Booster seats are for older children who have outgrown their forward-facing seats. All children whose weight or height exceeds the forward-facing limit for their car safety seat should use a belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle seat belt fits properly, typically when they have reached 4 feet 9 inches in height and are at least 4 years of age and a minimum of 40lbs. Most children will not fit in most vehicle seat belts without a booster until 10 to 12 years of age. All children younger than 13 years should ride in the back seat. Instructions that come with your car safety seat will tell you the height and weight limits for the seat. As a general guideline, a child has outgrown a forward-facing seat when any of the following situations is true: Child reaches the top weight or height allowed for his seat with a harness. (These limits are listed on the seat and in the instruction manual). Child shoulders are above the top harness slots. The tops of the ears have reached the top of the seat.
Did you know?
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading causes of death for children under the age of 14 in North America.
Children ages 4-8 who use booster seats are 59 percent less likely to be injured in a car crash than children who are restrained by safety belts alone.
New laws are in place that require the use of age-appropriate boosters.
Featured are backless boosters, high back boosters and convertible seats that transition into booster seats. They are designed to raise a child up so that lap and shoulder seat belts fit properly over the strongest parts of the child’s body.