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Booster seats now better than ever, according to new ratings

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
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Parents can now rejoice!

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, most booster seats now earn a top rating these days.

That's due to in part with child seat manufacturers now apparently being able to figure out a way to build a new safe seat for passengers ages 4-8.

According to the research released by the Institute, 48 of the 53 newer models now earn a rating of Best Bet, meaning they'll provide a good belt fit for any passenger in a car, minivan or SUV.

This comes as a huge change for IIHS, which released a similar report back in 2008 that showed only a quarter of the seats earned a Best Bet rating.

However, there are still some issues plaguing the booster seat industry, with two seats still not functioning properly.

IIHS says if you do have one of the seats on the not recommended list to not throw it away, saying a booster seat, whether recommended or not, is better than none at all.

However, they encourage parents to monitor the seat and if the belt fit is not working properly, replace it.

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