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    Default Booster seat for 7+

    DS (7.5yo) is currently in a Hi-line in DH's car and an older Maxi Rider in mine. He's on the final height markers for both though and is finding the Hi-Line uncomfortable as can only just fit his shoulders in. He is right on the line on the maxi rider to be too big as well. I've switched him to DD's Maxi rider which is newer and has higher markers/limits, so should last him maybe 12 months, but we are going to need a new booster for DH's ute, as he doesn't pass the test to sit on the seat, and I'm not comfortable with him on it anyway.

    Does anyone know if there are other options for a booster seat for 7 onwards? A Google search is only showing me the Britax Kid Guard Pro (replacing the Encore 10). Everything else that came up only goes to 7 in their ages recommendations. Which is a bit scary when most children can't sit on the adult seat safely until they are in the 10-12 age range.

    I'm going to our regional centre tomorrow so will go have a look at the baby shop and see what they have, but hoping someone can give me some names of seats I can ask about as a starting point.

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    my DS is 6.5 but 138cm so quite tall for his height so he has also hit the final height markers but I'm also not comfortable not having anything after 7?

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    The booster with the highest marker is the kid guard pro or encore 10. If they outgrow that then the only other option is a bum booster (26kg limit) or nothing - which is legal under age 7 as they've outgrown everything.

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    I have an encore 10. Believe it has slightly higher markers than the kid guard if you can find it.

    My 5yo is giant (seated height of 49cm, 43kg - most of it in booty and thighs). She finds the encore 10 uncomfortable as the seat isn't wide enough. If you have a child with a broad base it might not be comfortable. But if you have a lanky beanpole they might fit better.

    Overseas seats have higher markers but in theory they are illegal to use without an exemption. I was looking at the Britax Frontier.

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    Mine are both lanky bean poles, so a smaller seat shouldn't be an issue. I'm kind of hoping the baby shop has an encore on sale due to it being upgraded. Especially if it has higher markers! I found a kid pro online on sale for $320, but I would guess post would push it back up to normal price. I don't mind paying for a good seat, but if I can save some $$, it would be good.

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    I bought mine online. About $300 on sale. Sometimes delivery is actually cheap! I got mine sent to me for $10

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    Following. My DD is 5 but she's the height of a nearly 7 year old (95th percentile on the charts). So by the time she's 7 she will probably have outgrown her current booster.
    My DS (10yo) is also fairly tall (80th percentile). I had to just stop using a booster as he couldn't fit his shoulders in and his legs were too long for the seat part.

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    Wooohooo! Just scored the last Encore 10 in the store for $300 (so $70 off). I'm happy with that. I like how it's fully adjustable - even the wings move in and out so will fit broader children. It's got a lot of space between him and the top height marker, so hopefully will last until he can sit properly on an adult seat.


 

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