Booster Car Seat

Michelle - posted on 08/11/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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Have any of you put your July '07 kids into a booster car seat yet? My husband and I are going back and forth if we should get our 3 yr old a new booster seat for the car or get our 1 yr old a new car seat. (He is still in his infant rear facing seat but growing out of it very fast!)

I think I like the Britax Frontier, if any of you are using a booster seat what would you recommend?

Thanks in advance!
Michelle

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Kirsty - posted on 08/15/2010

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My daughter is in a booster seat too but we got one with the 5 point harness because in oz they have to be a in a harness until 4yrs then they are allowed to use a booster with a adult belt. Our seat is also convertable, it has the 5 pt harness, can remove the harness when using adult belts and the back also comes off so you can use it as a 1/2 booster. it's the edinburgh travel booster seat

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Crystal - posted on 05/09/2011

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the frontier is very nice for your 3yr old it will allow him to be harnessed for awhile then it turns to a booster it's so much safer to keep them in a harness at that age my 6yr old is in a harness at 44lbs 45in and my 21month old 24lbs 32in is still RF please ddont put him in a regular booster at that age their bones are not strong enough for just an adult seat belt

Kelly - posted on 01/11/2011

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We bought our daughter a Graco booster which later converts into a booster just seat without the back. The seat uses an adult seat belt and we all love it. She met all of the requirements which says 30lbs and 37inches tall. Check the requirements due to all booster seats are different and definitely check the requirements for your state.

Jeannine - posted on 11/10/2010

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We still use a car seat. Our son was born on July 11.
When we had our oldest I asked at our insurance office, our health nurse & our local police officer about switching my son to a booster seat. They all said to keep our son using the 5 point harness on our booster seat for as long as possible. He was 5 when we started using the adult seat belt. They are a lot safer with the 5 point system and it reduces their risk of injuries in case of an accident.

Shela - posted on 11/02/2010

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We just put Nicholes(our 3 year old) in a booster seat. He just could not fit in his car seat no more. I asked the wic worker down here and said if there over 40 pounds that we can put him in a booster seat. Hes 42 pounds. I know in michigan your child has to be 8 years old and 4'9 to be in a booster seat. Its so weard that how different states have different laws on how your young child can go from a tott seat to a booster seat.

Mallory - posted on 09/22/2010

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You might want to find out the law in your state. Each one is slightly differant. But if they meet the criteria and you feel that he is mature enough to be in a booster then do it. Most laws state that they should be rear facing until a year then they can be forward. if he is growing out of the rear facing one move him if it makes you feel more comfortable.

Avril - posted on 08/20/2010

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Hi, I've the same dilemma as you and have been hanging on for as long as possible but same as you my son needs to move up and now! So I've finally decided to buy a Maxi Cosi Rodi XR for my daughter and move my son into her old Maxi Cosi Priori XP with a new blue cover, I've always had Maxi Cosi car seats and have always been happy with the quality and comfort of them.

The Rodi suits from 3 1/2 yrs old and a weight of 15 kgs / 2 1/2 stone so I'm happy she'll be safe in this.

Tina - posted on 08/18/2010

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o when u buy ur daughter car seat buy 1 that goes from 5(or 20)lbs to 85(or 100) lbs u will never have to buy another carseat again (unless u have another baby

Tammy - posted on 08/18/2010

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In my experience most children do not sit in a booster until they are at least 4 or 5. You should check the specs for your car seat but usually the child should weight at least 40lbs and be of a certain height (you would have to check your manual for this). Otherwise the booster seat will not hold your 3 year old safely. I would buy a new car seat for your youngest. My daughter is still in her regular carseat (born july 2007).

Kari - posted on 08/12/2010

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I am using a booster seat for my son. He turned 3 on July 3rd. I am using the Graco Highback booster seat. That one was recommended for 3 yr olds and he also fit the height and weight recommendations. I was in the same position as you. Really didnt want to buy another car seat for my 9 month old. To me it made more sense to get a booster seat for my 3 yr old and but the baby in his old car seat (rear facing). And my son really likes the seat. He's never complained of being uncomfortable (which believe me if he doesn't like something he lets me know). Hope this helps.

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