Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

When can I switch my son to a booster seat?

My 2 year old is 39 inches and 38lbs. He's getting too big for his car seat. When is it safe to switch to a booster seat? And do they make buckle covers so he can't unbuckle it?

Answer Question
 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:59 PM on Nov. 18, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

Answers (4)
  • There are some boosters that you can switch them to at 30 lbs but most are 40 lbs. I HIGHLY recommend the ones with the backs....i just feel they are more safe! But as for a 2 year old i would say its way too early! Wait until hes at least 3!
    mommyofone15

    Answer by mommyofone15 at 4:02 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  •  it depends on state laws, but I think its 4 yrs or 40 lbs


    http://www.elitecarseats.com/custserv/custserv.jsp?pageName=car_seat_laws

    cassie_kellison

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 4:02 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Carseat safety isn't something to play with. I had the same problem when my son was about 7 months. He was too big for the rear facing carseat. His feet hung off about 6 inches and he was about 25 lbs. I opted to go ahhead and get him a regualr upstanding carseat. Its up to you in the fullest, but the sheriff station would probably have the best advice.
    Scarlet_Delilah

    Answer by Scarlet_Delilah at 4:10 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • he needs to be in a harnessed seat till a minimum of 4 years old

    if you can tell me your budget, I can help you find a car seat with a higher harness weight
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 4:24 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN