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Car seat question

Anonymous
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My son is 41 lbs and 3ft 9 inches and will be 6 in February. He is still in a 5 point harness. The 5 point harness says it's good for up to 40 lbs, the car seat then changes to a belt positioning booster from 30-100 lbs.
is it time to switch him to the belt positioning booster?
Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM
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stacey541
by Platinum Member on Dec. 17, 2017 at 12:03 PM
Since he is over the weight limit you need to either switch him to the belt or buy a seat with a higher harness weight.
Isaacsmom913
by Ruby Member on Dec. 17, 2017 at 12:04 PM
Yes, he has exceeded the weight limit for the 5 pt harness. Time to change.
MrsDavidB25
by Stacey on Dec. 17, 2017 at 12:05 PM

Yes he is over 40lbs

audmom1218
by Silver Member on Dec. 17, 2017 at 12:09 PM
Harness to booster transition should be made based on maturity not size. He’s over the weight limit for that harness. If he’s not behaviorally ready to sit upright and not unbuckle in the car look for a seat with a higher harness weight. If he is ready to transition go ahead and transition to the booster.
He cannot ride in that seat in harness mode again. (Which seat is it?)
These seats harnesses to 65 pounds and are top rated inexpensive seats
Defender 360 Convertible Deluxe Car Seat (Midnight) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9X6MEV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_LpQnAb06CBT2T

Evenflo Securekid Lx Booster Car Seat, Raven https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O8RRGFS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_YqQnAbZ56M5N1

Graco Nautilus 65 LX 3-in-1 Harness Booster, Matrix https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Y2862VC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_9sQnAbWXE6P03
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 17, 2017 at 12:11 PM
Behaviorally he's very mature so he's ready other than me being concerned giving up that extra safety of the 5 point harness.
Thanks for the links! I'll check those out.

Quoting audmom1218: Harness to booster transition should be made based on maturity not size. He’s over the weight limit for that harness. If he’s not behaviorally ready to sit upright and not unbuckle in the car look for a seat with a higher harness weight. If he is ready to transition go ahead and transition to the booster.
He cannot ride in that seat in harness mode again. (Which seat is it?)
These seats harnesses to 65 pounds and are top rated inexpensive seats
Defender 360 Convertible Deluxe Car Seat (Midnight) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9X6MEV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_LpQnAb06CBT2T

Evenflo Securekid Lx Booster Car Seat, Raven https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O8RRGFS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_YqQnAbZ56M5N1

Graco Nautilus 65 LX 3-in-1 Harness Booster, Matrix https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Y2862VC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_9sQnAbWXE6P03
audmom1218
by Silver Member on Dec. 17, 2017 at 12:13 PM
This blog post made me more at ease when we switched.
https://carseatblog.com/37513/mythbusters-5-point-harnesses-are-safer-than-boosters-for-older-kids/

Quoting Anonymous 1: Behaviorally he's very mature so he's ready other than me being concerned giving up that extra safety of the 5 point harness.
Thanks for the links! I'll check those out.

Quoting audmom1218: Harness to booster transition should be made based on maturity not size. He’s over the weight limit for that harness. If he’s not behaviorally ready to sit upright and not unbuckle in the car look for a seat with a higher harness weight. If he is ready to transition go ahead and transition to the booster.
He cannot ride in that seat in harness mode again. (Which seat is it?)
These seats harnesses to 65 pounds and are top rated inexpensive seats
Defender 360 Convertible Deluxe Car Seat (Midnight) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9X6MEV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_LpQnAb06CBT2T

Evenflo Securekid Lx Booster Car Seat, Raven https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O8RRGFS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_YqQnAbZ56M5N1

Graco Nautilus 65 LX 3-in-1 Harness Booster, Matrix https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Y2862VC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_9sQnAbWXE6P03
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 17, 2017 at 12:16 PM
NHTSA.org.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Dec. 17, 2017 at 12:16 PM
Yes.
Valentina327
by Bronze Member on Dec. 17, 2017 at 12:22 PM
Is this a trick question or something?

You posted the weight limit of the seat.
He weighs more than that weight limit.
I'm confused where you're confused.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 17, 2017 at 1:07 PM
Perfect thanks!

Quoting audmom1218: This blog post made me more at ease when we switched.
https://carseatblog.com/37513/mythbusters-5-point-harnesses-are-safer-than-boosters-for-older-kids/

Quoting Anonymous 1: Behaviorally he's very mature so he's ready other than me being concerned giving up that extra safety of the 5 point harness.
Thanks for the links! I'll check those out.

Quoting audmom1218: Harness to booster transition should be made based on maturity not size. He’s over the weight limit for that harness. If he’s not behaviorally ready to sit upright and not unbuckle in the car look for a seat with a higher harness weight. If he is ready to transition go ahead and transition to the booster.
He cannot ride in that seat in harness mode again. (Which seat is it?)
These seats harnesses to 65 pounds and are top rated inexpensive seats
Defender 360 Convertible Deluxe Car Seat (Midnight) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9X6MEV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_LpQnAb06CBT2T

Evenflo Securekid Lx Booster Car Seat, Raven https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O8RRGFS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_YqQnAbZ56M5N1

Graco Nautilus 65 LX 3-in-1 Harness Booster, Matrix https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Y2862VC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_9sQnAbWXE6P03
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