Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Elementary School Kids Elementary School Kids

Is your 3rd and 4th grader still in a booster?

Posted by on Aug. 6, 2012 at 6:01 PM
  • 310 Replies

My now almost 10 year old is in 4th grade this year.  He weighs 78 lbs and is 4 ft 8 inches tall.  This year when it came time for school to start he came to my husband and I and asked that he not be in a low back booster anymore.  I know in our school he was the only kid in the 3rd grade in an lbb and he took alot of flack from it.  My husband and I made the decision that enough was enough and we began letting him ride in just the seatbelt.  For us him being made fun of (which he is already a very sensitive child) was just too much.  So what are your opinions?  Here is a pic of him in his seat ready for school.



by on Aug. 6, 2012 at 6:01 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
JasonsMom2007
by Silver Member on Aug. 6, 2012 at 6:02 PM
13 moms liked this
The seat belt doesn't fit him right. If he was my child he would be boostered.
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
KyliesMom5
by Bronze Member on Aug. 6, 2012 at 6:02 PM
1 mom liked this

My daughter was out of the booster the day she turned 8 years old. 

Jamie1972
by Bronze Member on Aug. 6, 2012 at 6:03 PM
1 mom liked this
My kids have been out of boosters/carseats since second grade. I have tall kids and their weight is higher then kids their age.
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
jenandpetersmom
by on Aug. 6, 2012 at 6:04 PM
1 mom liked this
What about a no back booster? My 8 year old is still in one.
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
JeremysMom
by on Aug. 6, 2012 at 6:04 PM
2 moms liked this
Is there anyway to adjust the seatbelt because it doesn't fit him.
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
superwoman8977
by Member on Aug. 6, 2012 at 6:04 PM


Quoting JasonsMom2007:

The seat belt doesn't fit him right. If he was my child he would be boostered.

So you would let your child be made fun of...

aarensmommy
by Member on Aug. 6, 2012 at 6:04 PM
1 mom liked this

i think he should still be in a booster, the belt doesnt lay properly on him. imo

JasonsMom2007
by Silver Member on Aug. 6, 2012 at 6:05 PM
13 moms liked this
Better teased than dead from an ill fitting seat belt.


Quoting superwoman8977:



Quoting JasonsMom2007:

The seat belt doesn't fit him right. If he was my child he would be boostered.

So you would let your child be made fun of...


Posted on CafeMom Mobile
Roo1234
by Bronze Member on Aug. 6, 2012 at 6:05 PM
Our 5th grader is on a booster and unless he has a HUGE growth spurt this year he will probably be in one for 6th grade too.

Your son is a lot bigger than ours. He is only about 60lbs and maybe 4 1/2 ft tall
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
CoolMommyofboys
by on Aug. 6, 2012 at 6:07 PM
1 mom liked this
No one ever sees my son get out of the vehicle? I don't understand how he can be made fun of? Who sees him?

IMO from looking at the picture you posted - he doesn't look tall enoug- the seat belt isn't laying across his shoulder/neck correctly

My son will be in third this year and still in his low back booster
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)