Graco Backless TurboBooster Car Seat, Galaxy – Reviews, Questions & Answers

Graco Backless TurboBooster Car Seat, Galaxy
Graco Backless TurboBooster Car Seat, Galaxy features

  • This Graco booster seat helps safely transport your “big kid” from ages 4 -10, from 40 – 100 pounds; and up to 57 inches tall
  • Backless booster is top rated by leading consumer magazines and publications
  • Booster seat is rigorously crash tested to meet or exceed U.S. safety standards and reassure safety-conscious parents
  • Engineered and crash tested to meet or exceed US standard FMVSS 213
  • Designed to be the kind of stylish, comfortable seat your child will actually want to ride in

Graco Backless TurboBooster Car Seat, Galaxy 

Graco’s top-rated Backless TurboBooster Car Seat helps keep your big kid safe in the car. This backless booster seat is built for comfort with a padded seat and height-adjustable armrests. It’s a terrific option to help protect older children and kids who are ready to transition out of a harness booster, but not yet ready to ride with just your vehicle’s seat belt. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school-aged children should ride in a belt-positioning booster seat until at least age 8 or until the seat belt fits correctly. The Backless TurboBooster car seat is designed to protect children ages 4 to 10 who are between 40 and 100 pounds and 40 to 57 inches tall. Dual, hideaway cup holders are just right for holding your child’s cups or water bottles, so that they’ve got just what they need for a comfortable ride in the car with you. After all, a comfortable passenger is a happy passenger. When you’re ready to clean your deluxe, padded seat cushion, simply remove it and wash it in your washing machine with gentle detergent. Then, all plastic parts of the seat may be cleaned with mild soap and water. The Backless TurboBooster seat has been engineered and rigorously crash tested to meet or exceed all applicable US standards.

Graco Backless TurboBooster Car Seat, Galaxy 

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Q:Do the cupholders come off on this backless booster?
A:I don’t think they come off, no. But the good thing is that you can push them in if you don’t need them, even one at the time.

Q:Can this booster be used in the front passenger seat of the car?
A:No. Children should be in back seat until twelve years old.

Q:What is the width of the booster seat with the cup holders pushed in, and pulled out? We have a small car with two other car seats already in it.
A:Not exactly sure – not with me at the moment. Each cup holder adds appx 2 inches?? We have had 2 of these boosters and a large Britax infant seated all in a row in a Honda Civic and been tight but fine, using outside cup holder only.

Q:What is the width with cup holders pushed in?
A:According to the specs it’s 16.25″ wide. The actual width without pressing the seat cushion in is around 16.5″

Q:Does this seat have tether anchors?
A:No

Q:Is this fine in a sedan with no separate chairs? The sedan has just one back across no separate backs to the seats.
A:Yes.

Q:my daughter is 5.5 years old, 43 inches tall and 40 bonds weight. Is the booster suitable for her?
A:should be perfect

Q:Could you please tell me if the arms on this booster seat go up and down as well as are adjustable?
A:They do not articulate. They only adjust up and down and lock into that position.

Q:Will this seat work in an older car without the special hooks?
A:yes.

Q:Can you remove the armrests, or at least flip them up out of the way while getting in and out of the car?
A:Hi. Yes you can remove the arm rest.

 

Q:How much does it weigh? The description says 1 pound, but that is hard to believe.
A:It couldn’t weigh much more than that…because my 6 yrs granddaughter takes it with her when we change cars:-) and she’s a normal sized 6.9 yr old girl :-)

Q:How much does it weigh? The description says 1 pound, but that is hard to believe.
A:It is pretty lightweight but I am sure it is more than a pound… Maybe a few pounds

Q:i don’t see any belt or anything to fix this seat to car. can you help me or give me directions on how i can fix this to car ?
A:It does not have a latch to anchor. There is another backless car seat from this brand that does provide the latch. The only thing this seat connects to is the seat belt, making the seatbelt the correct height for the child. The seatbelt is what keeps this car seat in place.

Q:Is this booster also “FAA-approved” to use on an airplane?

A:No, belt positioning boosters are not approved for airplane use since there is no shoulder belt. If your child is an appropriate booster age (over 5 years of still and can sit in the seat 100% of the time without slouching even when asleep) he/she can take this on the plane as a carry on and put it in the overhead bin …

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No, belt positioning boosters are not approved for airplane use since there is no shoulder belt. If your child is an appropriate booster age (over 5 years of still and can sit in the seat 100% of the time without slouching even when asleep) he/she can take this on the plane as a carry on and put it in the overhead bin so you won’t have to check the seat.

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Q:Hello, I am wondering if this model has more cushioning than others; the ones we have now are pretty hard on the bum. Thanks.
A:Same thin cushion as far as I can tell.

Q:weight
A:Light enough for my 5 year old to move on her own.

Q:Is it washable?
A:Yes

Q:Do I need a mat for this booster seat to protect the leather seat, as I did with the convertible car seat?
A:That’s definitely a great idea. I put one under my son’s booster seat to protect our leather seat as well.

