Graco Connext Height Question


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I bought a Graco Connext backless booster for my 9.5 year old at Wal-Mart today. When I got it home and out of the box, I noticed it has a 57" height limit. Can someone explain to me why there's an upper height limit on a backless booster? I thought height wasn't an issue as long as a) the belt fit is good, b) the child is within the weight limit, and c) they have vehicle headrest support to the tips of their ears. Am I wrong?

He was 54" at the end of August, so is quite close to that 57" limit, although at just under 70 pounds, he's well within the weight limit and has proper headrest support. He does NOT pass the 5-step test in my van (even if he did, I'd rather he be in a booster for awhile yet anyway).



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Doesn't it also come in a version with a back? If so, maybe it's something they've forgotten to address in the manuals for no back mode?


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Well, both my Monterey and Parkway say to not use with a child taller than 63". The Parkway is the only one in the house, but the instruction manual specifically states to not use it as a backless booster with a child who exceeds 63". So is this similar to the seated height limits for harnessed seats? Can I make the parental decision to disregard the height limit assuming my child still has good belt fit, adequate vehicle headrest support, and is within the weight limit?


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I was just looking at topside and it says the same thing.. 57in height limit..

I need one for my son for back row of my GC2001.


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I'm guessing the "height" limits correspond to the "weight" limits - 57" for the 100-pound limit boosters and 63" for the 120-pound limit. The Connext also lists a 4-10 year age range. I wonder if 57" is "average height" for a 10-year old. Perhaps they're required to list a height range?

Sadly, I own 5 boosters, and this is the first time I've noticed the upper height limit - even though I'm pretty sure all of my boosters probably have them.

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