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Booster Seat vs Car seat XDaniGirl 2 kids; Fayetteville, Arkansas 1407 posts
20th Nov '12

DS weighs 35 pounds and will be 3 in April. His car seat strapps aer getting a little small and personally I think its time to switch him to a booster seat. Should I go ahead and switch him or wait until his 3rd birthday. I've gotten two different opinions on this from my parents so I need a little more input! Thanks everyone!!

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
20th Nov '12

Get a new seat there is no reason for a 3 year old to be in a booster.

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40239 posts
20th Nov '12

I'd get a 5pt harness that can be switched into a booster seat and keep him in the harness longer.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
20th Nov '12

The law is 4 years old and 40 lbs



a 3 year old shouldn't ne in a booster for any reason

Pey and Trista's mommy Due January 5; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42503 posts
20th Nov '12

35lbs isn't a lot compared to the weight maximum but you could get a booster with a 5pt harness

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
20th Nov '12

I just looked up state law for Arkansas its 4 years and 40lbs to be in a booster so it isnt even legal.
http://www.carseatlaws.com/arkansas-car-seat-laws

.t a y l o r. 3 kids; Indiana 3847 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kelly&Coralie:</b>" The law is 4 years old and 40 lbs a 3 year old shouldn't ne in a booster for any reason"</blockquote>




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Pey and Trista's mommy Due January 5; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42503 posts
20th Nov '12

OP My daughter is 3 and weighs about 30 lbs. We just got her this...minus the gift card. lol
graco-nautilus-3-in-1-multiuse-car-seat-

XDaniGirl 2 kids; Fayetteville, Arkansas 1407 posts
20th Nov '12

Thank you ladies!
But it's either keep him in the carseat or buy a booster seat. A 5 point harness car seat is a lot out of our price range. But thank you for all your input!!

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting XDaniGirl:" Thank you ladies! But it's either keep him in the carseat or buy a booster seat. A 5 point harness car seat is a lot out of our price range. But thank you for all your input!!"

Car seats are 5 point harnesses. Whats your price range?

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40239 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting XDaniGirl:" Thank you ladies! But it's either keep him in the carseat or buy a booster seat. A 5 point harness car seat is a lot out of our price range. But thank you for all your input!!"


What's the weight and height for your carseat? If he is too big for it, it's not safe to keep him in it.

Pey and Trista's mommy Due January 5; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42503 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Meg ♥:" What's the weight and height for your carseat? If he is too big for it, it's not safe to keep him in it. "


Was wondering that and what car seat he is in.

XDaniGirl 2 kids; Fayetteville, Arkansas 1407 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Meg ♥:" What's the weight and height for your carseat? If he is too big for it, it's not safe to keep him in it. "


I think it's a 40 pound car seat. But he is really tall for a 2 and a half year old. He looks like he's 4 lol. I'm not totally sure what the height and weight it because I didn't buy it and it's currently not here. Its in MIL car

XDaniGirl 2 kids; Fayetteville, Arkansas 1407 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Jennybananna:" Car seats are 5 point harnesses. Whats your price range?"


Getting a booster seat at Wal Mart for $30 is pushing it... So pretty much none.... But we have a thing called Rhea Lanna's that comes through about every 6 months and they should be back around DS 3rd birthday so I was going to get one from there or ask for one for Christmas or use Christmas money for it.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting XDaniGirl:" Getting a booster seat at Wal Mart for $30 is pushing it... So pretty much none.... But we have a thing ... [snip!] ... be back around DS 3rd birthday so I was going to get one from there or ask for one for Christmas or use Christmas money for it."

First thing you need to do is figure out what seat he is in and what the limits are because if he has outgrown that seat its not safe either. Do you have any family that can help you out? Friends that can loan you money? Things you can sell? You can get a graco nautilus for $130 at walmart and it converts into a booster when he is ready so it will probably be the last seat you have to buy.http://www.walmart.com/ip/Graco-Nautilus-3in1-Car-Bravo/8112222