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    Carseat Crazy CaseyRN's Avatar
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    Does it ever go away?

    Does the booster nervousness ever go away? DD1 is 6 and has moved to a Graco Affix fulltime. The fit is excellent on her, she sits perfect in it and really "gets" staying in position, etc......but I still just feel like my baby is less safe. Even though I kow she is just as safe as she was harnessed. I want the seatbelt to be super tight like her harness was.....and that just isnt how it is. So, reassure me that I will get over these first time booster jitters!

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    Re: Does it ever go away?

    Yes. For me it went away learning as much as I could about booster safety and proper fit and that boostering after a certain age based on neck loads might be safer for them.

    I know it is hard. When I look in the back and see two kids one in a lbb and my nearly 5 yr old in a hbb, I get a twinge too. But they sit well and have learned the rules well and I know they are safe.
    A five stepper and a booster rider

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    Re: Does it ever go away?

    As me in a year or two.

    DS, who is 7 but small, moved to a booster full time this past fall. I would still harness him for a long road trip at this point but that may just be my own paranoia.
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    Re: Does it ever go away?

    It's gotten better but my DD still has the times of trying to get her brother over something that make me nervous.

    I wasn't planning to buy the Frontier, but after the issue with the Monterey needed a headrest, I figured it was the best booster with leg support for her and I could pass it down to DS - so since I have the option, I do harness her for longer trips to help ease my mind sometimes.


    But it was the same way for me with turning FF. It was so hard for me to do it when the seat limits were reached - but then I got used to it and it's fine.

    Joy * DD Mar 2006 - Britax Parkway SGL/Evenflo Big Kid Sport LBB * DS Jul 2009 - Britax Frontier85/Graco Nautilus

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    Re: Does it ever go away?

    I hadn't noticed, but yes, if finally has for me.

    DD1 just turned 7 last month. She has been 100% boostered for about 6 months and boostered in my car for about a year and booster in MIL's for 1.5 years. She stays in position, knows not to un buckle, etc.

    Hadn't even given it thought until you asked, so I would have to say that at some point I have stopped being nervous about her being in a booster. I am completely comfortable with it now.

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    DD was 6 when she stsrted riding in a hbb. She is 7.5 now and I am comfortable with boosters but not always her behavior in the booster. I put her back in a harness for a bit b/c she didn't sit right on gymnastics nights when she was tired and a little loopy. She's back in her booster now. I even let her ride in a lbb the other day to pick up two friends since I didn't have enough hbb and she wanted to all be the same. It fit great and she did well since it was such a novelty. I wasn't ok with the idea of that until really recently. These weren't "act crazy" together friends or I wouldn't have done it.
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    DD (11.5) Seatbelt; DS (9) Incognito; DD2 (7) Britax Parkway; DD3 (4.5) Graco Nautilus

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