Carseat suggestions for a 3 year old!

Susan - posted on 04/09/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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We are hoping to upgrade my 3 year old's carseat, so that we can use the one she's in right now for my younger child who is getting ready to graduate from rear-facing to front-facing. We need suggestions for a carseat that will hopefully last her awhile. Maybe one that converts to a booster? Of course, safety is my main concern. Thank you for any suggestions!

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Theresa - posted on 04/10/2010

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You need to look at the carseat and see if your daughter makes both the weight and height requirement for the seat. I would say the kind that convert from a belt postioning booster (they usually start about 30 lbs) to a backless booser would be a good idea. Again, only if she meets the hight and weight requirement. For the backless booster it's a higher weight requirement, I think like 40 lbs, but not sure.

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Nancy - posted on 04/11/2010

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Graco MyRide65. It is a 5 point harness that goes up to 65lbs. I forget the inches, but it's tall. My son is in the 90% for height at 2 and has a long way to go. Gabriel loves his and we have a friend who has one for her daughter. Big hit.

Selina - posted on 04/11/2010

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we have a britax that goes up to 65lbs and the headrest adjusts for the height of the child

Renae - posted on 04/10/2010

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there are seats that have the 5-pt harness which can be removed and the seat used as a belt positioning booster when the child is large enough. look here for some guidelines-aap.org/family/carseatguide.htm (American Academy of Pediatrics) That is what we use for our 7yr old, without the harness straps specifically a Cosco high back booster. Our almost 6 yr old is still in the 5-pt harness, and weighs almost 50 lbs (much like this one but an older model- Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Multi-Use Car Seat) It was kinda spendy but supposed to last up to 100 lbs, so I figure it is the last carseat we will have to buy him.

Ashley - posted on 04/10/2010

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We bought a Graco brand booster with a back on it. It seems more comfortable and our oldest could use it at 30 pounds. I'm pretty sure the back is removable for later. It uses the cars seat belt and it keeps it in a comfortable and safe position.

Krissy - posted on 04/10/2010

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i have a booster for my boy and i find it is the best to have. it not only protects his head if there is a side impact but it keeps him in while he has a harness if there is a back/front colition. booster seats are also great as the children who fall asleep have no worries as they have the side for reasting on . 9no pillows required. i hope this helps :)

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