DD is 4 and occasionally falls asleep in the car. She is in a booster with a normal seatbelt. When she falls asleep she ends up slumped forward with her head almost on her knees. She doesn't look very comfortable and it can't be safe. Does any one have any ideas on how to stop her from falling forward while sleeping (other then putting her back in her "baby" seat with the harness which she's too heavy for)?
Thanks in advance.
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19-09-2013 09:00 #1Senior Member
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Older children sleeping in the car.
19-09-2013 10:21 #2
interesting question, no idea how to solve it for you... so ill bump it up, my boys 3 & 4 are both in boosters with seat belts and they dont tend to slump forward more to the side, they have safe and sound high liners which have quite meaty head rests
19-09-2013 10:25 #3
You can get a harness for booster seats that has two straps and goes over the child's shoulders
19-09-2013 10:43 #4Senior Member
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When I was a child and wanted to nap in the car, I would twist my bottom slightly askew and rest my head on the seatbelt.
Don't know how safe that was/is, or whether it should be encouraged or not, just what I used to do.
19-09-2013 11:01 #5
Ds who's 5.5yrs has a booster seat with the back so has the head support and uses the car seatbelt so when he sleeps in the car he rests his head on the side of his moulded booster seat.
19-09-2013 11:02 #6Senior Member
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You can buy kids travel pillows, I usually take DS's when we go on long trips, When he falls asleep, I slip it on and it keeps his head upright and looks way more comfortable. Good for air travel as well.
19-09-2013 11:09 #7Senior Member
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19-09-2013 11:23 #8
I thought the law was H harnesses or boosters with inbuilt harnesses till age 7?
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19-09-2013 11:36 #9
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19-09-2013 11:48 #10
both mine went into a lap sash at 3 on account of there height and weight. dpt of main roads and safety told me the lap sashes were safer then H- harnesses... the in built harness is a different story though
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