February 18, 2018

Graco TurboBooster with Safety Surround System

 The latest Graco TurboBooster ($79.99) seat features the Safety Surround System and is now available exclusively at Target.  It comes in four color combinations (Grey, Orange and Grey, Purple and Black and Green and Black) and has two pull-out cup holders at its base.

The back on this booster seat can be removed and it is ideal for children weighing 30-100 lbs.  My six year-old is testing it out this week and loves it.  She says it makes her feel taller than her smaller, narrower booster seat and she likes the extra padding at her head and shoulders.  This is the Safety Surround System at work.  It keeps kids ensconced in the seat for added protection on impact and she likes it for napping purposes too.

So what is Safety Surround and what does this TurboBooster entail? 

Safety Surround™ is all about side impact protection that grows with your child.  It offers head and body protection as they age and it meets both the U.S. Safety standards and Graco’s side impact testing as well as Europe’s draft side impact standard.  The TB by Graco has always been at the top of  consumer magazine and research publications lists for best booster seats and it is again this year.  It easily converts to a backless booster and has a fully-adjustable headrest and back.  There is a open-loop belt guide on both sides of this seat and it fits in your standard bucket seat or bench row.  The armrests are padded and adjustable for height and the cup holders can be tucked in for extra car space when not in use.  I love that because when I have all three kids in one row in my SUV I need those cup holders out of the way to make things fit.  This TB is lightweight at only 9 lbs and had dimensions of 26.5H x 16.5W x 15D”.

 You can see just how surrounded she is in this booster seat.

I was afraid that my oldest wouldn’t like this new seat. Her old one has lights for reading on the side and pockets down below and pink trim.  After using it for a short time she is already fighting her sister for it who has just become ready for her own booster seat.  I think big sister is going to have to give it up to the middle child and let her have something new for once.

The Graco TurboBooster with Safety Surround System is sold exclusively at Target and is available starting this week.

MPR Rating: Five Stars.

Disclaimer:  MPR was not paid for this post.  Products received are for review purposes only.  Opinions are MPR’s only. 




  1. Does this have LATCH?