Doctors and safety experts advise that children use booster seats until the seat belt fits correctly. In many cases, this will be when they are at least 4’9” tall, about 80 pounds and about 8 years old. When Does My Child Need to Use a Booster Seat?
What is the minimum weight for no car seat?
California law requires all children under two years old to ride in a rear-facing car seat, unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds OR is 40 or more inches tall. Children under the age of 8 are required to be secured in a car or booster seat.
Does a 50 lb child need a car seat?
All children under the age of 1 should be in a rear-facing child restraint. Kids 1 through 4, or less than 40 pounds, should be in a child restraint. When they’re 5 through 6, or less than 60 pounds, they need to be in a booster seat. They can graduate to an adult seat belt when they’re 7.
What is the weight and height for a booster seat?
To be safest in a crash, your child needs to be in a booster seat until they are at least 145 cm tall and can pass the five-step safety test (see below). On average, Australian children will not reach a height of 145 cm until about 11 years of age.
How many pounds do you have to be to sit in the front seat?
That’s usually 30 to 60 pounds (13.6 to 27.2 kg), depending on the seat. If a child outgrows their rear-facing car seat before age 2, a convertible car seat placed rear-facing is recommended.
At what age do kids stop using car seats?
To maximize safety, keep your child in the car seat for as long as possible, as long as the child fits within the manufacturer’s height and weight requirements. Keep your child in the back seat at least through age 12. Your child under age 1 should always ride in a rear-facing car seat.
At what age do you stop using a car seat?
Many children aren’t big enough to safely wear an adult seatbelt until they’re 10-12 years old. This is because adult seatbelts are designed for people who are at least 145 cm tall. The five-step test can help you decide whether your child is big enough to move to an adult seatbelt.
When can a child sit in a backless booster?
Backless booster seat requirements
Here are the general requirements for backless booster seats: Backless booster seat age requirements: From the time kids surpass the weight or height limits allowed by their car seat to about 8 to 12 years of age (depending on the child’s size).