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    High-back booster recommendation needed

    Hi,

    Our Britax Frontier was in an accident and I need to replace it with a new high-back booster in my Prius. My son is 6 years old, weighs 54 pounds and is 50 inches tall.

    Here is my wish list:

    * narrow (no cup holders that stick out preventing someone from sitting next to him in the middle seat)
    * has LATCH (I'm way too lazy to keep the seat buckled when my son isn't with me).
    * price under $150
    * converts to backless booster for when we travel (would be nice, but not a huge deal since I could purchase a separate backless booster for $25)

    Thanks in advance!

    -Kim

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    The Britax Parkway SGL might meet your criteria (it has cup holders but they push in) [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00D04R2JK?pc_redir=1407265385&robot_redir=1"]Britax Parkway SGL Belt-Positioning Booster Seat, Phantom:Amazon:Baby[/ame]

    Graco Affix booster [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00AHVR7ZI?pc_redir=1407179117&robot_redir=1"]Graco Affix Highback Booster Seat with Latch System, Atomic:Amazon:Baby[/ame]

    The parkway adjusts taller.
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    Re: High-back booster recommendation needed

    I was also going to suggest the Parkway SGL. The cupholders are not in the way, at all. I have a regular Parkway SG (not LATCH) and love it. It is easy to use, fits a wide variety of kids, and is comfortable for all the kids who have used it so far.


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    The recaro performance booster is another one you could look at. I think it is more narrow at the back than the front but a lot of people who have them really like them. (Not sure it goes backless though--however a lot of them will be heavier, even as a backless booster, so picking up a cheaper/lighter backless booster for travel may be the better idea)
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00E6URAP8?pc_redir=1407268616&robot_redir=1"]RECARO Performance BOOSTER High Back Booster Car Seat, Rose:Amazon:Baby[/ame]
    Last edited by kater-tot82; 08-07-2014 at 08:34 AM.
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    Mama to DD2, 5, True Fit, Complete Air, booster training
    DD3, 2.5, RA50, MyRide

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    Re: High-back booster recommendation needed

    Quote Originally Posted by kater-tot82 View Post
    The recaro performance booster is another one you could look at. I think it is more narrow at the back than the front but a lot of people who have them really like them. (Not sure it goes backless though--however a lot of them will be heavier, even as a backless booster, so picking up a cheaper/lighter backless booster for travel may be the bear idea)

    RECARO Performance BOOSTER High Back Booster Car Seat, Rose:Amazon:Baby
    Great seat that replaces one of the best HBB in the Vivo. Still a solid seat, but the better HBBs do not convert to a backless. While it has cupholders, they don't stick out. I wouldn't even worry about a backless unless the child has a long torso for a long time.

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