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    Question Tallest high-back booster?

    My 9.5 yo son (65 lbs, 53") currently rides in a Britax Monarch. I think he's nearing the end of its life because he's almost out of shoulder-height room. I would like to keep him in a high-back booster for a while longer if possible (backless boosters still leave the seat belt across his neck). What is the highest-back booster with side-impact protection?

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    Re: Tallest high-back booster?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nan View Post
    My 9.5 yo son (65 lbs, 53") currently rides in a Britax Monarch. I think he's nearing the end of its life because he's almost out of shoulder-height room. I would like to keep him in a high-back booster for a while longer if possible (backless boosters still leave the seat belt across his neck). What is the highest-back booster with side-impact protection?
    I can understand your concern. The Britax Frontier is a lot of $$$ for just booster use, but it is the tallest highback booster. Believe it or not, the $30 Cosco highback booster is also fairly tall, but at his size, I don't know he'd be comfortable in it.

    What kind of car is he riding in? Even my 6 yr old fits the shoulder belt in most vehicles w/a backless booster, although we only have one as a spare for emergencies. We have the $13 Harmony literider from Walmart. Shoulder belt fit is fine.

    Send us a picture if you can and we'll help you out as best we can.

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    #1, age 9.5, Harmony Literider or Transit backless booster, occasional Safety First Incognito
    #2, age 6.5, Cybex Xfit booster/Harmony folding travel booster/Evenflo hbb
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    Re: Tallest high-back booster?

    My DS1 is 9 and has similar stats (53" and 68 lbs) to your DS. Mine has outgrown every highback booster (HBB) on the (current) market, except for the Britax Frontier 85/SICT in booster mode (the tallest HBB) and the Britax Parkway SG/L (which is what he rides in) and the Cosco Pronto, which are the two next-in-line for tallest HBBs.

    The Pronto requires adequate/additional vehicle head support and has a tendency not to provide the best fit on (some) kids. My DS1 is one of them.
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    Keep (11 yrs old, 57", 80 lbs), in an Olli, Ozzi & BB
    Sass (10 yrs old, 54", 76 lbs), in Santa Fe, Monterey & Olli
    Zilla (4 yrs old, 38", 36 lbs), FF in a PS, RXT & FR85
    Rollin' in a 2014 Ody, 2012 F-150 SuperCrew & Luigi, a peppy little 2012 Fiat 500

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