Thursday, October 8, 2015

Diono Monterey: Booster Seat Safety with Style

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


The Diono Monterey Expandable High Back Booster
seat is designed to fit children 40 to 120 lbs.
Parents want to keep their children safe, that's a given. With the school year back in session, kids are spending a lot more time in the car. Between soccer matches, after-school events, guitar lessons, and the like, not to mention being carted back and forth to school each day, the kids are in the vehicle, a lot. One way to keep them safe, is with a stellar quality of car seat. For us, the Diono Booster seat is the perfect match for my 8-yr.-old son.

Folds down flat for easy storage or travel.
Bottom disconnects with ease.
 Easy to snap together, you can use it as a traditional booster, or you can use it with the high back. This booster seat comes apart or becomes flat for easy storage and/or traveling.

11-position, adjustable headrest can be moved easily with one hand,
but also stays firmly in place.
 At the top of the high back you will find an 11-position, adjustable headrest that adjusts up to 6.5" in height. You can adjust it with one hand, and then it stays in place until you want to move it (so it's not moving with each bump or movement).

Headrest and deep, aluminum-reinforced sides are lined with
energy-absorbing EPS foam for side impact protection.
The headrest and deep, aluminum reinforced sides are both lined with energy absorbing EPS foam for side impact protection.

The seat is comfortable for him in every way.
The headrest also provides an extra level of comfort for your child. My son loves to put his head back and enjoy his, and it's also a great place to rest or nap on long car rides. Just a note: I'd apologize for that sand on the seat next to him, but I just can't. We live close to the beach and that's a reason to celebrate (sand and all). ;)

Latch Connectors and Front Adjusters allow for easy installation
and they keep the seat in position when it's not in use.
The seat bottom is reinforced and provides extra lap belt safety. The lap belt significantly strengthens the Monterey, providing superior defense against crash forces. As a fixed-position booster, integrated LATCH connectors and front adjusters allow for a safe and secure installation in seconds, and keeps the seat in position when it's not in use. LATCH use is optional.

Simple-to-use dial adjusts the width of the seat to fit a child's
shoulders up to 20" wide.

There is a simple-to-use dial on the back that adjust the width of the seat to fit a child's shoulders up to 20" wide.

Can be used without the back.
The seat bottom has extra length for leg support and features thick AirTek foam and tapered sides for additional comfort. That makes it nice whether you're using it without the back...

Or can be used with the back securely attached.
or with it. My son prefers to have the back on the seat, just because the head supports are so very comfortable. I prefer it because of the additional safety features. This seat comes in three different patterns, we chose the Heather Grey.

You can learn more about Diono and see all the great seats they have to offer by visiting their website. You can also visit them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

79 comments:

Blue Grumpster said...

That's a cool seat, Rosey. Looks expensive too.

Masshole Mommy said...

That looks like a really nice booster seat. My little guy is eight and is only still in a booster because he such a peanut.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

The carseat: one of the top reasons I'm glad I'm not a parent. I can never figure the darn things out. If it's truly simple, that's a good thing. And your boy looks awfully cute, as usual.

Be well, my friend.

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

What a great seat. I love that it expands like that to accommodate height.

Mama to 5 said...

Wow that looks great! Looks so easy to take the back off, my son have a Diono 5 point harness car-seat and we love it. Your son looks happy and comfy in his booster!

Pat Hatt said...

Ease of use is great, some of them are crazy to put together.

Tiffany said...

Looks like a great seat! We always bought expandable ones as well.

Barrie Mac said...

I love how the seat can be used as a booster with with the head and back rest. Very versitile and looks like its' high on the safety!

Sophie's Plus Size Wonderland said...

I haven't got any children at the moment but I definitely agree with making sure kids are safe while travelling in a Car.

Jennifer Van Huss said...

What a great carseat! My son is moving from a 5 point so this review comes at a great time! I love how safe it is and the fact that it grows with the kids are awesome!

Liz Mays said...

Wow this is the real deal. A seat like this would be good for so many years.

adriana nudo said...

Looks like a great car seat! I don't have children yet, but will have to keep this in mind : )

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

This is such a nice car seat. It will save parents a lot of money not having to buy a new seat as their kids grow.

Sandee said...

Looks mighty comfortable and your son is handsome.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Yellow Tennessee said...

That is pretty cool that it stretches to go to a booster. We have one that goes up to 120 pounds also, nothing better than only buying one seat.

Jeannette said...

I like how it grows with the child. I like only having to get just one seat and grow with the child.

Liz Mays said...

It definitely does. I love how adjustable it is.

Rebecca Bryant said...

What an awesome booster seat. He looks safe and comfortable.

kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com said...

Wow! What a great seat! I wish these had been around when my boys were younger!

Pam@IW said...

That looks like a real quality car seat and a safe one too. Your son looks so cute in it and it looks like he is comfortable too.

Ai Sakura said...

Looks very well-padded and comfy!!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Norah said...

The car seat looks sturdy, safe, solid and most of all like it would last a super long time. I am with a toddler now and will note it.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

You are right, this booster seat is nice looking! Safety is always first, so this booster seat seems like a top pick!

Crystal said...

My 8-year-old is anxiously awaiting the time she'll meet the weight requirement to be out of a booster. I hope it never happens! I feel so much more secure knowing my kids are protected.

bxcrochet said...

That looks like a great booster seat. I love how you can adjust it.

Michelle F.

Lois Alter Mark said...

That's an awesome booster seat. They've come a long way since my kids were little!

Housewife Eclectic said...

This looks awesome! I love how it changes!

Courtney said...

Sounds like a really safe seat! Looks very durable and rugged!

Sherri said...

They've really made advances in technology for booster seats! This looks like the Cadillac of boosters!

