Which booster for carpooling 5 year old?

essnce629

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DS2 is 5 years old (bday in May), 44lbs, and 44" tall. He rides harnessed full time in a FR90 and FR85 in my and DH's cars. He'll be starting kindergarten next week and we'll be carpooling with one other family. I'll be driving one time a day and the other mom will be driving the other time. It's about a 15-20 minute drive, mostly on the freeway.

So DS2 will stay harnessed in my car, but I'll need a booster for carpool's car. We already have a TB, Monterey, and Harmony folding booster that can be used. He used the Harmony booster on our 3 week Europe trip in the beginning of the summer and the 2 weeks he was in summer camp and did great. I like it because it's super light and it's all one piece and can't separate when moving between cars (carpool will sometimes have to move the seat to her DH's car when he drives). The Monterey I like because it's super heavy duty, strong, and padded and it's what DS1 used for 2 years when we carpooled with the same family.

OR, I'm thinking I should get a Parkway for the Secureguard Clip. If we weren't carpooling then I'd want DS2 to remained harnessed full time, but I know I can't do that in the carpool's car so the SG clip would ease my mind. Do you think it's necessary for DS2 at his size and weight or should I just use what I have already? Does the SG clip only have a benefit with younger 3 and 4 year old kids? Or are 5 years just at risk for submarining?
 
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Athena

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OR, I'm thinking I should get a Parkway for the Secureguard Clip. If we weren't carpooling then I'd want DS2 to remained harnessed full time, but I know I can't do that in the carpool's car so the SG clip would ease my mind. Do you think it's necessary for DS2 at his size and weight or should I just use what I have already? Does the SG clip only have a benefit with younger 3 and 4 year old kids? Or are 5 years just at risk for submarining?

I thought it continued to have benefit and Britax states in the manual that it's recommended in general (not just for younger riders). Following the manual, we use it every time.
 

aeormsby

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I'd probably go with the Harmony. We used the SG clip on our PW for about a year/1.5 years. We got it when DD had just turned 5 & was just 40lb so I liked it for the transitional time (we had the seat in our less used vehicle). Once she was 6-6.5yo it just seemed to get in the way more than helping with the belt fit.

And since it's other people helping with the seat keeping it to what they're probably more used to may be better.
 

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