All children whose weight or height exceeds the forward-facing limit for their car safety seat should use a belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle seat belt fits properly, typically when they have reached 4 feet 9 inches in height and are 8 to 12 years of age.
Can a 7 year old sit without a car seat?
Children need to ride in a booster seat until the seat belt fits right, when they are at least 4 feet, 9 inches tall, about 80 pounds and 8 years old.
How much does a child have to weigh to face forward?
While 1 year and 20 pounds used to be the standard for when to flip car seats around, most experts now recommend using rear-facing child seats until children are 2 years old and reach the top weight and height recommendations of the car seat manufacturer, which is typically around 30 pounds and 36 inches.
When can a child sit in a backless booster?
Backless booster seat age requirements: From the time kids surpass the weight or height limits allowed by their car seat to about 8 to 12 years of age (depending on the child’s size).
Can I put my 2 year old in a booster seat?
No, booster seats are not meant for toddlers. Your child should ride in a five-point harness car seat until he reaches the forward-facing car seat’s upper height and weight limits (usually around at least 4 years old) — and only then is it safe to transition to a belt-positioning booster seat in the back seat.
When can you switch to forward facing?
Once your child has reached the weight or height limits for their rear-facing seat — likely sometime after age 3 — they’re ready for forward facing.