Booster Car Seats


Booster car seats are now required by law in most states. Booster seats are made for children that are usually too big to fit in forward facing car seats (convertible car seats). Children that are required to use booster seats are usually from preschool age to school age. Many children up to 80 pounds or a height of 4’9 may be required to use a booster car seat.

Booster car seats function is to make it safe for a child to use the vehicle’s seat belts. This can include lap belts or three point shoulder seat belts. A booster seat usually gives a child extra height to fit comfortably and be safely secured in the vehicle’s harness system.

Unlike other child car seats, booster seats use the vehicle’s harness. It does not come with its own harness system. Many booster seats may include accessories that help the seatbelt fit safely and securely avoiding the seat belt from restraining the child by the throat or neck instead of the chest area. In many cases, have a seatbelt secured on a smaller child can cause injury to the child by choking or causing trauma to the neck or throat.

There are two types of booster car seats; they include high back and backless. A high back booster seat is made for vehicles that do not have a head rest or have a low seat back. They include a seat bottom and back to give the child total support of the body and head. A backless booster seat raises the child, but offers no back support. If your car already has a high back support and a head rest, then a backless booster seat should provide proper safety when traveling.

Booster seats are relatively easy to install. The larger the child, the smaller and less padded a booster car seat will be. Many booster car seats are made for specific make and model vehicles, however most booster car seats are made for a wide variety of vehicles and can be used universally in most cars.

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