Booster or extended harness suggestions

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Registered: 08-24-2006
Booster or extended harness suggestions
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Wed, 10-12-2011 - 4:54pm

I have a chunky (45lb) 3 yr old who is quickly outgrowing his EFTA.

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Registered: 10-23-2003
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 6:21pm

You either have the 50 or 65 lb version of this seat. You need to read your manual to figure that out. With that said he is still under the weight limit. In what way is he out growing the seat? I know you can also outgrow a seat by height as well. A forward facing seat is outgrown when one weight limit is reached 2 the shoulders go over the top slots so in your seat if they are adjusted as high as they go and his shoulders are over. Also 3 is if the tops of the ears are over the tops of the seat.

honestly since he is only 3 he is way to young for a booster seat. I know that booster seats say 3 and up for the high back booster, but in reality they are not safe. Children do not act the way crash test dummies do. Crash test dummies are rigid children are not. Children who are too small and light can actually slip out from under the seat belt its called submarining. Children can be seriously hurt by that. Not only but 3 year olds don't listen as well as say a 5 year old. They are more likely to get out of position of the seat belt and can be hurt. Also some will enjoy the new freedom and unbuckle while driving.

I am not sure what you mean by reasonably priced? Everyone's idea is subject to different ideas. Now for me a good long term seat that is reasonably priced is the Graco Nautilus. It goes to 65 lbs with a 5pt harness then the harness come off and it becomes a high back booster seat. You take the bake off and then its a no back booster seat.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Graco-Nautilus-3in1-Car-Bravo/8112222

Lilypie 6th to 18th Ticker Lilypie 6th to 18th Ticker
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Registered: 08-24-2006
Thu, 10-13-2011 - 12:38pm
Thanks Dawn. I have the 50lb version of the seat, so he's close to outgrowing it (he's 45 lbs now in summer clothes). I realize he's too young for a booster, and really want an extended harnessing seat. I looked at the Nautilus today at my supercenter, and I think it's a great fit for us since it can be used for a long time.

Thanks for your help!

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