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Car Seat with 5 point harness suitable for OVER 36kgs???

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Tamashii · 29/02/2012 19:04

That's it basically. Any recommendations for a car seat with a 5 point harness that can still be used for a 4 year old and up? I have been told about the Graco Nautilus harness being suitable for 5 year olds but then the crotch part of the harness is sometimes too tight unless they're thin. All the others I have seen say you must remove the harness at 36kg and use the car seatbelt like an adult does so I am a bit stuck...


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thisisyesterday · 29/02/2012 19:10

no, there is not one at all in the uk unless you have a special needs one like the britax traveller plus which will cost you the best part of £600

thisisyesterday · 29/02/2012 19:11

you could get a britax 2 way elite which will go up to 25kg harnessed. only available from the in car safety centre

thisisyesterday · 29/02/2012 19:14

the graco nautilus can only be used harnessed up to 18kg and then without the harness up to 36kg

brachy · 01/03/2012 14:11

The Two Way Elite will harness to 55lbs or 25kgs (about 4stone). This is the highest a seat in the UK will harness to (bar the Traveller). How much does your child weigh?
My DD was harnessed until she was 6.5yrs in her TWE and then we had to put her in a high backed booster. She had no issues with any of the straps.

TruthSweet · 01/03/2012 20:44

If you do have a heavy but not yet ready for a seat belt child (as technically not even boosters go over 36kg in the EU - harnessed non-SN seats only go to 18kg or rarely 25kg) then importing one (semi-illegally as no one seems exactly sure on the use of US seats in the UK) from the US such as a Diono Radian or a Britax Frontier 85 which harnesses up to 85lb/38kg is pretty much your only option apart from the Britax Traveller (which only harnesses to 36kg).

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