even on the line outside if it's sunny. In the 6 months we've had this booster seat it's had a whole bag of Buttons melted into it, been pee'd on at least 4 times, had dog crap on it when my thick cousin put his dirty shoe on it and those are just the things I know about!!! Looking at it right now I can see there aren't any stains or marks on the cover and the colours haven't faded in the washing machine or anything like that. It still looks new apart from a little patch that has bobbled a bit where the velcro on my sisters trainer got stuck one day.
A clever idea is the way the back of the seat is shaped, it's too hard to explain so have a look at the photo Dooyoo have got up. Where the back kind of hooks over you thread the seatbelt through and that stops the belt rubbing my sisters neck and face. Like I said my sister was very young when she started using a booster seat so the belt was always too high up on her face to start with, since we got this booster seat though you can see she's a lot more comfortable with the belt and even though it still rides up a bit high she definitely looks more stable and protected.
Children can use this booster seat from 33lbs up to 79lbs and it's suitable for children with a height of up to 59 inches.
We purchased this seat for my daughter who was going through a Cars phase. My daughter is 4 and cannot sit in a normal car seat as they make her feel sick so she has to have a booster seat.
The seat itself is made of hard plastic with velcro on top for the cover to stick to. It is very solid and sturdy and be warned not to drop it on your head like I have done when it has fallen out of the cupboard - it really hurts!
As the cover is removeable because it is velco, it makes it very easy to wash for all the times your child spills something on it, drops food on it or is sick on it (it happens!). It washes up really well too. We have washed my daughter's a few times now and it comes up as good as new. The seat is also padded which makes it nice and comfortable for little bottoms and ceases moans of "My bum hurts on this seat". Definately a bonus! It also elevates your child enough so that they can see out of the car window. Another bonus if they moan that they can't see usually!
The other thing I really like about this booster seat is that not only is it easy to slip the seatbelt through the sides to keep it in one place in the car but it also has little side bits which you can tuck the seatbelt in so that the seatbelt doesn't rub against your child's face which I thought was a great idea. So many times I have sat my daughter in a car seat and the seatbelt has rubbed against her cheek and left a red mark. This was definately a nice breath of fresh air.
We got this car seat in the sale for £9.99 from Very.co.uk which is a bargain as I havse seen it elsehwhere for £15+ It is definately worth having a look around on the net for it cheaper. It is a great booster seat which does the job of keeping my daughter safe very well.
When the car seat law was passed a couple of years ago, lots of new booster seats and products flooded the market. I heartily support the new regulations, as anything that keeps kids safe is ultimately a good thing, but sometimes the practicality aspect can be a problem. For example, I don't drive, but if a friend or family member wants to take me and the kids anywhere, I need to supply a booster seat, so I need something lightweight and portable, that I can carry with me if necessary, and that is easy to get in and out of a car without too much fiddling.
The Disney Cars booster cushion ticks all the boxes in that regard. It is made from a lightweight plastic, unlike the icky polystyrene seats you usually get. I don't know if it is just me, but polystyrene makes me go all funny! The seat is moulded into a comfortable shape that will suit most children, and has a small lightly padded cushion with a Cars design, which is removable and washable.
There are several things about this car seat that I really like:
1:Promotes child safety and enables the child to wear their seatbelt correctly, which means that if an accident does occur, the child will be safer, if they are using the booster and the seatbelt.
2:Easy to clean. The plastic seat is easy to wipe, and the cushion is easy to wash, which is a bonus, as car seats get grubby easily.
3:Easy to get in and out of a car. Just pop it on the seat. No fiddling around trying to install the seat.
4:Appealing design. My kids fight over who sits on this seat. The cute Cars design encourages children to use the seat.
5:Price. This seat is a lot cheaper than many on the market currently.
Thge seat is suitable for children between 15-36kg, which is roughly between the ages of 4 and 12 years old, so the seat is a good investment if you have a young child,as it should last them up until they are no longer required by law to use a booster seat.
The lightweight nature of the seat and the fact that it isn't very big, means that is easy to pop in a bag and take over to my mom's house if one of the kids are staying over and my dad can give them a lift back in the car.
I would recommend this booster seat wholeheartedly, and I love the simple design and ease of use. I have used lots of different car seats over the years, both cheap and expensive, and this one is a real little gem, which makes safety simple and easy, and ultimately, could save the life of a child.
We bought this seat for my 5 year old son who is mad about Disney Cars.
Unlike many booster seats like this, it is made of plastic, not polystyrene, which makes for a more solid, sturdy booster seat.
We've had this for almost 2 years now and it is still going strong, the Disney Cars padded seat cover is removable by velcro, therefore easy to wash. The biggest bonus of it is the side rests which you can tuck the seatbelt into which helps prevent the seatbelt rubbing your little one's face!
I don't believe any booster seat this basic should cost £17 however - since it's a neccesity to have one, but i paid much less in Matalan so it's worth shopping around.
Overall this is a good, sturdy, hardwearing and longlasting booster seat, with the added bonus that it's Disney Cars! If i should ver lose/break (unlikely) this seat, then i'd buy it again.