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When will my baby be able to sit in a booster seat at the dinner table?

When will my baby be able to sit in a booster seat at the dinner table?

6 months: Your baby can join you at the table now (in a bouncy seat or carseat), but they won't be able to sit well in a high chair until at least 6 months of age. It'll be even longer before they no longer need a high chair and it depends on how tall they are and how tall your table is. ...Read more

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My toddler recieved influenza vaccine in February this year booster in March. Does she need this years new influenza vaccine now?

My toddler recieved influenza vaccine in February this year booster in March. Does she need this years new influenza vaccine now?

Yes: The vaccine she received in February was formulated to cover the strains that were predicted/seen for the Winter 2013-2014 season. This Winter 2014-2015 may have different strains present thus a completely different vaccine is formulated so receiving the new influenza vaccine is recommended. ...Read more

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Would a 4 year old toddler eating about 20 vitamin gummies effect his body or damage his organs? We left the jar of gummies on the table and he ate it

Would a 4 year old toddler eating about 20 vitamin gummies effect his body or damage his organs? We left the jar of gummies on the table and he ate it

Call Poison Control: 1 (800) 222-1222 American Association of Poison Control Centers Talking with a representative can help you determine the level of risk following ingestion of the particular vitamins in question. They can then further advise you as to the proper action. Good luck! ...Read more

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Child safety harness with booster seat - is it better to use or not to use?

Child safety harness with booster seat - is it better to use or not to use?

Pick your crash ??: The 5 point restraint belts are now available in safety seats up to 80+ pounds from some sources. These systems offer the broadest range of protection from rollover, side impact, front or rear impact crashes. Simple boosters offer little protection during rollover or side impact events. I go for the best possible protection, since no one can pick their crash. ...Read more

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Child. Age 3.5yrs. Mass law. 41.4 lbs how much until she's out of a car seat and in a booster seat in back?

Child. Age 3.5yrs. Mass law.   41.4 lbs  how much until she's out of a car seat and in a booster seat in back?

Booster seats: You can safely switch your child to a booster seat if she's at least 4 years old and she weighs 40 pounds or more or has grown too tall for her car seat (when her shoulders are higher than the top set of harness-strap slots in the car seat's back). ...Read more

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When is it safe for a child to stop using a booster seat in car? He is 8yrs old 77pounds

When is it safe for a child to stop using a booster seat in car? He is 8yrs old 77pounds

It is safe: Laws vary by state. I believe in Texas, children over the age of 8 can ride legally without a booster. In California the current laws is: ?Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat. Children who are 8 years of age OR have reached 57" in height, may ride in the back with a seat belt. ...Read more

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What is the height and weight for a child to go from an infant seat into a high back booster seat?

What is the height and weight for a child to go from an infant seat into a high back booster seat?

Depends: Each restraint system has a sticker on the body that details the ht &weight range for the seat. Kids should rear face until @ least 2y or longer to protect their neck from spinal cord injury. Boosters with improved integrated 5 pt harness are available up to 60-85 lb which remain the best protection in a roll over or t bone crash. You never get to pick your type of crash. ...Read more

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Child due for MMR booster next yr but I have measles should she get booster now?

Child due for MMR booster next yr but I have measles should she get booster now?

Can give early: You can give the measles shot portion of the MMR as young as 6 months if there is a high risk of the disease. See your doctor or health department. Your doctor may not carry just the measles shot. The child would still need the MMR at 1 year of age and a booster at 4-6 years. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if i refuse to get a booster shot for my child upon entering school?

Could you tell me what happens if i refuse to get a booster shot for my child upon entering school?

Depends : In some states you must vaccinate or face the childs exclusion from day care or state funded school systems. There is often a method of obtaining a waver based on personal or religious beliefs, but you should have it in hand at registration. Check with the special services section of the school system. ...Read more

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