Hi all...would love a little input for out situation.
DS1 is 6.5 years old, 45lbs and 46". He rides harnessed in a Britax Frontier 85 in my car.
DS2 is almost 3.5 years old, 40lbs and 40" and also rides harnessed in a Britax Frontier 85 in my car. I just turned him FF when he outgrew the RF weight limit of the Complete Air last month.
In DH's car, we have a Boulevard that is about to expire in just a couple of months and the Complete Air that has lots of FF life left.
Since the Blvd is expiring, we need to buy a seat to replace it with.
The boys only ride in DH's car rarely...maybe once per month and never for long trips. He drives a Prius.
My original plan was to buy another Frontier 85.
However, both boys and I are flying to visit my mom next month and I will need to bring two carseats with me. I was thinking it might be a good idea to buy the new seat and just have it shipped directly to her, that way I would only need to schlep one seat through the airport and on the plane on the way there (But still two on the way back, obviously.)
And that got me thinking of trying to find a seat that is more lightweight and perhaps narrower than the Frontier 85 to make the travel portion a bit less cumbersome for me.
So I am wondering if DS1 is old enough/big enough to safely ride in a high back booster in DH's car or if harnessing is still best for him?
Or are there any other harness to booster seats that are more lightweight then the Frontier 85?
Budget isn't really a factor, just want the right seat for my boys.
I had all this car seat stuff figured out 3 years ago, but so much has changed and am confused all over again. Thanks for any advice!