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When do I switch?

Posted by on Jun. 16, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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DD to the high back belt booster? She is 4 1/2 and 35 lbs. People keep asking me why I haven't yet, frankly I didn't know it was time? Lol


ETA: no one seems to be reading what I wrote. I said HIGH back booster NOT backless booster.

by on Jun. 16, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Jun. 16, 2013 at 9:48 AM
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It is safest to keep her harnessed as long as possible
othermom
by Ruby Member on Jun. 16, 2013 at 9:49 AM

The minimum is 4 and 40lbs, so you still have a while. My youngest will be 4 in october and is 42lbs and 42 inches tall and will be in a 5 point harness probably another 6 months to a year. Her seat goes to 65lbs.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jun. 16, 2013 at 9:49 AM
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At least 40lbs but keeping her in the harness as long as possible is safest. My eight year old is just about to outgrow the harness.
kiddycat73
by Gold Member on Jun. 16, 2013 at 9:50 AM
Not till she reaches at least 40lbs.
Kris_PBG
by Gold Member on Jun. 16, 2013 at 9:50 AM
Too early to safely switch.

She needs to be at least 40 lbs to safely switch. She meets the minimum age requirement, but closer to 6 is more "ideal" anyway, so the extra weight gain will get you to a more "ideal" booster range anyway. :)
Italiancouture7
by Gold Member on Jun. 16, 2013 at 9:51 AM


Quoting othermom:

The minimum is 4 and 40lbs, so you still have a while. My youngest will be 4 in october and is 42lbs and 42 inches tall and will be in a 5 point harness probably another 6 months to a year. Her seat goes to 65lbs.

That's for the backless booster. The minimum for the high back is 30 lbs.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jun. 16, 2013 at 9:51 AM
4yrs and 40lbs is the bare minimum for safely riding in a booster. Most children aren't mature enough until closer to 5 or 6.
almondpigeon
by Ruby Member on Jun. 16, 2013 at 9:51 AM
My son is 4 & still in a regular car seat too. He's pretty big, but I still feel nervous switching.

Bump because I'm curious too
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jun. 16, 2013 at 9:51 AM
4 and 40 applies to any booster using the vehicle seat belt.
AJ-47
by on Jun. 16, 2013 at 9:52 AM
This. My Son is 6 and still in His 5-point.


Quoting peanutsmommy1:

It is safest to keep her harnessed as long as possible

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