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    Hi ladies, I'm in a quandary wrt car booster seats.
    I want to car pool with another lady to do the school run. My car is wide and will just barely fit 2 boosters and an infant car seat across the back, but her car is smaller and she's planning to use a cushion type seat in the middle, which my daughter would sit on.

    Can you still get them? The cushion type boosters, I mean.
    Can you still use them?
    Should you still use them?

    I'd appreciate some guidance from people with narrower cars and 3 kids.
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    I would not be comfortable with that, but they are still legal.

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    Depends on the ago of the child.

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    You mean without the back on it right? Yes you can still buy them everywhere, and they're legal. Not sure what the height and weight requirements are for them tho.

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    The infa secure booster seats actually convert to the seat booster with the back bit off but it is only for an older child. Check the safety info tag on the side of your friends seat (and while your there check the date of the seat especially if its not new it should have a life of 10 years) and on the tag it should have the weight rating for the seat. If your friend has a small car then it might be tough trying to do up a middle seat belt as this type of booster uses the car belt and this is why I have the baby seat with the 5 point harness in the middle.

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    Thanks, ladies.
    Sorry, the 2 girls are 6.
    My daughter only weighs 17kgs wringing wet though, which I gather affects the efficacy of the seat belt.

    I guess I'm not all that comfortable with it....hence the post for opinions.

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    I would keep a 17kg child in a 5pt harness seat personally.

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    My 6yo Ds uses one. He sits in the back middle with an adult seatbelt. He is 23kg. You can use the h harness withose cushion boosters too.

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    I couldnt find booster seats with 5 point harness that was small enough for my car (including a compact baby seat in the middle so i got 2 booster seats that can use a h harness. They dont look as plush as the maxirider or infa seats but safer than just a seat plus they leave plenty of room to access the belts so that the kids can do them up themselves and the seat is anchored to the car too.

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    I'm not all that worried about my little one while she's in my car, she has a big kick-bum chair w side impact wassanames, and I only just took her out of the 5 pt harness cos she got too tall for it: it's the other mum's car that'll have the booster cushion thingo.
    I'm rapidly coming to the conclusion that car pooling ain't gonna work.
    Sigh.
    It's not worth it. Still happy to take her little girl, of course, but....
    Now how will I put it diplomatically?


 

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