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    CPS Fanatic Lea_Ontario's Avatar
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    Question Narrowest backless booster?

    Need a backless booster for Boo for the car, he's too tall to use his Parkway in the car. Not overall just because that's as high as we can put the back up in the car.

    Tonight he used Bug's Turbo as a backless, but that won't work long term.

    I am not crazy about the gap at the back of the Turbo in backless mode anyhow. A good inch or more that is open.

    We've taken a quick look around, but backless boosters have never really been on my radar before.

    Boo is 8y2m 50-lbs and about 51 inches tall.
    He is no where near close to passing the 5 step test.

    Car is a 1998 Grand Am - the epitome of the anti-carseat car!

    Also in the car will be a FF TrueFit (center) and a highback Turbo booster.
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    Bug (2004), Parkway SGL
    Bear (2006), Parkway SGL

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    Re: Narrowest backless booster?

    Try the harmony literider found at walmart.
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    Re: Narrowest backless booster?

    I'm pretty sure that's not available in Canada.
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    Bug (2004), Parkway SGL
    Bear (2006), Parkway SGL

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    Re: Narrowest backless booster?

    Have you seen the Apramo at Canadian Tire? I think it's about 17" across the armrests and looks pretty low-profile. Looks a lot like the pics I've seen of the Literider.
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    Re: Narrowest backless booster?

    Are there any Otos still kicking around anywhere, I wonder? If your CT doesn't move stock quickly, you could check there.
    Amy~ Canadian tech instructor (CRST-I), Mama to Peter (4.20.08), riding in a Diono Monterey and a Clek Ozzi; Jasper (4.25.11), riding in a Britax Frontier CT and a Graco Nautilus; and Ruby, riding in a Clek Foonf; wife to my CRST hubby, Chris

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    Re: Narrowest backless booster?

    CT had the Apramo, yes. Didn't seem it would be much narrower with the flare of the armrests.

    They had Ozzi's,no Oto's.
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    Boo (2002), apramo backless booster
    Bug (2004), Parkway SGL
    Bear (2006), Parkway SGL

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    Re: Narrowest backless booster?

    Are Ozzis any narrower than the TB? They're the ones with the armrests, right? And the Otos don't?
    Amy~ Canadian tech instructor (CRST-I), Mama to Peter (4.20.08), riding in a Diono Monterey and a Clek Ozzi; Jasper (4.25.11), riding in a Britax Frontier CT and a Graco Nautilus; and Ruby, riding in a Clek Foonf; wife to my CRST hubby, Chris

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    Re: Narrowest backless booster?

    The ozzi seat is narrower, but with the high armrests, I don't think it'll fit well.
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    Bug (2004), Parkway SGL
    Bear (2006), Parkway SGL

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    Re: Narrowest backless booster?

    The wings of the Apramo make it a couple inches wider than the TB. It fits differently beside another seat than the TB, though. I can put it beside a ffing Radian in my car but the TB will not fit by like 2 cms.

    What about the Cosco boosters at Walmart? We have one for my MIL's car and it seems pretty narrow.
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    Re: Narrowest backless booster?

    Cosco ambassador for $24 at walmart. It's not narrow per se but it doesn't flare. It's boxy and straight... So it might work.
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    Re: Narrowest backless booster?

    Tall armrests though.

    ARGH ! I hate this car.
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    Bug (2004), Parkway SGL
    Bear (2006), Parkway SGL

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    Re: Narrowest backless booster?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kashi View Post
    Tall armrests though.

    ARGH ! I hate this car.
    does the compass hbb convert to backless? if it works, try superstore. mine has them for $49 right now.
    dd1 - 8y6m, hbb PWSGL
    dd2 - 7y3m, hbb PWSGL
    dd3 - 4y3m, ff advocate/frontier xt

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    Re: Narrowest backless booster?

    The OTO would be 150% perfect, I'm positive !

    But it's discontinued Boo.
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    Bug (2004), Parkway SGL
    Bear (2006), Parkway SGL

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    Re: Narrowest backless booster?

    Have you tried the Evenflo Big Kid backless (I think that is available in Canada)? When I was trying to do a 3-across a couple months ago, I didn't like the gap I got in the back with my turbo. It was also too wide to access the buckle easily. The big kid fit really well though. I also liked that the armrests lifed up so that it was easier to buckle. I don't like the big kid as a high back or for younger kids, but it might fit your older child well as a backless.
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    Re: Narrowest backless booster?

    The Big Kid is too wide.
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    Bug (2004), Parkway SGL
    Bear (2006), Parkway SGL

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    Re: Narrowest backless booster?

    Where are you located I have an Oto you could try, I might even consider selling it. I'm in BC in the Fraser Valley.

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    Re: Narrowest backless booster?

    I appreciate the offer but I am about. 3 day drive away from you- near Toronto.
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    Bug (2004), Parkway SGL
    Bear (2006), Parkway SGL

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    Re: Narrowest backless booster?

    I know our CT has the OTO the one with no arm rests right? (I'm in St. John's). Ask them if they can get one from another store? Not sure if that helps any but just letting you know that there are still OTO's out there.

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    Re: Narrowest backless booster?

    Quote Originally Posted by bbartlettnfld View Post
    I know our CT has the OTO the one with no arm rests right? (I'm in St. John's). Ask them if they can get one from another store? Not sure if that helps any but just letting you know that there are still OTO's out there.

    BethAnn
    I'm pretty sure ours (Moncton, NB) still has some too. I know I've seen them somewhere recently.
    Amy~ Canadian tech instructor (CRST-I), Mama to Peter (4.20.08), riding in a Diono Monterey and a Clek Ozzi; Jasper (4.25.11), riding in a Britax Frontier CT and a Graco Nautilus; and Ruby, riding in a Clek Foonf; wife to my CRST hubby, Chris

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    Re: Narrowest backless booster?

    I thought the Oto would be perfect for my tight three across as well. So after selling both of mine, I bought another. Turns out that it sucks for my three across because of where my uas anchors sit. It actually makes less room in the centre seat because the anchors put it closer to the middle. I tried just shoving the rigid connectors into the seat bight, but there was some hard part of the vehicle seat in the corner closest to the door so it didn't work. I ended up having to use a wider booster and get DD to scoot it towards the door, buckle, then scoot it back towards the middle. IIRC the turbo was the next narrowest backless available in Canada. The booster we're using is wider than the turbo, but it works better because there is a bigger space under the armrest so it makes it easier to scoot it over and buckle.
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