The First Years Compass B540 Booster Seat, Polka Dot (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Received five star ease fo use government rating from NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
- Narrow bottom rails allow the seat to fit into sculpted bucket seats even in small cars
- Head rest has a full EPP foam (bicycle helmet foam) liner to absorb energy in an impact
- Head rest now accomadates newer vehicle head rests
- Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
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Safety, well, I guess technically you could say we were in an accident, but as you will read below, you will understand why I did not purchase new seats. My DDs had no issues related to the accident.
Cleaning is a breeze! I washed on gentle in my front loader several times (long story short, turkey [no, not kidding] flew in threw my windshield while driving on the interstate [I pulled over safely with only injury to turkey] causing glass to go EVERYWHERE and I wanted to ensure glass was gone before allowing my DDs back in to their seats!) before laying out to dry. Covers fit back on with no problems!
As far as our new addition, the baby is in center seat riding in a Chicco Keyfit (22lb) and there are minimal issues with buckling in with the boosters. ONLY DOWNSIDE is on the Buick, not 1st Years, the female component of the seatbelt is on a stationary bar, so there is little give when buckling in, making it only slightly difficult. One of my DDs has a tight fit to buckle in when sitting in the booster located on the 60 bench.Read more ›
I absolutely loved the first one we bought back in 2007 - it had a giraffe print and most all the same features as this one. However, one major improvement I noticed with this newer model from our older one is that it has significantly more cushioning. The seat, back, headrest and wings (on each side of the head rest) are significantly more padded. This is great, as our daughter would sometimes complain of being uncomfortable on long drives with the old seat.
In general, the main benefits to the Compass seats are as follows:
-lightweight: easy to carry when needed
-folds in half: again, making it easy to carry when needed. Also great if you put it on an airplane, as it protects it somewhat with only the outer shell being exposed and the softer cushion areas closed up in the "clam" part of the seat.
-have two cup holders: once you have these any seat without them seems a hardship. You'll use them for more than just sippy cups! Think crayons, odd shells and rocks picked up at the beach, snacks, toys, etc.
- SUPER EASY to use: This seat is classified as a booster, so it does not latch or any of that. It is held in by the seatbelt, which is also what holds in your child. The seat has easy to see guide paths for where the seatbelt should go. It's almost dummy proof, which is great.
-Armrests: This, again is something that once you're used to them, any car seat without them seems a hardship. On long drives kids want somewhere comfortable to rest their arms just as adults do. The armrests are at a great height for kids and can also be pushed up and out of the way if needed.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a great purchase. Lasted longer, looked better, and was more comfortable (so I am told) than any other seat.Published 9 hours ago by JGM
The add says first years but the unit comes apart for larger children. Because it comes apart to use as a booster seat I thought it was bigger. Read morePublished on April 10, 2013 by Vermonter
I did my checking on-line and Consumer Reports rates this booster seat the highest, I think 74 out 0f 100; it even beat out Britax, which was the brand I had before and the best... Read morePublished on February 10, 2013 by A. C. Keith
We have two of these because they are a great quality product, easy to clean and simple to install. Would buy again.Published on May 23, 2012 by Scott Hirni
I bought this booster for my 6-year-old. I picked this particular seat because it has a lot more cushioning than any other booster I've seen. Read morePublished on August 19, 2011 by Amazon Customer
This booster seat was so fantastic that we had to buy another for my wife's car after I had the original in my car for a few weeks. Read morePublished on August 11, 2011 by Maxmil
5 star mom, kid, and NHTSA rated! We make 2 hour trips for our girls to visit with thier grandparents at least once a month. Read morePublished on April 4, 2011 by catrs
Very easy to use. Our kid loves the design and having her own cupholders and armrests. Nice to be able to just lift it out of the car and put into another vehicle. Read morePublished on March 10, 2011 by RegBz
We have a graco high back booster, my in-laws have a harmony high back booster...this blows them away. Read morePublished on January 30, 2011 by c.langtry