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Sentry Baby Products Guardimals Car Seat

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Guardimals
  • Harness mode: 22-50 lbs, 29-48 in.
  • High-back Booster mode: 30-100 lbs, 38-50 in.
  • Backless Booster mode: 40-120 lbs, 42-57 in.
Description
  • Harness mode: 22-50 lbs, 29-48 in.
  • High-back Booster mode: 30-100 lbs, 38-50 in.
  • Backless Booster mode: 40-120 lbs, 42-57 in.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Ease of use

Ease of use

Our judgment of how easy each seat is to use including the clarity of the labels and instructions, adjustments of clips and buckles, the transition of the seat between harness and booster modes and installation features such as LATCH connections and top tethers.

 /  5
Fit-to-vehicle LATCH

Fit-to-vehicle LATCH

A rating of how easy it is to securely and correctly install each seat, in the harnessed mode, using the LATCH system in a variety of vehicles and how well they fit each vehicle once installed.

 /  5
Fit-to-vehicle belt

Fit-to-vehicle belt

A rating of how easy it is to securely and correctly install each seat, in the harnessed mode, using the vehicle seat belts in a variety of vehicles and how well they fit each vehicle once installed.

 /  5
Crash protection/Belt fit booster

Crash protection/Belt fit booster

A rating that combines the potential for the seat in booster mode to limit injury and movement in a crash based on simulated frontal crash tests and the potential for the seat to provide a good belt fit in various vehicles using child sized dummies.

 /  5
Booster fit

Booster fit

A rating that reflects a booster seat's ability to correctly position the lap and shoulder belts in various test vehicles using a child-sized dummy, when used as a highback booster. Additionally, it includes an assessment of the booster's compatibility with vehicle seats and interior components.

 /  5

About

The Sentry Baby Products Guardimals is part of the Car Seats test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Toddler-Booster Seats models like the Guardimals are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Ease of use Our judgment of how easy each seat is to use including the clarity of the labels and instructions, adjustments of clips and buckles, the transition of the seat between harness and booster modes and installation features such as LATCH connections and top tethers.

Fit-to-vehicle LATCH A rating of how easy it is to securely and correctly install each seat, in the harnessed mode, using the LATCH system in a variety of vehicles and how well they fit each vehicle once installed.

Fit-to-vehicle belt A rating of how easy it is to securely and correctly install each seat, in the harnessed mode, using the vehicle seat belts in a variety of vehicles and how well they fit each vehicle once installed.

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