Need Rec on Car Seat for Toddler (30 Lbs)

Updated on October 05, 2007
E.I. asks from Joliet, IL
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I am shopping for a new car seat for my toddler. My 7 month old is ready to move up to a covertible seat from his infant carrier so I need to get a new seat for my 2 year old. He weighs 29.3 pounds and I know that most high back harness boosters that later turn into a seat belt restrained booster are 30-100 pounds. They seem like they range from $40-$150 and there are so many out there. I am just looking for recommendations for/against brands and styles. Thank you

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J.

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http://www.albeebaby.com/sa1stsibiboc.html
Safety 1st Signature - Biltmore Booster Car Seat
by Safety 1st

Product Description
Shipping Info
Returns & Exchanges
Product Features:
• For children 22-65 lbs with extended use harness system
• For children 40-100 lbs as belt positioning booster
• Integrated five-point harness system with front adjuster that makes it easy to loosen and tighten belts from front of seat
• Two-piece harness tie that keeps harness in position
• Three-position adjustable headrest that accommodates your child up to 57"
• Fixed armrests with soft covers
• Detachable cup holder that can be used on either side of seat
• Integrated shoulder belt guides in headrest
• Extra padded toddler insert

Alpha Elite Apex Booster in Bridgewater
Safety 1st Apex 65 Booster Car Seat

i would look for one that holds them in a 5 pt harness more than 40 pounds i feel my daughter is not ready for a seat belt booster not secure enough for my liking

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A.

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I follow the 4 years, 40 inches and 40 lbs suggested guideline for moving a toddler into a booster seat. With that and considering your son's age/ht/wt, I'd recommend the Britax Marathon or Regent or one of the comparable ones, depending on his height.

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T.K.

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We love our Cosco Alpha Omega Elite. Big lots just had it on sale for $80.00. Good Luck.

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M.D.

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I just bought a Alpha Apex from Babies R Us. I like it so far and the reviews at Babies R Us were all good. I chose it because you can use it as a five point harness until 65 lbs if need be, then use it as a booster seat w/car seat belts. It was $99 but I had a coupon for $10 off. Good luck.

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