Recommend for a tall booster seat


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I am back again.

My DD will be 9 yr in Nov 2024. Currently, she is using Booster Chicco MyFit in the main vehicle and Graco Affix in spare vehicle.

We will be taking Graco Affix for this summer trip to the East Coast to visit my in-law. We will be flying and using the seat for driving when we get there. The problem is Graco Affix's top is bit lower than her top head. Any recommendation for replacing?

She has been rarely using Graco Affix, probably 5 times in the last 3 years.

I am not looking to move her to backless booster just yet.

She is now weight: 60 lbs, tall: 53", torso: 18.5"

Thank You
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CPST and ketchup snob
Staff member
Hi, do you have a budget?

It's ok for the head to go a bit above the top of the booster; the things to watch out for are if the top of the ears goes above the top of the booster, or if the shoulder goes above the belt guide that the shoulder belt threads through. It's very unusual for a child to have ears over the top before the shoulder goes above the guide. Are her shoulders still below the guide?

The good news is that the KidFit is among the shortest high back boosters sold, and the Affix just barely taller, so there are definitely taller options if you want them. However, if your torso measurement is accurate, she should have a year or more left before outgrowing the boosters you have.


New member
Thank You Ketchupqueen.

Can I check in the car seat at the gate or do I have to check in where to check in luggages?

I rather check in car seat at the gate to avoid the mishandling but I had heard that they don't let passingers to do that anymore. Is that true?


Admin - CPST Instructor
Staff member
You can always call the airline beforehand to double-check, but checking at the gate is perfectly fine. I'd be hesitant to gate-check a booster, though, since it's more likely that they'll lose one or both parts. At least take the bottom portion as a carry on so she has something to use at your destination. Can you pack the back portion in checked luggage? We did that when traveling with my daughter when she was booster size.


CPST and ketchup snob
Staff member
I agree- carry on the backless portion, which may not even count against your carry on allowance, and pack the back well padded with clothing.

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