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    Need ideas for 4yo

    My 4yo, 40lbs and 41 inches and 15in torso is in a Graco Turbo Booster in my Town and Country and I am getting him an 86Y harness to go with it. This seems to work so if he falls asleep he is still properly harnessed. Dh just bought a truck. It is an O2 Dodge Ram 1500 QuadCab. We tried my son who has had no problem in my van in the TurboBooster without the harness has a huge problem in Dh's truck. I think the seat sits to upright so when he falls asleep he falls forward on to the seat belt or falls to the side out of the seat belt. I thought about an Apex but it doesn't have a headrest in it. We also don't have the money to buy a Radian or Regent. Any ideas as to what we can do? My other son is in a CarGo booster in the truck and my 11yo sits in the middle.

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    Jenny
    Mykal 11yo
    Noah 11/23/99 45lbs/48inches in a CarGo booster
    Owin 4yrs 40lbs/41 inches in a TurboBooster

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    Re: Need ideas for 4yo

    How high is your son's head relative to the back seat? Is there enough head support to use something like a ridesafer travel vest?

    Is there adequate head support in the middle (and is there a lap/shoulder belt) for your 11 year old?

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    Re: Need ideas for 4yo

    I am not sure where my 4yo'd head is in comparison to the back of the seat but if it is over it isn't by much. I was actually suprised at how tall the back seat was in the truck. I have never looked into a ridesafer vest but I will.

    There is a lap/shoulder belt in all 3 positions in the truck or I would have used the 86Y for my 11yo. His head is above the seat though.

    Thanks.

    Jenny

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