Does my 7 year old still need a car seat?
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 8 to 12 years of age.
Can a 7 year old use a backless booster seat?
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).
At what age do you change car seats?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that most children are ready to switch from booster seat to using a seat belt alone somewhere between the ages of 8 and 12 years old.
Do 8 year olds need boosters?
California’s Occupant Protection Law
Children under the age of 8 are required to be secured in a car or booster seat. Children who are 8 years old OR at least 4’9” may be secured by a booster seat, but at minimum wear a seat belt.
Should my 7 year old be in a 5 point harness?
Even big kids need to be safe in cars! NHTSA recommends children remain in a forward-facing car seat with a 5-point harness until the child reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by the seat. At which time, the child can move into a belt positioning device.
When can my child stop using a booster?
There are some restraints that combine the features of forward-facing restraints for young children and booster seats for older children. Children aged between 4 years and 7 years must be restrained in an approved forward-facing restraint or booster seat.