Switching from a five-point harness to a booster seat is a nerve-wracking experience for many safety conscious parents. Although Britax has been in and out of the booster market over the last few years with the short-lived Monarch and Bodyguard, they have a great offering now with the Parkway and the new Parkway SGL that we have our seven year old using.
The Parkway SGL is a seat belt-positioning booster that holds children up to 120 lbs. Meaning, this seat will essentially grow with your child from the time they are 4 or 5 until they are ready to come out of a child seat completely. The Parkway SGL is a booster seat with a back and headpiece that adjusts up or down depending on your child’s height allowing the shoulder strap of the belt to lie properly against your child’s body. Additionally, the innovative SecureGuard system keeps the lap belt in place in the event of an accident, preventing your child from sliding underneath the seat belt.
The newest and most noticeable addition to the Parkway SGL is Lower LATCH Connection System, which secures the booster seat to the vehicle preventing it from moving around or becoming a projectile when it is not in use. This system can be secured in seconds from either side of the booster with two clicks and a pull and fully stabilizes the seat in the event of a crash protecting you and other passengers in the car. The Parkway SGL is a great seat and have recommended to all our friends with kids ready to get out of their five-point harness carseat. In addition to improving safety, the true side impact wings work great as pillows for nap time and the retractable dual cup holders come in very handy.
Read our full review here: 2011 Britax Parkway Booster Seat