Take It From Me: The First Years Booster Seat Review & GIVEAWAY (closed)

September 11, 2012

The First Years Booster Seat Review & GIVEAWAY (closed)

After seeing that my youngest daughter was getting sick of facing backwards in her car seat and realizing she was old enough to move into a forward facing car seat, I knew I was in need of another car seat for our family.  My oldest daughter is in a booster seat with a back and my son was in a toddler forward facing seat.  It was easy to move my youngest into the toddler seat, but I needed something for my middle son.  When researching booster seats for his age category, I was looking for something very practical, safe, and affordable.  It turns out timing couldn't have been better when The First Years asked if I would review their Compass B570 Pathway Booster Seat!
The First Years Compass B570 Pathway Booster Seat "has been awarded the highest ease of use rating--FIVE STARS-- from the National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) and a “Best Bet” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It features color-coded belt paths, adjustable shoulder belt paths, and optimized lap belt paths for a comfortable and secure fit each and every time. The seat is lightweight, making it easy to move when traveling as it only weighs 9 lbs. and can be used with children 30-100 lbs (3-10 years old)."
This booster seat was perfect!  My husband and I love all of the great features!  It allows you to get the perfect fit for your child with capability to adjust the shoulder belt path up to 1.5" so your child will be comfortable and secure each and every time. And the lap belt positioning has been adjusted for a more comfortable and better fit as well.  I also thought it was cool that it had an adjustable back so you can match it up with the seat in your car, providing great stability and a safer drive!  Oh and let's not forget the fantastic headrest with contoured shape to help contain your child's head in the event of a crash. Another great perk is the two cup holders on the sides.  They are both removable and dishwasher-safe, making the seat truly kid-friendly.  Overall, we have been absolutely thrilled with the Compass Pathway Booster Seat from The First Years.  Our son really likes his new car seat and our entire family can enjoy safe, comfy, and happy rides!
Check out all of the great features of the Pathway B570 Booster Seat:
-  Received a five-star "Ease of Use" government rating from NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
- Color-coded adjustable shoulder belt path for better fit
- Color-coded lap belt positioning for a better fit
- Latch attachments for secure installation when not in use
- Deeper headrest for better head containment
- Two removable cupholders for easy cleaning
- Self-adjusting seat back for better installation
- Six-position adjustable "no gap" back
- Taller belt path to accommodate larger children
- Patented easy, one-hand fold
- Built-in carry handle
- Deep side wing protection
- Side-impact tested to international standards
- Narrow bottom rails for better installation in smaller cars
- For use with children 30-100 lbs. (3-10 years old)
- Weighs 9 lbs.
BUY IT:
Check The First Years website to see local stores and online markets where you can purchase their items

WIN IT:
Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter form below. For info on how to use the Rafflecopter form, check out this video tutorial HERE.

A big THANK YOU to The First Years for providing me with a free Booster Seat to review.  I was not compensated for this review. I receive product(s) for free so that I can provide my insight and experience. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may vary.

45 comments :

  1. my youngest just turned one, and my oldest is 4 1/2--we need to get him in a booster now that the youngest needs a bigger seat! we're in the market to buy one sometime this month, but it would sure be great to win such a nice booster! thanks
    *kelly
    kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

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  2. i'd like to win b/c our car seat is so heavy!
    kayleefaith1228@aol.com

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  3. We are getting to upgrade to a booster seat, so this would be great to win.

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  4. my son is going to need one of these

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  5. Love this! My daughter is so ready for this seat!!

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  6. its for my son. he needs a new one!

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  7. I would love to win this for my friend's little boy :D

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  8. I would love to win this for my daughter. She goes from our car to my parents on a daily basis and moving her current back and forth is getting old. Cmessner@myuw.net

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  9. It's almost time for my son to go to a booster seat. I would like to win this one so I wouldn't have to pay for win.

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  10. What a wonderful offer!! I would love to win this for my daughter. We have another girl on the way and we can definitely use another seat!

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  11. I want to win because i babysit a lot so i keep a booster in my car but it's about to expire so I need a new one.

    littleheathen9109 @ yah00 d0t c0m

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  12. My son is ready for a booster seat soon. I love that it is 9lbs.

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  13. My son is 3 1/2 and weighs 36 pounds so this would be great! Looks like he's ready to upgrade to a booster! This one looks really nice, great review!

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  14. I would LOVE to win this because I can't afford to buy a new seat right now and everytime we switch our youngest, my husband and I have to switch the car seat. It would be AWESOME to have a seat in BOTH cars!!!
    robertachorn(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. We would love to win this so that we could move our boys' seats around like you did and use this for our oldest. It looks easy to use, but safe too!
    Llwaltz(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. My son has grown out of his current seat. My husband keeps saying we need to get a new one but they're so expensive!

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  17. I would like this for my son. He current seat is not very comfortable for him and this one looks so comfortable and safe.
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  18. I would love to win this great carseat for my First Grandson who was born on Sept. 5. Thank you for the chance.
    :)Jeanne B.T.

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  19. I am a new grandma. Forgot how much baby stuff cost. Would like to win this car seat to have for my 1 year old grandson. He has outgrown his baby seat. : (

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  20. My daughter is about to turn 4 and is about ready to switch to a booster seat. What a blessing it would be to not have to buy one! Yobert7 at gmail dot com

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  21. I am always concerned with the safety of my kids and my son has almost outgrown his current seat

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  22. I am always concerned with the safety of my kids and my son has almost outgrown his current seat

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  23. I am always concerned with the safety of my kids and my son has almost outgrown his current seat

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  24. Oh The First Years is known for such a great quality product...I know I would feel good having Carter riding in their carseat. He is just outgrowing his smaller carseat, and this would be perfect!

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  25. My son needs a new seat. I like this company and their safe products are some of our favorites. bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

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  26. My second is ready for a booster, but number one is still in ours! This would go to immediate use.

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  27. it is the next seat up, we will need it shortly

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  28. My babay boy is ready for this car seat thanks for the giveaway

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  29. would love to win, because we will need this sooner than we know it! RC jenkalbrecht at hotmail dot com

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  30. My kids are rapidly outgrowing their convertible car seats :-)

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  31. My youngest is so ready for a booster seat-- would love to win this!

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  32. My oldest daughter needs another one for my youngest granddaughter so I'd like to win for them

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  33. I'D love to win this for my neice. She needs it.

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  34. my baby is getting bigger and bigger everyday and I am going to need one soon.

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

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  35. I'd love this because my little one is getting older and will soon grow out of her current car seat!

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  36. I would love to win for my friend who has a toddler that needs a good seat.

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  37. I'll need another for my younger son soon!

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  38. I need to upgrade my son's carseat and I love First Years Products. I love that this seat has great safety ratings and is light weight!

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  39. It's time to upgrade my son's car seat!
    poniabaum at gmail dot com

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  40. I would love to win this because my son is 3 and this would be the perfect next car seat for him.

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  41. I really need a new seat for my girl and this review really makes me want this chair! Looks very safe

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  42. I would love to win this because my child is about to outgrow hers!

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  43. I'd luv this for my daughter. She is just getting to this stage:)

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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  44. I need this seat for my son- he is just about to move up to the booster seat!

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