Do you know what age limit is required for booster seats? Or that different U.S. states may have different safety laws?
Starting January 1, a new Child Passenger Safety law in California will require all children to remain in booster seats until they are eight years old or at least 4’9” tall. To know the laws in your state, visit Governors Highway Safety Association.
Despite the inconveniences car seats cause when trying to juggle carpooling, I’m all for stricter guidelines and longer car seat usage. I know too many people that have died in traffic accidents and I feel better knowing kids are in car seats for as long as possible.
Thanks to Evenflo for sharing this info with us – they’ve even offered to let us giveaway this Evenflo Amp No-back Booster seat to one lucky reader.
Regardless of your state’s laws, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) actually recommends children remaining in booster seats up to age 12. I honestly don’t remember EVER being in a car seat as a kid – back in the late 70′s/early 80′s as soon as we were out of an infant seat we were just riding around in the back seat of our station wagon – doesn’t that seem insane now?????
Booster seats ensure that the belt fits properly and comfortably across a child’s shoulder and breastbone, and correctly positions the lap portion of the belt across the top of a child’s legs.
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