When it comes to kids in cars, you can never be too careful. Yeah, I know that when we were little, laws on car seats didn't exist and we didn't even have to wear seat belts. Does that mean I want to expose my two precious little ones to all the crazy multi-tasking drivers out on the road today? No way, Jose! So when the Clek Olli Booster Seat came my way, I was thrilled! My inner safety patrol was thrilled, too.
My one year old sits in a nicely padded and very sturdy car seat that has great safety ratings. My four year old has been sitting in a backless booster seat that appears to be safe, but that can slide around and isn't very secure, so I was overjoyed that the Clek Olli Booster Seat anchors to the car via the LATCH system. While most other booster seats are held in place only by the seatbelt, the Clek Olli Booster Seat snaps right into the LATCH anchors. Once snapped in, it sits securely in place until you're ready to remove it. Once in, it's pretty easy to get out, too. Recently, we had to switch boosters around and move the Clek Olli Booster Seat to the backseat. It was pouring rain and I was in a hurry. Having never unlatched the Clek, it took me a minute or two, but was quite easy to figure out.
For all its safety prowess, you might expect the Clek to look boring. Not so! Available in colors ranging from Bubblegum Camo to Zebra Stripe, the Clek Olli Booster Seat is a seat your kids will love to sit in, even when they're starting to think they're too big for a booster seat. The Clek has a sleek, modern look that doesn't look like a child's seat, and rides low so it's not obvious they're in a booster. My daughter loves it! She says it's very comfortable to sit in and likes the position of the armrests. The one and only minor drawback I see to the Clek Olli Booster Seat is that it doesn't have an official cupholder. It has a stretchy mesh pocket that can accomodate a cup, but it's a little awkward. But in this day and age of every car, SUV and minivan coming equipped with more cupholders than passengers, that's not really a big deal.
The Clek Olli Booster Seat is a bit more expensive than many boosters, but safety is an area where you just don't want to skimp. Even your big kids need to be secure, and the Clek Olli Booster Seat gives them a fun way to do it while keeping them happily in a booster for as long as you need them to be.