Chicco KidFit or Graco Turbobooster Grow

elsie5

Member
Hi. Looking at the Chicco Kidfit (it's on sale) booster for a 7.5 year old, 47 lbs (and maybe a future booster rider when she is over 40 lbs and around 6), I like that it has a recline function to adjust to the backseat and my soon wants good headwings when he needs to rest. It seems well padded too. But also looking at the Graco Turbobooster Grow (also on sale :)), we like the headwings and that it has the removable portable backless boster, but I'm afraid it will be too upstraight. Any opinions on those two seats? other pros and cons ? (I like that price range, I like a latchable booster)
(For a Honda Passeport 2020)
 
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ketchupqueen

CPST and ketchup snob
Staff member
The Kidfit is one of the shortest HBB on the market; it will be outgrown about a year earlier in HBB mode by most kids than the Turbo.

The Grow's main advantage is the RightGuide which can be purchased separately.

Both can have issues with headrests interfering in newer cars. You'll likely need to remove the vehicle headrest to avoid a gap.

The Turbo and Kidfit can both adjust a bit to the recline of the vehicle seat but can't really recline. If you want true recline you'll need a much more expensive seat that has a true recline mode (Clek Oobr, Peg Perego Flex 120...) Far above your current price range.

In the current price range you're looking at, the Britax Skyline is another option to consider. It's much taller and will last most kids about 3 years longer than the Turbo, around 4 longer than the Kidfit in high back mode.
 

elsie5

Member
Thank you, I just read the Skyline review, it says that it's not the most padded booster, which boosters (with UAS, even if more expensive)) would you say are more padded than the Skyline?
 

ketchupqueen

CPST and ketchup snob
Staff member
How tall is his torso?

Sit him cross legged against a wall. Straight back. Mark the top of the shoulder and measure from there to the floor.
 

ketchupqueen

CPST and ketchup snob
Staff member
Ok, yes, a 17" torso is smaller than average for that age and height, so the KidFit would likely work for a while for him. The top guides are 19.5".
 

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