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    High Back Booster issure in 2010 Subaru Forester

    I have a 2010 Subaru Forester and am having a hard time finding a High Back Booster that fits in the car without a large gap between mid-torso through head of the booster and the back of the car's seat. Has anyone else had this issue? I have read that there are wedges that you can buy through the manufacturer, but I was hoping to avoid this and find a seat that fits properly on its own. I have already tried the Graco TurboBooster, Diono Monterey XT and Chicco KidFit

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    Re: High Back Booster issure in 2010 Subaru Forester

    With the Graco and the Chicco, how does it fit if you remove the car's headrest?

    Also, I've never heard of a wedge from any manufacturer that can be used to fill the space.

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    Re: High Back Booster issure in 2010 Subaru Forester

    Quote Originally Posted by wendytthomas View Post
    With the Graco and the Chicco, how does it fit if you remove the car's headrest?

    Also, I've never heard of a wedge from any manufacturer that can be used to fill the space.

    Wendy
    You won't be able to use the Monterey without the vehicle headrest. I also haven't heard about a wedge used to fill space.

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    Re: High Back Booster issure in 2010 Subaru Forester

    Hi there guys!
    Wendy, I have tried both, with the headrest, and without and also depending on the booster (if allowed) for the best fit. It is just so weird. I have never had a problem with carseats fitting. We have a Radian-RXT in that same car, and no issues, but with the boosters I have tried, it is almost like the car's seat is reclined, even though it isn't. I even tried another Diono, to see if it was just a manufacturer design, but the Monterey didn't fit either, except when I put it in the reclined position (which it says to do in the manual to get a snug fit), but that also makes me feel weird because I have also read that it isn't ideal for safety to have it in the reclined position. I just want a booster that fits, without having to do anything special to it


    Wendy and Murphydog, perhaps I was misinformed by a local CPST when I had inquired with my question about this issue. She had told me wedges were available from some manufacturers to remedy the gap. I honestly did not even look into it since I want to find a high back booster that fits my car the best and is safe without having to get something extra to fix the gap. The wedge she mentioned just made me feel uneasy, so I didn't pay it mind and took to here to see if anyone had a better answer for me. It sounds like if there even is a wedge option, it is not well known, which convinces me even more that I want to stay away from that option.

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