New Car Seat Laws

Kelly - posted on 03/12/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )




ok im a little confused by them...

I understand most of it but they seem to have missed out the convertible car seats in all the info i have found. They say about the convertible car seats form rare to forward facing but not the convertible boosters.

My son is going to be 3yr 2months when i have this baby or about there and im stuck on what car seat to buy him. The new baby will be having his one he is in now as we have the safe and sound guardian so i will just move it to rare facing and the baby will beok but what about my oldest???

I was going to buy a maxi rider but i have seen another safe and sound hi back booster i like which is cheaper and will last till 7yrs but it doesnt have the built in harness. Can i still buy it and just buy a 5point harness and use that or would that be breaking this new law???

My son is about 15kgs i should add so the average weight for his age but he is quite tall for his age.

So does anyone know what the right answer for me is and whats the best idea as i dont wanna have to buy another car seat for him for a year - i cant afford to keep buying car seats.

Thanks girls


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Crystal - posted on 02/10/2011




i would keep in a 5point harness i know the law here is 4yrs AND 40lbs but it's safest to keep them harnessed as long as possible there is a graco nautilus which harness to 65lbs and isn't to expensive it also turns into a highback and backless booster

Jacqueline - posted on 04/29/2010




I would go for a maxi rider ahr or a hipod. At this age he still needs to have a 5 point harness then when he is older the seat can turn into a booster.

Krystle - posted on 03/16/2010




I really dont understand them much. my son is 8 and my daughter is 2. my son is to old for the rules to apply to him and my daughter is still in a baby seat. What i dont understand tho is the weights they included in the rules. My son is over the age limit but under the weight limit. So do i follow the age limit and leave him in a regular seat, or do i follow the weight limits and put him in a booster seat :S I think the best thing to do in your situation would be to ring the local ambulance station because i think they fit carseats for children and they might have a better idea

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