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    Why is the high back booster so important?

    A friend is asking me to justify the cost of HBB vs LBBs for her 6 and 8 yos. The are both between 45-50 lbs, small kids for their age. I can say that it's necessary for the kid to have the headrests, that the SIP is great and that the belt positioning with the HBB is more comfy, are there any other reasons?

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    Re: Why is the high back booster so important?

    The eight year old may be just fine in a backless, especially if the torso is such that the child has outgrown high backs. The six year old I'd want to see in a high back.

    http://www2.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/m...E=Sep+13,+2005

    No back booster:
    http://www.oeamtc.at/netautor/html_s...g_P3_vorne.mpg

    High back like the Turbo:
    http://www.oeamtc.at/netautor/html_s.../htsbesafe.mpg

    High back like the Recaro or Parkway:
    http://www.oeamtc.at/netautor/html_s...ordliftpro.mpg

    Wendy
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    piper, 7/26/02, 62", 108#, seatbelt, driving her own car
    laine 9/16/09, 54", 96#, Nuna Aaces, Diono Solana 2
    in my husband's 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser, my 2017 Volvo XC90, and big sister's 2016 Honda Civic
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    Re: Why is the high back booster so important?

    The Turbobooster is a good HBB and very economical. I'd suggesest that for at least the 6yo.
    Mommy to two wild little boys and a little princess!
    DS1 (01/05, 46 1/2", 44 lbs), Boring Gray Turbobooster / Harmony Literider
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