Jenny Riggs of Tillamook, Ore., said she had difficulty finding a harnessed seat for her almost-5-year-old daughter, Hayley, who is heavier and taller than many kids her age — 46 inches and 46 pounds — and already weighed 40 pounds when she was 3.
The $250 Britax "Husky" seat Riggs bought is about 10 pounds heavier and four inches wider than standard harness-style seats.
"It's like a Lazy-Boy recliner," Riggs said. "It was a little difficult getting it in the back seat but my daughter loves it."The La-Z-Boy (sorry—you know how we feel about spelling) recliner comparison nearly sent us over the edge but not before we had the opportunity to ask ourselves, What the hell's a five-year-old doing in a car seat?
Do you know what we said?
God, we're good.