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    Which Harness Booster for Travel?

    Hi All -
    First post here, and after using the search function you can tell there is a lot of knowledge available on these forums. That said however, I was unable to find an answer to my specific question. My daughter is currently in a Britax Frontier 90 harness booster and we are slated to do some traveling and I dont want to pull that seat out of our car and check it on a plane, it costs too much and I am not willing to jeopardize the integrity of the seat she uses every day.

    So, I want to buy a second, inexpensive yet safe, harness booster to use in the rental car at our destination. I looked into renting a seat from Hertz but the cost and questions raised by doing so make buying a second seat worth it in my opinion. The only harness booster I have seen recomended for this purpose is the Evenflo Maestro. We owned a convertible Evenflo, not sure which model anymore, but it was very wide, is the Maestro wide as well? Obviously, given we will need to lug it around with us, the more nimble and lightweight the better!

    What do you all recommend for an inexpensive harness booster only for use in a rental car during travel?

    Thank you all in advance!

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    Re: Which Harness Booster for Travel?

    How old is your daughter, and what are her weight and height? That'll help us give you some good recommendations.

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    Re: Which Harness Booster for Travel?

    Sorry. She is 3.5 years, approx 37" and approx 40lbs.

    Thank you!

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    Re: Which Harness Booster for Travel?

    I would get the Maestro -- it is reasonably narrow and very lightweight. Widely available and reasonably priced. Easy to install in a variety of rental cars.
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    Re: Which Harness Booster for Travel?

    The Maestro was our go-to for that type of travel.
    Very light!
    Seatbelt and 59" (9 YO)
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    Harmony Dreamtime (5 YO)
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    + 2 Recaro Performance boosters in spare car

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    I'd probably go with Maestro, too. I'd also recommend taking it on the plane with you. Besides providing safety in case of turbulence or a rough landing, etc., it guarantees that the seat will make it to your destination, and that it won't be damaged along the way.

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    Re: Which Harness Booster for Travel?

    Great! Thank you all for your recommendations!

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    Re: Which Harness Booster for Travel?

    I also loved the Maestro for travel. Also, it is low profile enough that the tray table still pulled down for coloring and things.
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