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My child is 4 years old and 37lbs her car seat said it holds up to 40 using the 5 point harness things and up to 100 using it as a booster seat with a lap and sholder belt the problem is the car i use only have lap belts anyone know if you can get a 5 point harness car seat that holds more than 40 lbs??

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:26 PM on Sep. 1, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • you have several options. There is the Graco Nautilus which harnesses to 65 lbs, then converts to a high back booster, then a backless booster. There is the Graco MyRide65 which harnesses to 65 lbs as well as the First Years True Fit. They are all available at Target, some Walmarts, and at Babies R Us. There are also the Britax Reget and Frontier, both of which harness to 80 lbs

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 8:36 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • I'd go with the Graco Nautilus, it's one of the best seats out there but quite reasonable at about $120. You might also want to look in to getting 3 point seat belts retrofitted in your car if you're going to be keeping it once she graduates to a booster. Lap belts aren't that safe for anyone, especially not little ones.

    Answer by RhondaVeggie at 8:42 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • graco nautilus i believe has the best price. we have a britax frontier, ours harnesses to 65 pounds, i believe the american model goes to 80 pounds.

    Answer by jcsmummy at 10:32 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • if you can buy a new car with lap and shoulders belts. We don't use lap belts any more. Your car much be like from the 80's or 90's right? only the new and updated cars have the shoulderand lap belts and is safer for little ones as well.

    Answer by teddybear123 at 3:08 PM on Sep. 2, 2009

  • My daughter is very comfortable and safe in her Graco Nautilus. We have one in each of our cars.

    Answer by lovinmystar at 12:01 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

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