Booster Seat Help!

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-03-2009
Booster Seat Help!
Wed, 06-03-2009 - 3:07pm
I need help choosing a Booster Seat for my 7 YO. She is tall 47". I will have to get back to you on the weight although I know she is around 48 pounds-maybe more. I can't have her in a seat belt because she is thin and I just don't think it is safe for children to ride in a car in an adult size seat belt. I know many who do this though. UGGG! I had her in a Britax Marathon and she is 2 inches shy of having to come out of it. What next? I don't like the ones that are just the base of a seat and you use the seat belt as I don't feel that it will stay under their bottoms in a crash. Any suggestions? I found somewhere on iVillage that talked about recommendations for boosters and I can't find it again. Please help!
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-06-2009
Tue, 06-09-2009 - 12:16pm

Actually 47 inches is pretty small for her age compared to other kids I have seen. My Hanna is also 45 inches and 42 pounds and she uses one of those cheap boosters because she can't see and the seatbelt won't fit her otherwise, but I worry. I ask the local Police here and they said she was fine, but still worry. She is too big for the carseats or so she says-ha and just don't feel the little costco booster is gonna do anything.


iVillage Member
Registered: 06-25-2005
Fri, 06-05-2009 - 6:53pm

I'm sure there are probably better boosters, but my dd uses the cheap booster that is just the base of the seat. The seat belt not only goes around the child, but also around the booster (the "arm rests" on the booster really serve to keep the seat belt secured to both child and booster). If we were in a crash, the booster would be held in place by the seat belt. It could only slide out from under dd if the seat belt failed.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-02-2008
Wed, 06-03-2009 - 4:20pm

Most states, the law is you have to be 8 or