State Baby Car Seat GuidelinesKelsey Banfield
Did you know that every state has a car seat guideline? Why? Because the safety of kids is incredibly important. While most states only require a car seat until the age of four, now more states are adopting the guidelines that kids under 80 pounds must use a booster seat for maximum safety. The purpose of these guidelines isn’t to make you feel stupid, they are meant to give you necessary guidance when making decisions regarding the safety of your child.
I live in Connecticut and our state guidelines stipulate a child must stay in car seat or booster seat until 6 years of age or 60 pounds. That means I’ll have my daughter in a booster for about another two years. Honestly, to me this seems totally reasonable. When I look at her little frame I feel like she should be in a booster until she is 12. Of course, I know this is totally unreasonable, but they look SO small in those giant back seats when there is no booster there! Be sure to read your own state guidelines and do NOT take your kid out of a booster seat just because. Confirm that their age and poundage are safe enough to handle sitting in the big backseat before you push them to do so. It could make all the difference!
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