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Should I send his carseat???

Posted by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 12:50 PM
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My son is in preschool and they are going on a field trip next Tuesday...

Now, I will ask the director about this, but I wanted your opinions..

They are going on a small bus, that does have seat belts. My son is 4 years old and 57 pounds (he's also really tall...) He rides in a backless booster..

Should I send his carseat? If the director says no.. should I push the matter?

The law is 8 years old or 100 pounds..

LOL can you tell I'm nervous about my baby going on his first field trip ..

by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 12:50 PM
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MommaGreenhalge
by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 12:53 PM
The purpose of a booster is to raise kids up so the seatbelt fits properly. No seatbelts on the bus makes a booster kind of pointless.

ETA: Sorry, I misread your post. Are the seatbelts lap belt only?

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MrsApple
by Gold Member on Apr. 19, 2012 at 12:54 PM

She says the bus DOES have seat belts.

Quoting MommaGreenhalge:

The purpose of a booster is to raise kids up so the seatbelt fits properly. No seatbelts on the bus makes a booster kind of pointless.


MommaGreenhalge
by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Just realized that.


Quoting MrsApple:

She says the bus DOES have seat belts.


Quoting MommaGreenhalge:

The purpose of a booster is to raise kids up so the seatbelt fits properly. No seatbelts on the bus makes a booster kind of pointless.



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illinoismommy83
by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Law says they don't need a carseat on the bus. I doubt daycare wants to deal with all the carseats
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lovinmyboys...
by Gold Member on Apr. 19, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Carseats and boosters are not required on buses.
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momofnate0707
by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 12:55 PM

I personally wouldn't have my 4yo in a bb. But yes, I would send it and make sure they use it. 
Does the bus have shoulder belts and headrests? 

Gealach
by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Why do vans have to use car seats and booster seats but buses & MFSAB's do not?

School buses and MFSAB's must meet more stringent Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for transporting children. They are designed to provide enhanced protection for their occupants in the event of a crash. Features such as high-back padded seats, stronger seat mounts, and enhanced rollover protection significantly reduce injuries and fatalities.

Snagged this from the dept of public health of ga website
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colins_mom
by Heather on Apr. 19, 2012 at 12:56 PM
They may provide seats. My sons preschool does.
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izz2005
by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 12:56 PM

my son rides a bus to school and he is in preschool and his small bus has boosters so it should be ok i would not push i would just ask and r u sure it does not have seat belts cause my sons bus does and they have to do whatever the law says but nothing wrong with asking cant hurt

eesmommy
by Gold Member on Apr. 19, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Ask... but ds could not take his booster on the bus.... they had modified belts that made the boosters not needed.


Quoting illinoismommy83:

Law says they don't need a carseat on the bus. I doubt daycare wants to deal with all the carseats

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