Britax is back on the market with a dedicated belt positioning booster, the Britax Parkway Slide Guard. From the first pictures, it doesn’t look all that exciting, I hate to admit. But I’ve bought one or two of their original ‘boring’ seats and have been happy with them, so I won’t judge a book (er…carseat) by it’s cover.
One thing that is unique about this seat is the “Slide Guard. ” For lack of a better comparison, it’s like a crotch strap in the seating area that hooks to the lap belt and, as it says on the Amazon site, “works with the vehicle safety belt to prevent the child from sliding under the lap-belt portion of the safety belt during impact, thus minimizing the risk of abdominal injury.” These are popular in Australian boosters (from what I gathered in a quick google search). And some of us remember when the Starriser with Anti Submarine Clip was going to be released here, but never made to market. So this is not an entirely new gadget, and I’m glad we are finally seeing it on a seat in the US.
The Parkway Slide Guard also has armrests, unlike the previous Parkway which was discontinued last year.
Now…hmmm… what seats do I need to purge to make room for one or two of these in my cars…?