Safety & Convenience with The First Years Compass Pathway Booster Seat {Giveaway}

Keeping my children safe is something that I take very seriously, especially car safety.  My family was in a horrific car accident when I was younger; since then I strive to make sure that the girls are as safe in the car as I can have them.Sophie will turn five in January {which I can not believe!} and she has been the same car seat since she was a year old.  The five point harness is stretching across her shoulders and her legs are so long that the seat has become uncomfortable for her.  I wasn’t ready to move her into a booster seat until this summer when it became apparent that she met the height, weight and age guidelines for moving out of a five point harness. We did a lot of research on the different booster seats available and one of the booster seats that jumped out at us was the First Years Compass B570 Pathway Booster Seat.Here are the specifications from the First Years Website:

  • 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.

My biggest fear with moving Sophie out of a five point harness and into a booster is that we wouldn’t have the seat belt fashioned correctly.  This booster seat gives us the flexibility to adjust the shoulder belt up to 1.5 inches – which means that we can get a snug and secure fit with both the shoulder and lap belts each time.  The clips on each side hold the lap belt securely across her lap, and the shoulder clips make sure the should belt lies exactly where it should be – not too high or too low.The back of the booster is adjustable so it can be moved up or down with your child. Since Sophie is taller than an average 4 year old, it took us a few tries to get the back at the correct height but once we locked it into place the back has stayed securely.  The seat has six different positions to ensure a tight fit with any vehicle seat.The booster seat has latch attachments for a secure fit when your child is not in the booster seat. I like that the clips hold the booster on the seat so it doesn’t fall off when Sophie climbs in. I wish that the clips held the seat a bit tighter like a regular car seat, but they do hold the seat in place.Sophie’s favorite thing about her new big girl seat? She loves that she has 2 cup holders, since her old seat had only one.  My favorite thing about the car seat {other than the amazing safety features} is that the seat folds in half to carry and weighs only 9 pounds. It’s easy to move from vehicle to vehicle!

If you are looking for a booster seat, I have been very impressed with all the safety features on this booster seat – and I highly recommend it!

 

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The First Years Compass B570 Pathway Booster Seat has an average price of $99.99

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1 lucky winner will receive their very own The First Years Compass B570 Pathway Booster Seat!

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About the Author

Aurie Good is a pastor's wife, a "retired" youth minister, and probably the most relaxed mom that you'll ever meet! She blogs at Our Good Life about life as a homeschooling mom to her two girly toddlers and all the fun that comes with being a foster parent. She is married to her best friend and consider the simple life that they've created absolute bliss!

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  1. Joye Barr
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    I would keep it for my daughter

  2. Lena Naef
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    I like the Self-adjusting seat back feature for better installation

  3. I would give this to my grandson

  4. Doreen Kirby says:

    Love and need this for my grandaughter, it’s very nice.

  5. This would be for my son

  6. Love the cup holders. Wish we had those now!
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  7. Jennifer Young says:

    I would give this to my daughter!

  8. I would give this to my niece.

  9. courtney b says:

    this would be for my daughter!

  10. If I win this , it is going into my backseat for my son when he is big enough for a booster. It’s either that or i MIGHT give it to my babysitter for use in transporting my son so I don’t have to move his graco myride 65 out of my backseat :)
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  11. Kristin sawatzke says:

    I would keep this and use this for my son!

  12. I would get rid of my daughter’s old car sear and upgrade her to this! Only 9 lbs that is a huge plus.

  13. Sue Ellison
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    This seat would be for my son.

  14. I’d keep this for my daughter.

  15. I would give this to my grandson to use!

  16. I would give this booster to my son so he wouldn’t have to use his sister’s pink girlie one!

  17. Nicole G. says:

    I like that is has latch attachments. The safety instructions for booster seats I’ve looked at say to always have it secured to the car. I’ve always wondered how many parents actually buckle it to the car when it is empty.

  18. Sandy VanHoey
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    If I won, it would be for my granddaughter to use

  19. Jennifer Nixon says:

    I would use it for my 5 year old son.

  20. Chelsea W
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    I would give this to my daughter if I won :)

  21. Lisa Ellis says:

    This would be for my son who is turning 4 soon !

  22. I would keep this to use with my child — due early next year.

  23. I would give this to my 4 yr old daughter.

  24. Colleen Maurina says:

    This would be for my Grandson who is getting so big!

  25. Christy Anderson says:

    I would give this to my friend who had her first baby.

  26. I would use this for my son.

  27. Trung Nguyen
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    I’d give it to my sister

  28. Sue Hull
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    I’d use this for my neice so I can take her places. Thanks for the great giveaway! :)

  29. this is for my son

  30. Laura Miller
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    If I won this would be for my daughter!

  31. Stephanie says:

    I like the Self-adjusting seat back feature

  32. Nena Sinclair
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    If I won, I would give this to my daughter to use for my grandson, he’s outgrowing his car seat very quickly.

