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    Default Booster seat for a 2yr old???

    I know booster seats are for 4-8 yrs but also 14-26kg.
    Ds is 2 yrs and 3 months but tall and has outgrown his car seat that is supposed to last till he's 4.
    He weighs 14.7kg and I'm pretty sure the only option is to put him in a booster seat with seatbelt and harness.
    Would you do it?
    Do you think it's safe?

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    Have a look at something like a safe n sound maxi rider. They are a convertible booster so have a harness and height markings and then once they reach the right height you change then to the seat belt.
    You say he is tall, how tall?

    ETA most new seats aren't weight based anymore-they are height based

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    I have a maxi cosi air protect and my taller than average 3 year old still has plenty of space till he is too tall.

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    I'd go a convertible booster, like a maxi rider or something.

    A friend has a very tall/big 3 year old and he is still in it with the harness, then when he is older the seat converts to a booster with normal seat belt

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    My 2yr 3 month boy has just out grown his maxi rider shoulders well above the height marker to turn into a booster I did heaps of research and the only seat I found that he still had plenty of room in was the maxi cosi complete air, he will hopefully fit in it until he's 4 and legally allowed to be in a booster seat

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    I am really intruiged at the height of your kids!! I thought dd was tall but wow... do you mind sharing?

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    Kezanazz - DS was measured last week he's 101cm

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    Quote Originally Posted by mama and her little bear View Post
    It's illegal to have them in a H harness under 4,

    You will have to buy a booster with in built 5pt harness,

    I have to buy one for ds who is 3 and am looking at insecure rallye or their new seat.
    This is incorrect. It is not illegal at all, provided that the child does not fit the height requirements of regular car seats.

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    The current requirements are height based, not weight based. The age requirement isn't absolute - so small 4yos can remain in a FF seat rather than a booster and larger 3yos can move into the next type of restraint (convertible booster or booster) if they have outgrown their existing one.

    That being said, there is no way I would put a two year old - or even a young three year old - in a booster. The statistics on their ability to survive an impact compared to an older child in a booster aren't good.

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