how many pounds does my baby have to be to use the booster

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Angela - posted on 05/05/2010

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The law is 4 yrs old and 40 lbs for a booster seat, and 8 yrs old and 80 lbs before they can sit in a regular seat. Don't push it. I have seen enough accidents where parents did not have their child in the proper seat, and their child was thrown around the vehicle because they came out. But your local EMS agency should be able to do car seat checks and advise you in this matter. I do it all the time at work. Also they have to meet both criteria not one or the other. age and weight have to both be met.

Kristin - posted on 04/23/2010

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You should check with your local police or fire department. They keep up to date on all of this information. They will know what the state's minimum requirements are and are able to check that what you've got is installed properly too.

If you've got a good car seat, not just an infant carrier carseat, you should be fine for a while yet.

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Michelle - posted on 02/25/2010

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Here is a website you could check out; www.carseatsmadesimple.org I want to say your child should be over 30 lbs but I think they need to be 37 inches tall to be in a booster. It is the reccommendation that you go by the height instead of the weight. Check out the website and see what they have to say.

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