Are Inflatable Booster Seats Safe?
Booster seats are critical for most children under the age of 10, and sometimes even longer. Having a booster seat helps to minimize risk to the child in the case of an accident, promotes safe seat belt positioning, and may help to keep them seated during the car ride. But despite all the benefits, lugging around a big, bulky booster seat isn't always easy. This is where an inflatable booster seat comes in — touted as being affordable, portable, and sturdy, you may still be wondering: are they safe?
What is an Inflatable Booster Seat?
Keeping your child safe can get harder as they age. While many headstrong and independent children resist booster seats, they are crucial to ensuring your child’s safety.
Inflatable booster seats offer an alternative to the standard, bulky model, and the lack of hard plastic might appeal to your child more. They are designed to be inflated quickly and easily, meaning that older children could even inflate their own booster seats. When the ride is over, inflatable booster seats deflate in a snap and are light and compact enough to be packed away in your child’s backpack. As always, if relying on your child to inflate their own booster seat, it’s best to double check their handiwork before driving off.
Are Inflatable Booster Seats Safe?
hiccapop’s UberBoost is designed to keep your most precious cargo safe and secure throughout your entire car ride. We’re dedicated to bringing you the highest quality product available — while we meet or exceed all federal motor safety standards, not all brands offer the same safety promise. As you know, it’s imperative to buy a high-quality product whenever safety is involved.
Here are some factors to consider before buying an inflatable booster seat:
- Weight limits: Choose a booster seat that is appropriate for the child’s weight. The UberBoost is rated for children 40 to 110 pounds. Those who are outside of this weight range may be at risk for injury or not fully protected.
- Durable design: If the inflatable booster seat pops, it cannot provide the child with the necessary support. Look for those that have a puncture-resistant, double-thick vinyl engineered design to enhance support.
No-skid design: Some inflatable booster seats are made of slick and slippery materials, which can cause your child to slip out of place. Look for a product that is designed to maintain proper positioning without skidding.
It’s equally important to consider other design features like seat belt compatibility. When a booster seat is designed properly, seat belts should fit comfortably across your child’s torso without touching their neck and while going across the hips.
What Makes an Inflatable Booster Seat a Great Option?
As mentioned above, inflatable booster seats offer excellent benefits, including:
- Lightweight designs: Even your child can carry them around if need be.
- Easy to use: There's nothing quite as frustrating as juggling a toddler and a heavy booster seat, especially when in a rush.
Easy storage: For those that need to use them infrequently, like grandparents, there is no need to have a bulky car seat taking up limited room when not in use.
Who Is Using Inflatable Booster Seats?
Don’t just take our word for it — here’s why our customers got their own inflatable booster seat.
“I want to get an inflatable booster seat because I want my child to have one when in someone else’s car.”
“My child needs a booster seat sometimes after school.”
“I never want to forget a booster seat.”
Check out the UberBoost Inflatable Booster Car Seat to find out how well it could work for your child’s needs. Backed by hiccapop’s lifetime guarantee, you don’t have to worry about it breaking on you. Make your life just a bit easier today!