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    Default When to stop 5 point harness?

    And what to replace with?

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    For what? Carseat? If so, when your child reaches 18kg or their shoulder height is too high (I think 5cm above the top of the belt) then it is time to stop the 5 point harness & convert to a normal seat belt in a booster seat (with a back).

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    She is in a maxi rider ahr. Just had a growth spurt and I'm needing to change from a 5 point.

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    Subscribing. I've been wondering the same thing.

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    Default When to stop 5 point harness?

    My son is 2 in April and his shoulder is just at the line to him to a seat belt I won't be removing the harness for a while yet though I feel he's way to young. We have the maxi rider ahr

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    Default When to stop 5 point harness?

    You need a 5 point harness until they're 4. Then you can use a booster.

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    Default Re: When to stop 5 point harness?

    I removed DS1s at 4/5 and put him in a booster seat with a H harness.
    Ds2 i need to get around to removing his. His seat can be used as either a car seat with harness or a booster seat with a normal seatbelt or a H harness.

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    We changed to a booster seat when his shoulders went past the 'safety' line on the car seat. But have also switched to a 'H' harness to use with the booster seat.

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    If you google H Harnesses you'll find that they are unneccessary and perhaps even harmful, so you definitely don't need one. The booster seats (or booster variants of the convertible boosters) are meant for normal seat belts.

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    Default Re: When to stop 5 point harness?

    Quote Originally Posted by mim1 View Post
    If you google H Harnesses you'll find that they are unneccessary and perhaps even harmful, so you definitely don't need one. The booster seats (or booster variants of the convertible boosters) are meant for normal seat belts.
    I remember reading something about them generally being more harm than good. Apparently it came down to the fact that they are hardly ever installed and used correctly.
    I used one first time around. I was sold by the lady in the baby shop i bought my booster seat from.
    Probably won't bother with DS2 though.
    What i wonder though, is i've been told in the event of an accident a child needs to be at least 26kgs for a normal seatbelt to hold them in place. Is there any truth behind that? If there is, should you continue using a harness until 26kgs?

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