Karen - posted on 03/15/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
How old is too old for a car seat? My ex-husband has my almost 10 year old, 60lb daughter in a huge car seat (not a booster...a full child car seat) in his Mini Cooper. According to NC State laws she's allowed to be in a seat belt only. Is it still safe to be in a car seat? Does it provide more protection than the seat belt alone? My understanding is that the car seat gets them into the right position for the car's seat belt to be effective, so if the child is technically the size for the car's seat belt to work properly, is the car seat providing more protection or is it redundant? She's squished and uncomfortable in that small car as it is! What would you do?