Meet our newest guest reviewer, Heather’s daughter, Ellie. Because the Safety 1st Incognito Kid-Positioner is made and marketed just for kids like her, we decided to let her give us her opinions of this brand new concept seat. Ellie read the manual, installed the Incognito herself, and wrote the review while mom took photos and a video. All opinions are Ellie’s and Ellie’s alone :).
I like the Incognito because it is comfortable and easy to install. I like how it’s compatible with all types of cars but it is not compatible with airplanes because the seat belt there isn’t like any other belt. It doesn’t have a shoulder belt. All boosters need shoulder belts. The belt guides on the seat help with safety and keep the lap belt low.
The Incognito can handle 60-120 lbs. and 47-60”. For people who use the metric system, it can handle 27.2-54.4 kg and 119.4-142.4 cm. It is meant for older kids who don’t like sitting in a booster seat. It doesn’t look like a booster seat and I think it is embarrassing to sit in a booster at age 11 and a half.
The seat is very well designed and can fit any car. First of all, we didn’t get the right color. We got black because it was all they had. But that’s okay, I don’t mind much. I like the look of the seat. I like it better than my old seat because it looks like an elevated vehicle seat. I wouldn’t change anything about the Incognito. I think the seat will be great for any car driven on vacation and for going to school.
Your child can even install it herself! All you do is: plop the seat in to where the child is sitting and attach the belt (with the open part facing forward) to the belt guide. When you unbuckle, leave the first belt guide alone. That will be much less threading every time (I show you how in the video).
How the Incognito improves belt fit in a 2013 Tesla Model S:
In a 2011 Acura MDX:
Versus a Graco Connext in the MDX:
Miscellaneous photos & measurements:
When you first get the seat, before you do anything with it, make sure you read the “Safety 1st” manual that comes with the seat. Also, make sure to never put the seat facing backwards because of safety reasons. I hope this review helped you decide to get the Incognito. Also, thank you for reading Carseatblog.com. Remember, drive safe!
The Safety 1st Incognito will be shipping soon and is currently available at Amazon.com for $19.99. It will be sold in black, grey and tan to match vehicle interiors.
Thank you to Safety 1st for providing the Incognito to us for review!
For more information on the Safety 1st Incognito Kid-Positioner see our preview here: https://carseatblog.com/23450/safety-1st-incognito-kid-positioning-seat-preview/
Information on the Safety 1st website can be found here: http://safety1st.djgusa.com/en/djgusa/incognito-booster-seat–bc093blk
Excellent review, Ellie! 🙂
Thanks for the great review Ellie! Hope to see more from you in the future! 🙂
this booster is made for kids who are really at the end of booster seats, but needs one in some vehicles or is super leggy like Heather’s daughter and needs a booster due to a shorter torso. The uber amount of leg support is just wonderful.
I’m worried about it being too much leg support for my daughter, but she’s ALL torso and she needs a lower profile booster in her dad’s car soon (it should come out just in time) because she doesn’t remotely fit the seat without one and the only other low profile booster that works is starting to give a less good lapbelt fit (bringing it too far down on the thighs)
Going by the growth profile, she’ll need a booster until about age 13, so when her booster in my van expires, we’ll probably get a second one of these at that time as well.
Thank you everyone for your support on my first review. I plan on making more reviews soon. See you soon!
Congratulations, Ellie, on your first review! Great job, and my oldest is very excited about this product. Thanks!
Great review, Ellie!
Once you are no longer using boosters, you should take the child passenger safety technician class:-)
It’s refreshing to see the perspective of someone who actually uses the child safety seat being reviewed!
Thanks for the awesome review, Ellie! I preordered one of these for Leah today, we can’t wait to get it!
Awesome review, Ellie! Only the child of a technician knows some of those terms. Cannot wait to try this seat with my 10 year old!
Thanks for the great review, Ellie! You ROCK!!!
Very helpful review! I will show this to my daughter who will be using one as soon as we get it. Thank you for showing us how simple it is, Ellie. 🙂
@Kristi – that question would be best answered by Dorel but I believe the intention was to keep people from putting 4, 5 and 6-year-olds in this product. It’s really meant for the typical 8-12 year old crowd. After having used the Incognito, my honest opinion is that a child that small would probably be better served by a traditional booster. However, if I had a 10-yr-old who was in the 10th percentile for weight and didn’t quite weigh 60 lbs yet, I know *I* would be comfortable making the parental decision to use this product if it was really important to my child. I get that being a 4th or 5th or 6th grader who is still using a traditional booster can be upsetting for some kids.
Does anyone know why the minimum weight is 60 lbs? Having a minimum weight seems kind of silly for a seat like that. My 9 year old is small, and hates a booster seat, but still needs one. He weighs 50 lbs. I’d love to see him be able to use a seat like this.