is my son to small/young for a booster seat lil' momma 1831 2 kids; Middletown, Ohio 170 posts
Dec 2nd '12

my son turned three this last September he weighs about 35 lbs. im really wanting to get him a booster seat without the back. the car seat we have now is getting small and is always taking his arms out of the straps.

soo would it be to soon to get one.?!

user banned Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
Dec 2nd '12

I think a highback booster is 40lbs.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
Dec 2nd '12

i think he may have to be 4 years old

ashleeoh 2 kids; Tucson, Arizona 2615 posts
Dec 2nd '12

I would say yes. Get him a new carseat that is bigger or goes to higher weights. If it is tight enough he shouldn't be able to wiggle out.

BoysAreMessy 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Sardinia, Ohio 204 posts
Dec 2nd '12

Pretty sure it's 4 and 40lbs, but I'm not certain my 5 year old is still in a harness for another 15lbs.

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
Dec 2nd '12

As long as you get a high back booster with a 5 pt harness youre fine. But you cant use just the seatbelt yet. Thats 4 yrs and 40 lbs.

*101314* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; x*x, OH, United States 4357 posts
Dec 2nd '12

I wouldnt put him on one just yet :/ I think they should be in a 5point harness until like 5 unless they Are like huge. My 2yr old is 33lbs but I wouldn't switch him to a booster.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
Dec 2nd '12

He's too young for a booster but you can get him one with a harness that can be converted to a booster seat for when he is old enough.

MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
Dec 2nd '12

check out the guidelines for your state. i'm pretty sure for a booster seat without the back, the rule is 4 years AND 40 lbs. my 6 year old weighs about 56 lbs. and is still able to fit in this.


Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
Dec 2nd '12

Depends where you are at. Here it's 3 3 ft and 30 lbs for the high back booster

Man in stockings Due November 18 (boy); 1 child; Southern, IL, United States 4031 posts
Dec 2nd '12

Get a higher back carset, and tighten the straps and use the black butterfly paper clips to keep them tight. We have the issue on my son's car seat bc one strap gets really tight and the other gets really loose so I had to do that to the back of them.

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
Dec 2nd '12

I think he has to be 40 pounds.
i know my ff facing evenflo maestro says use harness till the min of 40 pounds. then you can switch it to the high back booster using the seat belt.

lil' momma 1831 2 kids; Middletown, Ohio 170 posts
Dec 2nd '12

ok thanks ladies.!

i know ive seen booster seats with the backs to them that were 35 to 100 lbs.

*Berrrr Due November 19; 1 child; Ohio 2724 posts
Dec 2nd '12

4 years old, and 40 lbs.

My daughter is 4 and my mother thinks it's a good time for her to be in a booster. I told her if she does that, she WILL NOT be taking my daughter anywhere. She only weighs 37-38lbs. She'll be in the 5 point harnesses until she's at least 5.

Mama J♡ Due February 24 (boy); 3 kids; Arizona 3116 posts
Dec 2nd '12

I don't know but i asked my self the same question onces,
My son is 3 years old and he's 42 lbs and 42 inches long. So his car seat was getting too small for him, I did tried the booster seat one day and i hated it. I felt like he was not secured and protected. So i just got him a bigger car seat.