  33. Michelle f says:

    The two cup holders are nice!

  34. Heather Zeh
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    My son is ready for a seat like this!

  35. I would use this with my almost 6 year old daughter

  36. laurie nemeth
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    I would love this booster seat.. thanks

  37. If I won I would give this to my granddaughter who has 2 children and one could use this booster seat.
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  38. My daughter would live this seat!

  39. This would be for my son

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  40. susan hartman says:

    My granddaughter is growing out of hers. She is 14 months old.

  41. Casey Everidge says:

    i would give this to my cousin

  42. I love how it folds compactly and it would be for my second son who will need a booster soon!

  43. Lindsey M says:

    If I won I would use this for my son in my husbands car – getting tired of swapping car seats between cars!

  44. Austin Baroudi
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    I would keep this for my daughter if I won!

  45. I would give it to my son :)

  46. amy pugmire says:

    I would give this to my daughter.

  47. Stephanie Larison says:

    This would be for my daughter!

  48. Laura Jacobson says:

    I love the Six-position adjustable “no gap” back!

  49. Ashley Hughes
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    If I won I would keep it for my daughter, she’s almost 3 years old.

  50. this would be for my daughter:)

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  51. This would be for my daughter!

  52. Andrea Byrne
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    MY DAUGHTER WHO IS ALMOST 3!

  53. I would love to win this for my daughter, who is almost ready for a bigger seat!

  54. Molly Bussler
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    My nephew needs one, so If I win, I will be giving it to him. :)

  55. Sherrie C.
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    If I won, I would give this to my oldest granddaughter

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  56. It would be for my son!

  57. I like that the seat folds in half to carry and weighs only 9 pounds

  58. I would keep this for myself because we are expecting baby #2.
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  59. I would give this to my daughter who is expecting her second baby . She would love this. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Carol L

  60. This would be for my grandson.

  61. i’d give to my sis who’s gonna have a babe soon

  62. I would keep this for my son.

  63. Melodic Mom says:

    I would use this for my daughter.

  64. renee walters says:

    I would keep this and use it for my son!

  65. Jennifer M says:

    I like that it goes up to 100 pounds.

  66. I’d save it & use it for my future child

  67. I would give this booster seat to my daughter to use it for my granddaughter. My favorite feature is the deeper headrest for better head containment.

  68. This looks great! I’d keep it for my son!
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  69. Marla Bland
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    If I win, this would be for my grandson.

  70. Lisa Fonseca
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    I would give it to my nephew, he has outgrown his carseat.

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  71. I would use this for my older son.

  72. I would give this to my friend’s granddaughter
    thanks

  73. Kirsten
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    I would give this to my daughter and grandson.

  74. This would be for my niece for when her daughter moves up to the next stage.

  75. Kathy Pease says:

    id give this to my niece :)

  76. Angela Neynaber says:

    This would be for my daughter.

  77. I would keep it myself to have in my car when I happen to have my grandson with me. Would save having to transfer a seat from car to car.

  78. Kellie Conklin says:

    This would be for my car to drive the kids I babysit for around without having to uninstall and install their own boosters! I love that it has a color-coded adjustable shoulder belt path and lap belt for better fit! Thanks!

  79. I would give this to my beautiful niece Lila

  80. mary gardner says:

    i would give it to my son – his daughter is just getting ready for a booster seat!

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  81. jessica schueler
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    I would give this to my sister who despritly needs one

  82. johnny-amy lynn
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    I would give this to my neighbor if I won, bc she is ready to deliver and her hubby lost his job a mth ago so its been REALLY hard on them!!

  83. Vikki Billings says:

    I like the cup holders, but what I like most is how the top of the seat that like cradles you childs head. When my grandson falls asleep in his booster seat it would help keeping him sitting up.

  84. I would use it myself for my daughter once she is old enough for it

  85. Sarah Yurga
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    this would be for my daughter, when she is ready

  86. Richard Hicks says:

    my sister in law has a new baby and would give it to her!

    and love the safety features overall

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  87. I would give it to my sister for my niece!
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  88. I love the dual cupholders!

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  89. Saver Sara says:

    I would keep this for my son!

  90. margaret walker
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    This would be for my son who is almost 5

  91. I would love to win this for my daughter :)

  92. This would be for my son

  93. i would use it for my daughter :)

  94. this would be for my little girl who would love the cup holders

  95. Renee Travis
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    I am glad to know about this booster/car seat. I have 5 grand kids ranging from 11 down to 9 months! Thanks for the great review!

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