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    EH and booster use help. Specially from Conn.

    I have a friend who lives in conn. and is recently goign to start carpooling for a friend and their 7 year old dd is not in a booster. My friend told the friend that it is her car her rules and that she will be in a booster in their car. She has connections with the school and wants to send home with all the students a flyer talking about booster use. I mentioned extended harnessing also, which she was ok with but prefers more so the booster use so the whole school would benefit. Does anyone have a flyer that can be passed out, that also explains the 5 step test.

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    Re: EH and booster use help. Specially from Conn.

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    Re: EH and booster use help. Specially from Conn.

    I know about the booster non use in CT, since I live here. I have teeny tiny piano students who can't be more than 40 -45 lbs that sit in nothing in the front seat. My own kids are bigger than they are and they are no where near big enough to properly fit the seatbelt. It makes me sad.

    The law here is 6 AND 60 lbs. Most parents assume that as soon as their child turns 7 they can be out of a booster but they also must be 60lbs. Obviously we want children to properly pass the 5 step test before getting out of a booster and not just going by the law minimums.
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    Re: EH and booster use help. Specially from Conn.

    CT law is OVER 6 AND 60lbs. So you must have reached your 7th birthday, and once you turn 7 you must remain in a booster (or harnessed seat) until you reach 60lbs.

    CT Safe Kids just created a new, double-sided flyer which is GREAT. It talks about ERF, proper harness adjustment, not using both LATCH and seatbelt, using tethers, properly fitting boosters and DOES outline the 5 step test. It specifies BEST PRACTICE along with CT Law.

    http://www.ctsafekids.org/BoosterSea...ish_proof4.pdf

    Be sure to note there are 2 pages to this PDF file. You could always just use the booster side although it's no more paper to make the flyers 2 sided and anyone with younger kids would get alot out of the other side also.

    Here is another one, JUST for boosters. Also specifies best practice and CT Law. I'm not as fond of this one as it doesn't address side impact protection, it shows 2 pics, one of which is a fairly small child in a LBB.

    http://www.ctsafekids.org/Booster%20Seat%20Final.pdf
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