JPMA Parent’s Choice Award - WHAT THE HECK are these two booster seats?

Kat_Momof3

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JPMA Parent’s Choice Award - WHAT THE HECK are these two booster seats?

I saw Graco's link for voting for the JPMA Parent’s Choice Award - and these two items were listed that made me go WHA?

1. Safety 1st BOOSTAPAK - does that mean Dorel is bringing this to the US/Canada?

2. Harmony Folding Travel Booster Car Seat - I found NOTHING on it by searching... anyone know anything? I sent an email to Harmony as no one answered their customer service line, despite it still being within office hours.
 
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Kat_Momof3

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Re: JPMA Parent’s Choice Award - WHAT THE HECK are these two booster seats?

here's the info I have so far from Michael at Harmony - I sent more questions in reply, so we'll see what all I can find out.

This is a new item for us that will be available at retail stores next year. It is a full-size highback booster car seat with all the features you would expect from a Harmony product: For children 30lbs-110lbs, height adjustable headrest, cupholder, extra comfort padding and premium microsuede washable fabrics. The unique feature of this seat is the fact that in 3-easy steps you can fold this seat into a cube about the size of a standard briefcase. It literally takes me 5 seconds to fold or unfold it. We hope that it meets the needs of parents who need to travel with a booster seat, or those who want to store it in their trunk without taking up all the space!
 

wendytthomas

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Re: JPMA Parent’s Choice Award - WHAT THE HECK are these two booster seats?

The Harmony sounds fun!

And yes, the Boostapak is coming to the US in November. 40-80 pounds, I think five year lifespan, $60 MSRP. I talked to the Dorel rep two months ago at KIM and asked about it.

Wendy
 

Kat_Momof3

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Re: JPMA Parent’s Choice Award - WHAT THE HECK are these two booster seats?

I'm not sure how I feel about the boostapak being in the market... I know there are some good reasons for it, but the kids who would think it's so awesome are usually too young to be in a booster... I don't know.


I got more info from Harmony, though, which excites me to no end about what they are bringing to the market

While I can’t give away too many specific details because the unit isn’t public yet, I can tell you that you should find the height in-line with our other highback boosters. However, this booster will NOT convert into a no-back and unfortunately, it is not LATCH equipped. We are working on some newer units that will be LATCH equipped and I would expect those to start appearing at retail stores early in the New Year.
 

wendytthomas

Admin - CPST Instructor
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Re: JPMA Parent’s Choice Award - WHAT THE HECK are these two booster seats?

Sounds like a perfect travel booster. No more putting a BubbleBum in a backpack. Put some toys in the booster. No more threading through the belt guides of the BubbleBum. Piper would probably much prefer the Boostapak, and I can easily see getting one for Laine for travel when she outgrows the Coccoro (given her torso height she'll likely be five).

Wendy
 

Brianna

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Re: JPMA Parent’s Choice Award - WHAT THE HECK are these two booster seats?

That seems pretty tall compared to other backless boosters, I would imagine it would push the shoulder belt off of taller children who don't quite 5 step yet.
 

finn

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The booster paks are pretty cool, a few kids (ages 5+) at ds school have them as spare seats, they are much bigger than the bubble bum, (which is so handy to keep rolled up in ds pack pack & awesome for tight 3 across, except for the belt guides!).
 

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