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high-back booster car seats

Just looking for recommendations on high-back booster seats.  My  mom wants to get one for our son for Christmas, and I was hoping she might be able to find a good deal today.  Any websites out there that compare them?  What should I look for in a high-back booster?

 

Thanks so much!!

Re: high-back booster car seats

  • Is your ticker right and he's only 3?  I would not put my 3 y/o in a booster.  He needs to stay in a 5 pt harness longer. 
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  • imageToBeMrsT:
    Is your ticker right and he's only 3?  I would not put my 3 y/o in a booster.  He needs to stay in a 5 pt harness longer. 

    Ditto this.

    Here's a link to sales on the Graco Nautilis today.

    http://community.thebump.com/cs/ks/forums/thread/45926030.aspx

     

    It's a 5 point that converts to a high back booster and then the back removes to be just the seat booster.

    It's the last car seat you'll need.

     

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  • Ditto pp's. I'd keep him in a 5pt harness for as long as possible. The "norm" for using a booster is 4 years old AND 40lbs.
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  • I've been recommended the Britax Frontier 85, it goes from 5pt to high back booster to backless.
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  • imagembritto4:
    I've been recommended the Britax Frontier 85, it goes from 5pt to high back booster to backless.

     

    Ditto that!  I LOVE the Britax family of seats, and I just moved my 42 pound 3 year old to the Frontier... he is really tall, but I am no where near letting him ride in a booster with a regular belt (I just moved my 5 year old into the Britax Parkway SGL and that is only because I had to move my 3 year old up). HTH! 

  • If you need something cheaper, the Evenflo Maestro is also a good seat and will keep him in a 5pt harness until 50lbs.

    Despite what the carseat packages say, 4 years and 40lbs is the MINIMUM recommended age and weight for a booster. Because they have to be mature enough to leave that seatbelt on even when they drop their favorite toy on the floor. And honestly I don't know any 4yo's that I would trust to stay buckled up either.

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  • Ditto the pp about keeping him in a 5 pt harness longer.  We have DD1 in the Graco Nautilus now and really love it.  She will be 5 on Christmas and is still only 33 pounds.  She will be in the harness for a long time, but at least we know the seat will grow with her when she's ready.
    DD1 - 12.25.05
    (m/c 1.17.07, m/c 5.15.07)
    DS - 03.15.08
    DD2 - 12.03.09
    DD3 - 3.28.11
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