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    Default Is dd okay to go into a booster seat?

    Just wanting to get everyone's opinion. Ds and dd are staying at my mums this weekend and she has just bought 2 booster seats (with backs) for use in her car because she can put them in and out quite easily herself.

    Ds is almost 5 so he'll be right but dd doesn't turn 4 until September and the age that is recommended on the website is 4 yrs. She is quite a tall 3 yr old. 18kgs and on the 90th percentile for height. Her shoulders are at least 4 cm higher then the minimum shoulder height marker on the seat (she is in fact almost the same height as ds even though she is 13 months younger).

    Mum thinks it's okay because she is the right height but I still feel a little nervous because she is so young.

    What do you guys think?

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    A lot of it depends where the seat belt actually sits on her rather than her age etc.

    Personally if it were me...I wouldn't do it. But I am known for being extremely over cautious when it comes to car seat safety.

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    My DD used one like that at 2years just in the partners ute because her proper seat didn't fit properly she was also the height and weight of a 4 year old then. She fit well but it's illegal and not recommended to do it. So in the end it's up to you and your mum.

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    @peanutmonkey I know. I feel a little uncomfortable. She lives in a small country town and will only be taking them into the park to ride their scooters so it's not a big drive. Think I need to have more of a think about it.

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    She isn't that far off being 4 so I don't think its a big deal tbh. Being tall too I think it would be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiterallyNoOne View Post
    My DD used one like that at 2years just in the partners ute because her proper seat didn't fit properly she was also the height and weight of a 4 year old then. She fit well but it's illegal and not recommended to do it. So in the end it's up to you and your mum.
    Was your dd okay with the seatbelt? Did she try and take it off?

    That's the other thing I'm worried about.

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    If she's at the right height etc I would be fine with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RipperRita View Post
    Was your dd okay with the seatbelt? Did she try and take it off?

    That's the other thing I'm worried about.
    She was great no problems at all

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    No it's not ok. It's illegal to use a booster and lap sash seatbelt for a child under the age of 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    If she's at the right height etc I would be fine with it.
    Same here. Especially if it's only for the weekend.


 

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