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It depends on the laws in your state. Each state varies on the laws for carseat and booster laws.

Really, yes. It's because seat belts are designed to fit adults over 5ft tall, and children that are under 4ft 9in tall really don't fit them. It's not about how old they are, it's about safety for their size. Here's a 5-step test to see if they pass, and if the child does, then he/she would be fine in just a seat belt, if not then a booster would be needed.

  1. Does the child sit all the way back against the auto seat?
  2. Do the child's knees bend comfortably at the edge of the auto seat?
  3. Is the lap belt touching the top of the thighs, not the tummy?
  4. Is the shoulder belt centered on the shoulder and chest?
  5. Can the child sit like this the whole trip?

From: Jen E - Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and mom to 3 in seats!

It's really different depending on where you live. Here in Canada the laws were just changes so that if a child meets one of the following 3 criteria they don't need a booster seat. 1. the child is 8 years or older, 2. the child weighs 36kg (80lbs) or 3. the child is 145cm (4 feet 9 inches tall). I totally agree with the above answer that it shouldn't be an age thing because you could have an 8 year old that is only 4 feet tall and weighs only 70 pounds.

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