My 3 1'2 year old is in a 5 point harness. My 7 year old is in a backless booster. My 10 year old is not in one
My older kids went to boosters when they were about 4 1/2 or so. My sister in law yesterday said that I should switch my youngest, who is big for her age, but she won't yet since her seat goes till 65lbs and 52 inches hopefully. I do need to see if I can adjust the bottom straps though
I think thats a great idea to keep your youngest in his harness. Go until the weight limit reaches it's max, it's definitely the safest! :)
Quoting othermom:My older kids went to boosters when they were about 4 1/2 or so. My sister in law yesterday said that I should switch my youngest, who is big for her age, but she won't yet since her seat goes till 65lbs and 52 inches hopefully. I do need to see if I can adjust the bottom straps though
My son will be 8 in May and he is in a high back booster. My daughter will be 6 in June and is in a 5 point harness forward facing. They stay in their car seats until they outgrow them. Both were rear facing until 2 years. My almost 8 year old just moved out of his 5 point harness at 6.5 years.
Our youngest, who will turn ten on Wednesday, is in a booster. She only weighs about 75 pounds, though she's getting pretty tall, so I'm not actually not really sure where to go with her. I think our state law is 9 years and 90 pounds, but she might be in a booster till she's 15 if I have to wait till she weighs 90 pounds! Which is fine with me if it keeps her safe, but I bet I get some resistance by then!
Well I stand corrected. I thought they had raised it to 9 and 90. That's the slogan anyway, but the law I found says otherwise:
Wyoming state law requires that all children 8 years of age and younger
and weighing 80 pounds or less ride in a federally approved car seat or
booster seat that is appropriate for the child's age, height and weight.
Wyoming law also requires children ride in a rear seat if the vehicle
has rear seats.
Here's what makes me blink though. The seatbelt regulations - if all of the seatbelts are in use by other children, then the kids don't have to wear seatbelts! What?!?
With few exceptions, everyone riding in a vehicle who is nine years old and older must wear a seat belt.
It's up to the driver to ensure all passengers follow this rule.
The only exceptions:
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