Car seats are such an important baby gear item! From infant car seats to booster seats, they help keep your child safe from harm as well as comfortable on your travels. When your child is ready to graduate to a booster seat, it is an exciting time for the child and the parent! That is why we were happy to review the high quality Diono Monterey High Back Booster Seat.
Diono Review Of The Monterey High Back Booster Seat
There are two types of booster seats available, those with a back and those without! One thing that is really great about the Diono Monterery Booster Seat is that you get all the benefits of having the back (side impact protection, comfort, head support for naps) and you can still take the booster apart into two pieces and it packs flat for travel or you can even use just the bottom portion if you need a backless booster for ease of travel. The seat came in two pieces that easily and securely clicked together. The Diono Monterey Booster Seat back is easily adjustable and you can increase the width of the expandable seat back to fit your child’s shoulders just right and adjust the headrest for a comfortable, custom fit.
I wish I had know that when I was looking for a booster- I had no idea and thought they were all about the same. Having found the Diono Monterey Booster Seat after trying a few other brands, I can tell you they are not all the same. The Diono Monterey Booster has Energy absorbing AirTek™ foam and I can feel the difference in the cushioning between it and another booster I have with just my hand.
It also a longer seat bottom for proper leg support and between this and the cushioning a notice a huge difference- my daughter’s legs no longer fall asleep (you know, that pins and needles feeling) on long car trips with the Diono Montery Booster! There is one more thing that I absolutely love and that is better than the other brand booster seat I have- the LATCH system clips! The LATCH system clips allow me to secure the booster to the car seat bench so that it doesn’t move around when I go around corners. I can see a huge difference and I love that it sits flat and is secured- that has just got to be so much more safe as well as comfortable. Oh, the fabric cover is also super soft!
Diono Monterey Booster Seat Details:
The Diono Monterey Booster is made for children at least 30 pounds and 38″ and its adjustable design accommodates a growing child up to 120 lbs and 63” tall. Diono Monterey Booster features:
- Extra deep, reinforced sides
- EPS foam for side impact protection
- Angled, reinforced seat bottom prevents submarining
- LATCH system for secure installation (LATCH use not required)
- Expandable width and height
- Longer seat bottom for proper leg support with cushioned comfort
- Energy absorbing AirTek™ foam provides superior cushioning and increase
- 2 recline positions for comfort and to fit all vehicle seat shapes
- Retractable cup holders are extra deep to keep drinks upright
- Can also be used as a backless booster. Packs flat.
- Bottom rubber pads grip better and help protect vehicle upholstery
The Diono Monterey Booster Seat accommodates a growing child up to 120 lbs and 63” tall. Deep, reinforced sides are lined with energy-absorbing EPS foam for side-impact protection. Easily increase the width of the expandable seatback to fit a child’s shoulders up to 20” wide, and adjust the 11-position headrest for a custom fit. Optional use of the integrated LATCH connectors allow for a safe and secure installation in seconds.
I love my Diono Monterey Expandable Booster Seat because I have full confidence it keeps my child extra safe and extra comfortable which are both so important to me! I also love that it is perfect for my growing child and will last and expand to fit her as she grows.
I was provided with a Diono Monterey Booster Seat in the hopes that I would share my honest opinions. I received no monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own.