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Should a kid be in a HBB until they out grow it and then move into a backless booster? I mean, is that the safest way to go? (I know a 5 point harness is the safest...but I mean just in terms of boosters)
Um... can I plead the fifth?
My 9 year old still fits in the Air Booster with the back, but he uses it backless. At nine, he doesn't need the belt guide in our vehicle to keep the shoulder belt positioned properly, and since we have side-curtain air bags I'm comfortable with it. Would he be safer with the back on? Technically, probably yes, and if he were to ride in a vehicle without SCAs, or one where the shoulder belt didn't position properly, I'd put the back on. But I have little enough view out the back as it is, and I'm okay with him being backless.