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    Default URGENT - booster seat that doesn't need anchor point!

    No judgement please... but I'm having a baby next week and just got the bad news today that we can't get an additional anchor point.. so the booster seat I bought for DS(4) won't be suitable.

    I'm now desperately trying to find a booster seat not requiring an anchor point.

    i understand this means it has to be a foam seat - is this correct? My understanding is that if a seat has a tether it must be used, and that basically the only boosters with no tether are foam (due to weight).

    I can only find the SNS Pegasus as being suitable but it seems to not be sold anymore??

    Can anyone advise! Aghhh

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    Default URGENT - booster seat that doesn't need anchor point!

    Nevermind me lol.

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    How heavy is your DS? He should be allowed in a normal high back foam booster with a normal car seat or H harness (be careful some need an anchor bolt, and ive heard its safer with a normal car seatbelt) if he is 18kg (4-7yrs)

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    He is 24 kg, no they don't have to be tethered, but if it *has* a tether, it has to be used.

    I can't actually find any high back foam boosters except the sns urban or sns pegaus and neither seem to actually be sold

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    4–7 years If your child has reached this age, they should still use the appropriate restraint until their shoulders reach the upper shoulder height marker. Check manufacturer's information and product guidelines to ensure correct usage. Booster seat with lap-sash H-harness or a booster seat with a secured adult seatbelt
    Booster seat

    Once your child reaches their fourth birthday, and up until they reach seven years of age, they should use a booster seat with a secured adult lap-sash seatbelt or a booster seat with a H-harness.
    Booster seats with a base only are known as booster cushions. These restraints can be used if they comply with Australian Standards. The new 2010 standard excludes booster cushions, so in due course these devices will not be available to purchase new.
    A booster seat should only be fitted to a forward-facing seat.
    A booster seat enables a child to use an adult lap-sash seatbelt, or a H-harness and lap seatbelt in the centre of a vehicle. The child will then be able to see out of the window and the seatbelt will fit more comfortably.
    When using a booster seat with an adult lap-sash seatbelt, make sure the sash part of the seatbelt is not touching the child's neck. In the event of a crash, the back of the car seat provides protection for a child's head against whiplash.
    A child is too tall for a booster seat if their eye level is above the top of the booster seat when they are sitting on it. Children using booster seats that comply with the new Australian Standard should remain in the seat until their shoulders reach the upper shoulder height marker.
    Booster seat with a H-harness

    A H-harness is designed to be used with a centre lap seatbelt or a lap-sash seatbelt.
    Booster seats manufactured under the new Standard will be suitable for a child approximately between 4–8 years of age.
    The manufacturer's instructions should be followed when a harness is being fitted. When using a harness, you must adjust the seatbelt first so it fits firmly over the child's hips, then tighten the shoulder straps, making sure they are not twisted, and adjust the tether strap.

    From: http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/Dri...restraint.aspx

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    Hi thanks Indigo - yes i figured all that out.

    But i need the BRAND of a suitable booster!!

    Does anyone know a high back foam booster without tether?

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    Right i got you now. Ill do some googling. Ive seen them in Target and Kmart, is there a store near you, you can look at?

    ETA; Ive found the Mothers choice imperial and the Hipod Boston, but its impossible to tell online if they have a top tether or not.
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    i will have to try and have a look but i'm struggling to find anything online!

    If I can't find anything online which i would have thought more variety than Target etc ... not looking good!

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    Try googling for lightweight booster seat

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    Target online only had 2. Big W has a lot.

    http://www.bigw.com.au/baby/carseats/booster-seats

    I cant tell if they have top tethers. I dont think they do.


 

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