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When can kids move to the front seat (in their car seat/booster)?

Wondering when it's okay for kids to seat in the front of the car (sedan)?
Can they do this in their booster?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:41 AM on Dec. 13, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • I think age 12 is what my car's manual says. So most definitely not in a booster.
    CraftingMama

    Answer by CraftingMama at 10:44 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • I think they say 8 but I am not sure. I know that some states have different laws also. They also say kids are safest in the back no matter what age. Maybe you can go online for your state and look it up?
    mamallamaof2

    Answer by mamallamaof2 at 10:45 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • They dont recommend anyone under the age of 12 y/o being a front seat passenger due to airbags. Actually, anyone under 5' 4" (yes that includes shorties like me!) are at greater risk of injury from a deploying air bag. (Aim the steering wheel towards your chest, not your face)
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 10:45 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • If there is an air bag, it would be 12 weighing 79 lbs, because it could kill them....

    Other wise with no air bag, I would think 8 and under is too young, if they are still in a booster, they should not be in the front seat-safety, there are too many cars on the road now a days....

    KFree907

    Answer by KFree907 at 10:51 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • Here are some really good websites about car seat safety :)



    http://www.safekids.org/safety-basics/babies/on-the-way/carseat-safety-for-babies.html?gclid=CIfCmYTL6aUCFUHr7QodwG-d0Q

    http://www.kidsandcars.org/?gclid=CLGOjZXL6aUCFQ687QodrTVc1g

    http://www.safercar.gov/
    elffyefli

    Answer by elffyefli at 10:53 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • No way; they cant sit in the front till atlest 12 cuz the air bags can kill them!
    nikkik526

    Answer by nikkik526 at 10:56 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • ¸.•*"idk all my kids sit in the back they are 9 and 10 and 5 but my teenager who is 13 site up front...i think its a height and weight thing..but they have websites you can look at to find out...best of luck¸.•*"
    gracelessstar21

    Answer by gracelessstar21 at 10:58 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • It is different for each state. I know here you have to be a certain height and weight.
    Raeann11

    Answer by Raeann11 at 11:01 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • My son turned 12 last month. I have just started letting him sit in the front.
    arenad

    Answer by arenad at 11:02 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • 12. It also depends on the height and weight of the child. NEVER in a booster.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 11:16 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

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