My daughter is 4ft tall and weighs 55lbs. Shes a very big 5yro :) Please dont bash me if Im doing this wrong, I am here to learn and will gladly take suggestions.
My question is this: I have her in a Harmony backless booster, I have my 2yro, (26-27lbs) in a SKR RF, and I have a 3mo old (15+lbs) in an infant carrier (obviously RF also) , we have a 2001 Mazda Protoge, obviously its a very tight fit 3 across and such a small car. We cant afford a better car right now, we would eventually like to get a minivan. Anyways my question is is this a good fit for my 5yro? I feel horribly guilty that she isnt in a 5pt harness because I know its better for them, but we have tried and CANT fit a 5pt in, unless we got her a SKR, but 1) we dont have the $ right now, and 2) it would only last her another 10lbs. Like I said, she is a big girl, at only 5 1/2, I think she would outgrow it really quickly, but maybe I can reuse it for my infant once she does, but then there is #3)-- the fuss about the latch system with the SKR really worries me, I dont want to spend more $ on a seat where the manufacturers are liars and terrible customer service.
Please help. Is it ok that she is in a backless booster? Does it seem like she is big enough to stay safe? What other possibilities are there when I have a VERY tight budget??
Answer by Anonymous at 5:33 PM on May. 18, 2011
Answer by Melbornj at 5:46 PM on May. 18, 2011
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Answer by 12mommy3 at 10:34 PM on May. 18, 2011
So long as the seat fits both child and car, you're doing great. We could all be spending fortunes on the safest seats and cars, but that's not realistic.
Answer by JSD24 at 8:06 AM on May. 19, 2011
Answer by critter_boo at 2:25 PM on May. 19, 2011