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Recommended High-Back Booster for five year old please.

(13 Posts)
RedLarvaYellowLarva Sun 03-Jul-16 21:30:32

Hi,
Would anyone please recommend the best and most comfortable hbb for my 5yo please? What should I be looking for? Thank you.

Bryna Sun 03-Jul-16 21:34:52

If you're looking for long term use, I'd recommend the recaro Monza nova 2. It will take a child up to 140cm, so above the legal minimum of 135cn. You can also plug an iPod in so older children are still happy using the seat. My just turned 10 is nearing the limit but still fits easily! You can also use it with or without isofix so it doesn't rattle around the backseat when empty!

RedLarvaYellowLarva Mon 04-Jul-16 13:36:27

Thank you.

DubiousCredentials Mon 04-Jul-16 13:44:40

We have the Britax Kidfix for both our dc now aged 7 and 9. It is isofix. We chose it based on it being a Which? Best Buy at the time.

We have recently checked with the 9yr old if he is still happy in the seat (as he is above 135cm so technically could manage without) and he said he didn't want to stop sitting in it as it was nice and comfortable. Plus it shows no signs of wear, moves easily between cars and can be used with or without the isofix fittings.

Highly recommended.

poocatcherchampion Mon 04-Jul-16 13:45:35

How much are these roughly?

DubiousCredentials Mon 04-Jul-16 14:18:14

They range from about £90 to £150 depending on the model. Check the latest Which? report if you can. The ones we have are a few years old and aren't in the current range so I can't link to them.

RedLarvaYellowLarva Mon 04-Jul-16 21:36:14

Thanks, Dubious. Glad to know he finds it comfortable and that it is Which approved. How long ago did you get them?

RedLarvaYellowLarva Mon 04-Jul-16 21:36:57

Sorry, somehow missed your last post!!!

RedLarvaYellowLarva Sat 09-Jul-16 21:02:21

I don't suppose anyone can tell me what the latest Which? report is saying is the best HBB please?

Bryna Sun 10-Jul-16 22:15:48

Their best buys are Britax Kidfix SL SICT, Britax Kidfix XP SICT, Cybex Solution M, Cybex Solution M-Fix, Recaro Monza Nova 2 Seatfix, Kiddy Cruiserfix pro isofix. They range from 74-76% in their tests, the highest scores. The last one on the list is a older review (2010), the others were from either Nov 13 or May 15. Hope this helps!!!

Bryna Sun 10-Jul-16 22:17:29

Just to add, depending on your car even boosters don't fit all cars, we have an awkward seatbelt arrangement! So it's worth trying before you buy!!

Only1scoop Sun 10-Jul-16 22:21:13

We have dd in the Britax one it's also isofix

Really pleased with it she's a tall 6 and heaps of room

idontlikealdi Sun 10-Jul-16 22:23:59

We've got the britax kidifix sp - very happy with them.

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