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At what age should you switch a child into a booster seat for the car?

What age or weight are you able to put a child into a car booster seat insted of an infant car seat?

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Asked by ryleesmom211 at 4:37 PM on Jul. 15, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I believe your child has to be 20 lbs. and 1 year old. And it has to be both not one or the other.

    Answer by Bratmom87 at 5:01 PM on Jul. 15, 2008

  • i will say after one year old or if you feel that your baby doesn't fit in the car seat then change it

    are infant car seat has number of lbs that you can handle on it
    i know my car seat is 23lbs and stroller is 50lbs (chicco)
    so it depend on the car seat you got

    Answer by mommytobe24 at 6:05 PM on Jul. 15, 2008

  • You don't go from an infant seat to a booster seat. You'll need a convertible car seat with a 5 point harness. A baby must be one year old AND 20 pounds before you can turn him forward facing. It is safest to keep them rear facing as long as possible though. Most convertible car seats allow a toddler to rear face until they reach about 33 pounds. Most convertibles will harness up to 40 pounds. Try to find one that goes up to 65 pounds, or even 80 pounds if you can afford it. The longer they're in the 5 point harness, the better. A booster seat can be used once a child is 40 pounds AND 4 years old. It is not safe before then. Ultimately, a car seat is your best bet.

    Answer by lovinmystar at 9:13 PM on Jul. 15, 2008

  • I always say once they reach the upper limits of an EH (extended harnessing) seat. This could be either height or weight wise but as far as weight either 65 or 80lbs. I would not change to a booster before the age of six.

    Answer by Josef1129 at 6:22 PM on Aug. 23, 2008

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