Should a child use a booster seat in the middle of the back seat when only a lap belt if available?
If your talking about the booster seat without a back then NO, It is not safe for the child to ride with only a lap belt.
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Answer . The safest way (and only appropriate way) to seat a 4 year old is in a booster seat. A child should be 6 years old and weigh 60 pounds before they are allowed to sit with a seatbelt only. The safety of your child depends upon the use of a booster or carseat because their little bodies …are unable to resist the force of a crash on their own.\n. \n. \n. \nNew Answer:\n. \nThe above info givin by someone else is not totally correct. First, the question askes about a child that must ride in the center seat with only a lap belt. You CANNOT use a booster with a lap only belt, you MUST use a lap/shoulder belt. So in this situation the child needs a harnessed seat that will fit him/her. Depending on the size and weight of the child, he/she likely needs a seat that will harness over 40lbs. There are only 3 of these seats on the market today. Britax Marathon, Britax Husky, and the Nania Airway. I DO NOT recommend the Airway for a number of reasons. So that leaves the 2 Britax seats. \n. \nNext, a child should be more the 6yo and weigh more then 60lbs to fit correctly in a seat belt only. This just happens to be the law in some states. Of course you can go above and beyond the law to keep your child safe. NHTSA recommends that the child be over 4ft 9in tall. Seat belts are made for adults over 5ft tall, and they simply don't fit anyone under appx 4ft 9in tall. These people (yes even adults if need be) should ride in a booster. Here is a 5-step test that you can do to see if your child is ready to ride in a seat belt only. If the answer is no to ANY of the 5, then he/she should still ride in a booster:\n. \n1.\nDoes the child sit all the way back against the auto seat?\n2.\nDo the childs knees bend comfortably at the edge of the auto seat?\n3.\nIs the lap belt touching the top of the thighs, not the tummy?\n4.\nIs the shoulder belt centered on the shoulder and chest?\n5.\nCan the child sit like this the whole trip?\n. \nHTH!! \n. \nJen E aka carseatmom... Mom to 3 and Cert. Child Passenger Safety Technician!!! ( Full Answer )
A child is big enough to sit in the vehicle lap and shoulder belt when they can sit with their back against the vehicle seat back with their knees bent over the edge of the vehicle seat without slouching. This is when a child is approximately eight years old and 4'9." If a child cannot sit properly …in the vehicle lap and shoulder belt they should use a belt positioning booster seat. The lap belt should lie securely on a child's upper thigh. The shoulder belt should fit snugly across the chest and rest between their neck and shoulder. Lap and shoulder belt are designed for adults and made to ride over the bony areas of the shoulders and hips. With small children, the lap belt tends to ride up into their abdomens and the shoulder belt cuts across their necks. A booster seat positions the lap and shoulder belt properly. Click here for information on the proper use of booster seats. Lap and shoulder belt provide greater protection than a lap belt alone because it provides upper body restraint in addition to lower body restraint. Children large enough for a seat belt should use the vehicle's lap and shoulder belt. If your vehicle has lap only belts in the back seat, you may want to consider having shoulder belts installed by a dealer or repair facility. Most vehicle manufacturers offer retrofit shoulder belt kits for this purpose. The shoulder belt should never be placed behind a child. He/she could be seriously injured in a crash. If the seat belt does not fit properly, a child should use a belt-positioning booster seat. Never place the shoulder belt under a child's arm. Placing the shoulder belt under a child's arm can cause life-threatening injuries in a crash. If the seat belt does not fit properly, a child should use a belt-positioning booster seat. ( Full Answer )
Do the older backless car seats or boosters that have a portion that comes across the front of the child and holds the seat belt meet safety regulations?
I can't find anywhere on the net that says either way. I did findsomething that said use a newer booster and described the kind withjust the seat, not the thing across the front, but that seemed morefor extra safety than law. If this booser is pretty old, then it isprobably a better idea to buy a ne…w one especially if you bought itused. It usually isn't a good idea to buy used carseats. If theyhave been in an accident, they may have been damaged without theprevious owner even knowing. My suggestion is to buy a new one. Orgo to your local fire department and have your old one checked out.Most fire departments have free monthly car seat safety checks. No!!! These NO LONGER meet safety standards and are EXTREAMLYdangerous!! Children suffer major injuries and even death in theseseats (known as shield booster seats). Many children slip out fromunder the shield or are thrown into it at a high rate of speedduring a crash, causing neck and spinal cord injuries, headinjuries, and several deaths. Jen E... Cert. Child Passenger Safety Technician and mom to 3inseats! Boosters with shield are NOT safe! In addition, the shield WAS tobe used only until 30 pounds. It IS safe, however to continue touse the seat WITHOUT the shield (only if the shield can becompletely removed - some were attached). The purpose of a boosteris to position a child so that the vehicle seat belt fits properly- low across thighs and across shoulder, therefore, the base of ashield booster is acceptable. I recommend carseat.org for the 5step booster test and other child restraint info. NE CPS TECH ( Full Answer )
Should a 58 pound 6 year old's booster seat be on the driver's side or passenger side of the back seat?
