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Old 01-14-2008, 09:03 PM   #12
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Re: ETA! When do they go in a booster seat?

Originally Posted by momto2Es View Post
Actually in my state (Louisiana), LEGALLY the child has to be 4 years old AND 40 lbs in a FF child restraint. Ages 4-6 (65 lbs) have to be in a booster.
Not in Michigan. The law is so out-dated that I could probably get away with putting my 2 1/2 yr old in a backless booster.

But, what if your child hits 40 lbs before they hit 4 yrs old? My DS hit 40 lbs and 40 inches at age 3 1/4 yrs old and since I didn't know about the extended harness seats (the stores in my area didn't even start selling them until a year ago--and only 1 store at that), I put him in a high-back booster since he was too big for his carseat. My DD is 38 1/2 inches and 37 lbs at age 2 1/2. So she is definitely going to outgrow her seat before age 4 as well. Again I AM going to buy her a Radian, but for all the moms who DON'T spend alot of time online chatting with other moms who are EH-advocates (basically ALL of my friends), how would they even know about these seats if they don't live near big city stores that even sell these seats? Half the seats that people rave about on this board are not carried in ANY store in my area--I had to order my Radian online after going to EVERY baby store and not finding anything but the Britax which is too big for our car.

I guess with laws like the one your state has, the state would also need to put out brochures or info on where to buy EH carseats for kids like mine.
Lisa-- Married since 6/02 Mom to DS-10/03 , DD-6/05 , and DD-8/07 (so far)
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