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    Default Another car seat question..

    DD is 3years, 7months old. She's 20kg and the height of a 5yo (maybe taller, she's in size 6 clothes)

    I've been looking for a new car seat for her, but just realised once she's 4 years old we can move to a lap sash.

    Given her size & age, would you just jump the gun & get a booster? Or invest in another 5 point harness?

    I know most of then convert, thing is I just won a booster on ebay, not realising it didn't have a 5 point harness :-/ what would you do?

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    I would put her in the booster. She seems to be the same height and weight as my eldest DD who turns 7 in 3 weeks and comfortably sits in a high liner.

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    Personally I'd get another with a built in harness. My daughter is 5 on Monday and big enough to go into a booster with a seat belt but she I put her in a newer maxi rider and she is still under the line so will stay in the inbuilt harness until she's over the line so hopefully another 12months

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    Harness is safer so the longer she is in one the better. I wouldn't use a lap sash at 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emzluvbub View Post
    Harness is safer so the longer she is in one the better. I wouldn't use a lap sash at 4.

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    Me too

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    My DD is also tall, we got the baby love ezy combo, she still uses the 5pt harness as it is much safer, but you can also use the belt with this seat.

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    I think the changes made to the car seat laws were because a 3 year old died of injuries due to a lap sash in a low speed car accident. So I would still use a 5 point harness for as long as possible.

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    All new seats are height rated now not weight. So I would test her in some seats and see if she still fits in ths harness. My 5.5yr old is super skinny so only weighs 19ish kg but he is too tall to safely be in a harness.

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    There are booster seats on the market which easily accommodate an older child in a harness. I dont know why the law isnt so they stay in a harness as long as they are in a seat. Much safer.

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    My almost 6yo is average sized, maybe a little short. Still easily fits in the 5 point harness. Our seat has height markers and he is still under them.
    So I'd prob go into a store and try out a few seats to see if there is something that wil last her a little while in a harness


 

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