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How much longer should my DD sit in a booster
And should I buy a new one


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#1 HarperLeeAndMe

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:21 AM

DD who is six yrs next week is 122cm tall and 25.5kg.  She currently sits in a hipod Barcelona booster (ex took the safer infa booster when we seperated and sold it ahhhh!).   Anyway I have been thinking of upgrading her seat to an SNS booster (one with the five star rating in the latest CREP tests, however since she is my youngest, and already 25.5kg not sure if it worth it and just stick with the booster we have.

Thoughts?  Thanks!

#2 IsolaBella

Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:48 AM

Generally speaking a child will need a booster until approx 145cm tall. For DS1 this will not be until around 12yrs. Fir DS2 probably 9-10yrs.

Legally your child is required to sit in a booster until 7yrs of ge at a minimum. The 26kg seats are tested with 32kg test dummies so are fine to use beyond 26kgs. Also it is the adult belt actullly restraining your child.

I would not necessarily be running out to change unless I felt my child was not sitting well in their seat. SnS also have a new seat the Encore which is for older children officially.

Children should be in a booster until they pass the five step test

http://childrestraints.co.nz/seatbelts.php


The 5 step test will tell if your child is big enough for the adult belt.
1. Does the child sit all the way back against the auto seat?

2. Do the child's knees bend comfortably at the edge of the auto seat?

3. Does the belt cross the shoulder between the neck and arm?

4. Is the lap belt as low as possible, touching the thighs?

5. Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
If you answered "no" to any of these questions, your child needs a booster seat to make both the shoulder belt and the lap belt fit right for the best crash protection.Your child will be more comfortable, too!
5 Step Test

Edited by lsolaBella, 28 January 2013 - 12:01 PM.


#3 HarperLeeAndMe

Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:30 PM

Thanks so much for that.




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