Children often try and convince their parents to swap the convertible car safety seat for the booster seat before they are ready, safety experts say. Parents should make the decision based on the child’s height and weight, however, not their pleading. When a child reaches age 4 and weighs around 40 pounds it is time to make the transition. Experts recommend that a child use a booster seat until age 8 or they reach 4 feet 9 inches in height. Laws vary on mandatory use so parents are advised to check their state law before making the transition.
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Car Seat Basics Part Three: Beyond the Booster