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Model S Booster Carseat Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by legend502, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. legend502

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    Anybody have good recommendations on Booster Seats for my 4 year old? What do people like?
     
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    We love our Diono Radian. Can be a little hard to install but it's built like a tank and is narrow so fits well in the back seats.
     
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  3. legend502

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    thank you will check it out!
     
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    I have the Recaro Performance Sport seats which are a great combination seat but I wish I had a narrower seat like the Diono.
     
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    Agree - 5 yr old and twin 3 yr olds.


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    Did you also purchase a seatbelt extender?
     
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    I've never used with a seatbelt extender, but might be helpful if you're trying to put 3 side-by-side.
     
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    Does the radian sit flush against the back and bottom of the seat? Our Diono r100 does not so I am looking for something else. Our 6 yo still falls asleep in the car and since it's not safe for her to slump over, I really want something with a back but haven't been able to find anything.
     
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    Note that no car seat or booster has been crash tested with seat belt extender and it's just another point of failure, so I believe most technicians (and the Tesla S manual) will tell you not to use them.
     
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    If your 4 year old didn’t outgrow the forward facing seat yet, it’s better/safer to keep him/her in it as long as they fit it (weight limitation of the seat)
     
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    I use a recaro performance seat for a 5yr old. Works well. Fits well. Looks good.
     
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    If you’re looking for a narrow backless booster that fits the Model S (and does not cover the buckle receptacle), I would recommend the Cosco Rise booster. It is a new booster and it is only $10 at Walmart. My kids didn’t like the bubble bum because of the additional steps involved in securing that seat, and this Cosco is a lot easier. I also tried the Harmony youth booster and that too was better than my former standby - the Graco turbo booster - but not as narrow as the Cosco. And for me, a seatbelt extender seemed too risky given the lack of testing and the fact that most of them are not sold by major companies.
     
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    I have both - the Diono for my 5 year old and the Cosco for my 9 year old. Wish I could still convince my 9 year old to ride in a real car seat - as safe as the Tesla is, I still feel better about having him in a fully enclosed seat.

    If using the Cosco, put your kid on the drivers side as the car gets angry/confused when he would accidentally plug into the center buckle when on the passenger side.
     
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    I picked up two of these today for my four year olds. Still a little hard for them to buckle themselves in but hopefully with time they’ll figure it out. I had to return the graco brand booster seats since they have a wide base and cover the seat buckles.

    I see people in the forum suggest using a seatbelt extender. I for one would never use something like that unless it was approved for car seats, which none of them are.

    I also see a post with three car seats in the second row. The owners manual says not to do that as well.

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