Booster Reco for my 5yr old
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|Sat, 10-13-2012 - 11:41pm|
Hi! First I want to say thank you in advance for any help and advice you can offer. You ladies have always been so helpful in the past, that this is the first place I have come to with my questions!
My daughter turned 5 in June and is about 46 lbs. We drive a 2004 Honda Oddessy and a 2006 Honda Civic. Both of which have the LATCH system in place. She has been in a 5-point harness convertible since she was 2 and has grown increasingly weary about sitting in her "baby" seat and we are now forced to move her to a "big girl" seat. Would love to know our best options for a booster.
I know Britax are supposed to be the best and safest and would love to be able to afford one, however, I need two seats. Ugh. I want a seat that goes all the way up and protects her head. I'm not really bothered about all the special little featres like a cup holder, I'm only concerned with safty.
I'm going to have my husband look tomorrow and see what our LATCH weight limits are in each vehicle. I neer realized before that this could be an issue, as I'm sure with her weight PLUS her current seat we are probably way over our limit. If this is the case and both seat and her weight are taken into consideration, would it be safer for her to use the seat belt only, or is a 5-poiint harness still an option?
Since I need two seats, which boosters can you recommend to us that I could confidently purchase and know that my baby is safe, yet she's able to feel like a big kid and get herself in and out of by herself.