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    booster seat?

    I am looking for booster seat recommendations for a 7y 5m boy, 50ish lbs. No latch available, he is tall, 3rd row of envoy xl. Thanks!
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    Re: booster seat?

    Do you have a budget?

    Graco TurboBooster is one that fits most kids well
    Jennifer, SAHM to DD, 9.9 yrs old, 4'7", 73 lbs. Current ride is Safety 1st Incognito

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    No budget, but if the $14 one is just as good as the expensive ones than that is fine with me. We have a parkway and a vivo for longer trips, but I think he is ready for a backless booster for short trips/carpool/etc and when I want to do a 3 across in my middle row.
    C: 12/06, maui PW
    M: 02/08, carbon vivo
    C: 12/10, RF sporty blue TF

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    I tried a nautilus in backless mode, but it seemed to be too high and slanted in my already deep slanted seats.
    C: 12/06, maui PW
    M: 02/08, carbon vivo
    C: 12/10, RF sporty blue TF

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    Re: booster seat?

    My daughter loves her Turbobooster. She says that the one without Safety Surround is more comfortable(if you're going for high back.). The backless Turbobooster is great too.
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    Dd 10/07 Main seats: Graco Turbobooster & Graco Turbobooster with Safety Surround. Back up seats: Backless Graco Turbooster and Harmony Youth Booster.

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    we love our Santa Fe - but my DDs also like the lite rider and it works in the third row of my van.

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    Can I still get a santa fe? I looked for it on Amazon with no luck.
    C: 12/06, maui PW
    M: 02/08, carbon vivo
    C: 12/10, RF sporty blue TF

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    Re: booster seat?

    Babies r us shows it online

    http://www.toysrus.com/buy/booster-c...15536-12371165

    Diapers.com

    http://www.diapers.com/p/diono-santa...d=802077&qty=0

    Amazon will have the new one releasing on May 15th

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Diono-Solana-Belt-Positioning-Booster-Graphite/dp/B00ISS2TDW/ref=sr_1_1?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1398530135&sr=1-1&keywords=Santa+fe"]Amazon.com: Diono Solana Belt-Positioning Booster, Graphite: Baby[/ame]
    Jennifer, SAHM to DD, 9.9 yrs old, 4'7", 73 lbs. Current ride is Safety 1st Incognito

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    Re: booster seat?

    Quote Originally Posted by CMeMeC View Post
    No budget, but if the $14 one is just as good as the expensive ones than that is fine with me. We have a parkway and a vivo for longer trips, but I think he is ready for a backless booster for short trips/carpool/etc and when I want to do a 3 across in my middle row.
    We have many diffrent boosters and my kids always choose the walmart harmony one so I would just get that one maybe grab two one for the car and then a spare for just in case.

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    It is for "just in case", so one will be enough. He has a parkway that he usually uses. But after a recent bout of illnesses, an extra booster is probably a good idea. He also has an amp hbb in dad's truck, but he is never home when I need it. I also think it would be good for when he stays at grandma's. She falls in the "my kids didn't use car seats and they're fine" group and he can handle a backless booster on his own.
    C: 12/06, maui PW
    M: 02/08, carbon vivo
    C: 12/10, RF sporty blue TF

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    I got my Santa Fe at diapers.com maybe a month or so ago. not sure if they still have them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E&A0607 View Post
    I got my Santa Fe at diapers.com maybe a month or so ago. not sure if they still have them.
    They have them on the site, but all say out of stock.
    C: 12/06, maui PW
    M: 02/08, carbon vivo
    C: 12/10, RF sporty blue TF

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMeMeC View Post
    They have them on the site, but all say out of stock.
    Bummer! We really love the seat!!! Fits my smallish but looooong torso 7.5 year old very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E&A0607 View Post

    Bummer! We really love the seat!!! Fits my smallish but looooong torso 7.5 year old very well.
    I wonder how the new diono backless compares?
    C: 12/06, maui PW
    M: 02/08, carbon vivo
    C: 12/10, RF sporty blue TF

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMeMeC View Post
    I wonder how the new diono backless compares?
    I don't know. Does it even have a release date yet? I'm not one to jump on new products though, lol, I like to wait and see reviews/issues - but that is just me!!!

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    I should add that we got the Santa Fe on wicked sale so I guess I'm not too surprised they are out of stock. DD is about 49" and 53lbs - but all in the torso (she wears a size 8 shirt and has outgrown the back of Graco boosters). The Lite rider fits her well in my vans 3 rd row but not any other vehicle she rides in regularly. It's a very narrow booster , IMO, but she is narrow too We also tried the Top Side for my moms car. it is wider. the belt routing didn't help the fit for us, in fact it made it worse.

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    Re: booster seat?

    Quote Originally Posted by E&A0607 View Post
    I don't know. Does it even have a release date yet? I'm not one to jump on new products though, lol, I like to wait and see reviews/issues - but that is just me!!!
    Amazon.com says May 15th
    Jennifer, SAHM to DD, 9.9 yrs old, 4'7", 73 lbs. Current ride is Safety 1st Incognito

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