What about sitting on normal car seatb(back seat) with H harness.
That's what we've done with our Dd1.
Those booster cushions are illegal now in VIC & don't offer any protection.
The half booster seats are still legal. They are approved under the 2004 standard. They are just not recommended as they provide no head protection. If you have a child who has outgrown other boosters, but for who the adult seatbelt still does not fit correctly this is an option. I know at 150cm there are still many cars where I would like a half booster to get that lift.
Also read the sticky at the top of this forum about the h harness they are not recommended unless you have a lap only belt. Even the front seat is recommended before a middle lap belt with h harness.
A child safety harness is difficult to fit correctly. Do not use a child safety harness where a lap-sash seatbelt is available. Research recommends using a child safety harness only in situations where it is not possible to replace your lap-only seatbelt with a lap-sash seatbelt.http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/Safety...edQuestions.htm
I have heard that booster cushions (no seat back) are now illegal to use. Is this true?
Booster cushions have been deleted from the 2010 version of the Australian Standard for child restraints (AS/NZS 1754). Booster cushions have been deleted from the Standard because they provide no side impact protection in a crash.
Booster cushions are still legal to use, however booster seats with high backs and side wings are recommended as they provide a higher level of safety in some types of crashes.
Edited by lsolaBella, 24 November 2012 - 10:28 PM.