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If a child is tall and big enough to be out of a booster seat, then no, it is no safer than being in a seat belt only. However, the purpose of a booster is to make sure the seat belt FITS the child, as standard seat belts are made to fit the average sized adult male.. and let's be real here.. no 5-10 year old child is the size of an adult male.
My 11 year old is a perfect example of this. He wanted out of his booster seat very badly but honestly it wasn't until recently that the seat belt did not cross across his neck. All his height is in his legs and even though he met the requirements I could see that in an accident the belt would be in the absolute wrong place on his body.

He got lucky and had a growth spurt and finally the belts sits where it should but he was in a booster until then.

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Old 10-17-2015, 06:37 AM   #12
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If a child is tall and big enough to be out of a booster seat, then no, it is no safer than being in a seat belt only. However, the purpose of a booster is to make sure the seat belt FITS the child, as standard seat belts are made to fit the average sized adult male.. and let's be real here.. no 5-10 year old child is the size of an adult male.
My 11 year old is a perfect example of this. He wanted out of his booster seat very badly but honestly it wasn't until recently that the seat belt did not cross across his neck. All his height is in his legs and even though he met the requirements I could see that in an accident the belt would be in the absolute wrong place on his body.

He got lucky and had a growth spurt and finally the belts sits where it should but he was in a booster until then.
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Re: Should we just move him to a booster?

I agree. The booster is made to help the lap/shoulder belt rest on the child's hips/collarbone. If the lap/shoulder belts are in the proper position, then a booster isn't really necessary.
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