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My 9 1/2 yo ds is still in a booster

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What is the longest you have had ( or heard of) a child in a booster?


My son turns 10 in 4 months and I dont feel he is ready to be out of a booster.
Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:12 AM
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moneysaver6
by Platinum Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:37 AM

What a coincidence.  So is my 13 yr old. 

Can't be too safe!

soulofsunmama
by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:38 AM
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I'm in texas to, and agree!

Quoting gcstar42:

I think it varies by state. I live in Texas and unfortunately kids only have to ride in a booster until 8 yrs old regaurdless of height or weight. I really hope this law changes soon. My oldest is 6 1/2 and he will be riding longer than that I am sure. He will stay in the booster until the seat belt fits him just right without help from the booster.


Quoting Anonymous:

What is the least they can weigh and be out of a booster? Anyone know?


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Samantha_McKay
by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:38 AM
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How tall is he? What are your state requirements?

Our state has no weight law, it is based on age. They must be in a booster until they are 8.

Other states say until 8 years or 70 lbs, some say 5 years and 50 pounds, etc.


Personally I'll probably leave my boys in theirs until they can sit with a regular seat belt with no issue. I'm short and seat belts are sometimes an issue for even me. I'd rather be safe  than sorry, but I think it depends on a large number of things including your car and how your child fits into it.

Lynette
by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:39 AM
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My 10yr old rides is a booster.

gcstar42
by Gold Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:42 AM

I am glad someone in Texas agrees with me! Lol actually I have changed quite a few peoples views on carseat safety and made them more aware of how the laws are behind the recommendations so I am no longer completely alone lol. What part of Texas are you in? Do you think this warm weather is as ridiculous as I do? Lol I am ready for it to cool down!

Quoting soulofsunmama:

I'm in texas to, and agree!

Quoting gcstar42:

I think it varies by state. I live in Texas and unfortunately kids only have to ride in a booster until 8 yrs old regaurdless of height or weight. I really hope this law changes soon. My oldest is 6 1/2 and he will be riding longer than that I am sure. He will stay in the booster until the seat belt fits him just right without help from the booster.


Quoting Anonymous:

What is the least they can weigh and be out of a booster? Anyone know?

 


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:43 AM
my son is 8 and just over 40 pounds...so he is still in a booster....he doesn't want to be anymore...but I don't know if I should let him be without.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:44 AM
Why would it? If you read the replies you will see im not the only one with a small child. I hope you.have cookies for them too.


Quoting Momniscient:

Here ya go.

You made a post about a 10 year old in a carseat and didn't think you'd get sarcastic and silly comments?

 

Quoting Anonymous:

Uhhh, do you have choc. Chip?



Wth? I dont get stupid comments like this. Move on.





Quoting Momniscient:

So did you need a cookie or something?





soulofsunmama
by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:45 AM
Nope, I wouldn't!

Quoting Anonymous:

my son is 8 and just over 40 pounds...so he is still in a booster....he doesn't want to be anymore...but I don't know if I should let him be without.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:46 AM
How much does your 13 yo weigh? This very well could be us in the future at the rate he grows.


Quoting moneysaver6:

What a coincidence.  So is my 13 yr old. 

Can't be too safe!


Lorelai_Nicole
by Lorelai on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:46 AM
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My oldest DD just moved out of her backless booster a year ago. She was 11yrs 11mos old at the time. She didn't pass the 5-Step Test until then.

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