My oldest daughter just turned 10 but is only 4' tall and about 45-50lbs. She is still in a booster seat even though, by law, she doesn't have to be in one. None of her friends (most are much bigger than her) don't use seats and haven't for a long time. So far it hasn't been an issue but it will be eventually.
I don't see her meeting the recommended height to be out of her booster even at 12 and how many 12 year olds have you seen in booster seats?
And I always wondered about those ERF or extended harnessing. She didn't even hit 35lbs until she was 6 and was only 40lbs when she was 7 1/2. I can't imagine rear facing that long (she was also awful short at that age) but she was harnessed until she was 7 and it then became an issue where she would scream if we had to get in the car (the entire time we were in the car, too).
I told her we would discuss the booster when she is 12 and decide then what to do about it.
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