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7 year old in front seat, booster?

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#1 BronR

Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

Without going into long convoluted explanations a friend has offered to pick up my DD and DS after school one day a week this year and care for them at her house until DH or myself picks them up after work. She has 2 children of her own (3 and 5) and mine are 5 and 7.

For this to happen it will mean DS7 will have to sit in the front seat of her car for the short trip from school to her house. She has appropriate seats in the back for the 3 younger children. I would say it is about 1.5 - 2 km on residential streets.

I have offed to buy him some kind of booster that can stay at their place (most likely in the boot of their car) if this is the most appropriate thing. She drives a new mid sized wagon so front passenger air bags in place. Currently my DS is still in a booster in our car (Infa vario) and is not a tall 7 year old. Could we use a half booster for this purpose? I am mindful of course for the safety of my son but also that they will have an additional car seat at their place unused for the majority of the time so a big one might get in the way.

Any advice?

#2 *JJ*

Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

Depends what state you are in i believe.
In QLD your DS7 can sit legally in the front seat with or without a booster. A booster cushion (half booster can also be used).
As you already know not recommended with air bags etc but legal to do so.

#3 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:11 PM

Half booster or an Infa Traveller folding booster.


#4 BronR

Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

Thanks IsolaBella. Not thought of those folding Infa ones. I will go shopping for either half booster or one of those.

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