Answer . \nhello! to answer your question, it does not matter where in the backseat a booster seat goes. it could even go in the middle if you like to better keep an eye on your child. hope i helped you, good day!
You tried taking your back seat out of your Taurus but the middle seat belt became locked and the seat could not be removed because of the shoulder belt. How can you unlock the belt or remove shoulder?
Dam im having the same problem. I really hate this car. What a lame piece of junk. Have you tried to install a car stereo in a Taurus? Henry ford would be besides him self. This car isn't worth 50 bucks. Im sticking to general motors from here on out.
The age is 4-9 that you must be and you also must be 4 foot 9 inchs to get out of a booster. Not following rules is illegal but police can only pull you over if you had a primary defense such as speeding. every person under limits and not in a booster will get fined $25 $75 each
A child that is age 8 or younger and weighs no more than 80 poundscan use a booster seat in New Jersey. Children over the age 8 mustuse a seat belt.
It is unlawful to change factory installed belts for belts not meeting the same standards. If the vehicle was originally equiped with lap belts, lap belts are all that is required. If the vehicle was equipped with lap and shoulder, then lap and shoulder are required.
a child can be at leaset 6 to 8 years of age it really doesnt depond on height or weight
It depends on your weight and height. On average it it roughly about the age on 4.
According to what I have read it is not reccommended whatsoever, but is not against the law as of right now. I got my information from this website.. . www.infant-car- seats .com/states/car- seats -laws- Ohio .html .
You now have two grandkids you have had the one in a car seat in the middle back How should you position the new car seat in the back seat you believe you can use all three positions?
It really depends on the car seats that you have. How old/big is the older child? Is s/he in a booster or car seat? You should be able to put one seat on either side of the car, with the middle seat empty. Depending on the size of your back seat and the sizes of the car seats, you *might* be able… to squeeze someone into that middle seat. Also, depending on the age/size of the older child, you might want to consider leaving him/her rear-facing for as long as possible (i.e., according to the limits of your particular seat). It's much, much safer for the child. ( Full Answer )
Possible child endangerment charges court hearing up to 2 years in jail and or 10,000 fine
Can you to replace lap belt in the middle back seat with lap belt for the children to be safe Can this be done and where does one find someone that will do this?
yes you can. vauxhalls are the worst to go faulty. any breakers yard be happy to get the bits you need. and a local garage would happily fit . if you do it yourself you will normally need a spline key set or torx set and you take back seet out and the connecting bolts on the base of the back seat an…d put a new back seat in . as there are safety catches in the seat its self the hard part is gettin a back seat that matches the fabric lolour on your other seats. hope i answered your question. ( Full Answer )
Once a child is 20 pounds he or she should use a regular seatbelt as opposed to a car seat or booster seat?
No - wrong. Any child that size is too small to be anatomically protected by a standard auto seat belt.
no Only if the front airbag can be deactivated - this does not mean it is allowed in every state - some states have laws that mandate the child should be in the back seat until they weigh 85 lbs or are 14 years old -
so you dont move forward when the car stops as the result of an accident. It is a double protection for you.
I believe the answer is 4'9". There is also a weight limit if your child is on the shorter side. If your child does not meed either requirement, then you have to use a booster seat.
It depends on the parents decision. But I wouldn't put a 10-12 year old child in a booster seat.If they're over 3'5 then they don't have to have a booster seat. What helps is to not have a booster seat and have just a cushion/ pillow underneath there bottom so that the seat belt doesn't hurt their s…tomach or hurt anything else. ( Full Answer )
It is a legal requirement in most (if not all) countries that a person seated in the back-seat of a car or other vehicle wears a seatbelt at all times. This is to insure maximum safety for the occupants of the vehicle.
The question makes no sense. Booster seat in the middles seat of the back of the car.... of course, that would be the safest spot if you have side impact airbags.... Now I am taking a guess with the last part of the question... with a back PACK? I would advise no as that can be a safety issue.
If you are under a certain height in the UK you have to sit on one for safety reasons because your seat belt isn't in the right place and if you crash you could get hurt.
When they are around 2 and have outgrown their child seat. They should continue to use a booster seat until they reach the height of 4 foot 9.
