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    Help me find my tall kiddo a great car seat!

    I am feeling really desperate in my search to find my very tall daughter a great car seat in the US. My daughter will be six next week, but is already 50 1/2” tall and about 50 lbs. We feel like she is ready for a high-back booster, but she seems to be too tall or close to too tall for most of them. Ideally this car seat would convert to a backless booster, but that isn’t a must. I’ve spent hours online and feel like I have no more if a lead. TIA!

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    Re: Help me find my tall kiddo a great car seat!

    We can help.

    What car do you have, and what is your budget?

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    Re: Help me find my tall kiddo a great car seat!

    We have a 2005 Honda Civic and a 2018 RAV4 Hybrid. I am not too worried about budget.

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    Re: Help me find my tall kiddo a great car seat!

    The Britax boosters are quite tall, but don't convert to backless. Depending on where your daughter carries her height (more torso, more legs, or distributed), she might also have quite a bit of growing room in something like a Chicco Kidfit. My son is about 54" and is just about at the height limit for that one (with the back on). It does convert to a backless booster. (For comparison he would still have a few inches of torso growth before outgrowing a Britax booster.)

    ETA: Here is a comparison tool for highback boosters. Comparison
    Cutie #1 (13 years) 5-stepping
    Cutie #2 (10 years) riding in a Safety 1st Incognito

    Cutie #3 (7 years) riding in a Chicco KidFit
    Cutie #4 (6 years) riding in a Frontier
    Cutie #5 (3 years) riding in a Nuna Rava

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