My dd is four years old and 33lbs. That's like the 5th percentile for her age. She is in the 90th for her height though. She knows how to get in and out of her carseat by herself so I am thinking it's almost time for a booster seat. What do you ladies think?
Ok this post was not meant to cause drama. STOP IT!! What people do with their own children is no one else's business! I asked for advice and I got the answers I was looking for so thank you all and I really appreciate it. We will not be transitioning her for at LEAST another year. So there is no need to talk shit on each other anymore.
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I'm pretty sure you need to be 40 lbs for a booster seat, regardless of height. I would definitely keep her in a 5 pt harness. There are car seats out there that harness to 60 lbs. My almost 6 yr old is 90th percentile for both height and weight and is still harnessed. Safety should come first!!!
Not fot my kids. You have to be 4 and 40 for a booster I believe and that is bare minimum. My oldest turns 6 in February and is still in a 5 pt. harness and will be until he ourgrow his seat. It's much safer to be in a 5 pt. harness.
I think our law is 4 and 40lbs (or at least that's the manufacturer stamp). Switching to a booster is about maturity too NOT just size. Most 4 year olds will not sit properly in a booster. If she's getting out of her 5 point when she's not supposed to then there need to be consequences for that. If she's too big for her current seat then there are plenty of seats out there that will fit her for at least another year or 2. My son will be 6 next week and is still very comfortable in his 5 point. He also has a booster in my husband's car but it took a ton of reminding for him to sit properly at first. He was almost 5 1/2 when we bought the booster.
I was thinking the same thing. My husband and I were thinking we were going to wait until she was 5 or 6. Our neighbor has been pushing the issue because she wants to take her out and she's worried about what a car seat will do to her car...yeah I know. Lol. So I just texted her and told her not to get the booster seat. She's probably going to get a little upset... I hope not but I'm not budging.