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Is he big enough to sit without a carseat

Posted by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 7:56 AM
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DS is 4' 2" and 66 lbs but he's only 6
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Luv.My.Kidz
by Bronze Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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My son is 7yrs old, 3'8" and 65lbs and I make him sit in a booster. From what I understand the weight and height is at least 80lbs and 48" tall.... to be out of a carseat or booster. But you have to be both... not one or the other.

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by Bronze Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 8:01 AM

http://ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/laws/childsafety_laws.html

This is a site that has the breakdown per state.

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Kris_PBG
by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 8:23 AM
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At that age/size, he needs to either be in a booster or you could harness him in a car seat that allows for extended harnessing.
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Hkllgg
by Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 8:56 AM
He should be in a booster until age 8 and 4'9. Both not either or. My almost 9 yr old could still be harnessed in certain seats.
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ambercates
by Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 9:37 AM
My DS is 6, and 4' 3" and 52lbs, and I make him sit in one!
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SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on Mar. 3, 2013 at 9:39 AM
Check your state laws...
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bleumonster
by Gold Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 9:49 AM
Most places you are supposed be either 8 years old or 4'9" and 80 lbs. Check your state laws but I would say yes he still needs a car seat.
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Aamy
by Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 9:51 AM
No he is no where near the limits to be out of a car seat.
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Lydlou02
by Bronze Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 9:59 AM
I just wanna mention, some older vehicles only have lap belts in the back seat. If this is the case then a booster seat would be inappropriate, because they are only for use with shoulder belts.
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Jinx-Troublex3
by Platinum Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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DD is nearly 10 yo and still in a booster. She is only 68 lbs and at about 58 inches is about an inch from the minimum height.

I will probably not make her use the booster anymore once she turns 10 at the end of April, and can sit properly.
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