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    CPS Technician ShumNum's Avatar
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    Need pictures of 40lb children in ill-fitting boosters!

    Hi everyone.
    I am preparing to do a presentation regarding the benefits of 5-point harnessing beyond the typical 40lbs offered by *most* convertible car seats...in other words, I'll be talking about HWH seats.
    Does anyone have any pictures of (or would be willing to take pictures of) their 35-40lb child in a booster seat to use in my presentation? I want to show that booster seats aren't always an appropriate choice for a 40lb child...so the worse the belt fit in your pictures the better! Feel free to block out the face of your child...I will probably do that anyway.
    If you're interested in helping me with these pictures, please PM me and I'll send you my email address.
    THANK YOU!!!

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    Re: Need pictures of 40lb children in ill-fitting boosters!

    Send me your e-mail. I have pics of michael at just 4 years old, 40 pounds in a low back booster, before i knew better or you can steal them from here. I don't care if his face is blocked out or not.

    Here is logan at 3 1/2 years old, 31 pounds in a booster

    *All pics kids are in the weight and height limit(graco No back and graco High back).
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    Re: Need pictures of 40lb children in ill-fitting boosters!

    I have a picture of my 48 pound 3 year old in just a seatbelt (he was goofing around while I was installing his seat). If that would be helpful, feel free to PM me.

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    Re: Need pictures of 40lb children in ill-fitting boosters!

    I can probably get some for you tomorrow. Dd is right at 40-41 lbs, so she would be a great "model", LOL! I can put her in DS's AOe, and we all know that is SO crappy as a booster, it'll be a GREAT picture to show!!!!

    Alex, 8 Katie, 12 and Annabelle Jan 2017

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    Re: Need pictures of 40lb children in ill-fitting boosters!

    my son is 45 lbs but i can take a pic of him in his regent and then take a pic of him in his brothers monterey. that should swallow him up whole lol hes a twig. although he is 6. but hes tiny. parkway is the only booster i have found that fits him decent. let me know if u are interested. might be interesting so they can see how much better helooks in his regent comparibly. actually i bet he still fits in the ma. its been several months since grandma tried i cant remmeber lol

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    Re: Need pictures of 40lb children in ill-fitting boosters!

    I'll see what I can do for ya.
    We've got an assortment of combination seats, harnessed boosters/belt positioners, etc.
    I'll have his Dad show me "what not to do" scenarios!
    Jonah 4/11/07 Avery 3/25/10 Noralee 10/14/11
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    Re: Need pictures of 40lb children in ill-fitting boosters!

    He's 4.5yo here and 41# in an AO.

    Jennifer, Special Needs CPST, peds nurse, and CSFTL Admin mom to:
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    Olivia-7 (hbb), and
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    Re: Need pictures of 40lb children in ill-fitting boosters!

    Kecia did that great series of www.carseatblog.com posts on lots of boosters with her kid not fitting in them, it's worth asking her if she'd share, too
    Julie
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    Re: Need pictures of 40lb children in ill-fitting boosters!

    Awesome! Thank you for all the responses! If you have pics, you can email them to me at carolinemwph@gmail.com

    Thank you thank you!

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    Re: Need pictures of 40lb children in ill-fitting boosters!

    I can take some pictures of my 37lb just turned 4 year old and my 40lb almost 3 year old tonight.

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    Re: Need pictures of 40lb children in ill-fitting boosters!

    If you can get a picture of a child that weight in an Interra being used as a booster, it would be perfect. We had one recently at a check, but I did not take a picture. The lap portion did not even TOUCH the child. It was a submarine waiting to happen.
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    Re: Need pictures of 40lb children in ill-fitting boosters!

    Oooh! That would be perfect! Perfectly awful, that is...but still perfect!

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    Re: Need pictures of 40lb children in ill-fitting boosters!

    Not sure this is good enough, but this is my ds in the cargo at 41 pounds and 4.5 years. This was his seat for awhile.
    Christine *mom* to

    Dd1 age 17 (seatbelt), Dd2 age 15 (seatbelt), Ds1 age 14 (seatbelt), Dd4 age 12 (Seatbelt), Ds2 age 10 (Probooster), Dd4 age 7 (rstv), and dd5 age 1 (rfing Pria)

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    Re: Need pictures of 40lb children in ill-fitting boosters!

    Thanks Christine! The more the better!

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    Re: Need pictures of 40lb children in ill-fitting boosters!

    Last call for pictures!!!! I need at least a couple more. Please, please, please! (insert picture of me on my knees begging!)
    TIA!

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    Re: Need pictures of 40lb children in ill-fitting boosters!

    Here's ds at about 45 pounds in the nautilus as booster.
    Christine *mom* to

    Dd1 age 17 (seatbelt), Dd2 age 15 (seatbelt), Ds1 age 14 (seatbelt), Dd4 age 12 (Seatbelt), Ds2 age 10 (Probooster), Dd4 age 7 (rstv), and dd5 age 1 (rfing Pria)

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    Re: Need pictures of 40lb children in ill-fitting boosters!

    Thank you Christine!

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    Re: Need pictures of 40lb children in ill-fitting boosters!

    sinc eyou asked for an intera in booster mode. i have one. now my son is much bigger than a 40lb child here but you can see a LOUSY lap belt fit on him
    Ginny
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