Kids and Boosters: Older Is Safer - Update from Our Blog


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Research Indicates Younger Children Likely to Be Out of Position in Boosters A newly released study by Emma Sartin, PhD, MPH, CPST, highlights the need to keep less mature children in harnessed carseats versus moving them to a belt-positioning booster. While NHTSA allows an age range for a child to move to a booster seat, best practice guides us to place more of an emphasis on maturity. A wiggly child just isn’t safe in a seat belt and booster seat. Dr. Sartin observed 50 mothers and children aged 4-8 on simulated drives. Fourteen children were in harnessed carseats while the

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