Question 3 yr old outgrew BLVD70, what now?

Cristina

New member
Hello,
Hoping for advice on what to do about seats for my girls. 7.5 yr old is in. Frontier in HBB mode. Almost 4 yr old I think has, or is about to, outgrow her BLVD70. Straps are *just at* shoulder level...if she doesn't sit up super tall.
So, what do I do for seats? Do I leave 7 yr old in her seat and get another for 3yr old, or do I get 7 yr old a booster and hand down the frontier?
What is a good HBB for a fairly tall 7.5 yr old?
Any advice appreciates.
Thanks!
 

aeormsby

New member
I would move the younger to the Frontier (harnessed) and get a dedicated booster for the 7yo.

The Britax Parkway & Recaro Performance booster are my favorites.
 

Cristina

New member
Thanks!
Any opinions on which fit better on most cars?
Also, do both allow me to use LATCH?
Thanks!
 

jess71903

Ambassador
The Parkway SGL and the Performance Booster are LATCHable. I have a PB and I love it. It's really wide, though, so in narrower seats it might be hard to buckle.
 

aeormsby

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I haven't had any fit issues (belt-retraction type) with our Recaro, we had some with the Parkway (not sure if the newest version of the Parkway has the same belt guides). Like PP said the Recaro is wide but probably not wider than the Frontier.
 

Cristina

New member
Thanks
Both are going in full sized captains chairs. I have a 2010 VW Routan. I kind of hate it though and as soon as finances allow I will likely be getting a Honda Pilot.
Any issues with either seat in a Pilot?
Thanks again, you all are always so great :)
 

henrietta

New member
Thanks
Both are going in full sized captains chairs. I have a 2010 VW Routan. I kind of hate it though and as soon as finances allow I will likely be getting a Honda Pilot.
Any issues with either seat in a Pilot?
Thanks again, you all are always so great :)
I've been looking at Pilots this week. ;) We're buying a new to us car--probably an Odyssey. Folks here have said that anything fits and installs in the Pilot. I didn't try anything, but they could be right! I could also imagine that the Performance Booster may be so wide that your child buckling it for herself may be difficult. But definitely, unless you really, really need the added height of the Frontier in booster mode for dd1, pass it down to dd2, and purchase a dedicated high back booster for dd1.
 

Cristina

New member
Thanks!
I purchased a Parkway SGL for older daughter.
Trying to decide if the fit is ok in my van. My belt stalks are high up and possibly interfere with the seatbelt buckle.
Also Routan is in the shop AGAIN!!! Cannot wait to trade it in. Good to know the Pilot is generally considered car seat friendly :)
 

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