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    Quote Originally Posted by Juzz View Post
    Thank you, this is really helpful... He is 18.5 kgs at the moment, and turns 4 next month... I am going to look into rant Britax info, as that is something I had t even thought about, that the harness might only be designed for a certain weight...
    Inbuilt harness to 19kg (tested to 22) and to be used with a lap sash to 26kg. Legally your son must be in a harness until at least 4 so at 18.5kg I'd keep him in it a little while longer. Are you in a position to buy a new seat? There are seats on the market now that can keep him harnessed for a lot longer. You can get a great convertible booster with high markers for $180, or on sale for as low as $110.

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    I had my then 4yo (115cm + 22kg) in a 5 point harness when I had DD2s car seat fitted by kidsafe. They told me it's safer to have her in a seatbelt at that height/weight than a 5 point harness. Apparently the 5 point harness would do more damage if we were to be in an accident.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anjalee View Post
    I had my then 4yo (115cm + 22kg) in a 5 point harness when I had DD2s car seat fitted by kidsafe. They told me it's safer to have her in a seatbelt at that height/weight than a 5 point harness. Apparently the 5 point harness would do more damage if we were to be in an accident.
    If your seat was weight based then that is true as that is the seats weight limit. Doesn't matter anymore with newer seats.

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    I have the same seat as the OP. Should have mentioned that. It's why I posted.

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    http://infasecure.com.au/news/a-tale...ulder-heights/

    Thought this might be helpful. My DS2 turns 4 next month and there is no way I'll be putting him in a lap sash seat belt yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    http://infasecure.com.au/news/a-tale...ulder-heights/

    Thought this might be helpful. My DS2 turns 4 next month and there is no way I'll be putting him in a lap sash seat belt yet

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    Good article but it's also worth noting that while it can be unsafe to move them too early, it can also be unsafe to move them too late.

    Given all kids are different, if in doubt it's always worth having your seat looked at by a professional

    (Also, I'm not one of these people who is all about moving their kids up. My bub is happily still rear facing and will be for a while now! I'm just all about safety, and with car seats it works both ways )

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    http://infasecure.com.au/news/a-tale...ulder-heights/

    Thought this might be helpful. My DS2 turns 4 next month and there is no way I'll be putting him in a lap sash seat belt yet

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    According to this both ds and Dd should be moved even though dd doesn't turn 4 until sep. she is only 18kg (ds is 19kgs) but both are "really tall" and in fact her shoulders are way past the last notch in her 5 point harness seat (so is ds's) and about 5 cms higher then then the height marker on the booster seats mum bought. I have been keeping them in their old seats because I thought they were safer but I feel they both prob need to move to newer seats like the ones mum bought because they are obviously too tall for their current seats.

    Looks like I'm off shopping

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    Quote Originally Posted by RipperRita View Post
    According to this both ds and Dd should be moved even though dd doesn't turn 4 until sep. she is only 18kg (ds is 19kgs) but both are "really tall" and in fact her shoulders are way past the last notch in her 5 point harness seat (so is ds's) and about 5 cms higher then then the height marker on the booster seats mum bought. I have been keeping them in their old seats because I thought they were safer but I feel they both prob need to move to newer seats like the ones mum bought because they are obviously too tall for their current seats.

    Looks like I'm off shopping
    What seat do you have hun? Maybe it might be worth seeing if there are any harnessed seats with higher markers? They're all different, I know the one D is in he has plenty of room to grow and I think he was around the same height as S?

    Just an option anyway. We didn't move C until after he turned 5 and I absolutely hate him being in a seatbelt he can move in his seat too much, no matter how many times I tell him to sit properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    What seat do you have hun? Maybe it might be worth seeing if there are any harnessed seats with higher markers? They're all different, I know the one D is in he has plenty of room to grow and I think he was around the same height as S?

    Just an option anyway. We didn't move C until after he turned 5 and I absolutely hate him being in a seatbelt he can move in his seat too much, no matter how many times I tell him to sit properly.

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    Does your booster have a shoulder strap guide (one that goes right around the strap) and anti-sub clip? We have the hi-liner with both of these and it keeps the belt really secure. I also have an untethered booster for spare and without those 2 features my DD moves around a lot more despite trying to sit well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    What seat do you have hun? Maybe it might be worth seeing if there are any harnessed seats with higher markers? They're all different, I know the one D is in he has plenty of room to grow and I think he was around the same height as S?

    Just an option anyway. We didn't move C until after he turned 5 and I absolutely hate him being in a seatbelt he can move in his seat too much, no matter how many times I tell him to sit properly.

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    I'm worried about them being able to undo the lash seat belt or stretch it out and move around too much as well but they are clearly too tall for the straps on their current seats with the 5 point harness, especially ds who turns 5 in July.

    The seats mum bought are actually quite safe looking with high backs and sides and the lash seat belts fit them perfectly so decided to let S use it for the weekend but after reading all of this and thinking about it I've realised we need to go seat shopping again as they are too tall for the ones we have.. The seats are infasecure I think, but they were both purchased a few years ago now.
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