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32 Pounds... Can we switch to a booster with the back?

Anonymous
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My son weighs 32 pounds and we want him to sit in a booster with the back. The seatbelt goes across his body correctly in a big booster seat.

Thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 14, 2013 at 7:56 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 14, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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You're going to get reamed out here, darling.
Mommy_Natural
by Silver Member on Jun. 14, 2013 at 7:57 PM
No! The law here is 4& 40 pounds. 32 pounds is still so little, not to mention illegal in my state.
SuperPickle
by Gold Member on Jun. 14, 2013 at 7:58 PM

no , bare minimum for safety is 4 AND 40lbs. There is a Huge risk for submarining under the belt when they are less than that.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jun. 14, 2013 at 7:58 PM
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Graco Highback TurboBooster Car Seat, Gecko:

  • Highback designed for a child from 30-100 lbs and up to 57" tall
  • Backless designed for a child from 40-100 lbs and up to 57" tall
  • Converts to a backless booster seat
  • The Gecko Graco Highback Car Seat featuers hide-away cup holders
  • EPS, energy absorbing foam
  • Padded, height-adjustable head support grows with your child
  • Deluxe seat cushion removes for machine washing
  • Weight: 8.27 lbs
  • Open loop belt guide makes correctly positioning your vehicle's seat belt a snap
  • The Graco TurboBooster Car Seat has been rigorously crash tested to meet or exceed US safety standards
britmichele
by on Jun. 14, 2013 at 7:58 PM
Nope, too soon mama. And I'm not a crazy car seat Nazi
Allie_kat1
by Gold Member on Jun. 14, 2013 at 7:59 PM
4 yrs and 40lbs are the minimum to be in a booster. Anything less is illegal in most states, and unsafe anywhere.
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2and2onway
by Kimmie on Jun. 14, 2013 at 7:59 PM
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4 and 40 is the law here. Mine are almost 6 and just now being booster trained.

marinenonstop
by on Jun. 14, 2013 at 8:01 PM
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No. My 19 mths old is 30 lbs and I would never put him in a booster. He has a five point harness.
SuperPickle
by Gold Member on Jun. 14, 2013 at 8:01 PM
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there are a number of seats that "allow" it but it is REALLY not safe. Get to at least 40lbs....there are a lot of seats that harness even higher than that too.

Quoting Anonymous:

Graco Highback TurboBooster Car Seat, Gecko:

  • Highback designed for a child from 30-100 lbs and up to 57" tall
  • Backless designed for a child from 40-100 lbs and up to 57" tall
  • Converts to a backless booster seat
  • The Gecko Graco Highback Car Seat featuers hide-away cup holders
  • EPS, energy absorbing foam
  • Padded, height-adjustable head support grows with your child
  • Deluxe seat cushion removes for machine washing
  • Weight: 8.27 lbs
  • Open loop belt guide makes correctly positioning your vehicle's seat belt a snap
  • The Graco TurboBooster Car Seat has been rigorously crash tested to meet or exceed US safety standards




Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jun. 14, 2013 at 8:01 PM

His seat says he can be 30 pounds.

Wouldn't the manufacturer have to disclaim if 30 pounds was too small?

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