View Poll Results: What kind of carseat for your 6+ year old?
5 point harness 28 38.89%
belt positioning high back booster 22 30.56%
backless booster 18 25.00%
no seat 4 5.56%
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:44 AM   #11
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Re: What kind of car seat is your 6+ y/o in?

Niether of my older 2 are in car seats. They both weigh more than 75 lbs (at 7 and 9) and are both over 4'9.

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Old 06-03-2008, 07:47 AM   #12
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my dd is 9y.o. and not in a car seat. the law here in nj is 8 y.o. or 80 lbs (whichever comes first). My dd is 4' 7.5" and weighs 75lbs.
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:01 AM   #13
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My 6.5 yr. old DD is 4'2" tall and 73lbs at last check. She is in a backless booster as her head is above the other high back booster I have. In NY the law is 4'9" tall or 7 years old but they are hemming and hawing on putting it up to 8 years old.
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:04 AM   #14
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Re: What kind of car seat is your 6+ y/o in?

My 6 year old daughter is in a Britax Pkwy Belt Positioning Booster.
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My 6 1/2 year old is 59-60 lbs' 4'2" and in a Regent 5 pt harness. I'm a carseat freak btw, lol. But she's on the top slot of the Regent but I think she'll likely finish out the year in it before outgrowing it, at least that is my hope. She rode in a high back booster in DH's truck to school in the mornings, which is less than a mile away. She does ok around town in a booster, but I still find myself on occasion reminding her to sit properly. Any trip over 10-15 minutes and it's constant reminders, so she's just not mature enough for a booster full time. Hopefully by the time she's outgrown the Regent, she'll have the self control to ride in the booster properly.
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Re: What kind of car seat is your 6+ y/o in?

My daughter will be 8 at the end of July and she rides in a radian 65 currently at 52lbs. She's not a huge kid by ANY means. Unfortunately unless I can come up with $200 in the next month or two, she'll be in a belt positioning booster so the baby can use the radian rear-facing. But she WILL be in a carseat well after her 8th birhtday. Two kids at her bus stop are 4(75lbs) and 6(45lbs) and they are both out of carseats. I'm not a "car seat freak" as you put it but I tried to casually mention to their mom and it made no difference unfortunately. It's not surprising to me, just frustrating.
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My 6yr old is in a 5pt harness, but he's really small for his age as well.
Mine too, he's just at 40lbs and he has a short torso but longer legs so he can fit into most carseats longer. I'm hoping we won't have to buy anything after the nautilus but I want him to be in a 5pt for as long as possible.
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I do not have a 6yr+old so I am answering for my good friend who was a 7yr old and she was just put into a Sunshine Kids Monterey High Back Booster. It is great and has 22" top belt guide (seated height) She is very tall and 75lbs.

I have never seen a 7yr old (or almost anyone under 10yrs) who passes the 5 step test to be able to safely fit in just a seatbelt.
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:47 AM   #19
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Re: What kind of car seat is your 6+ y/o in?

My dd is almost 7, weighs 49 pounds and is in a Britax Regent. She will stay in it until she outgrows it. My ds is 2, weighs 25 pounds and is still RF in his Britax Decathlon.
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Re: What kind of car seat is your 6+ y/o in?

my dd is almost 6. She'll be 6 in July. We just got her the Regent, and she'll be in it for many years. There are 4 slots for the shoulder and she is only on the 2nd one!
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