I also have two convertible car seats that can be buckled into the vehicle facing either forward or backward. Large, bulky, holds a child up to thirty pounds.I have two booster seats that have the three-point buckle option. They have cup holders. The three-point buckle can be removed with the purpose of growing with the child. At this point, the child can use the shoulder belt that hooks into the latch that makes the shoulder strap lay across the child's shoulder instead of their cheek bone.I also have two backless booster seats that are meant solely for older children to use with the shoulder belt. My seven-seater van has a person to fill each seat belt. The car seats are wider than most adult bums which makes buckling between boosters a task for elastigirl.
I am a big proponent of car seats. I NEVER break the rules (no nursing on long trips, no "it's just around the corner", etc) and have heart palpitations if I find that I accidentally forgot to buckle one pod or another. Why, however, do I need to have seventeen car seats? Each is so specific for the children's needs and sizes.
Someone please come up with a better system.
You would have my undying love. Forever.
Raw Knuckle Sue