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Booster Seat

when can I switch my son from car seat to booster seat? He is 35in tall and 30 lbs

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leann74016

Asked by leann74016 at 8:35 PM on Jan. 5, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I started dd at 30lbs
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 8:36 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • i went to my sons pedi yesterday and she told me he has to be in a 5 piont harness unttil at least 40 lbs
    kassee

    Answer by kassee at 8:37 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • He just turned 2 as well if that matters?!
    leann74016

    Comment by leann74016 (original poster) at 8:38 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • It differs from state to state. In the state of indiana kids 4-8 and 40 pounds can be in a booster seat. But they have to be both, not one or the other.
    genagina

    Answer by genagina at 8:38 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • They recommend keeping your child in a forward-facing 5-point harness until they won't fit in the straps anymore. About school age is when they can generally be moved to a booster.
    Kword

    Answer by Kword at 8:38 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • you will need to check your state laws...a lot are 4 and at least 40lbs...it is safest to use a harness until at least 4 since the spine doesnt even start fusing until then and there is a much higher risk of internal injuries with a booster seat. Please take a look at this website and watch the video http://www.kyledavidmiller.org/

    foxracing43701

    Answer by foxracing43701 at 8:40 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • What is the hurry he is so much safer in a 5 point harness? I would keep him in it until the maximum that his seat allows.
    Melbornj

    Answer by Melbornj at 8:44 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • my daughter is 4 years old, 32 lbs and 40-41in. She is still harnessed. her carseat is good up to 65lbs and 48 in. I plan on leaving her harnessed til she outgrows the seat b/c it is so much safer than a booster. i definitely wouldn't use one at 2.
    amymartinez0214

    Answer by amymartinez0214 at 8:45 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • age 3 and whatever the weight requirement is well thats how it is here.....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:49 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • What seat are you using and what does it say as far as weight requirements? It is best and recommended to harness to the full capacity of your seat. Most states have the 4 years and 40lb rule to boost. IMO..no child should be boostered at until they have outgrown almost every harnessed seat on the market. The Graco Nautilus will keep him harnessed until 65lbs and the Evenflo Maestro will harness to 50lbs.
    alyssasmom11007

    Answer by alyssasmom11007 at 9:12 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

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