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|04-11-2010 09:41 PM|
|Nodakbabe||Oh, and you can also ask at www.car-seat.org for recommendations.|
|04-11-2010 09:26 PM|
The Maestro or the Nautilus. The top slots on the Nautilus are rather tall, it harnesses to 65lbs, and then converts to a booster. But, it is rather wide, so if it's in between 2 boosters it may not work. It can be purchased at Walmart or Target(the Target cover is better) so easily found too. You could always buy one, and just try the base out in your vehicle to see if it would work, before you put the seat together.
and I would recommend going to a seat check with whatever new seat you purchase, for one you can't use LATCH in most middle vehicle positions(read your owner's manual to be sure)
And good thing bringing the Vantage point back. They have BAD harness adjusters. do a google search about it.
|04-11-2010 07:06 PM|
Ok, this is from a certified car seat technician on another board I go to:
|04-11-2010 06:01 PM|
I'm not a car seat tech and it seems Outnumbered has flown the coop, but isn't 2 too young for a booster? How tall is he? I thought no booster til they were 4 or so.
I drive an Accord, it's 98. My 3.5 yr old is about 33 lbs, probably 39" tall and is still in a car seat, not a booster. It's a Cosco and I don't like it, but she still fits in it and it installed fine.
Let me ask someone who knows and get back to you.
|04-11-2010 05:32 PM|
Recommend a booster, please
My 30 pound 2 year old is level with the top harness slots in his ComfortSport. We got it free from our child birth class, so I'm not disappointed. It's been a good "tweener" seat.
We have a 2002 Accord. The seat belt latches seem to be too long to work with most car seat slots. And the belts don't lock, so to add the locking clamp would mean trying to put it on to the belt while the belt is inside of the seat. I can't make that work.
I picked up a Safety 1st Vantage Point today, not realizing the top slots were so low. So we won't be keeping it. But it taught me that the LATCH adjuster on some seats is also too long to put the seat in tightly. To install this seat I'd have to have the latch adjuster inside of the seat slot, and there's no good way to pull it tightly enough from that position.
So, can anyone recommend a good 5 point harnessed booster that will potentially last my kid until he's ready for a backless. I'd like to spend $100 or less. And I need to be able to use the LATCH for it without too much difficulty, as we transfer the seat to my mom's car once a month or so. Also, it's between 2 backless boosters, so the big kids need to be able to buckle their seat belts. So far with the ComfortSport and the Scenera this hasn't been an issue.