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    Booster or 5 pt?

    Seeking input about what seat is safest front facing 5pt harness or booster seat. 11 year old, 51" 46# shoulder height when seated 18" can buckle and sit. Using a 2010 Britax Frontier 85 as FF harness and child is still within parameters and it has 9 year expiration.
    Thoughts about continuing to use? Using this seat as booster? Another recommended booster?

    Child Weight - Forward Facing Harness 2 years & 25, up to 85 lbs
    Child Weight - Booster 40 - 120 lbs
    Child Standing Height - Forward Facing Harness 30 - 57"
    Child Standing Height - Booster 42 - 65"
    Child Seated Shoulder Height - Forward Facing Harness 12 - 20"
    Child Seated Shoulder Height - Booster 13.5 - 24.5"


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    Re: Booster or 5 pt?

    A booster is absolutely fine for this child. You could easily do a backless booster. Anything that's comfortable. You could *not* do a Nuna Rava backless, or the Safety 1st Incognito. Otherwise, any backless you'd like.

    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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