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At what age??

My son is almost 3 and is about 40lbs or so, and is around 39in tall. I was wondering when it would be safe to put him in a high back booster seat.. without the 5point harness...

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AirforceWife654

Asked by AirforceWife654 at 9:50 PM on Sep. 11, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • my son went into a high back w just the seat belt when he was 2.5 he was about the same size
    navywifemomkoch

    Answer by navywifemomkoch at 9:53 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • Check the safety seat laws in your state. Each one varies on when you can.
    sammygrl77

    Answer by sammygrl77 at 9:54 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • I left mine in the 5 point harness as long as I could get it comfortably closed around them.
    dancinintherain

    Answer by dancinintherain at 9:55 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • it depends on your state laws. but i agree with dancinintherain, i think as long as they can fit in one they should be in it.
    jennifer588

    Answer by jennifer588 at 9:59 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • Well I am pretty sure the LAW IS 4 YEARS of age....
    anikahaynes1

    Answer by anikahaynes1 at 10:00 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • NO NO NO

    Your childs safety is more important than whatever reason you have for wanting to move him to a booster. Carseats go up to 100lbs for a reason. I would not recommend moving your son until he is atleast 5
    Maureen-MD

    Answer by Maureen-MD at 10:20 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • School-aged children


    Booster seats

    http://www.healthychildren.org/english/safety-prevention/on-the-go/pages/Car-Safety-Seats-Information-for-Families-2010.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token


    Booster seats are for older children who have outgrown their forward-facing car safety seats. Children should stay in a booster seat until adult belts fit correctly (usually when a child reaches about 4' 9" in height and is between 8 and 12 years of age).
    Maureen-MD

    Answer by Maureen-MD at 10:23 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • my daughter is 33 lbs and 39in she is almost 4 and there is no way i am moving her anytime soon. she will be harnessed to the limits of her carseat which is 49in or 65lbs.
    amymartinez0214

    Answer by amymartinez0214 at 10:30 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • I think most seats are 4 years
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 12:15 AM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • You can speak with a car seat technician for more information.
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 11:21 AM on Sep. 12, 2010

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