what age does a child go in a booster seat?

my daughter is nearly 3 and i was wondering what age can a child go in a booster seat? Thanks.

Asked By: - 3/23/2012
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Boosters are NOT meant for 3 years. 3 year olds do not have the bone development to take the force of a 3 point seat belt. Booster seats just sit on top of the vehicle seat and the 3 point seat belt (has to be a lap AND shoulder belt) is used to restrain the child. A booster's job is to boost the child up so that seat... More
Answered By: boneheaderss - 3/23/2012
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When she is old (big) enough for the seat belt not to cross her neck but go across her chest - you can get seat belt adjusters to help with this - our child was 3-4 but it depends on the childs size and seat belt arrangement - a garage will usually help if your stuck.
Answered By: TC - 3/23/2012
If you mean a cushion under the child with an adult seat belt it is around 12 years old. The Britax website will advise.
Answered By: Bazza - 3/23/2012
Approx 3 although the height and weight ratio must be taken in to consideration. My son is 2.5 years old and he is in a booster with a high back with straps that will eventually become a booster seat. Below is a car seat law and my sons booster seat
Answered By: Rabogie2001 - 3/23/2012
in at 3 out at 18. Keeps the bills down too!
Answered By: Andy Pandy - 3/23/2012
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