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booster sit .my son is tall and heavy

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hi ladies

I have a concern. my son is 6.5 years old and he is 4.5 feet tall and 118 lbs. the booster sitt stocks on his butt. I cant find big enough booster sit for him. Does he need it?
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by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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momtoBrenna
by Silver Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 1:11 PM

I looked and there aren't any boosters that are going to fit a 4.5 ft 118 lb kid. They are going to be too narrow and the highest weight limit that I have seen is 120 lbs and that one is quite narrow too. Good luck, OP.

Momyplease
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 1:55 PM
thanks for the great info I definitely will do. thanks for the website.

Quoting k.stark:

As a car seat tech I have to warn you that Police officers and fire fighters are not trained in any way in car seat safety unless they too are a CPST..... And even then they can be questionable because those people generally are made to take the class to become a CPST where as others volunteer to take the class on their own time... I strongly urge you to go to safekids.org and find a tech near you..... even a phone call to a seasoned tech could be life saving.. :) 



Quoting Momyplease:

Ok I got the answere. because he is over 100 lbs he does not need a booster sit. I flagged down a police officer at the red light today. the one I called earlier never returned my phonecall. but this one was super nice.




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Momyplease
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 1:58 PM
Yes you right hes behind do not fit in it without having to pill him out of it. I even though too make a home made one. but how? or elevate the whole sit? it's crazy.
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Quoting momtoBrenna:

I looked and there aren't any boosters that are going to fit a 4.5 ft 118 lb kid. They are going to be too narrow and the highest weight limit that I have seen is 120 lbs and that one is quite narrow too. Good luck, OP.

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Idntreallycare
by Bronze Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 2:00 PM

I would say yes he still needs it.... 

Momyplease
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 2:00 PM
thank you so much I had no ideal there is that our there thank you. You ladies are really great.

Quoting LntLckrsCmQut:

I would bypass a pediatrician/fire dept/police dept and talk to a certified, reputable car seat tech. You will get too much conflicting information on here so a car seat tech is your best bet.  You can go to safekids.org or http://www.nhtsa.gov/cps/cpsfitting/index.cfm to find a car seat tech in your area. They will be able to give you clear cut information about what your child needs to be safe in your vehicle.

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Momyplease
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 2:09 PM
Yes maybe so. but where you get one that fits?

Quoting Idntreallycare:

I would say yes he still needs it.... 

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JasonsMom2007
by Silver Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 2:14 PM

I agree with asking a car seat tech.  They would know far more.  There must be some way to make the seatbelt fit him right without getting literally stuck in a booster.

IloveNCIS
by Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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 Only one that i know of that holds over 100lbs is the Sunshine kids Monteray Booster, it hold up to 120lb's. My son has this one, he is so tiny I think he will be 18 before he outgrows it.


Quoting momtoBrenna:

He is over 100 lbs so he should be out of the booster. I don't know of any that are rated above 100 lbs.


 

Momyplease
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 2:23 PM
I called the number in that website my area all of the numbers were police stations. but yet I left a message with my number lets see is the man call me back. on that site there is a lot of good info but did not seem anything about the lbs night age ratio. but we will see what the guy will say. I will let you all know.
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January1964
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 2:23 PM

If he's over 100 lbs, he no longer needs the booster seat.

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