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#31 of 56 Old 04-27-2010, 04:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Oh good, I was starting think I was being excessive. I didn't realize they can't be wiggly in a booster.
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One of my nieces is 5.75 and is still harnessed and will be for quite a while. She is only just now barely 33 pounds and around 39 - 40" She rides in a Wizard in one car and Graco Ultra CarGos in the others and has plenty of growing room in both (and they all have at least another year before they expire)

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My DD1 will be 6 in June and she's still in her 5 pt. She's 33 lbs. (I'm actually starting to think she'll be in her 5 pt when she goes to her prom......)
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Mine will be five in July, and she'll still be in the harness. She's still shy of 35 lbs! She does feel the peer-pressure, though, because her larger friends and cousin are all in boosters.

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Ds is 5.6y 42 pds and 44 inches tall and still in a booster and will remain there until he outgrows it at 65pds. Right now he still has 2 more shoulder strap holes to go before even having to worry about not fitting the harness.

He has a Safety First Apex 65 that converts to a booster that goes up to 100 pds and 57 inches tall. So this seat will expire before he outgrows it. I really love this seat for the price it is the best you can get and it as high in weight as it does.

 
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Dd is 5, and is about 45 lbs and 45in. She's in a radian 65.

We'll also have 4 in 5pt harnesses in September! The great thing is the dd1 and ds both have radians, and dd can do the buckles. So it's her job to buckle him, and then herself. I can put the baby in, and then do a quick check on both of them. It's saved me a TON of time and uncomfortable reaching. There's hope that she can do dd2 when the new baby comes because we'll be getting a radian for her, too. She'll have to be FF , and I feel the best about that seat. I'll keep her RF until the last minute, though!

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I'm sure most of us who care enough to post in Family Safety already know this, so I apologize in advance, but I want to add a PSA that most kids outgrow most harnessed seats by height before weight: a forward-facing harnessed seat is outgrown by height if shoulders are above the top strap slot* or ears are above the top of the shell.

* except Radians

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Why except Radians? Only when they are RF?

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Radians allow use with shoulders above the top strap slots; however, most kids are uncomfortable in the seat once they're that tall.

And what I wrote was only for forward-facing seats: I will edit for clarity.

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My 7.5 year old twins are still harnessed in Graco Nautilus car seats in our main vehicle. The taller one is just about to outgrow it in height however.
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My older two (7 1/2 and 5 1/2) are still in their Regents.

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All of my children are harnessed in sunshine radians. They are 7, 6, and 4.

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My 5.5 and 7 yr olds are in Huskys (the older regents) and will be until they outgrow them.
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i did everything wrong with ds1 but i think i kept him harnessed til almost 4.

with ds2 i did way better (yay internet!) so he was harnessed at 5. his bday was in may and sometime over the summer leading up to kindy we went to a HB turbobooster. he's 8 in a few weeks and still in a LBB.

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DD1 will be 5 in May and seeing as she's only just 40lbs, I am thinking she will be harnessed in her Radian for some time yet.

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My 6 year old twins are in marathons but they give me some grief because they get to be in boosters at my ex's house which he put them in as soon as they turned 4 despite every piece of information I gave him explaining how dangerous it was. When my 2nd husband and I had our baby (who just turned 2) instead of gifts for her, our friends took up a collection to get the older girls the marathons so that the baby could have one of their roundabouts. I'd like to keep the twins in the marathons at least until the baby comes next year. My almost 9 year old is in a booster and her step mom told her she doesn't need to be in one anymore and I told her too bad, she's staying in it at my house.

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My boy will be 5 in June and he's harnessed in a Nautilus. (Don't know his exact weight and height) I don't see any need to switch it out to be a booster yet. He's happy in the harness. He can buckle it and unlatch it by himself.

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I have a 5.75-year-old son in a Regent.

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My 5 yo 39 lb 44 in boy is still in his harness... He has a Clek booster for when he rides to/from school with someone else or with his dad, which is RARE but he actually prefers the harness because he can relax into the headrests and stuff.
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My ds will be 5 this summer. He's currently about 44 lbs and 43 inches. He's in a Nautilus right now and I plan to keep him in it with the harness until he out grows it. We currently don't have a carseat for him in the other car (dh's commuting car). But ds will be attending dh's school next year and so we'll need to get him another seat. I think I will get him a highback booster and put the Nautilus in the car he is in most frequently at that point.
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my 6.5yo is in his Regent with lots of room to grow. he's only 42lbs and still on the second shoulder slot. i am looking into getting a HBB for when we need to squeeze another person in our back seat.
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My ds was harnessed until he was about 6.5. He got too tall, otherwise, he'd still be harnessed.
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DS1 turned 7 in February and was harnessed in his Nautilus until a few weeks ago.

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My oldest is almost 5 and 41 lbs. She's in a Regent and probably is going to on it for a while. She even say that don't like booster seats because feel not secure and Se can have head support for taking naps... LOL

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My 5 yr old is still in a 5pt-Radian 65.

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Yes!! My 5 1/2 year old son is 35 lbs. and 41 inches and will be in a 5 pt harness for a long while yet.


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