Hello! I've not posted on this board before!
My youngest child is 3 weeks from her 5th b-day, and will be starting Kindergarten in the fall. She is still riding in a car seat, because she only weighs 31 lbs. I have read the recommendation is 4 and 40 before you switch to a booster. Kids in our state are in boosters until they are 8 yr. old.
She is insisting that her 5 yr. old b-day will be the end of the "baby seat" and on to a booster seat.
She is tall, well probably average for her age...but she looks tall because she's so skinny. They straps don't go "up and over" her shoulders yet, but if she grows any more they will.
I can't even imagine how long it will take for her to get to 40 lbs! She was big at birth, over 8 lbs, but has been very small since she was about 6 mo. Our other two were 40 lbs at age 4, so we never had this issue with them.
Do you have your 5 yr. old still in a car seat? What would you do? At what point is it just ridiculous to still have then in a 5 point harness?
Thank you for your feedback!