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At the very minimum, for a belt positioning booster 4 years and 40 lbs. BUT a child is much safer harnessed for longer. There are some boosters for 30 lbs and up but I still have my 5 year old who is around 35 lbs in a harnessed seat and will keep him in one until he is over 40 lbs.
 

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When they've outgrown every 5pt. harness available
My dd will be in a rear facing seat to the upper limits (33lbs) She will be in a full carseat (boulevard) to the upper limits (65lbs or height) then she will be in a harnessed booster to its limits (at this point planning on the Regent- goes to 80 lbs) so there's no way she'll still be a toddler when she's out of that


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Originally Posted by alegna
When they've outgrown every 5pt. harness available

i agree.
4 years and 40 pounds is the absolute minimum, but i wouldn't put a 4 yo in a booster unless i really had to. i will keep my kids harnessed as long as i can.
 

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Absolutlely, Angela is right again. They should remain in 5 point harnesses as long as possible. My girls ride in Britax Regents. The Regent is a fabulous seat, well made, safe, and, my daughters tell me it is very comfortable. It has that great Britax quality.

Here are a couple of good deals on Britax Regents: http://tinyurl.com/gre3l
This is a steal -- a beautiful new Regent in Blue Bouquet for only 199 including free shipping. I paid 249 each for two of the same exact seat just a few short weeks ago. Sadly, this is the girly print, the GN prints are still 249 there.

But hey, how about this: http://www.specialtybaby.com/britax.html for other good Britax deals, including decathlons. (it appears the other Regent prints are gone now).

How do I find such great deals? I go to http://www.car-seat.org and read their forums. Great deals pop up from time to time.
 

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Wow, make that Baby Universe Regent Deal even better by going through ebates.com: http://tinyurl.com/maozb and get six percent back (I guess that would be twelve bucks) plus another five bucks for signing up: so that would be 17 additional dollars back, bringing your total to 182 for a Regent in a girly print including free shipping.

I just paid 498 for two of the same seat, and that hurts
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