Best seat for flying with toddler


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Ok. My dd is 45 inches tall and weighs 44 lbs. We are flying United with a layover from Baltimore to Seattle. My ds will go in his scenara. What seat do I do for dd to ride in on the plane? I would really like her harnessed. She sleep well in her seat, (she is in a booster at home because of the height. Help!!!



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I don't know what the height limits are for a Maestro but that's an inexpensive and fairly lightweight seat. Or maybe the Harmony Defender from Walmart. I haven't seen one in person yet but it's rumored to be good for tall kids.


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At 4.5, I would probably look to getting her a harnessed seat to use at home and use that on the plane (most 4.5 year olds are not mature enough to be boostered). The maestro is a good travel seat, but only harnesses to 50 lbs. of course, that could be 6 months more or two years depending on how she gains. If she's a slow gainer, I'd look at that. If not, then another option might be a harmony defender, but I don't know how much it weighs.


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If she is in a booster FT at home, I would use the lap belt without any restraint on the plane and a HBB in the rental car at destination. I wouldn't re-harness her just for the flight.

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