While any child older than four can legally ride in a backless booster seat, safety experts are more conservative with their recommendations. Car seat experts recommend that children stay in high-back boosters for as long as possible, although older children can use backless seats up to 100 pounds.
What is the age limit for a backless booster seat?
Backless booster seat age requirements: From the time kids surpass the weight or height limits allowed by their car seat to about 8 to 12 years of age (depending on the child’s size). What Is The Age Limit For A Booster Seat?
Do I need a backless booster for my child?
However, at that point in time, if your vehicle has high seat backs or adjustable head restraints (aka ‘head rests’), an inexpensive backless booster may be an option for you. Once you move your child to a belt-positioning booster, leave them there until they pass the 5 Step Test – no matter how old they are or how much they weigh.
Can a car seat be used as a booster seat?
Yes, there are seats that can do double duty – starting as car seats and turning into boosters. With these seats if your child is using the 5 point harness then they are riding in a car seat – and if your child is sitting on the child restraint and using the vehicle’s seat belt across them, then they are riding in a booster.
What size booster seat do I need for my child?
Backless booster seats: Any new backless booster seats can only be used by children who weigh 22kg or more. If they weigh less than this, they’ll need to either use a car seat or a high-back booster seat (see below). High-back booster seats: On the other hand, booster seats with backs can be used by children weighing between 15-36kg.