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That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
2nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting MommaNoodle:</b>" check out the guidelines for your state. i'm pretty sure for a booster seat without the back, the rule is 4 years AND 40 lbs. my 6 year old weighs about 56 lbs. and is still able to fit in this. "</blockquote>




Ooooh is that the marathon? I loved mine, and was so sad when it expired last month.

MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting Amberchik78:" <blockquote><b>Quoting MommaNoodle:</b>" check out the guidelines for your state. i'm ... [snip!] ... to fit in this. "</blockquote> Ooooh is that the marathon? I loved mine, and was so sad when it expired last month."


yeah. she has a few lbs to go and then i am getting rid of it. it expires soon, so no point in keeping it for new baby. plus, it's a similar design as the one i showed, but it has a pink background and the yellow flowers. new baby is a boy, so... lol. but, yeah we loved it too!!

Andie. 3 kids; Oregon 7883 posts
2nd Dec '12

I would get a seat that will harness him for awhile longer. By putting them in a booster, you are putting them in charge of their own safety. They need to be able to sit still 100% of the time, no leaning to grab a toy or being wiggly, putting the belt behind their back, falling asleep, etc. If the belt is not on them correctly in a crash, it can cause serious injuries. Most kids just plain do not have the impulse control to handle it until age 5 or 6, sometimes longer.



And when you do make the switch, you want to go to a highback booster until that is outgrown. It will give some side impact protection.



Remember, every step "up" in carseats (rearfacing to forward facing to booster) is a step down in safety and you really want to keep them in each stage as long as you possibly can.

Veronica m6 Due February 25; Fort Richardson, Alaska 1514 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting MommaNoodle:" check out the guidelines for your state. i'm pretty sure for a booster seat without the back, the rule is 4 years AND 40 lbs. my 6 year old weighs about 56 lbs. and is still able to fit in this. "


:!::!::!:
Except I switch to the booster w/removable back when my kids start ..Kindergarten.:wink:

lil' momma 1831 2 kids; Middletown, Ohio 170 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting Andie.:" I would get a seat that will harness him for awhile longer. By putting them in a booster, you are putting ... [snip!] ... facing to booster) is a step down in safety and you really want to keep them in each stage as long as you possibly can. "


yeah thats true. i just dont know much witb my first child. and when i ask family memebers tbey dont remember lol.
but ill probably end up getting the one that has the back then turns into a bosster plus ill save money.!



thanks ladies. :)