A story on the Today show about new car seat guidelines. Interesting....what do you think?
Personally I am not going to be putting a middle schooler in a booster seat...that is extreme and ridiculous. My 11 year old has a friend who just turned 12 and isn't 4'9" yet.....and according to this he should be in a booster, I have nieces and who would have still been in a booster till they were 14!
I am okay with the guidelines for smaller children (although I was looking forward to turning my baby around soon but I won't yet). I will buy a bigger convertible carseat and keep him in that until he fits the weight/height suggestions (does anyone know what those are BTW?)
I am a firm believer in car seats/seat belt safety. I used to call a number in Utah when we lived there to report people whose kids weren't buckled. My kids are buckled all the time, so it's not that I have a problem with putting my kids in carseats...it drives me CRAZY when kids aren't in car seats and buckled....but I am telling you my almost 12 year old would NOT sit in a booster (fortunately he is tall enough we don't have to worry about it) and I wouldn't make him.