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Old 09-28-2008, 09:05 PM
 
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OK, for the sake of information, just how much safer is a HBB that a low backed one for children of this age? Not talking about preschoolers, not talking about comfort if asleep, not talking no booster vs. booster. But in terms of pure safety in the event of an in-town crash, what are the relative figures? Seems like this whole argument could really be very little difference.
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watch the crash test videos in my previous post. they're pretty convincing, imo.

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watch the crash test videos in my previous post. they're pretty convincing, imo.
Sorry, one video isn't really helpful to me -- its a single scenario and one that may or may not match the facts here. You can make a video look like anything. I'm really looking for some sort of statistical analysis/findings that will quantify the risks.
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This thread has some facts
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ide+impact+hbb

Apparently a HBB is 70% safer in a side impact than a backless booster.

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WOW - good info on booster seats, thanks! I'll be sure to use the HBB as long as possible once my kids outgrow the car seats. (We've got a ways, yet - my son is 2 and RF in his Scenera (when he hits 35 lbs, we'll go to a higher weight seat, but he's only 24 1/2 lbs right now, so that will take a while) and my baby is 11 months old and (obviously) RF in HER Scenera, with the same plan for when she hits 35 lbs.)
I just hope the seats won't be too old to hand down by then, because we'll have more kids. Heck, we might hand down the seats as the new babies are born and just keep the new seats RF to 35 lbs. Haven't decided yet.
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