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    Need Booster Recommendations

    I have 2 children and have always been a big fan of Britax. My little guy is comfortable in his Marathon and my daughter has been in a Husky for a year.
    My four year old has just hit 40 lbs and I have to tell you I have grown to despise the Husky. I have 3 of them...they are just too big and cumbersome - we are buying a new SUV with the third row and I need to find a lighter and smaller, but equally safe booster alternitive to the Husky.
    Please help, I have been reading reviews on line for days....and can't seem to get anywhere.
    Would love any advice you could offer.

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    <body> <span class="ts1l" style="font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif;"> <p>CPSafety.com has a great <a href="http://www.cpsafety.com/articles/BoosterShop.aspx">dedicated booster shopping guide</a>. In high backed boosters, I'd look at (alphabetical):</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.babytrend.com/carseats/Recarocarseat.htm" target="_blank">BabyTrend Recaro Start</a> - at $300+, this is the most expensive booster in the US. It has added side impact protection, is incredibly well padded, and has a number of safety and comfort features.<br> </li> <li><span class="ts1l"><span class="ts1l"><span class="ts1l"><a href="http://www.britaxusa.com/products.cfm?action=ShowProduct&amp;pro_id=5591930 4-ADD8-4E21-84D0D7E6C23B708C" target="_blank"><font color="#0000ff">Britax Bodyguard</font></a> - has added side impact protection &amp; EPS foam to help protect the head and costs $109.99 to $129.99</span></span></span> </li> <li><span class="ts1l"><span class="ts1l"><span class="ts1l"><a href="http://www.britaxusa.com/products.cfm?action=ShowProduct&amp;pro_id=A297ACA 9-94F0-417F-85B4BF4F4399ECE8">Britax Starriser Comfy</a>&nbsp;- has adjustable width &amp; gets very narrow; MSRP is $100. Base can be used without the back &amp; has EPS foam.</span></span></span></li> <li><span class="ts1l"><span class="ts1l"><span class="ts1l"><a href="http://www.combi-intl.com/8200.htm" target="_blank">Combi Apogee</a> - runs $50-$110 (watch for sales!). Base can be used without the back.</span></span></span></li> <li><span class="ts1l"><span class="ts1l"><span class="ts1l"><a href="http://www.combi-intl.com/8600.htm" target="_blank">Combi Yorktown</a> - runs $80-$120 (again, watch for sales). Base can be used without the back &amp; back has deep wings for side impact protection.<br> </span></span></span></li> <li><span class="ts1l"><span class="ts1l"><span class="ts1l"><a href="http://www.compassbaby.com/product_B500.html" target="_blank">Compass B500</a> - folds, but is heavy; runs $90.<br> </span></span></span></li> <li><span class="ts1l"><span class="ts1l"><span class="ts1l"><a href="http://www.coscojuvenile.com/product.asp?productID=567" target="_blank"><font color="#0000ff">Cosco Protek</font></a> - runs $35-$50. Base can be used without the back.</span></span></span> </li> <li><span class="ts1l"><span class="ts1l"><span class="ts1l"><a href="http://www.evenflo.com/pr/bo/prbo_bigkid.phtml" target="_blank"><font color="#0000ff">Evenflo Big Kid</font></a> or <a href="http://www.evenflo.com/pr/bo/prbo_bigkidlx.phtml" target="_blank"><font color="#0000ff">Evenflo Big Kid LX</font></a> - </span></span></span><span class="ts1l" style="font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif;"><span class="ts1l"><span class="ts1l"><span class="ts1l"> runs $30-$50. Base can be used without the back.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span class="ts1l"><span class="ts1l"><span class="ts1l"><a href="http://www.evenflo.com/pr/bo/prbo_bigkiddlx.phtml" target="_blank">Evenflo Big Kid Deluxe</a> or <a href="http://www.evenflo.com/pr/bo/prbo_everest.phtml" target="_blank">Evenflo Everest</a> - runs $60-$65. Base can be used without the back. Has built in reading light.</span></span></span> </li> <li><span class="ts1l"><span class="ts1l"><span class="ts1l"><a href="http://www.gracobaby.com/products/subcategory.asp?N=41+110&amp;act=A20" target="_blank"><font color="#0000ff">Graco TurboBooster</font></a> - runs $50-$80, depending on the cover. Some covers are reversible. Base can be used without the back &amp; has EPS foam.</span></span></span> </li> <li><span class="ts1l"><span class="ts1l"><span class="ts1l"><a href="http://www.jupiterindustries.com/komfortkruiser.html" target="_blank"><font color="#0000ff">Jupiter Komfort Kruiser</font></a> - $80-$100 This is one of the <em></em>most padded HBB. The <a href="http://www.onestepahead.com/jump.jsp?lGen=detail&amp;itemID=150761&amp;itemTyp e=PRODUCT&amp;iProductID=150761&amp;change=117"><f ont color="#0000ff">One Step Ahead catalog</font></a> sells a version of the seat with memory foam for even more comfort! This seat is made of EPS foam.<br> </span></span></span></li> </ul> </span> </body>
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    And if you can hang with the Husky for another month or 2, the Britax Parkway is coming it and might be a contender: It has no armrests, which can make buckling a little kid a little easier

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    Ulrike! What a great list! Man, there are so many good booster choices now it's hard to keep up, lol.
    Julie
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    Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good

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    Thanks so much, I think I am going to go ahead with the Britax Bodyguard. I do appreciate your help.

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