Narrow booster for BMW 3-series

akl597

New member
I'm switching my girls to NBB from HBB in my husband's 2017 BMW 3-series. My younger daughter is 9 1/2, weighs 65 lbs and is about 51 inches tall. Her preferred seat is a Clek Ozzi (which she uses in my car). She likes the armrests and I like the latch. I ordered one for the BMW, but it sits on top of the belt buckle (which is basically flat with the seat). If you don't latch it, you can scoot it over and it will work with the seatbelt. But because the latch connectors don't move, the booster sticks out from the seat and makes it unusable. Any ideas? We have a Bubblebum but I'm not sure she would want to use that on a regular basis. I've also seen the Harmony Youth Booster and the Cosco mentioned here, but wondered if there were other options. Thanks!
 

ketchupqueen

CPST and ketchup snob
Staff member
Hi!
Does it not fit even if you don't use the lower connectors? I'm guessing that's going to be problematic on any seat in your vehicle.
Another option that would be a bit narrower but might provide similar comfort is the Graco TurboBooster TakeAlong- it's a bit narrower than the Ozzi but similar internal dimensions and armrest shape.
 

akl597

New member
It does fit width wise without using the latch connectors, but because the connectors stick out from the seat, it forces the booster to not sit flush with the back of the seat. We also have a Graco Turbobooster, which fits there, but isn't easy to buckle in so she doesn't like that. We previously had a Rodifix which seemed to work really well, but it seemed like she was ready to move to a backless booster.

Now I'm thinking maybe I just put the Rodifix back in for a little longer!
 

aporthole

Active member
Since she’s over 60 lb, the Safety 1st Incognito could be a good option to try. My newly 10 year old has been in his for almost 2 years now. He was previously in a Britax Parkway and Clek Olli.
 

akl597

New member
Thanks! I think we may end up with an Incognito for my older daughter soon (she'll be 12 next month). For now we decided to just put the Rodifix back in. We took them out (both my girls were using them) because we had to fit a friend in the middle and it seemed a like a good time to make the switch to backless. But she was fine with putting it back and so was husband. Problem solved for now! My older daughter's backless Chicco Kidfit does fit there - it seems like a wide seat, but it narrows just a bit at the base so she can actually buckle.
 

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