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The Chicco GoFit Backless Booster Car Seat is a safe, sturdy option for growing kids who are no longer in need of a high-back booster seat. It’s made to be installed quickly and easily, with built-in lap belt guides as well as a shoulder belt clip.
Speaking of installation and use, you won’t have to worry about it damaging your car’s upholstery, thanks to its thoughtfully designed smooth underside. This contoured seat boasts comfortable double-foam padding, so your child will remain comfortable on rides of any length.
Dual cupholders can be folded away to save space when they’re not in use, and an integrated carrying handle makes the GoFit highly portable and easy to transfer from car to car.
You’ll have peace of mind knowing this model has been rated a Best Bet Booster by the nonprofit group Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Overview of Chicco GoFit Backless Booster
The Chicco GoFit Backless Booster Car Seat is a convenient and comfortable means of ensuring your growing child rides safely when he or she is ready to transition out of a high-back booster. It’s sturdy and comfortable, and is made for kids in the weight range of 40 to 110 pounds and the height range of 38 to 57 inches. It’s thoughtfully designed with a plush cover as well as two integrated cupholders that can be folded away to save space when they’re not needed. It can be set up in a matter of seconds, and is just as easy to carry by an adult or a child when it’s time to move it into a different car thanks to its built-in carrying handle. This makes it a great choice for multiple-car households or for families who carpool frequently to school or sports events.
Not only is the GoFit’s fabric comfortable, but it’s also removable, so you can toss it into the washer as often as you like to keep it fresh and clean. Similarly, the cupholders can be removed and placed in the dishwasher. As you can see, keeping the Chicco GoFit in good shape doesn’t require a lot of time and effort on your part. As far as installation, note that this model is not equipped to work with a vehicle’s LATCH system. (If you’re in need of that, Chicco’s otherwise-very-similar GoFit Plus would be a choice to consider.) The GoFit incorporates built-in lap belt guides and a shoulder belt clip to help keep your little one safe and secure.
Safety of Chicco GoFit Backless Booster Car Seat
The Chicco GoFit Backless Booster Car Seat is rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to meet federal standards when it comes to safety and crash performance. Here’s how the NHTSA graded it for several crucial factors:
Video Overview of Chicco GoFit Backless Booster
Chicco GoFit Backless Booster Car Seat Specs
40- 110 pounds
38 – 57 inches
Child age range
4 to 10 years
Chicco GoFit Backless Booster weight
Chicco GoFit Backless Booster dimensions
17" wide x 8.5" high x 15" deep
Chicco GoFit Backless Booster Features
Ease of Use
Comfort and Convenience
The Chicco GoFit Backless Booster Car Seat incorporates a patented, contoured ErgoBoost seat and double-foam padding, so your child is sure to be supported comfortably on rides of any length. When it’s time to transfer it to another car, you (or your child) should have no problem carrying this lightweight, five-pound seat that features a built-in ergonomic handle.
As mentioned, the two cupholders can be tucked away when not in use to free up space, which comes in handy when you’ve got multiple kids in the backseat. They’re removable for washing, as are this seat’s fabric padding and armrests covers. The foam insert can be rinsed by hand, as needed, and hung to dry.
Ease of Installation
Who is the Chicco GoFit Backless Booster Car Seat suitable for?
The Chicco GoFit Backless Booster Car Seat is made for kids who are between four and 10 years of age, ranging from 40 to 110 pounds in weight and 38 to 57 inches in height. It’s a convenient option for busy families with growing children who might frequently need to transfer the booster from car to car, including for carpooling purposes. It’s also well suited for long drives and road trips, thanks to two cupholders that can keep drinks and snacks within arm’s reach for your child.
What is included with the Chicco GoFit Backless Booster Car Seat?
While the Chicco GoFit does not come with any accessories, you can opt to purchase a compatible console that can be attached to the seat to store small toys or other necessities. While this model does not incorporate LATCH-enabled installation components, the similar, slightly more expensive Chicco GoFit does include them.
Pros and Cons of the Chicco GoFit Backless Booster Car Seat
Chicco GoFit Backless Booster Car Seat Installation
A tutorial installation video is available below.
Chicco GoFit Backless Booster Car Seat Manual
The owner's manual can be found here:
Chicco GoFit Backless Booster Car Seat vs. Graco Backless Booster
The Chicco GoFit Backless Booster Car Seat and the Graco Backless Booster are highly comparable models, with the exact same child age and weight requirements, with similar ones regarding height. Both also feature padded armrests and two fold-away cupholders. Note that the armrests of the Graco are adjustable, however, whereas those of the GoFit are not. Both are rated highly for safety and comfort. Both are made by well-known manufacturers of sturdy and safe products for babies and young kids.
When deciding between the two models, one difference you’ll encounter is the price: The Graco Backless Booster is significantly more affordable, making it a more attractive choice for parents on a tight budget. When it comes to comfort and safety, however, the two stack up similarly.
Albee Baby's Chicco GoFit Backless Booster Car Seat Review
The Chicco GoFit is a medium priced compact backless booster safety seat that provides support in all the right places. Its ErgoBoost double foam padding makes it a comfortable ride both for your child and you, especially in small cars. Recommended by Consumer Reports, the Go Fit is an easy to handle and transport seat with a built-in carry handle that makes it easy to transfer from vehicle to vehicle.
One drawback is there is no illustration of a child when properly seated. All sizing information and warnings are text only on the labels.
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The instruction manual cannot be accessed while the child is in the seat and the warning that the safest place for children is the rear seat is not illustrated. Despite that minor inconvenience, positioning the seat is simple with its easy-to-attach push-on LATCH connectors.
Other nice additions are two flexible upholders that can be used by passengers, a plush cover and a very good performing backless booster that provides excellent belt fit. The seat has a machine washable seat pad making clean up from those inevitable accidents a snap.
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