Child Safety Seat Ease of Use Ratings


Are All Seats Safe?
All car seats rated by NHTSA meet Federal Safety Standards & strict crash performance standards. While all rated seats are safe, they do differ in their ease of use in four basic catagories:


Evaluation of Instructions

Vehicle Installation Features

Evaluation of Labels

Securing the Child


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Harmony Dreamtime Comfort Booster



Manufacturer  /  Model NameHarmony Dreamtime Comfort Booster
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date0303002PSK  /  Nov 23, 2009
Harness TypeHigh Back/No Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 110lb / 34" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
No overview of methods of installation is provided on the labels. The belt path labeling is not contrasting. The 'no lap belt only' warning is not illustrated on the label. A picture of a properly restrained child in this mode is located separate from sizing information on the labeling.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The caregiver must read text to route the seat belt properly. The warning against using the lap belt only is not given in the belt routing section of the manual. Manual is intended to be attached when the restraint is taken out of the box, but it may have inadvertently detached during shipping. No owner's manual storage is available when using the restraint in low back mode.
Securing the Child 1 stars
The restraint did not arrive assembled. No illustration is given on the labeling to demonstrate how to convert the booster from high-back mode to low-back mode.
Installation Features 1 stars
The shoulder belt positioning device requires the use of two hands, but the action of positioning is simple. The shoulder belt may slip out of the shoulder belt positioning device. The shoulder belt positioning device may not allow the belt to move freely and can create slack in the belt.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 2 stars

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