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    5pt or booster for 8yo? Recommendations please.

    Hi everyone.
    Id like combination seat or high back booster recommendations for my newly turned 8 year old. His shoulders just started touching the head-wings on his Diono RXT. He also started complaining on how uncomfortable his seat now feels.

    His stats:
    49.5 height
    17 torso
    53 lbs.
    open budget
    One other rider(6 yo, middle seat)

    He rides in a middle row captain seat on a 2011 Dodge Caravan. I know its probably okay to switch him to a HBB but is there a 5 pt he can still use for another year or so before going to a HBB? Id like for him to be harnessed as long as possible. No reason in particular. Hes mature enough to sit in a HBB but we go on long road trips 2-3 times a year and my son tends to fall asleep on shorter trips. Will he be safer harnessed? He really wants to be in a HBB. Im just not sure what to do.


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    Re: 5pt or booster for 8yo? Recommendations please.

    I would booster him. He is getting to the age where being in a harness is going to be embarrassing to him. If he is mature enough (he's definitely large enough) and will sit properly, a booster is just as safe as a harnessed seat.

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    Re: 5pt or booster for 8yo? Recommendations please.

    I think Im going to go with the Britax
    Clicktight. Id like to have him harnessed on roadtrips and booster mode for daily use.

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