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    Default Hipod Boston booster seat questions

    I bought a new one on the weekend, but am confused about:

    - whether I need an anti submarining clip for extra safety
    - whether I should put the lap/sash belt in lock or retractable position

    Does anyone have one and know?

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    Hi. Good questions. Not sure about the anti-submarining clip but I would have though the lapsash belt in retractable would be safest as it locks in an accident. I was looking at this seat and spoke to someone in the know about the CREP ratings and he said they recommend to not use the h-harness - I know you didn't ask that.

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    I forgot about this thread. I subsequently got some advice from the car seat installer.

    He said you can only buy the anti submarine clips with a certain brand of chair as that brand owns the patent. But the belt goes under the arm rest so apparently that is an anti submarining feature, but not as good as a clip.

    Apparently there are differing opinions on whether to lock the belt or not. I don't lock it.

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    The Boston has an anti-sub design instead of a clip.
    It scored a full 5 stars in CREP for preventing submarining in a frontal impact so its very safe despite not having a clip.

    Many people prefer an anti-sub design to a clip because there is always a chance of forgetting to put the clip on or it can get in the way of clothes etc.


 

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