Joann Woolley said...

This appears to be a really well made car seat - safety is number one when it comes to our kids. My 6yo wants to know why he is still in a car seat and I tell him it is because I love him.

Reichel Broussard said...

I keep hearing about these car seats - we'll be in the market for boosters soon!

Claire C. said...

I've been looking into Diono convertible carseats and very interested in the brand so I enjoy learning about your experience with the Booster! Glad you are enjoying :)

Elizabeth O. said...

It's so cool that we have this now! I wish I had this when the kids were in that age, it would make travelling a lot easier and safer.

Ourfamilyworld said...

That seat looks so cool. Your son looks comfortable in it.

Deal Match Maker said...

We need a brand new car seat. My daughter's car seat is so dirty and hard to clean :( I wish we could wash the material

Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey said...

Very helpful and informative review! We need a brand new car seat. I would definitely want to invest in something that would last.

Dogvills said...

Definitely. This is the first thing I look for when we buy stuff that you need to be put together. This booster seat looks great.

Chrystal Mahan said...

What a great seat. We had one similar. As she got older, pieces would come off. Then there was just a booster seat and she used that until she was tall enough.

Chubskulit Rose said...

We bought both of our kids a booster seat when they got done using a car seat. This looks like an awesome one.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

What a great looking seat - I love the fact it is so adjustable. x

MJ L said...

Looks like a great seat, easy to use and will last!!

Lisa said...

Where were these when my kids were little? This looks like a great seat!

Colette S said...

These are necessary now.
I think even now my daughter needs one! Especially when we travel far distances.

Pam said...

Booster seats have come so far since my kids were in them. This one looks awesome!

Corina Ramos said...

That is a very nice car seat. I should look at one for my grandson when he travels with us.

Ashley Abele said...

We are going to be in the market for a booster soon. I am very picky (obviously) about what we use. I love that this can be put together easily and keeps them safe.

Ann B said...

This is exactly what my friend needs for her Daughter. She has outgrown her car seat but is to small for a small booster seat. I will have to share this with my friend.

Binky said...

I didn't know bigger kids needed booster seats like that.

Erica S (EricasRecipes.com) said...

Looks like a great seat for my son once he outgrows the one he's in now. Thanks for the info.

~ Noelle said...

Now that looks awesome

Marina John said...

That's neat! I like how simple it is to adjust. He looks super comfy in there.

Janell said...

It is so important to have a good booster seat. I just bought one for my daughter but we need a second one for my husbands car.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

That really does look like a nice booster seat. Years ago, when my daughter was in one, hers was nowhere near as fancy.

Theresa Mahoney said...

It looks super comfy! If my kids were still in boosters, we'd definitely switch to this one!

Shaney Vijendranath said...

I wish I researched more before purchasing car seats for my daughter. Definitely considering the booster seat for when she gets older.

Frugal and Fun Mom said...

Thank you for this excellent review and recommendation. My little guy is eventually needing a booster so I will keep this in mind

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

Looks like a great seat! I only ever hear great things about Diono! So I'm sure this one is pretty fabulous too! - Jeanine

~ Noelle said...

I know I said it looks awesome, but wanted to add more. lol
We bought a booster and I wish we had invested in this one instead. it looks so much more sturdy than the one we have

Elizabeth Lampman said...

I love that the seat grows with the child. I will have to look at this for my little one. I don't find the smaller booster seats offer enough protection.

Paula Schuck said...

I really like the support this booster seat offers. This would be great for my smallest one.

Bonnie Gowen said...

We've been thinking about getting a new seat for our son. I really like this one.

Kelly Hutchinson said...

I would loveed to have had a car seat like this when my kids were smaller. I love that it folds flat for storing.

KimvLogan said...

I love the heather grey colour that you chose and that would be my first choice as well. This looks like an extremely comfortable and durable booster seat.

Valerie said...

What a nice looking booster seat. It is great that it is so versatile and adjustable.

Boulder Locavore said...

We are past the booster seat stage but I love how they keep improving the safety and comfort aspects of them. This looks super comfy!

HilLesha O'Nan said...

I have heard of this brand, but I honestly don't know much about it. I'll certainly have to check it out sometime soon since my daughter will be needing a new booster seat.

Becka M said...

Looks like a great seat. We are about ready for a booster seat and this one looks very nice!

Evelyne said...

This is a great looking seat! I'll be in the market for a booster seat in the next few months also!

Crystal said...

It looks like a great seat. My 8-year-old is counting down the days until no more booster, but I'm a stickler for weight requirements.

debdenny said...

Lots of great features. It looks like this seat is comfy also.

Chrystal Mahan said...

Kiddo is almost 11 (January) and she has only been out of her booster for about a year, if even. It took her a while to have her growth spurt.

Amanda || Growing Up Madison said...

I just LOVE Diono. We used them this past summer for our road trip and tbh it's the only car seat we've used now for the past 2 years.

Christie C said...

I love that the booster can grow with your child! Money saving and safe too, love it

Chasing Joy said...

I like that it folds flat for convince. That is very convenient.

alissa apel said...

That's cool! Isaak still sits in one. We just took Mica out this year. He's 10, and is so tall. Truth be told Isaak, who is 7 has a lot of friends that do not have a booster at all. I don't get it. One is super short. I think it's best that they are in them for as long as possible.

Maddi'sMommy said...

I love how long it grows with them and it looks so comfortable too.

Christina Aliperti said...

This looks like a great booster seat. My nieces are going to be transitioning car seats soon and I will share this one with my sister in law.

Ashleigh Walls said...

With two kids I need something that will continue to grow with them. Looks like a great product.

MsCrookedHalo said...

Car seats have come a long way since my children were that little and you had to lug around different devices for every little thing.