Disclosure: Mama Smith’s Review Blog received this item in exchange for her honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% hers.
I am a huge advocate for child safety. My girls are going to be in booster seats until they hit the limit, that is for sure. Nothing bugs me more than seeing kids that are clearly less than 120 pounds and younger than 8 years old sitting in a seat without one. Like, it really REALLY irks me – and puts me in a bad mood. I feel bad for those kids because they don’t know that they are in a very dangerous situation. And sometimes I feel bad for the parents, if they don’t know any better. But do your research people – and see what the safety laws in your state are – and what the safety recommendations are as well. Just because it is not the law, does not mean that it is the safe way to go. It is legal to smoke cigarettes, is it not? We all know that is not a safe decision.
I love our Diono Rainiers because they will last our girls their entire time but if your child is older and you are looking for the perfect booster – than look no further than the Diono Monterey Booster. Overprotective in all the right ways, the Monterey is a full-featured, expandable high-back booster seat designed to fit growing children 40 lb to 120 lb. The adjustable head rest and deep, aluminum reinforced sides are lined with energy absorbing EPS foam for side impact protection and the reinforced seat bottom provides extra lap belt safety. This significantly strengthens the Monterey and provides superior defense against crash forces.
A simple-to-use dial on the back adjusts the width of the seat to fit a child’s shoulders up to 20″ wide. The 11-position headrest gives ultimate flexibility and adjusts up to 6.5″ in height with one hand for an easy, precise fit. As a fixed-position booster, integrated LATCH connectors and front adjusters allow for a safe and secure installation in seconds (LATCH use is optional) and keeps the seat in position when not in use. The seat bottom has extra length for leg support and features thick AirTek™ foam and tapered sides for total comfort. Retractable, dual cup holders are extra-deep and angled to keep drinks upright. Monterey can also be used as a backless booster and packs flat for travel and storage.
- Fits children 40 lb to 120 lb and 38″ to 63″ in height
- Extra-deep side walls are reinforced with aluminum and lined with EPS foam for superior side impact protection
- Energy absorbing AirTek™ foam provides superior cushioning and increased airflow for comfortable ride
- Adjustable width: expandable seat back fits shoulders up to 20”
- Adjustable height: 11 position headrest adjusts up to 6.5″ with one hand
- Can also be used as a backless booster