First Years Compass Booster Seat

Updated on November 14, 2010
D.H. asks from Grapevine, TX
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I am looking for a first years compass b540 booster carseat . They have them everywhere for sale online but I want to see it before I buy it. I have called Target, Walmart, Lonestar baby, babies rus and burlington coat factory. Anywhere else they sell car seats that I may have missed? Is this a good booster seat? My daughter is 4 y.o. 58lbs and 44" tall. She is using a Britax marathon now and can barley buckle her with a jacket on.

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Thanks!! I ordered one from Kohls. We can't wait to get it.

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D.W.

answers from Gainesville on

I'm not sure where to see one but I think you are supposed to remove kiddos jackets before putting them in the car seats.

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E.C.

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re: coats and car seats: techs recommend that bulky coats be removed before buckling kids in their car seats because in a collision the coat can compress and leave slack in the harness. There are some ways to minimize coat interference with the harness if you live in a very cold climate where it's not practical to take a child's coat off before getting buckled, here's a link that describes how: http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=29772

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A.R.

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LOVE this booster! We had to order ours sight unseen as well with absolutely no regrets.

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M.S.

answers from Washington DC on

Just like you, my son was in a marathon a few years back and in winter we realized he was just too squished, so we purchased a compass. I'm sorry, I don't have the model no, but we love it. He is in second grade and still using it. I like it because it has a back and it also has sides to rest his head on long trips. We purchased it from a specialty children's shop so I'm not much help with where to find it. Maybe you can call the manufacturer and ask what stores they sell that model in.

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M.E.

answers from Chicago on

I don't know if it's the b540, but we bought a Compass booster seat at Buy Buy Baby. Sam's Club was carrying one as well, it may have been the b540.

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D.G.

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I just bought this car seat, and like you, looked ALL over for it, it seems to only be sold online, as far as I could tell. I just switched my daughter over (she's 3, 30 lbs. 38inches), she just meets the requirements for this seat and she & I LOVE this booster seat! It's soooo easy to get her in and out of the seat & I like the fact that it has a 5 star rating. It also is lightweight, comfy, and folds compact. The only downside I found, is unlike my daughters 'baby' car seat, it does not attach to the seat. You HAVE to have a shoulder & lap seat belt which is quite safe and does keep the seat in place. Not sure if all boosters are like that?/? Other plus's, two cup holders on either side, easy to clean seat, side impact on either side of her head, arm rests. GREAT seat!! Good luck in your choice & hope this helps. P.S. You can always take it back to the store if you order online & don't like it. With Babys R Us, you do get 'store' credit & not a refund directly back.

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