Q:Does this come with seat belt positioned that can make seatbelt come down lower?
A:Yes, it does

Q:Is this compatible with the backs from a Graco highback booster seat? I have just the backs, and am looking for a backless booster to attach them to.
A:I am not 100% sure, I would guess no. Sorry I can’t help more.

 

Q:can you use it at the table?
A:Yes, you can. There is no restraint of its own. The dimensions seem okay enough to put on a chair seat.

Q:how wide is this seat? (The amazon website says its 15 x 16.5 x 8.6 inches, but sometimes those dimensions are wrong. The width really matters for us.
A:I am not sure, but it takes up less than the whole cushion in my husbands Sonata.

Q:Can I use this for my 2 year old on a plane?

A:I don’t know about this one, but here is an article for you.The CARES Child Safety Device is the only FAA-approved harness-type restraint for children weighing between 22 and 44 pounds. This type of device provides an alternative to using a hard-backed seat and is approved only for use on aircraft. The CARES Child Sa…

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I don’t know about this one, but here is an article for you.The CARES Child Safety Device is the only FAA-approved harness-type restraint for children weighing between 22 and 44 pounds. This type of device provides an alternative to using a hard-backed seat and is approved only for use on aircraft. The CARES Child Safety Device is not approved for use in motor vehicles. https://www.faa.gov/passengers/fly_children/

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Q:Can you use this seat on the plane?

A:Hi, I’m a former flight attendant and I can tell you without the FAA approved sticker you will not be able to use these on a commercial airliner. These are designed to use with a 3 point harness system and are NOT for use with only a lap belt. I did not work for Southwest Airlines but I’m quite certain if anyone has …

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Hi, I’m a former flight attendant and I can tell you without the FAA approved sticker you will not be able to use these on a commercial airliner. These are designed to use with a 3 point harness system and are NOT for use with only a lap belt. I did not work for Southwest Airlines but I’m quite certain if anyone has used these on a Southwest flight it is because those particular flight attendants were being a little loose in enforcing and informing passengers about FAA regulations. You can carry them on but they will have to be stored under the seat or in the overhead.

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Q:Can I buy the back separately?
A:You cannot purchase the back separately. If you want a back on it, Graco makes a car seat that is a booster with a back. Amazon carries them, they’re called “Graco Highback TurboBooster Car Seat”.

Q:Does the back of this seat attach to the car seat with the Latch system?
A:No, only with vehicle standard seat belt.

Q:my daughter is 4 years old 40lbs and 41 inches tall. is this seat okay? or does she need a high back booster? thank you so much!
A:My daughter is now 5 and about 45 lbs but we have had this seat for about a year now and I have no problems with it at all. The seat belt sits in the correct spots, she is comfortable in it and it doesn’t slide around in the seat. I was worried about the same thing when I bought this seat but it has worked out great for me.

Q:Does anyone know the chemical safety of this specific color (Galaxy)? HealthyStuff.org does not list this model.
A:Don’t worry too much about the chemicals on a car seat. The only way they could cause harm if your chid was eating the seat, which I presume they’re not. 😉

Q:Is this seat legal in Philadelphia or do I need a seat with back? My daughter is 4.5 years old and weight 62 pounds. Will this be comfortable ?
A:Yes, this is legal in Pennsylvania. It doesn’t seem that comfortable to me, but my kids have no complaints!

Q:does this booster seat have a belt clip for better positioning of the belt near the shoulder area for kids who are shorter?
A:Yes it does, but your child will have to hold it with his back as its laces back to the chair with a strap.

 

Q:Does the car seat have a expiration date on it
A:No, I don’t see any expiration date anywhere on the box. It does have a manufacturing date although

Q:HOw come the grey one is less expensive than the red one (Color: Frenzy)
A:I Think It All Goes By Popular Demand. Though I’m Pretty sure There’s No Difference Between The Two, Other Than Color.

Q:Is this seat approved for use in the European Union (EU)?
A:If you are military or just on vacation, you can use this in Europe, however if you live there you must buy a seat there.

Q:Is there any way to anchor the seat(with the highback) in the car besides just the seatbelt?
A:I don’t have the high back, but the backless booster has to be secured with the seatbelt. There aren’t any hooks to attach to the cars restraint system.

Q:I s this seat appropriate for a 6-7 year old first grader?
A:Yes, it would work just fine. It worked fine for my 74lb kindergartener.

Q:Are the cup holders removable? I will be putting this booster seat in between two car seats and am not sure it will fit with the cup holders.
A:the manufacturer describes them as “hide-away cup holders”, so just a guess but perhaps they push inside the base

Q:How wide is this seat across the back? Dimensions say 16.2 x 15.5 but not sure which is the width.
A:16.2 is the width

Q:Is it okay for a 4 year old?
A:It Goes By Height And Weight Requirement. I Believe The Weight Is Forty Pounds.. Not Sure Of The Height Though.

Graco Backless TurboBooster Car Seat, Galaxy