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    time for a booster?

    Should I be switchnig my daughter to a booster seat. She is almost 7 years old, is about 51 inches tall and 52 pounds. She is currently in a Britax Regent using the top harness slots.

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    Re: time for a booster?

    She is definitely old enough and big enough. You could buy a booster and start "booster training" to make sure she understands about sitting properly for the whole ride, then she can go into the booster full-time sometime before she outgrows the regent.
    Shauna, mom to Adrian (9 yrs, 54" and 83 lbs), in an Evenflo Amp and Charlie (6 yrs, 42" and 35 lbs), in an Evenflo Titan 65.

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    Re: time for a booster?

    You don't need to if you don't want. She's safe in either provided she sits properly in a booster. At her age I'd probably let her opinion weigh in a little bit.

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    Re: time for a booster?

    At her age, there's no need for a harness outside of physical or neurological delays or issues.

    I'd switch her to a good booster at this point. You *could* keep her in the Regent, but there's certainly no safety-related reason to do so.

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    Re: time for a booster?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maedze View Post
    At her age, there's no need for a booster outside of physical or neurological delays or issues.
    I think maedze means harness here. (sorry don't want anyone to be confused!)
    Shauna, mom to Adrian (9 yrs, 54" and 83 lbs), in an Evenflo Amp and Charlie (6 yrs, 42" and 35 lbs), in an Evenflo Titan 65.

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    Re: time for a booster?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaunam View Post
    I think maedze means harness here. (sorry don't want anyone to be confused!)
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    Re: time for a booster?

    I agree.. it's just a matter of you and your kid being ready... age and size are fine... it's just a matter of when you're both ready... booster training first is great.



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    Re: time for a booster?

    Thanks everyone for weighing in -- any particular booster seat you like in particular?

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    Re: time for a booster?

    Sunshine Kids Monterey, Graco Turbobooster, Recaro Vivo, and Britax Parkway SG are the favorites, in no particular order.

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