Introducing the Graco® CONNEXT™ Backless Booster Seat with LATCH for Win It Wednesday

Kids grow up so fast, don’t they? One minute, you’re taking your child in for their first pediatric checkup and the next, you’re packing a lunchbox for his first day of kindergarten. As children grow, their car seat needs change too, which is why we’re happy to add a new option to the mix: The Graco CONNEXT™ Backless Booster Seat with LATCH.

This innovative booster is designed to help protect children 4 – 10 years old, from 40 – 100 lbs. and from 40 – 57” tall. It’s equipped with a rear-adjust LATCH system, which creates a secure connection between the booster and the vehicle seat, even when the seat is not in use (this is a great feature: in the event of a sudden stop when it’s not being used, the seat will stay firmly in place). This feature allows easy self-buckling, so that older children can feel more independent. It’s important to note that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children remain in a belt-positioning booster until they are 4’9” tall.

At an MSRP of $17.99, this Graco booster is available exclusively at Walmart (online and in-store), in the sleek Red Pepper™ and Moonwalk™ fashions.

Speaking of independence, when did you know your child was growing up?  Tell us in the comments below to enter to win a CONNEXT Backless Booster with LATCH. We will announce the winner on Facebook tomorrow after 10 a.m. EST. Good luck!

Ashley Mowrey

Ashley is the PR and Consumer Engagement Manager at Graco. She loves catching up with friends on Facebook, relaxing at the beach and playing baseball with her three boys, Evan, Chase & Connor.

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120 Responses to “Introducing the Graco® CONNEXT™ Backless Booster Seat with LATCH for Win It Wednesday”

  1. Michelle March 27, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    I think when they start telling you what they will and will not wear to school. :D And I think this concept is great. Makes for one less object to fly in your car!

  2. Amanda Shertzer March 27, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    I know it when they start being kind to each other and helping each other. =-)

  3. Sarah Darden March 27, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    Could really use a new booster for my 4 1/2 year old daughter. Her seat is almost expired and she needs an upgrade. Thanks Graco.

  4. Christine Lanza March 27, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    I knew my son was growing up when he kept asking to use the potty.

  5. Megan Wickham March 27, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    This would be so nice to have! What a great idea… No more booster seats falling out when the kid gets out :)

  6. shaylene March 27, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    I noticed my son was growing up when he said he was smarter than me. I then asked him a few questions on how smart he really is. Lol.

  7. arely colin March 27, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    i would love to win

  8. Anna Deslauriers March 27, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    When he started doing things on his own and insisted that mommy wasn’t needed :-/

    He will always be my baby though…. he won’t fool me!

  9. Koren Garfield March 27, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    When is started needing to everything by himself!! and I mean everything .. it takes an extra 20 mins to get out the door now.

  10. Stephanie McCann March 27, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    My son began wanting to help me make sandwiches and stir food. He is definitely growing up and about to be 5 years old next month.

  11. Anne L March 27, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    I knew he was growing up when I dropped him off at daycare and went to give him a hug- he said “mom, I’m four now, we don’t do hugs when I’m four.”

  12. Melissa Warner March 27, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    Im always so excited to see the new products Graco comes out with.

  13. Christa M. March 27, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    Wow what a great invention. Those boosters always seemed a little unsafe to me. Definetly need to look into this for my daughter who just turned 4.

  14. Michelle Heasley March 27, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    This would be a great seat to give to a family in need when I do a seat check.

  15. Tracie Brown March 27, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    When she said “Emma do it” to everything :)

  16. Candace Fawcett March 27, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    This would be wonderful to win. My son is almost 4 and I have been shopping around to find something he can fit into comfortably and safely. This is the best I have found.

  17. Toni B March 27, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    I knew they were growing up when they could use a fork and spoon.

  18. jeannine s March 27, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    when he wanted to take a shower and not a bath

  19. Karina Lee March 27, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    i knew my daughter was growing up when she wouldn’t let me help her eat anymore

  20. Stacy March 27, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    When he could climb the stairs all by himself and didn’t want to hold Mom’s hand anymore….

  21. Cathy C March 27, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    This would be great for my 5 year old grandson. It is always a chore to make sure the vehicle you are taking has a seat for him!

  22. Shana March 27, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    When they tell you, “I do it by myself!” I love the idea of the latch on this, it feels safer.

