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    My ds rode in a booster for the first time yesterday...

    I still haven't decided what booster I want to buy him for occasional rides in dad's car (a dodge charger...he rides in a Marathon in our Saturn Relay), but had a couple boosters sitting around. Dh took the Relay to work yesterday and didn't take out the seats, so I put ds in one of the boosters I had (A Cosco high back something or another). He is almost 5 years old and 40 pounds and he did not fit very well in this booster. It wasn't horrible, but not a good enough fit for me to feel comfortable. There's no way a much smaller kid could fit well in this booster---yet I know people do it all the time.

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    Re: My ds rode in a booster for the first time yesterday...

    Have you thought about an apex?He is so tiny I don't think I would be okay with him in a booster.
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    Re: My ds rode in a booster for the first time yesterday...

    He's CUTE! But, yeah, he looks on the small side for a booster. Agree with PP, apex may work well for you.
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    Re: My ds rode in a booster for the first time yesterday...

    What a cutie! How big is he? My almost 3yr old looks the same size as him, LOL! Oh, I just re-read your siggy, and he is quite a bit bigger then my 2.5yr old, he just looks so tiny in that booster; my how pictures can be decieving! So how did he do for the ride? Did he sit ok? I would be okay using a booster at that age for occasional use, have you tried the Parkway? It might fit him a bit better.

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    Re: My ds rode in a booster for the first time yesterday...

    He does look too small for the booster, but my word he's precious

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    Re: My ds rode in a booster for the first time yesterday...

    I've never been a fan of the cosco boosters (or cosco combination seats) since the belt just doesn't "fit" the child as securely as it does with other styles... maybe it's nit picking on my part, but they seem to give the kid too much room to wiggle around.
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    Re: My ds rode in a booster for the first time yesterday...

    sry I meant to say "that" booster..hehehe ... I agree with pp the parkway might fit him better.

    By the way your son is soooo cute
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    Re: My ds rode in a booster for the first time yesterday...

    Cute kid! But no, not a very good fit. It could just be the picture, but the lap belt looks awfully high. I'd use it in a pinch if I had nothing else, but definitely not on a regular basis.

    If you're looking for a good spare booster, I've found the Compass B500 to be a good fit on smaller booster-age kids. Plus the folding feature is handy. I haven't tried the newer B510, but I would assume it fits the same.

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    Re: My ds rode in a booster for the first time yesterday...

    Ya--he looks tiny in the seat, but he's not really that tiny! I see way smaller kids than him in boosters all the time . I won't use it with my ds again. We were "only" driving down the street yesterday or I wouldn't have used it at all.

    I really want to get a booster because he will need one in a year (probably---he's getting closer to the top slots on the MA) and his rides are VERY occasional in dad's car (like once every couple months) and just a 5 minute or less drive.

    I've been debating over the Parkway, Turbobooster, and Compass. I can't seem to decide which one I like better! It depends on who you ask as to what answer you get. Each one has it's own pros and cons.

    He did GREAT in the seat, though! When he first got in, he thought it was "so cool" that he could lean over and touch his sister, but I explained that it wasn't safe and the shoulder belt needed to be across his shoulder and he was vigilant about it--kept checking himself to make sure it was in the right spot. It was a really short car ride though. He's definitely not ready for longer rides.
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    Re: My ds rode in a booster for the first time yesterday...

    Yes, it really isn't a great fit. The lapbelt DOES look very high, and I don't like the way those shoulderbelt guides hold the shoulderbelt, either.

    He is SO cute, though!
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    Re: My ds rode in a booster for the first time yesterday...

    You can also lock the seatbelt

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    Re: My ds rode in a booster for the first time yesterday...

    Just in case you didn't get it from the posts above, I am going to restate the obvious again--

    Your son is adorable!!!!



    Oh, yeah, I agree that the Cosco booster wasn't a good fit for him.

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    Re: My ds rode in a booster for the first time yesterday...

    Quote Originally Posted by ThreeBeans View Post
    You can also lock the seatbelt
    Can't with this one....lightweight locking latchplates, so the shoulder belt doesn't is an ELR.

    Thanks for the compliments on my little guy---I think he's pretty cute too.
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    Re: My ds rode in a booster for the first time yesterday...

    The PW would fit him very well. On it's lowest setting, it's REALLY short.
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    Re: My ds rode in a booster for the first time yesterday...

    I keep opening this thread so I can look at his cute little face

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