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#1 of 8 Old 11-10-2009, 12:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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What would be a good seat for the occasional extra kid? My son is 4 years and in a GN. I'd like something to put in the 3rd row of our Sienna for his friend(s), carpooling, etc. Is a harness necessary? Still safer? Or will a booster be as safe? Most of his friends are 4-5 years old, with the occasional 3 year old son of another friend of mine (she has him FF in a Britax Boulevard in her own car). If a harnessed seat, strap adjustability must be easy, obviously, for a good fit on each of them. Suggestions? Price is not a major concern for the right seat.
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Another Graco Nautilus would be my choice. You know how it works and how to install it, harnesses to a good weight and height.
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If all the kids were at least four and forty, I'd say the Turbobooster.

I wouldn't want to have to rethread a Nautilus every time someone different rode in it.

What about buying the Turbobooster anyway, and on the odd chance you have the three year old and mom can't leave the Boulevard, have your son ride in the Turbo and the three year old can use the Nautilus?

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What Maedze said.

I think that the TurboBooster is the seat most likely to be used correctly 100% of the time by the parade of kids. And if you have a smaller kid, your son can use it for that one trip.
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Thank you! The turbobooster looks great! I'll go check it out and probably get that.
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Another vote for the TB. I have a parade of extra kids in my Suburban, I usually end up with an extra 3 days a week. I keep a TB in my third row for such a child. If I end up with a younger child which happens less often, then I either take Mom's seat out of her car or if I have advance notice, I will install one of my extra carseats in the spot where I keep the TB.

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Well, it's good to hear that TB is recommended by many! That's what we have as our extra carpool/playdate seat for 5 yr old friends. I like it, not too expensive, easy to use and adjust.
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Well, it's good to hear that TB is recommended by many! That's what we have as our extra carpool/playdate seat for 5 yr old friends. I like it, not too expensive, easy to use and adjust.
Just make sure you put the screws in the armrests. If you didn't put the screws in it, you CANNOT use it again until you've done it!

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