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    Booster seat for very petite child

    Hi. Hoping for some help. I have a 2016 Ford Escape and my 3 year old son in a Britax Frontier Clicktight in the center. I really need to leave him in this center spot as he is happiest there and I feel he is safest there. I may need to assist with occasional school pick up for a pretty petite girl who will be 6 soon. She is about 34lb and I'm guessing around 42" tall. I know she wears mostly 5 in clothing size.

    I am wondering what booster seats (preferably high back) could feet behind passenger seat which is the larger of the 2 sides. I took some quick measurements and it looks as thought I have a good 18" in space. Child is currently not in a booster seat but I know her parent will want to spend as little as possible for a seat to have in my car and the ride is literally less than 5 miles and they are planning to start booster training soon. I know submarining is a concern with kids this light weight so I'm hoping for some inexpensive but safe recommendations. Not 100% ruling out a harnessed seat if you strongly think it's necessary and there is an affordable option.

    Thank you! I feel pretty educated about infant and harnessed seats but haven't had to do much research and install with boosters yet since my child is years away from that stage.

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    Admin - CPST Instructor wendytthomas's Avatar
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    Re: Booster seat for very petite child

    The Harmony Dreamtime is narrow and starts at 30 pounds and 34 inches, so she'd be good in it. It's not terribly expensive.

    wendy, cpst-i mom to
    piper, 7/26/02, 62", 100#, seatbelt, driving her own car
    laine 9/16/09, 50", 70#, Nuna Aaces, Safety 1st Incognito
    in my husband's 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser, my 2017 Volvo XC90, and big sister's 2016 Honda Civic

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    Re: Booster seat for very petite child

    And if you’d prefer a harnessed seat, the Cosco Finale is just a bit more than the Harmony Dreamtime.

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