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    Apr 2010

    Why 2 armrest settings on TB?

    WOndering why there are 2 arm rest settings for the turbobooster -- just for comfort? any guidelines about ages or weight/height at which you should use each setting.

    I set mine at the lowest thinking the belt is more secure there. And yes have the screws in:-) Where and why have you sets yours?

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    Senior Community Member Dillipop's Avatar
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    Sep 2005

    Re: Why 2 armrest settings on TB?

    It lets the seat grow with the child. I use the lowest setting for my younger kids-5-8ish so I get a nice, low lap belt. As kids get older though, the higher setting works to keep the belt low, but not too low.

    CCO 4/15

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    CPS Technician bobandjess99's Avatar
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    Oct 2006

    Re: Why 2 armrest settings on TB?

    it has to do with the size of the child, and the belt geometry of the vehicle/seating position. In general, the lower setting works better for smaller kids, and the higher one for bigger older kids. It will actually place the lap belt slightly differently depending on the setting. My dd uses hers on the lower setting. That keeps the lap belt nice and low on her thighs. SADLY, what I see are a lot of TB's with them on the upper setting, because that is where the armrests are most useful as ...ARMRESTS....but on a smaller child, that can let the lap belt ride up way too high.

    Alex, 8 Katie, 12 and Annabelle Jan 2017

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