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    Booster and shoulder belt question...

    Is it safe to use the locking mechanism on the shoulder belt when using a booster seat?

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    Re: Booster and shoulder belt question...

    Yes.It helps the child stay in place.

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    Re: Booster and shoulder belt question...

    Right, like Crystal said, it can help remind a boostered kid to stay in proper position. It won't hold a child in place like a harness does; really wiggly/immature kids will still be able to move out of place, but the tightness is a good reminder for kids who may simply 'forget' for a moment.

    Kids should be a minimum of 4 years old and 40 pounds before considering a booster, and age 5-6+ is usually best.
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    Re: Booster and shoulder belt question...

    Thanks. We have my 5-year-old in a Husky in my van, but in a Turbo Booster in my husband's car (which he rides in about 2x a week). He'll be in a Regent in MIL's van very soon.

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    Re: Booster and shoulder belt question...

    Quote Originally Posted by scatterbunny View Post
    Right, like Crystal said, it can help remind a boostered kid to stay in proper position. It won't hold a child in place like a harness does; really wiggly/immature kids will still be able to move out of place, but the tightness is a good reminder for kids who may simply 'forget' for a moment.

    Kids should be a minimum of 4 years old and 40 pounds before considering a booster, and age 5-6+ is usually best.
    Thanks Scatterbunny.I don't have the words or the patience to type everything out.

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