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#1 apple123

Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

I have an almost 8 year old boy who is around 26kg. He is above average height for his age, but not really tall. He still fits in the hiliner fine.

Does anyone still have an 8 year old still in a booster or should I take him out of it? Is it still much safer with the booster than without?

#2 lucky 2

Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

Hi, I have a tall 8 yo (97th percentile) who still fits well in her hi-liner and will for some time to come.
I keep her in it based on the fact that her eyes are still well below the level of the top of the head rest.
I don't weigh her so I don't go by weight.
She was telling me this morning how comfortable her seat was and how she really wants to keep using it for as long as she can. Yay!

#3 zande

Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:36 AM

My DD came out of her Infa Vario only late last year, when she was nearly 9. She was just on 26kg but was 149cm tall and was definitely looking too big for the seat. I wasn't happy about it, but she literally didn't fit! I didn't think about the age thing, she was safer in the booster so was happy she was in it. I definitely don't know any other children (other than on EB) that are still in boosters past about 7. My DD didn't ever mind or comment tho.

#4 Puggle

Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:52 AM


My DD7 will be in her booster for some time to come - going by her current weight and height she'll still be in there at close to 9, I'd say. Fortunately she's fairly sensible and realises it is the safest place for her at this stage.

She also knows my sister died in a car accident as a child and understands I am trying to keep her as safe as possible.

#5 IsolaBella

Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

My kids will be staying in a booster until they pass the five step test.

http://childrestraints.co.nz/seatbelts.php
1. Does the child sit all the way back against the auto seat?

2. Do the child's knees bend comfortably at the edge of the auto seat?

3. Does the belt cross the shoulder between the neck and arm?

4. Is the lap belt as low as possible, touching the thighs?

5. Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?

I anticipate DS2 will be 10yrs, DS1 12 yrs.

Generally speaking it is not j til a child is around 145cm that they are Ok without a booster. I can say this with some authority... I am 150cm small and there are some car rear seats I wish I had a half booster for me.

Eta your booster is tested with a 32kg test dummy. Also the HiLiner is sold in the Us as a seat for kids to 50kgs. The booster seats are seatbelt positioning tools.

Edited by lsolaBella, 07 January 2013 - 10:59 AM.


#6 roses99

Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:59 AM

My kids will stay in 5 pt harnesses until they grow out of them. Then they'll be in dedicated boosters until they physically grow out of them. They may complain, because it seems most kids take their kids out of carseats as soon as they're legally able to, but I'll just explain that safety comes first.

#7 Rolex

Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

I have a DS who is 10 next month, still in an Infa Vario.  He's just started complaining in the last few months so I've ordered a seatbelt height adjuster out of the UK (there is a thread here, should be fairly recent).  Once that arrives he can come out of his booster, but the seatbelt alone is still too tall for him at the moment.


#8 TeaTimeTreat

Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:04 AM


The 5 step test is a good guide, something to think about is that in the UK children are expected to be in boosters until 12yrs now so when you think of it in that context 8 is not so old after all!

Edited by sparkler, 20 January 2013 - 11:37 PM.


#9 IsolaBella

Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:06 AM

EU law is booster until 12yrs/145cm in height.

They did consider this too for here, but as our boosters only need to fit a max height of 128cm, plus they were increasing the laws from 1yrs to 7yrs they thought that was enough. They are considering though changing the law to 10yrs 135cm once more Type F boosters are out (which are built to 135cm).



#10 TeaTimeTreat

Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:17 AM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 07/01/2013, 11:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
EU law is booster until 12yrs/145cm in height.

They did consider this too for here, but as our boosters only need to fit a max height of 128cm, plus they were increasing the laws from 1yrs to 7yrs they thought that was enough. They are considering though changing the law to 10yrs 135cm once more Type F boosters are out (which are built to 135cm).


My mum has been saying they have a lot of issues with compliance over there (UK) but it still makes sense to have the laws in place, I read a car safety article saying that cars are designed to protect people from about 5'4" up and smaller women and children under that height are more vunerable in a crash.


Edited by sparkler, 20 January 2013 - 11:38 PM.


#11 Freddie'sMum

Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:21 AM

I have a 7-and-a-half year old in a Safe n Sound Highliner.

I intend keeping her in it for at least the next 2 years.

I would keep him in it.



#12 IsolaBella

Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:27 AM

Hybrid IIIis a 5th % female at 5ft and 50kgs. This is what car seatbelts are tested with.


#13 toadflax

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:17 PM

My (tall, lean) son is 9, turning 10 in May, and has a SnS HiLiner. He has almost reached the height limit (as printed on the shoulders of the seat) so probably won't be in it much longer. My understanding is that this seat is the same as the Britax Parkway (sold in the US for children up to 160cm and 54kg). One of our problems was that the headrest was too high for my car (Corolla) so he just uses the seat belt when he is with me. It is fine in my husband's car (4WD) as it has the headroom.

#14 lucky 2

Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:54 AM

Our second car is a corolla and we have the same problem with head room, fine in the suv and fwd.

#15 CrunchyNut

Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:07 AM

Our 8yr old is still in his hi-liner and will be until he grows out of it, he's average height/weight.

#16 kyrrie

Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

My 9 year old will be in her hi liner for another couple of years. When she was 7 she sat on the seat without the booster and I explained how the seatbelt needed to fit. She very happily tells her friends that she is not tall enough to go without a booster yet and she is safer in her seat.

#17 fillesetjumeaux

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:53 AM

My 8yo is still in a booster.  She will stay in it until she outgrows it.  There is only one seating position in my car which is suitable for anything other than an adult, and DD1 is already in this spot!  Hopefully by the time DD2 outgrows her booster, DD1 will be tall enough for one of the other positions.




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