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Booster seats

Anonymous
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Last night I weighed my 4 year old and she weighed exactly 40 pounds. I am thinking of moving her from the carseat to a booster seat. She will be so excited to be sitting like a big girl.
Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 1, 2013 at 7:14 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 1, 2013 at 7:15 AM
She weighs a lot for her age.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jul. 1, 2013 at 7:17 AM
She's tall.

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She weighs a lot for her age.
ROBIN-C
by Gold Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 7:19 AM
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Personally I wouldn't ... Nor did I. 

I purposely bought a 5-point that went up to 65lbs.


Master_Debater
by on Jul. 1, 2013 at 7:20 AM

Even if my 4 yo weighed 40 pounds, she will not be going to a booster.

LilliesValley
by on Jul. 1, 2013 at 7:20 AM

If she's out of the height and weight requirements then you have to do what you have to do. She can still use some high back boosters though. Just double check both height and weight requirements for your seat because a five point harness is really best. Dd is 6 and she's always been so long but she struggled to meet the weight requirements. She's not even 50 pounds yet dripping wet.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 1, 2013 at 7:22 AM
So are my girls.

Quoting Anonymous:

She's tall.



Quoting Anonymous:

She weighs a lot for her age.
dlnimo
by Gold Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 7:27 AM
My 4 yr old weighs 43 pounds but she is still in her 5 point harness.
Rosebud27aj
by Amanda on Jul. 1, 2013 at 7:32 AM

You should consider a high back booster, with a 5 point harness. 

fullxbusymom
by Ruby Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 8:11 AM

No she really needs to stay in a 5pt harness till 65lbs.  It is not safe to put a 4yr old in a booster seat.  Honestly at 40lbs she just should have been turned ff'ing according to the new safety recommendations.

RF'ing till 40lbs or the limit of your seat.
FF'ing in a 5pt harness till 65lbs (although all new seats are now being manufactured till 90lbs) as the new recommednations are till 8yrs.
Booster till 4'9" tall the avg. 10 yr old should still be in a booster.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jul. 1, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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Rear facing to 40lbs is just ridiculous for any kid who is slim to healthy weight. If they're short and chubby it might work but at 40lbs my oldest would need a rear sun roof to stick his feet out of. At 40lbs he's tall enough and old enough for a backless booster.


Quoting fullxbusymom:

No she really needs to stay in a 5pt harness till 65lbs.  It is not safe to put a 4yr old in a booster seat.  Honestly at 40lbs she just should have been turned ff'ing according to the new safety recommendations.

RF'ing till 40lbs or the limit of your seat.
FF'ing in a 5pt harness till 65lbs (although all new seats are now being manufactured till 90lbs) as the new recommednations are till 8yrs.
Booster till 4'9" tall the avg. 10 yr old should still be in a booster.


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