I have a 3 year old & she is 31 lbs, I just changed her from a regular car seat to a booster seat, like the one's where it's just the booster seat & u have to strap a seatbelt over them.
On the seat when I bought it, It said 30 lbs & up & I also asked my daughter's doctor & he said as long as the seat belt is pulled tight & she isn't flopping around or she can't undo the seat belt herself. & honestly she like's this alot better, & she'd never take off her seat beat, She know's what mommy will do, She know's better. lol.
But for you mom of 3 year olds, would you make the change? & why?
She is WAY WAY to young and too small for a booster... not safe at all. Most likely her belt doesn't fit correct either... the belt needs to fit flat across her lap not ride up on her tummy... and the belt has to cross midline at her chest not too far out on the shoulder or cut in at the neck... at 3 years old I doubt it has a correct fit. In addition at only 31 lbs she is at risk of submarining which means in a crash she will slip UNDER her seat belt. The 40 lb limit is very important to prevent that. She also is not likely mature enough to sit correctly 100% of the time... no slumping, leaning over, goofing off... she needs to be able to sit up straight if she falls asleep.
She needs to be in a harness... not only for her safety but it's also likely against the law.
Check out this video... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2LFo8vVi04
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