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Damian, 7 years

 

Damian in the Britax Parkway.  Damian is 7yrs old, 55.5" tall, and 75lbs

Mom's Notes: While he has outgrown every single non-Britax booster on the market, I choose to keep him in one because he does not pass the 5-step test in the 2nd row of my van.  He uses a backless booster in his Dad's Cobalt unless in the middle of the back row (he passes the 5-step there and is too tall for a backless there... his feet also touch the floor in that seating position).

Despite the law now being changed so that, as of July 1, 2007, children in Virginia must ride in boosters until they are 8 (if they are too big, a doctor's note may exempt them), many kids younger than Damian ride in nothing at all.

This is truly frightening when my son is in the 96th percentile for height and he doesn't meet the 5-step test to be out of a booster in most seats of most vehicles.

Despite having pdd-nos (pervasive developmental delay - not otherwise specified, which is autistic tendancies), not only does he tolerate the headwings, he loves them, especially for sleeping. Many parents feel their kids won't like headwings, but Damian calls them his pillows.

 

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