Do this to check if a child can leave a booster. The child should place their back on the seat with their big ass in the end. If the child's feet can touch the ground they are ready. Most children stop using booster seats when they are 7.
The requirements are different in each country or region thereof. Check with a local citizen's advice agency or visit a police station to ask.
no, but you have to connect the seatbelt connected to the actual car to the booster seat. but there is a seat belt in the middle for a car seat.
All children 12 and under should remain in the back seat. Children 12 and under can be killed by the airbag in the front seats.
This depends on the state but usually children are not allowed in the front seat until they are 4'7" or a certain age. This means no child in a booster seat should be in the front seat as the airbags are not designed to work safelt with something like that in the front seat.
well, it depends on how small. if you feel it is safer for him/her to use it, that's your opinion. if you font think its necessary, then that's your choice. really, its all your opinion
a child is permitted to use a booster seat instead of a carseat based on height and weight, not age. the correct weight is 40 pounds and over 38" tall.
What is the seat belt law for vintage cars in Kansas and do children's seat belt laws still apply even if the vintage car only has a lap belt?
You should always wear your seat belt no matter what (even if it is a vintage car). By the way.... the answer to your question is yes, you do have to wear your seat belt. If not, and a cop finds out, you will be fined 50$ if not more depending on what the circumstances are. I hope I helped, and have… a nice day! ( Full Answer )
In some places age does matter i think its around 7 8 years old but they also have to meet the weight an height requirements .
You must have no air bag on the passenger side, or be able to turn it off, in a vehicle like a pick-up, which has no back seat it is acceptable, If you have a back seat you should always put your child back there, its much safer
I tell my 9 year old daughter that if she does not have a seat belt that the police will pull me over and take me to jail for not protecting her. I also use that if someone were to hit me that she would get hurt badly and that the seat belt helps her out so she will not have to stay in the hospital.… ( Full Answer )
4'6 is the limit but i wouldn't put my kid in a booster seat at that i would not put a 12 year old boy in a booster seat. But it's the parents decision.
it depends mostly on weight and size, usually by 6 or 7 they might be tall enough or weigh enough to be out of one. look to your car seat for the shoulder height and weight. :)
u have to be 1-6 cause u might die without it and charz just answered this lol
in the UK it is based on height the boundary is 150cm or 4ft 11inch
40-80 pounds as one of the nation's most important child passenger safety priorities. However, the majority of America's 20 million children who should be riding in booster seats are not, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)Chairman Charley Smith.
My understanding is that it's related to how the shoulder strap sits on the child and it may vary from vehicle to vehicle. The high back boosters generally have a strap holder that keeps the strap low enough to not cross the neck. There's some great general booster guidelines here http://www.sa…fekids.org/safety-basics/big-kids/on-the-way/booster-seat-and-seat-belts.html ( Full Answer )
in the car oh and if anyone can see this ur cool (Constapated Overweighted Old Lady)
they should have booster seats because you might get hurt only for 8 and down kids
It depends on how tall the child is. Most people would day seven, but in my opinion, it should be based more on size.
If you are still the age that you have to sit in a car seat then you can but you have to be taller than the airbag
Different states have different regulations when it comes to how long children should ride in booster seats. Typically the average size and age is 4'9" tall and/or 8 to 10 years old. Check with your states guidelines to make sure your state's regulations are the same.
A child must be at least 25 kilograms or nine years of age before being able to leave the booster seat
Yes. In fact, t he safest spot for a baby's car seat is in the center of the back seat rather than on the sides. A recent study showed that children under age 3 seated in the center of the back seat had nearly half the risk of injury in motor vehicle crashes than children seated in either of the o…ther positions. . ( Full Answer )
Child booster seats can be purchased in many different retail and online stores. Babies "R" Us, Walmart, and Target all sell them. As does Amazon and eBay.
Keeping a child safe is an important and essential job. This can be a 24-hour job. Within this job, a parent needs to ensure a child is safe while in the car. This means that a parent can't think twice about his or her car seat choice and car seat rules. Although there is not an exact rule for a…n appropriate age at which a child should stop using a booster seat, most experts would agree that between the ages of eight and 12 would be most appropriate. The reason for this is that, a typical child in those age ranges would reach around four feet, nine inches, which would equate to an appropriate height to use a regular seat and seat belt. ( Full Answer )
Yes you should. A car impact can affect even those who are in the back seat in the car. Your head can fling into the seat in front of you and the impact can cause whip lash or other serious damages to your neck. This is the same safety hazard as it would be if you were sitting in the front of the ca…r. ( Full Answer )