  23. Jessica March 27, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

    When she started saying that she could do everything all by herself and didn’t want any help.

  24. pamela monteiro March 27, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    It is so refreshing to have a company that goes above and beyond for our kids as far as safety, durability and style! I love how Graco has taken safety to another level with their back latch booster and now with three toddlers, I feel this is a must have! GrEaT JoB GrAcO!!! #customerforlife ;)

  25. Amanda B March 27, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    This would be great to have when my daughter outgrows her current car seat!

  26. pamela monteiro March 27, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    The moment our daughter started learning about child safety in school and started to remind us how important OUR safety was to her and thanked us for loving her enough to keep her safe in the car <3 it's so great to have a company like Graco that goes above and beyond and thinks outside the box to create a safer booster with back latches! With three toddlers, this is now a must have!! #thankyougraco ;)

  27. Shantel Davis March 27, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    This would make my life so much easier while im struggling to get 3 kids in the car!

  28. Deidre Jordan March 27, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    When my 6 year old kindergartner had to go to ride the school bur by herself because her big sister was sick. That is when I realized my baby was a big girl.

  29. Jen March 27, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    This product would be wonderful!!! My son is always ‘moving’ his seat so that he can’t find the other end of the buckle when he gets in the car!

  30. karen s March 27, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    I knew my girl was growing up when she didn’t want my help in the bathroom after using the toilet. I would stand outside the door, she would always tell me when she was finished which was my cue to go in and assist her in cleaning up. One day, she completed the task herself and declared “I can do it myself now”.

  31. Andrea McDonough March 27, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    When he said mommy I got this..it was a sad funny

  32. Kelly Baker March 27, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

    Kids grow up way too fast… For me, it really hit me when my oldest started driving – I realized OMG she is almost grown and will be gone on her own soon :( Luckily my baby is only 4, so I have a while til I hit the empty nest . lol

  33. Nicole Geertsma March 27, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

    Well he is getting too big to fit in my belly!

  34. Sandra U. March 27, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

    When my son started counting forward and backwards and telling me letters he would see on signs. I realized, wow, he’s not a baby anymore, he’s a big boy!

  35. Pam Calderone March 27, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    Would love to win this for my son he is ready for the backless booster :)

  36. Ambre March 27, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    Knew he was growing up when I started getting those mom your soooo embarrassing looks!

  37. Amber March 27, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

    My daughter always seemed to be growing up fast. I knew she was growing up when she came up with solutions to problems on her own. I think that’s awesome since she’s only 4!

  38. joanna garcia March 27, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

    i knew she was growing up when she did not want me to pick out her clothes or put it on her =0( especially when her vocabulary increased so much!

  39. Steven Wilson March 27, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

    This would be wonderful for my 6 year old daughter :)

  40. Kris Garvey March 27, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    I knew when my son no longer needed me to play with him, he wanted to play independently!

  41. Shanda Weiand March 27, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    I knew he was growing up when he started correcting things that I said wrong. :/

  42. Lindsey D. March 27, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

    I knew they were growing up when they started fixing their own breakfasts.

  43. Jessie Doll March 27, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    My son will be needing a booster seat sooner than I would like to think! I’ve been looking around and we have all Graco seats now and I would love to get a Graco booster seat too!

  44. Chelle March 27, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    I know this is really young, but to me it was still a sign of growing up and not needing me as much :( When they self weaned as babies. It was sooo sad for me. They were ready to move on. This was at about a year and a half for both of my kids. An older sign was when they would grab a stool and push it to where they wanted to get at. No need for mom to get the item for them or intervene lol.

  45. Curtis March 27, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    He started grabbing my food

  46. Brianna March 27, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    I knew my 4 year old was growing up when he started teaching his baby brother to use the potty like a big boy =]

  47. Teresa Herrera-Honores March 27, 2013 at 7:40 pm #

    I noticed my daughter was growing up when she stopped asking for breast milk and was becoming independent!

  48. Jenna March 27, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

    I always notice my children are growing up when they start to ask to do things themselves. I love when they start to get food by themselves at meals, put their things away, get themselves dressed and start to do things without being asked. It’s a great feeling seeing them grow into such amazing children :)

  49. Jennifer March 27, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    Why wasn’t this already invented? Fantastic!

  50. Sherri March 27, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    What a great idea! I would love one for my daughter.

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