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Ryan - 9 years, 4 months

 

Ryan is 9 years and 4 months old.  Ryan is 51.75 inches tall and weighs 52 lbs.  Ryan is shown here in the Britax Husky.  Ryan's brother Aaron is also harnessed past 40 lbs.

Mom's Notes:  When Ryan first reached 40 lbs, we chose to keep him harnessed because we had to fit three kids across the back seat of a sedan (Chevy Impala).  It was much easier to buckle him into his seat (then the Britax Wizard) than to try to buckle a booster next to another seat.  We purchased a van when Ryan was 8 years and 8 months old and about 48 lbs.  At that point, we chose to keep him harnessed because we think that the harness provides more side protection than a booster seat, especially in a side impact or rollover crash.  Ryan doesn't mind being harnessed at all.  Where we live (Indiana), the law requires kids to stay in some type of restraint until they are 8 years old.  Even though most of his friends are out of a seat altogether (booster or otherwise), no one has made negative comments about Ryan still being harnessed.  In fact, several friends have asked to try out his seat, and one even asked his mother if he could have a seat like Ryan's.

Ryan at 9 years, 52 lbs, and 51.75 inches in the SafeGuard Go.  We are currently using the Go as a spare seat for our car (Chevy Impala) which my husband drives.  Ryan has about 1 inch of growing room until he is too tall for the harness.  The Go is nice because it can be quickly adjusted to fit all three of our older kids, ages 9, 6 and 2. 

 

Ryan is 8 years old.  Ryan is 47 inches tall and weighs 44 lbs.  Ryan is shown here in the Britax Wizard. 

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