Paige 23/5/06 Tyler 27/11/08
My 3yo is still in a car seat. He got too tall for his old car seat about 2 mths ago (and his baby sister needed it!) and even though he was just heavy enough for a booster seat (14kg) we decided against moving to a booster seat as it's not safe enough.
We opted for a Safe-n-Sound MaxiRider which converts from a car seat to a booster seat. It is taller than most car seats and kids can stay in a 5 point harness until they are 18kg. You can then use the Maxirider as a booster seat with a safety harness and it also has an anti-submarining strap (strap between their legs) which stops them sliding under the seatbelt in an accident.
Having said that, we have just let James move into a booster seat in granny's car as he only goes in it once week at most and only around the corner. We got a Safe-n-sound Pegasus as it has the anti-submarining strap too. I'm still nervous about him being in this though (but as Granny never drives over 40k/hr it's probably safe!!).
Just re-read what I've written and it sounds like an add for Safe-n-sound!!! Not sure if other brands have the safety features mentioned but we figured it was well worth spending the extra money for the added safety.
Di, DS May 04, DD Oct 06, DS July 08
HG 2, NW 9 mth, due 26th Feb
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie!!
LIke another poster said - I sound like another Safe & Sound Advert too...... lol
[Edited on 11/06/2007]
We had just moved our 3yo into a booster and I put him back in his car seat the next day.
[Edited on 13/06/2007]
Devoted to Rohan 3 & Sofia 18 mnths