Professor Mom

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the_tars's picture the_tars

Great post! There is so much car seat misinformation out there and way too many kids in the wrong seat (or none at all!). KayTar is 6 and still in a 5-point harness in my car, and she *just* switched to a HBB in Josh's car because she outgrew her harnessed seat in his. BubTar is almost 9 and he *just* moved up to a backless booster. I know KayTar is the only kid in her elementary in a 5-point...maybe Pre-K included! BubTar is definitely the only "big kid" still in any sort of safety restraint there, too.

chrissygreenny's picture chrissygreenny

Thanks for the info! ethan is a bit big for his age and bridget is almost 10, so we are past a lot of the big issues regarding what types of seats to use. there certainly is so much info out there!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

L. is still in a backless booster and he's 10! He's not terribly tall, and the lap/shoulder belt in the van doesn't fit him right yet without the booster. He doesn't seem to care that he's in a booster still.

Scott's buying the high-backed booster today--fingers crossed that T. will fit into it!