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    Head height and head rests with backless boosters

    I thought of a new question about backless boosters. In our truck the Turbobooster puts dd's ears slightly above the head rest. The headrests in the Silverado crew cab do not go up very high and they don't lock in place.

    This is not an issue in my Odyssey, head rests go up plenty and stay put.

    Does this mean that I should take her out of it? Or get the Incognito so she sits lower?

    If I were to ride in the back seat of the truck my head would be above the head rest.
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    Re: Head height and head rests with backless boosters

    If she fits in the belt (passes the 5-step test) without a booster that's fine. Otherwise if the Incognito works that will give some time.

    When you say they don't lock what do you mean?
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    Re: Head height and head rests with backless boosters

    You know how headrests usually click as you pull them higher and then you have a button to press to make them go back down? The truck goes up two clicks but if you press on the head rest at all it just falls back down. I didn't like that feature when we first bought it.

    She doesn't quite pass the 5 step test in the truck, she's very close.
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    Re: Head height and head rests with backless boosters

    Hmm. You might want to check with the dealership to see if it's supposed to do that.
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    Re: Head height and head rests with backless boosters

    I will check with the dealer.

    But what is the rule about headrest height for backless boosters?

    I don't like vehicles that don't have headrests, I know they are there to help prevent whiplash.
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    Re: Head height and head rests with backless boosters

    My understanding is the vehicle head rest must be at least as high as the top of the child's ears. We've used the incognito a lot and I recommend it. It's boring looking with no features, but it's perfect once your child is too tall for the higher boosters to work and I'm very thankful for its existence.

    No one should ride without head rests. I suffered whip lash even with an older head rest and it's incredibly painful. Without a head rest ... can't even think about it.

    HTH

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    Re: Head height and head rests with backless boosters

    Quote Originally Posted by Athena View Post
    My understanding is the vehicle head rest must be at least as high as the top of the child's ears. We've used the incognito a lot and I recommend it. It's boring looking with no features, but it's perfect once your child is too tall for the higher boosters to work and I'm very thankful for its existence.

    No one should ride without head rests. I suffered whip lash even with an older head rest and it's incredibly painful. Without a head rest ... can't even think about it.

    HTH
    Thank you. I was just looking at some pictures I took of her last week and the head rest is at the bottom of her ears.

    Looks like it's time for an Incognito!

    If it weren't for a few 5 hr trips coming up I'd just let her go without a seat as she is only in the truck for the 2 miles dh takes her to school and half of that is neighborhood. Another seat just for maybe 6 months, but she is worth much much much more than $20!
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