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    What highback booster for 8.5 year old?

    ihave not been on since 2013, but it is time for my middle child to get a new seat. she will be 6 and moving out of a myride to inherit her older brothers GN.

    older brother 8.5 will need a new seat.
    i have chosen to do this because we can get a decent booster cheaper than a new 5 point for my almost 6 year old.

    there are so many new seats since i last was shopping for one and i was looing to spend no more than $100.

    the britax parkway is in that range, i am wondering how long we can use it as a highback booster?

    once again i thank you guys for being here over the years
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    Re: What highback booster for 8.5 year old?

    At 8.5 I would get a lbb.

    That way you have something easy to move and transport in. I would not get a hbb for an 8.5 yr old.
    A five stepper and a booster rider

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    Re: What highback booster for 8.5 year old?

    Quote Originally Posted by saoirse View Post
    ihave not been on since 2013, but it is time for my middle child to get a new seat. she will be 6 and moving out of a myride to inherit her older brothers GN.



    older brother 8.5 will need a new seat.

    i have chosen to do this because we can get a decent booster cheaper than a new 5 point for my almost 6 year old.



    there are so many new seats since i last was shopping for one and i was looing to spend no more than $100.



    the britax parkway is in that range, i am wondering how long we can use it as a highback booster?



    once again i thank you guys for being here over the years

    The parkway is a great HBB and is pretty tall. The Diono Monterey is another tall one but needs head support from the vehicle. I also like the recaro performance booster- another tall one.

    The first 2 become no back boosters later on. The recaro does not.


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    Re: What highback booster for 8.5 year old?

    Hmm, posting in this forum I think that the OP is Canadian.

    That means that the Parkway is nowhere near $100, and also no Recaro here.

    I would probably also get a backless booster for a child that age, but if you wanted a high back there's certainly nothing wrong with doing so.

    What is the vehicle please, and which seating position? Can you share some details about your child's size/build?
    Jen ~ Canadian CPST-IT with CPSAC

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    Re: What highback booster for 8.5 year old?

    i finally got measurements for my son.

    seated he is almost 18"at shoulder and about 26.5 inches top of head.
    he is lanky build and 51" tall

    we drive 2009 toyota sienna 8 pass
    Last edited by saoirse; 06-24-2015 at 08:18 AM.
    ds (4-43lbs) ff nautilus
    dd (2 - 28 lbs) rf in my ride
    baby to be - will be in a safeseat
    soon to own 2009 sienna 8 pass

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    Re: What highback booster for 8.5 year old?

    At these measurements it looks like my 8.5. Year old would still fit in high back. I also I looked at the radian booster diono i think it is now.
    ds (4-43lbs) ff nautilus
    dd (2 - 28 lbs) rf in my ride
    baby to be - will be in a safeseat
    soon to own 2009 sienna 8 pass

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    Re: What highback booster for 8.5 year old?

    Update:
    10 year old is still in highback parkway and 7.5 year old is in monteray..gn long expired.
    Love both seats!!

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