We have spent a fortune on car seats over the last 6 years! We kept them rear facing until they were 3.5 and now they are forward facing in Britax Pioneers (good until 70lbs as a car seat). We are trying to figure out what to do for our babysitter. The sitter has car seats in their 9 passenger van but I am guessing that my kids are very close to outgrowing them (or maybe already have). The babysitter has 5 kids (youngest are 7yo twins), so they are fine with their kids in booster seats. I am trying to decide if I am OK with my kids riding in booster seats when they are with the sitter-just 2 days/week....If not, looks like I am spending a lot of 2 new car seats. I see that the Britax Pioneer and Frontier are good choices, but $189-289+/each!
My son is a big guy ~46.5-47" and already ~58-60lbs so he is pushing the limits on the 5 point harness limits for a lot of the other car seats. My daughter is more average sized so she could fit in a 5 point harness longer than he could.
Do I just bite the bullet and pay another $400-500 on 2 new car seats so we feel comfortable with the kids riding with the sitter or let them move to booster seats?!? My twins turned 6 in April and start 1st grade in August.
Thanks for your opinion/help!
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