Booster seat advice please


Active member
I have my 9 year old (55lb 50") riding in my two Subaru vehicles (Impreza and forester). The problem I am running into is that a backless booster makes the shoulder belt look like it is too far over on his shoulder. How close to his neck should the belt be?

If our current seats don't work does anyone know of a booster that works well with kind of low shoulder belts?

Also I tried the Cosco topside and while the shoulder belt looked better the lap belt was way down on his thighs

Thanks in advance
Posted via Mobile Device


Active member
Yes the incognito would be great if it had a lower weight minimum. He was 55 lbs fully dressed and fed so it might be a while before he gains enough. Or not you never know.

I tried a harmony youth. The shoulder belt was just ok, the strap helped a little but it was hard to deal with on a daily basis.

Should I keep him in high backs? What about a booster with higher armrests, would they allow the shoulder belt to sit up higher?


CPST and ketchup snob
Staff member
If he fits in high backs that might be best.

I thought if the 55 was naked then fully dressed he was probably close, sorry.

Car-Seat.Org Facebook Group

Forum statistics

Latest member

You must read your carseat and vehicle owner’s manual and understand any relevant state laws. These are the rules you must follow to restrain your children safely. All opinions at Car-Seat.Org are those of the individual author for informational purposes only, and do not necessarily reflect any policy or position of Carseat Media LLC. Car-Seat.Org makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis. If you are unsure about information provided to you, please visit a local certified technician. Before posting or using our website you must read and agree to our TERMS.

Maxi Cosi is a proud sponsor of Car-Seat.Org!Graco is a Proud Sponsor of Car-Seat.Org!Nuna Baby is a Proud Sponsor of Car-Seat.Org!

Please  Support Car-Seat.Org  with your purchases of infant, convertible, combination and boosters seats from our premier sponsors above.
Shop travel systems, strollers and baby gear from Britax, Chicco, Clek, Combi, Evenflo, First Years, Graco, Maxi-Cosi, Nuna, Safety 1st, Diono & more! ©2001-2021 Carseat Media LLC