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    My daughter is 4yrs and we are looking at booster seats for her. Another thread got me wondering about whether to get a harness or just use the car seat belt with the booster. I thought a harness would be safer but am getting the impression I may be wrong. Opinions please. We are looking at the safe and sound hi liner.

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    My DS turned 4 not that long ago, and I am sticking with a 5 point harness. He's in a maxi rider and it still has growing room, so while its fits, he stays in the harness! Just a seatbelt isn't nearly as protective in a crash for little ones, so I'll be keeping both kids in 5 point harnesses for as long as I possibly can.

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    There is a lot of evidence to suggest that H-harnesses aren't all that safe and are no longer recommended. DS was in a 5 point harness until he was 6.5. He was only a light weight so it was the safest option for him.

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    DD is 4 and in a booster with a normal 'adult' seat belt. I would feel more comfortable with her in a 5 point harness but unfortunately she has outgrown it and we can't afford a new seat for her at the moment.

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    DD is nearly 4 and still in her maxi rider. We're on the last straps for the in built seat belt and fast growing. Apparently it converts to a lap sash booster with anti submarine clip or we'll get her a hi liner. Vicroads website talks about not using 5 point harness with lap sash belts once they are in booster seats, only to use a harness if its a lap only belt.

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    My DD turns 5 next week and is still harnessed in a babylove ezy combo. It is MUCH safer for her to be harnessed than with a regular seatbelt and booster.

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    I've also just noticed that seats like the maxi rider have a good rating as a car seat but rubbish rating when you convert to a booster. That's not ideal.

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    My DD is 4 and is in a maxi rider with the 5 point harness. The plan is to leave her like this as long as absolutely possible. She is pretty tall but skinny, so I just don't feel comfortable having only a seatbelt across her little body if something were to happen.


 

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