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When should i start using a booster seat?

around what age do kids normally start using a booster seat?

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NatesMommy118

Asked by NatesMommy118 at 7:51 AM on Apr. 28, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • They are supposed to move up to a booster seat when they exceed the weight and height limits for the 5 point harness seat. It should be based more on size than age.

    VeronicaLee

    Answer by VeronicaLee at 8:36 AM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • the pp is incorrect, most states have a 40 lbs AND 4 year law, so if your 2 1/2 year old is 40 lbs, then you must get a higher weight harnessing car seat. Does that make sense?
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 9:03 AM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • My kid is in a booster seat but he is almost 3 and 40lbs...also he is alittle over 3 foot tall......... did u try the second seat up from the baby carrier??
    proudmommy618

    Answer by proudmommy618 at 9:08 AM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • Are you talking about in the car or by the table? By the table, mine all switched between 15 months - 2 years. In the car, we switched according to our state's laws, which are probably different from state to state.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:41 AM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • They should be at least 4yrs. old and at least 40lbs. to swtich to a booster seat, but keeping them harnessed even longer is safer. They need to be mature enough to sit properly in the seatbelt. When you do make the switch, you should consider getting a highback booster seat (vs. a backless) because they provide side-impact protection and help to position the seatbelt better. Check out the Graco Nautalis which harnesses to 65lbs. and then becomes a booster seat.
    sarahmae3

    Answer by sarahmae3 at 12:05 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • Most states carry a 4 year AND 40lb law..which means no matter how old the kid is, if they aren't 40lbs, they can't be in a booster. My 5 year old is still harnessed (because it's the safer option), however she's not 40lbs so even if I choose the less safe option (booster) she still wouldn't legally be able to ride in it.
    milfalicious08

    Answer by milfalicious08 at 1:09 AM on Apr. 29, 2010

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