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    Quote Originally Posted by blather View Post
    It should be anyone under 140cm. (I don't know what that is in non-metric). That's the minimum height for car seatbelts.
    Google says that is a tad over 4'7".

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    Tiven is 9 and I just let her out of her booster a couple of months ago. Her old booster broke and we tried out a few new ones but none of them fit her very well but the deciding factor was that the seat belt *does* fit her well.
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    Yeah, I don't understand this concept of "I will keep my child in a booster as long as humanly possible" concept assuming that the seat belt fits the way it is supposed to without the booster. Are you really any safer in a booster once you are tall enough to have the seatbelt hit properly? The whole point of a booster is to make sure that the seat belt hits low enough on your body. Once you are tall enough for that to happen, why would a booster be better than just sitting on the seat?

    I googled it, and according to Google, a ten year old male child who is 4'7 and weighed 100 lbs (the amount that my booster can handle) would be in the 97th percentile for kid BMIs and be considered obese. And yet they were trying to sell me a booster that goes up to 110 lbs for $40 more. That's why I'm saying, excessive. Yes, I realize that childhood obesity is a problem in this country, but I kind of feel like I will cross that bridge if I ever need to, rather than dropping an extra $40 on something that I really hope to not have to need.
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    It's also how your car is designed, too. My old Escort, the back seat seemed to be more designed for the comfort of adults, and my newer Escape seems to be more designed for kids. The seat is closer to the floor, and shorter front to back, so Tiven's knees bend at the right place and her feet rest flat on the floor, which are two of the requirements for the seat belt to fit properly without a booster. The middle belt fits her great; the one on the outside, I have her sit closer to the middle so it hits her shoulder the right way, but it still hits her hips & shoulder the right way and it holds her securely. I feel much better with her in this than wiggling around in a booster that isn't comfortable.
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    According to this new recommendation, I should have been in a booster seat in high school. Heck, I could have fit in Alissa's booster seat .
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