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Carseat/Booster Question Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6487 posts
4th Aug '13

At what age/weight did you take your child out of a 5 point harness and let them ride in a booster seat with a seatbelt?



My son is 4 and almost 50lbs and I'm considering letting him use a booster seat on the way to and from school (about a two mile drive). I let him out in a line of other parents, but it's difficult because he has a hard time getting the bottom buckle undone on his own.

user banned 3 kids; Lincoln, Alabama 10353 posts
4th Aug '13

My 4 1/2 year old nephew uses a booster. He is 65lbs and extremely tall

user banned SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 24574 posts
4th Aug '13

Our son was 6yo...our daughter is 6yo and still harnessed.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49343 posts
4th Aug '13

I would never lessen my child's safety for the convenience of others.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
4th Aug '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" I would never lessen my child's safety for the convenience of others."


I agree.

lacTAYtor. ☮ 3 kids; North Carolina 4496 posts
4th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" I would never lessen my child's safety for the convenience of others."</blockquote>




:!: Same here.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 22164 posts
status 4th Aug '13

My brother just switched his 4 year old to a booster. I'm not sure how heavy he is but I know he's over 40 lbs. He also is not very knowledgeable about car seat safety. We're keeping our LO harnessed for a long time but not sure when we'll switch. Just when we feel it's right.

user banned 1 child; New Orleans, Louisiana 18159 posts
4th Aug '13

If he can pass the booster seat test I guess it's okay.
No slouching
Seat belt is properly positioned
Sits properly when falling asleep (it happens lol)



Dd is 4.5 and 54lbs and still harnessed

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
4th Aug '13

my son is 5 years old and i still have him in a 5 point harness. wont me switching him til he actually outgrows it