Need spare seat for a 6 year old

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Registered: 04-01-2006
Need spare seat for a 6 year old
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Sat, 05-22-2010 - 6:05pm
My son is 6 years old, 50lbs, and 47in. He's in a Sunshine Kids Monterey booster in my van. I need to get him a spare seat. I'm thinking of maybe a Turbo booster unless there's a better seat in that price range? I need to get it pretty quickly, so it needs to be something Target or Babies R Us carries. My limit is $50. The seat would (mostly) go in a 02 Chevy Malibu, but would also get moved to Grandma's car sometimes since it's a hassle to get the Monterey in and out of the 3rd row of the van. Thanks!
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Registered: 06-18-2004
Tue, 05-25-2010 - 11:32pm

I would go with the turbobooster. It'll probably only last a couple of years as a hbb, but then your DS will be 8 years old and you can use it as a nbb.


Just something to keep in mind over the longer term - do the other cars he rides in have headrests? If so, he'll be fine in a nbb in a couple of years. But it they don't provide head support when he is in a nbb he'll need a hbb. This is something I'm already thinking about with my big DS and our vehicle without headrests!


HTH


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Registered: 04-01-2006
Thu, 05-27-2010 - 12:54pm
Thanks. I think that's what I'm going to get. The car it will be in most of the time doesn't have very high headrests, so he'll be in a HBB for awhile. And when he does go into a LBB the HBB will get passed down to his sisters.
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