Monday, April 18, 2011

WC is Movin' On Up

At 5 years and 3 months, WC is finally about to hit 40 pounds (39.4 yesterday) so I bit the bullet and ordered her a booster. We moved P to a booster (a Britax Parkway SG) the week he started K at age 6. I chose to wait until age 6 mostly because boosters in general don't seem all that safe to me. The fact that they just sit in the seat, unattached to anything, is so strange. I do understand they are just meant to position the child in a safer place in relation to the seat belt.

But Britax took Boosters one step further and their newest Parkway, the SGL, includes a lower latch connection system that "secures the booster seat to the vehicle, preventing it from becoming a projectile when not in use, and stabilizes it during a crash". It also has the feature that sold us on the Parkway in the first place, Secureguard, which "works with the vehicle safety belt to prevent the child from sliding under the lap-belt portion of the safety belt (submarining) during impact, thus minimizing the risk of abdominal injury".

Hot Damn! That's genius! I am even thinking about replacing P's boosters with the newest model. It sound so much safer!