I know that there is conflicting information regarding the use of a five point harness seat vs. belt positioning booster seat. I am confused : and do not want to do anything that might compromise my son's safety. Please educate me. My son is currently 3 years 1 month old. He's 30 lbs and 38" tall. We have a Cosco Alpha Omega Elite that was manufactured about 2.5 years ago. We have it installed, forward facing, in the middle of the backseat using the car (1999 Toyota Camry) seatbelt. We don't have LATCH. It has worked fine for us, but I always wish that I had purchased a Britax. The Cosco can eventually be converted to a booster, but it is getting sort of old, and I'm thinking about buying a Britax booster for ds. Does anyone have any experience with these? The specifications say for 38"-60" tall or 30-100lbs. I am thinking that it might be best to wait until ds is older (like 4 or 5) before moving to a belt-positioning booster....DH disagrees with me and thinks it would be fine. What would you do? Would you keep the Cosco and buy a booster later? Would you upgrade to a Britax Convertable and have a new five point for a while, then convert it to a booster when ds is older? Or would you just buy a Britax booster? Thank you so much in advance for your insight. I know many of you are very knowledgeable about carseats, so I really appreciate any input.
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3/23/08 at 1:53pm