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by Anonymous
December 13, 2012 at 12:14 PM

your children in a rear facing carseat?

A forward facing seat? 

A Booster?


Im a stickler when it comes to carseats. My 4 year old is still in a forward facing 5 point harness because she still fits perfectly fine. 

I know some parents whom have their 3 and 4 year olds in booster seats. 

I know some extremely lazy parents who have their kids that are 4 years and up in no booster seats! Makes me so mad. 

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  • usmcwifey11
    December 13, 2012 at 10:24 PM
    Yep, this. Except I don't have a 5 year old.
    My DD will be 4 in February, she's still Rf, as is my 16 month old.


    Quoting Shay1327:

    Rf - until they max out on height and weight, hopefully until at least 3



    Ff- until they max out. My almost 5 year old is still harnessed and should continue for at least 1 more year.



    Hbb- until they are the right height, weight, maturity to ride in just a seatbelt.
  • Sassy762
    December 13, 2012 at 10:24 PM

  • Jaxsonsmama2009
    December 13, 2012 at 10:25 PM
    My 3 year old and 10 month old are rearfacing. I thought I would flip my oldest soon but don't really see a need to as he still fits fine
  • banana-bear
    December 13, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    My 6 1/2 and 4 year olds are still harnessed :o)

  • MrsImperfect
    December 13, 2012 at 10:27 PM
    I do whatever the law states. Rf till 20 lbs or whatever it is and 1 yr. And ff until whatever weight that is then booster until whatever legal weight and height.
  • Ber-Lynn
    December 13, 2012 at 10:27 PM
    My daughter will be 3 in May and she forward facing.
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    December 13, 2012 at 10:28 PM
    You do realize that all kids grow differently right? My DD was at the height and weight for a booster at age 2.


    Quoting MamaPeanut:

    This is incredibly unsafe, you can literally kill your child.



    NO child should be in a booster until at least 4 and 40 pounds, but realistically around age 6.



    All kids need to be in a booster until at least age 8, but most need one until 10-12.




    Quoting kristiansmommy1:

    I rf till 1, ff till 3, high back till almost 5

  • LucyHarper
    December 13, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Rearfaced until the size of a one year old, forward faced in a five point until 50 pounds, in a booster until 4'9''. My 6 week old is rearfacing in his infant seat, my four, almost five, year old is in a five point, the other kids use a normal seat belt.

  • achapman
    December 13, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    i think if i ever tried to strap my 8yr old and 10yr old  in a booster seat they would laugh guess im a  bad mom cause my 10yr old and 8yr old are not in booster seats. 

  • banana-bear
    December 13, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    Age and weight matter more for boostering, not height. Maturity is also something to seriously consider.

    Quoting Anonymous:

    You do realize that all kids grow differently right? My DD was at the height and weight for a booster at age 2.


    Quoting MamaPeanut:

    This is incredibly unsafe, you can literally kill your child.



    NO child should be in a booster until at least 4 and 40 pounds, but realistically around age 6.



    All kids need to be in a booster until at least age 8, but most need one until 10-12.




    Quoting kristiansmommy1:

    I rf till 1, ff till 3, high back till almost 5


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