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    i'm so worried...? on frontier or booster

    future carseat situation in abotu 3.5yrs away. OH my....i've been jotting down 1.5pages of info of "what ifs". when to buy a newER van; when kids will outgrow seats & the car postion shuffles.

    my biggest worrry is if we can't afford a newER van with headrests & TA in 3rd row we are doomed....james will likely HAVE to go to a booster at 5.5yo when i wanted him harnessed til at least 6yo in Regent. long story but my older boys will have to take over the capt chairs in the 2nd row that have TA retrofitted. my 2 younger kids will have to go in the 3rd row without the headrests & TA's (trust me i've tried to get retrofitted - its nto possible in the 3rd row)

    so which is better besides getting a new van....

    1. boostering my 5.5yo in say something like the monterey or the like ( for SIP & HIGH belt guides). would boostering a child that age be that terrible? he is tall for his age. currently in the 90%tiles

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    2. buying a frontier to harness still that i CANNOT tether. i believe it has to be tethered beyond 65lbs? am i right? i do like the fact that the frontier makes an incredibly TALL booster. would he have any real harness room to be worth it?

    you know after i wrote this, i think i know what you're gonna say. LOL
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    Re: i'm so worried...? on frontier or booster

    I know you like to think ahead (we all do ) but seriously, I would reassess as the situation approaches to see what what your options are then. Who knows what car seats will be in 2-3 years! (I'm sure you knew I was going to say that. )

    I will also say that if, at 5.5, your son has a booster that fits him well and he can sit properly at all times, I would be comfortable with him in the booster.
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    Re: i'm so worried...? on frontier or booster

    LOL you're right i just knew you'd say that. ok trying to forget about it for now. all is good & safe now & that's what counts.

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    Re: i'm so worried...? on frontier or booster

    I agree with all of that.

    Plus, in my experience, with a 90% kid, he may not fit the frontier harness at that point... or he may, if his growth slows.

    I would wait and see.

    but it's close enough that what I would do would depend on maturity and weight, but 5.5yrs is close to 6. 5yrs is my bare minimum for booster use at all these days, unless no other option, so I'd be hard pressed not to go ahead and use a monterey to keep the others tethered if you had to.

    on the other hand, there are always Radians (not sure if they are an option in your van, though)



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