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Booster for 7yrs plus
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:53 PM
DS is 7 and about 132cm and has outgrown his car seat which is supposed to last until 8 years.
The guidelines recommended a booster until 145cm but I'm not sure which one to buy. When I look online, the boosters all seem to be until 8 years and I doubt he will fit them.
I'd appreciate your advice on an appropriate booster?
Posted 10 January 2019 - 05:14 PM
SnS Hiliner. If that's too small, the SnS Kid Guard is for kids up to 10yo/ 135cm.
Posted 10 January 2019 - 05:15 PM
Why buy a booster for 3cm? I don’t think I would and I’m pretty fastidious about car seats. Has your child done the 5 point test OP? Do they require a booster still?
Edited by SplashingRainbows, 10 January 2019 - 05:15 PM.
Posted 10 January 2019 - 05:15 PM
If you trust him to sit in a normal seatbelt the infa secure travelling booster should fit him - plus they are budget friendly.
Harnessed seats, I think the britax maxiguard & the infasecure equivalent have the highest exit markers.
Edited by PrincessPeach, 10 January 2019 - 05:16 PM.
Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:35 PM
Thanks for your responses.
Splashing Rainbows, I thought they need a booster until 145cm, so we are 13cm away. Have I got this wrong?
Princess Peach, we have the Britax Maxiguard and he has outgrown that one. I will check out the Infasecure.
Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:46 PM
Ababyplease google the 5point test. That will show if they will fit into an adult seatbelt properly. My youngest is 130 and no way would be pass the 5 point test (he is currently in a hipod Boston I think it’s callex). But my 138cm child is fine. (Might be a bit taller now but he was 138 when he stopped using the booster). It’s more dependant on torso length then actual height.
Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:35 PM
The Britax maxi guard has an exit height of 51cm torso height.
The infasecure folding booster is 49cm and the Britax hi-liner is 51cm, so both of those are not options.
Does he pass the 5 step test? That usually happens at 145cm approx and 10-12 years old approx.
Their knees bend comfortably at the edge, with their feet flat on the floor.
Their bum is all the way back in the seat.
The lap belt lies low on the hips, at the top of the thighs.
The shoulder belt crosses on the collarbone.
They can stay seated like this for the entire ride.
The boosters with the higher markers are Britax kid guard, maxi Cosi Rodi, infasecure visage. Best to go to a baby shop to try him in the seats. Check for shoulder and bum width and seat base length. Also look at the base design, arm rests and no slide guard clip vs no arm rests and having the slide guard clip. Then go try the boosters in your car with the head rest fully extended. Make sure the head rest doesn't hit the roof or side pillars. Make sure the seat belt comes through the sash guide well. Make sure he can easily reach the seat belt buckle to click it in.
Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:02 AM
I have my 8yo in an infasecure booster and my 11yo (for trips, not every day driving anymore) in an sns hiliner. Neither are short, but both have most of their height in their long legs.
Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:20 AM
Thanks so much Everyone.
He doesn't pass the 5 step test so will look for a tall booster.
Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:04 AM
There’s been one change since I’ve had kids... hopefully the next change comes soon and increase the requirements for harnessed and booster seats as our laws are still desperately inadequate.
OP we have to replace our seats after an accident, 8 and 7 year olds are currently in maxi guards but interested to see if there’s something available that may last them longer.
Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:31 AM
Nanns it’s got nothing to do with the law. By law he could be out of a booster already. He’s past 7. You only have to be in a booster until or car seat until 7. And quiet frankly the law is behind what many parents consider the basis of safety with car seats. It’s the minimum requirement. However if he doesn’t pass the 5point test then from a safety point the seatbelt won’t be able to full so it’s job is there is a car accident. Boosters are basically positioning devices with some side protection. Seatbelts are designed for adults, not children, therefore using a device is what’s needed. Each parent should do a risk assessment and decide for themselves.
I personally a neurotic about boosters and car seat. I was in a severe car accident when I was 6 and only the fact my sister and I were still in booster seats (those old foam ones) saved out life. Therefore I will not move my children out of booster seats until they fit a seatbelt properly. If that means they are 10 when it happens then so be it. Friends of mine still have their short 10yr old in a seat. I live in an area where the roads have a big number of dangers (road trains, cows, wallabies, too many stupid freaking drivers). I choose to do what I can to allay the safety risk.
Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:57 PM
Maxi Cosi Rodi has exit of 56cm so that’s 5cms or about 2 years torso growth. Infa Visage has exit 57cm also a option after maxing out of a harnessed seat.
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