Anyone familiar with the small RSTV? Or harness forward facing seats for a 3 year old?
I do not own my own car, but we often (several times a week, more on weekends+) travel in vehicles. I have three kids, so we need seats that are capable of three across in just about any vehicle.
Our solution has been a small Ride Safer Travel Vest for my oldest. He has long ago outgrown this by his torso height, so the belt does not lay on his hips. We really need to stop using it with him.
My second, who most frequently rides in Evenflo Titans, has hit the rear facing weight limit and now has about an inch of harness height before it is outgrown forward facing. I expect over the next 3 months this seat will be outgrown for him.
My third is rearfacing at 19 months and not an issue right now.
My oldest, 6, rides in a booster seat when space allows. My thought is that if my 3 year old (35#) can safely use the RSTV, then our 3 across can be altered to booster, RSTV, carseat no problem. I remember a CPST telling me that the RSTV doesn't make a good fit until the child is slightly bigger than the minimum requirements, but now I cannot find anything about proper fit.
When budget allows, I WOULD like to get an inexpensive forward facing harness seat for my 3 year old. It does not have to meet the three across fit requirements. I'm thinking of spending only around the cost of a Scenera/Titan/etc. What options are out there with a higher harness height than a Titan but near the same price?