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#1 item

Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:40 PM

I think we have this convertible booster seat (might be a two year model of same sort of thing).

DS is just 4, 107cms and 18kgs.  The straps are in the highest setting and his head (but not eyes) are popping over the top of the back of the seat.

Do we keep using the H harness or switch to the seatbelt mode?  Any other advice?

TIA




#2 iwanttosleepin

Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:23 AM

Do you mean - use the inbuilt harness (a 5 point harness) or the seatbelt?

I wouldn't use a H harness at all...

Do you mean - use the inbuilt harness (a 5 point harness) or the seatbelt?

I wouldn't use a H harness at all...

#3 HIH.GD.Isolabella

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:31 AM

Shoulders are allowed to be up to 2.5cm above top shoulder slot. The seat is tested with 22kg test dummy for inbuilt harness.

If you are moving to booster mode, use the lap sash seatbelt.

Read the sticky thread to the top if this forum. An add on harness at best provides no better protection and at worst can cause internal injuries. ohmy.gif


http://www.infasecure.com.au/faqs/index.ph...&artlang=en


I'm aware the Type B Forward-facing Seats have a recommended weight up to 18 kgs. My concern is my child who is close to 18 kg, may have heavy clothing etc that may take him just over the 18kg limit? Are your seats tested above the 18 kg weight? #1012


Yes, all Infa-Secure's forward-facing (Type B) child restraints with an inbuilt harness are tested above the recommended weight (18kg) with a 22 kg dummy used which is equivelent to an average 6 year old child.
Also when in the booster seat mode, all are tested with a 32 kg dummy even though the recommended weight is only to 26 kg. This is equivelent to an average 10 year old child.
As our seats are tested above the recommended weight,  it gives parents the assurance needed when travelling with children.  




#4 lucky 2

Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:24 AM

QUOTE (Back2Insanity @ 27/01/2013, 09:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wish whoever thinks an average 6 year old should be 22kgs would tell that to my son! He's just turned 3 and is this weight

Mine dd was similar to this but then she just kept getting taller with very slow growth for the next few years, she stretched and now she is lean.
Sorry OT.

#5 item

Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

Ok sorry for the confusion (shows how little I know about car seats, last time I just bought what EB told me to..)

Its a toss up between the inbuilt 5 point harness (currently using as it's what we've been using since he was put in the seat aged two) or using the seat in booster mode with a lap-sash seatbelt.

#6 ednaboo

Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:37 PM

As the PP's said, there is no need to change the seat to booster mode yet as he hasn't outgrown the seat in harness mode.  He is safer using the builtin harness.

When he does have to go to booster mode, you may prefer to use a dedicated booster as generally speaking they perform better in safety tests, are easier to use and are also more compact.

#7 HIH.GD.Isolabella

Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

Use inbuilt harness until your child is 22kgs or their shoulders are more then 2.5cm above top shoulder slot.

Whichever comes first.

At that stage then move to booster mode with adult seatbelt.

My5.5yo has only just moved to booster.






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