Diono is committed to providing car seat safety to families everywhere with innovative and advanced travel solutions.
Diono car seats, Convertible boosters, storage solutions, stroller and travel accessories consistently earn high ratings from industry experts and families worldwide. Our product designs combine safety, convenience and style.
Since our company started Diono has worked to solve the real everyday worries and hassles parents face. Our first product idea was born from a family discussion on a documentary demonstrating the consequences of improperly secured car seats in collisions. Within the year family members had created a prototype that would come to be known as Mighty-Tite? ? the world’s first and only seatbelt tightener designed for ease of use and peace of mind.
When it comes to children, safety is always key. My little guy isn’t so little anymore (I can’t believe almost four years have gone by!) and he’s outgrowing everything like a weed. We had purchased a two in one seat but with his grandfather babysitting a lot of weekends, we were in the market for an additional booster seat. As luck may have it, I didn’t have to pull out my hair researching an additional seat as Diono offered us a Monterey Booster Seat (formerly known as their Sunshine Kids) to review.
Accommodate children 30lbs up to 120lbs
Children who are 38″ to 63″ tall
The Monterey also boasts these cool features:
- Extra deep reinforced sides
- EPS Foam for side impact protection
- Energy Absorbing AirTek foam
- Adjustable width to accommodate shoulders width up to 20″
- Adjustable height with 11 position head rest and adjust 6.5″ higher with one hand
- LATCH System (optional)
- Angled reinforced seat bottom
- Two recline positions so it fits all seat shapes
- Packs flat for easy storage or travel
- Bottom rubber pads for extra grip
- 1 year warranty
And my kid’s favorite part, two cup holders that expand from the bottom of the seat!
Sonshine also has told me, it’s a lot more comfortable than his other booster seat. His view is not obstructed by the head impact cushions, but I feel safe having those on either side of his head. If and when he’s ready for it, the back of the Monterey Booster comes off, making it a backless booster. I was impressed at how quickly my husband got it into our car, we always use the LATCH System even when’s it’s optional and he had the seat in within a few moments. We have a two door hatchback. If it fits comfortably into our car and Sonshine can pull out his cup holder that is right next to the window side of the car, then this will fit into anybody’s car!
With eight awards and countless great reviews, not just from other bloggers or well known reports, but the mom next door or friends across town, I feel that Sonshine is safe and secure in his new big boy seat, Diono’s Monterey Booster Seat. And with a few choice colors, you’ll find one that matches your car or kid’s personality perfectly!
You can purchase The Monterey at a retailer near you or online at Diapers.com for $119.99
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