Help! I have two boys who go to school in a small car with non retractable seat belts. They have been in full body car seats but need to move to boosters as they are now to big to fit in them. All the boosters I have looked at say they only work/need to be in cars that have retractable seat belts. I phone the company that I got the car from and they have no idea. What do I do?
Dr it only goes up to 18kg which is max 4 years. The high back booster needs a retractable belt.
you could probably get away, legally, with having them just in seatbelts. High backed booster definitely unsafe for this as in an accident there is nothing to hold the top part back (i am assuming lap belts?) But logically a cushion booster should be fine (apart from the problems with lap belts themselves).
Seems like the easiest solution would be to try and get retractable 3-point belts fitted.
Yes, the kiddy one. The problem is that with the impact cushion, both parts of the 3 part belt go over the cushion. But when the seat converts to a HBB without the cushion, the diagonal part comes down through the side of the back part over the child's body. So you still need a 3 point belt even if it can be used to 18kg with a lap belt.
It is 3 point but non-retractable. Very common electric car in London. We had the Britax but the 7 year old is too big and we can not extend the seat as the car is too small in the back move all the parts. The boys go to school in it two days a week.