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At what age... saageex3 1 child; New York 5795 posts
20th Jul '13

Did you take your child out of the carseat into a booster seat, and out of the booster seat and just buckled them in?



TIA!

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
20th Jul '13

My oldest is 5 and 45 inches tall & 46 lbs. He's still in a 5 pt harness.

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 7116 posts
20th Jul '13

It all depends on the state laws in your area. All states are different when it comes to when it's okay and legal.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
20th Jul '13
Quoting ♥ my~boysX3+1♥:" It all depends on the state laws in your area. All states are different when it comes to when it's okay and legal. "

OT but I LOVE your avi.

saageex3 1 child; New York 5795 posts
20th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Captain Obvious:</b>" My oldest is 5 and 45 inches tall & 46 lbs. He's still in a 5 pt harness."</blockquote>




I don't understand the whole harness thing :oops: I know that my almost 2 year old is in a carseat that also turns into a booster seat and I know her headrest part can go higher if needed. Does it mean that the harness can move up 5 times?

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
20th Jul '13

When she meets the limits of her seats. She rear faced til 3 and some odd months. She is almost 6 and 50"/55# and still in a harness. She will be until she outgrows her seat limits. Which hopefully won't be til she's 7-8. We just cross bridges when we get to them. The longer they stay in each phase safely the better.

saageex3 1 child; New York 5795 posts
20th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥ my~boysX3+1♥:</b>" It all depends on the state laws in your area. All states are different when it comes to when it's okay and legal. "</blockquote>




I live in New York so I know 12 months, 20 pounds it is okay to forward face but I don't know any of the other laws since DD is still just a toddler

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
20th Jul '13
Quoting saageex3:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Captain Obvious:</b>" My oldest is 5 and 45 inches tall & ... [snip!] ... into a booster seat and I know her headrest part can go higher if needed. Does it mean that the harness can move up 5 times?"

5 pt harness:
five-point-2.jpg

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 105264 posts
20th Jul '13
Quoting saageex3:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Captain Obvious:</b>" My oldest is 5 and 45 inches tall & ... [snip!] ... into a booster seat and I know her headrest part can go higher if needed. Does it mean that the harness can move up 5 times?"


uh you're no where near a booster. they have to be 4 and 40.



my 46 lb 5 year old is still in a 5 point hrness. and nowhere near getting out of it.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
20th Jul '13
Quoting saageex3:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Captain Obvious:</b>" My oldest is 5 and 45 inches tall & ... [snip!] ... into a booster seat and I know her headrest part can go higher if needed. Does it mean that the harness can move up 5 times?"


It's the type of harness, not it's adjustments.

saageex3 1 child; New York 5795 posts
20th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Captain Obvious:</b>" 5 pt harness: "</blockquote>



I'm sorry, but what makes it a 5 point harness? Is it just the type of carseat? This is what DD carseat looks like. That piece that is right behind the little girls head, moves up as she grows

lise ♡ 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cold, Ol, Canada 68357 posts
status 20th Jul '13

Most seats harness to a decent weight. I know here, booster law is 40lbs minimum.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
20th Jul '13

NY laws



Every child under age 16 in the vehicle must use a safety restraint. If under age four, he or she must be properly secured in a federally-approved child safety seat that is attached to a vehicle by a safety belt or universal child restraint anchorage (LATCH) system. A child under age four who weighs more than 40 pounds may be restrained in a booster seat with a lap and shoulder belt. A child of age 4, 5, 6 or 7, must use a booster seat with lap and shoulder belt or a child safety seat (The child and safety restraint system must meet the height and weight recommendations of the restraint manufacturer.)
Exception: A child more than four feet nine inches tall or more than 100 pounds is allowed to use a seat belt that has both a lap belt and a shoulder harness. To use the seat belt, the child must be able to sit straight up against the vehicle's seat back with his or her knees bent comfortably over the edge of the seat. The lap belt should be placed low and tight across the upper thighs; the shoulder belt should rest tightly but comfortably across the child's chest and shoulder (collar bone) without touching the throat. If the seat belt does not fit properly, the child should use a booster seat with a lap and shoulder belt.
A booster seat can be used only with a lap and shoulder belt together. If all the combination lap and shoulder belt positions in the vehicle are already occupied by children using child safety seats or booster seats, a child who ordinarily would use a booster seat should be restrained using only the lap belt.
An appropriate child safety restraint system:



  • Is required for all children until their 8th birthday and,
  • Must meet the size and weight requirements for the child based on the Federal requirements and the recommendations of the manufacturer, and
  • Can be a child safety seat, a harness, a vest or a booster seat attached with the vehicle seat belt or latch system, but not the vehicle seat belt alone, and
  • Should not be used in the front seat of the vehicle.


If the child is eight years old and is under 4'9" tall or weighs less than 100 lbs, it is recommended that you continue to use a child restraint system.

saageex3 1 child; New York 5795 posts
20th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ravey Candyass:</b>" uh you're no where near a booster. they have to be 4 and 40. my 46 lb 5 year old is still in a 5 point hrness. and nowhere near getting out of it."</blockquote>



I never said I was moving her into a booster? I said I know that her carseat also COMES with a booster and was just asking questions out of curiousty.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
20th Jul '13
Quoting saageex3:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Captain Obvious:</b>" 5 pt harness: "</blockquote> I'm ... [snip!] ... of carseat? This is what DD carseat looks like. That piece that is right behind the little girls head, moves up as she grows"



the head part has nothing to do with the harness.