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Three point harness for 2.5 year old??

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MrsRandom78 · 02/04/2013 08:41

So, I'm a bit clueless when it comes to interpreting advice on car seats (I know it's probably not that hard!) - DS is 2.5, 95th percentile for weight (ie heavy!) and looking more and more uncomfortable in his seat. Is he old enough/heavy enough to have the booster style which uses the integral car seatbelt?? Sorry if this is a totally obvious question!

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ilovepowerhoop · 02/04/2013 08:44

I would wait until he is 18kgs before moving to a high backed booster seat as he is quite young to just be restrained with the adult seat belt.

MrsRandom78 · 02/04/2013 08:47

That was my first thought but he does look awful uncomfy in his current one! What's 18kg in old money?!

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ilovepowerhoop · 02/04/2013 08:50

18kgs is around 40lbs. Are you fastening him in without a jacket on?

MrsRandom78 · 02/04/2013 08:52

Mostly yes, but some of the really cold days he has had a jacket on. Uncomfortableness is more getting him into seat really as its increasingly difficult to lift him into it but he can't quite clamber up himself.

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BertieBotts · 02/04/2013 08:52

He has to be 15kg minimum to use a booster like that. But 2.5 is very little to be in a booster seat anyway, so I'd hold out for longer if you can. If he's under 18kg it might be worth looking at a group 123 seat which has a harness you can take out at 18kg.

Rebecca75 · 07/04/2013 20:22

I had the same prob with my 2.5 year old. I've just bought the Graco nautilus elite 123 seat as he's too light for a booster seat but was squashed into his group 1. Its great, he loves it and there's lots of room for growth.

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