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    Important booster question

    I noticed today that my daycare provider put one of her kids in the BPB seat (evenflo big kid I think) and then pulled the shoulder belt out all the way to lock it, then pulled it back against the child. She said it kept her sitting up straight and she wasnt able to lean forward or sideways. I am wondering if its ok to lock a lap/shoulder belt when used for a bpb. I did tell her that if the child needed to be secured in that seat to keep her from not sitting correctly , then perhaps she was not ready for a bpb! But my question is ....is locking the seatbelt ok?
    Beth CPST and special needs trained Mom to Bailey ...26 yrs Skylar- 21 yrs Molly-18 yrs -and Avery -14yrs - 100+ pounds 5 stepping!

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    Re: Important booster question

    Yes, it's ok to lock the seatbelt.

    I agree with you, in general if a child needs the seatbelt locked to stay in position, they'd be better off in a harness. OTOH, if it's just an occasional reminder, then maybe it's ok.

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    Re: Important booster question

    Yes it's ok.

    Dd locks hers, herself. She doesn't "feel safe" unless it's locked, so in dh's car, where it doesn't lock she gets nervous.
    "If you don't know how to fix it, please stop breaking it." Severn Suzuki, age 12

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    Re: Important booster question

    yes it's fine

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