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    can I use one of those star seats in my car?

    I have a 3 year old daughter and I have noticed the booster doesnt hold her very well but she uses those star seats in her school bus and I think it is amazing. Could I get one for my car?

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    Admin - CPST Instructor wendytthomas's Avatar
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    Apr 2006

    Re: can I use one of those star seats in my car?


    No, those are for buses only. However, a three year old shouldn't be in a booster. As you've found out, most don't sit properly for the seatbelt to hold them. A harness works better. There are many harnessed seats on the market for you to use in the car, rather than going for a school bus harness.

    How heavy is your daughter? What booster is she in now?

    wendy, cpst-i mom to
    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  785

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    Senior Community Member Baylor's Avatar
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    Jun 2010

    Re: can I use one of those star seats in my car?

    What Wendy said. No 3 yr old should be in a booster. She needs to be harnessed til at least 5 yrs old.

    Please get her a good harnessed seat.
    A five stepper and a booster rider

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