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    Anyone willing to share

    I need 2 pictures---one of a child who appropriately fits in a booster and one who doesn't...or at least a poor fit.

    Thanks

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    Re: Anyone willing to share

    Who us? SHARE PICS???
    LOL
    I'll be right back with those
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    Re: Anyone willing to share

    My 9 y/o in his Monterey


    And his 2 y/o brother in the same seat (although he does actually "fit" if I lower the headrest enough )


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    Re: Anyone willing to share

    OOOOHHHHH!!! I really want a Monterey. It's so pretty. Darn it, I need that stimulus check today instead of Friday.
    Melinda-mom to 4 rugrats

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    Re: Anyone willing to share

    Forgot to ask if my first post...do you care if I use the pics in a presentation. I won't be spreading them around the net...just projecting them on a wall!

    I would like to see if anyone has a kid using a 3 in 1 as a booster that fits poorly...as we see those seats around here frequently!

    Susan
    Mommy to my angel, Ethan Daniel (8/5/07-8/6/07)
    Mommy to Nicholas (12-29-08) RF'ed to 2.75 yrs in Graco MyRide(crashed) and a True Fit Primier. FF in the TFP and a Graco Nautilus Elite. Nicholas is 2.75 yrs old, 32 lbs and 36" tall.
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    Re: Anyone willing to share

    Here are a couple of my DS in properly fitting boosters:





    And, for good measure, one of him in a poorly fitting seat belt. Feel free to use the pics if you'd like to. DS likes to be "famous" as he calls it when I use his car seat pictures as illustrations.

    Andrea, CPST, Tech proxy, special Needs trained
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    Re: Anyone willing to share

    I could take a picture of my 3.5 year old in a booster. She's so tiny she will rear-face to age 4 or so.

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    Re: Anyone willing to share

    That would be great!

    I love the pic of no booster...it really illustrates why the 5 step test is important!

    Do you mind if I ask how much he weighs?

    Susan
    Mommy to my angel, Ethan Daniel (8/5/07-8/6/07)
    Mommy to Nicholas (12-29-08) RF'ed to 2.75 yrs in Graco MyRide(crashed) and a True Fit Primier. FF in the TFP and a Graco Nautilus Elite. Nicholas is 2.75 yrs old, 32 lbs and 36" tall.
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    Re: Anyone willing to share

    Quote Originally Posted by SusanMae View Post
    That would be great!

    I love the pic of no booster...it really illustrates why the 5 step test is important!

    Do you mind if I ask how much he weighs?

    Susan
    DS is 44 lbs, 46" (ish) tall, 16" torso, and turned 7 in April. The scary thing is that here in Michigan, he's been "legal" to use just a seat belt for THREE YEARS!

    Here's a pic of him in his harnessed seat too, if you want that.

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    Re: Anyone willing to share

    I'll be on the computer again this evening. Dh is telecommuting today and his lunch break will be over soon, booting me off the computer. I'll take pictures of dd and get the pics up this evening.

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    Re: Anyone willing to share

    Quote Originally Posted by BookMama View Post
    DS is 44 lbs, 46" (ish) tall, 16" torso, and turned 7 in April. The scary thing is that here in Michigan, he's been "legal" to use just a seat belt for THREE YEARS!

    Here's a pic of him in his harnessed seat too, if you want that.

    He's legal in MD to ride in just the belt too. Good for you Mama for going above and beyond!

    Susan
    Mommy to my angel, Ethan Daniel (8/5/07-8/6/07)
    Mommy to Nicholas (12-29-08) RF'ed to 2.75 yrs in Graco MyRide(crashed) and a True Fit Primier. FF in the TFP and a Graco Nautilus Elite. Nicholas is 2.75 yrs old, 32 lbs and 36" tall.
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    Re: Anyone willing to share

    Quote Originally Posted by SusanMae View Post
    He's legal in MD to ride in just the belt too. Good for you Mama for going above and beyond!
    Thank you! Actually, he's a smart boy and prefers to be harnessed! He knows it's safer but mostly I think he just likes it better than riding in a booster.
    Andrea, CPST, Tech proxy, special Needs trained
    DS 4/01 - Seatbelt * DD1 11/05 - Oobr, PWSGL, Performance Booster
    DD2 10/09 - GN SS/Argos
    Plus a plethora of "spare" seats for everyone.

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    Re: Anyone willing to share

    I think I can get you a pic of CJ without a booster in MIL's truck - he doesn't pass the 5 Step Test in it and he'll be 12 in July.
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    Re: Anyone willing to share

    I really just need a picture of a poorly fitting booster. Thanks for the offers.

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    Mommy to my angel, Ethan Daniel (8/5/07-8/6/07)
    Mommy to Nicholas (12-29-08) RF'ed to 2.75 yrs in Graco MyRide(crashed) and a True Fit Primier. FF in the TFP and a Graco Nautilus Elite. Nicholas is 2.75 yrs old, 32 lbs and 36" tall.
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    Re: Anyone willing to share

    I don't mind if you use them. And if you still need it, I've got a 3-in-1 I can stick him in.
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    Re: Anyone willing to share

    I can try and get you a poorly-fitting booster. Hang on...
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    Re: Anyone willing to share

    This is a Dorel Commuter/Ventura combo seat, in booster mode.

    The lap belt is probably technically okay, but she's got so much wiggle room she could easily scootch herself down and it would be on her abdomen.

    The seat has two positions for the shoulder belt. The first is too low. The second is too high. The higher position also prevents the belt from laying flat against her collarbone.







    Honestly? These pictures don't even do justice to how horribly this booster seat fits her. I'm tempted to run back out and try to get better ones from a different angle.

    If you want, I can email these to you in higher resolution.
    Debbie, CPST-I
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    Re: Anyone willing to share

    Here are some 3-in-1 pics (an AO) and my 9 y/o in just a seatbelt.
    You can use any that you need.










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    Re: Anyone willing to share

    3.5 year old dd



    Her seat



    8 year old dd



    Lbb



    For the heck of it- 5 year old in a lbb



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    Re: Anyone willing to share

    Quote Originally Posted by christineka View Post
    Lbb



    For the heck of it- 5 year old in a lbb



    Christine
    These two are good DON'Ts - no headrest behind the kids - even the 5yo is too tall.



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