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Where should I put my 6yo son in the car if he is really small and light for his age?
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In brief: Booster seat.
The recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics is that a 6 year old be in a booster seat in the back seat of the car.? All children whose weight or height is above the forward-facing limit for their car seat should use a Belt-Positioning Booster Seat until the vehicle seat belt fits properly, typically when they have reached 4 feet 9 inches in height and are between 8 and 12 years of age

In brief: Booster seat.
The recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics is that a 6 year old be in a booster seat in the back seat of the car.? All children whose weight or height is above the forward-facing limit for their car seat should use a Belt-Positioning Booster Seat until the vehicle seat belt fits properly, typically when they have reached 4 feet 9 inches in height and are between 8 and 12 years of age
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
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In brief: Rear seat, harness
Older toddler and child weighing 20-40 lb can be placed in the rear seat in a forward-facing child harness seat.
Make sure that the child is buckled into the seat correctly.

In brief: Rear seat, harness
Older toddler and child weighing 20-40 lb can be placed in the rear seat in a forward-facing child harness seat.
Make sure that the child is buckled into the seat correctly.
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Rear seat, harness
Car safety seat products now include forward facing harnessed seats with upper weight limit of 60-85 lb.
Harnessed seats are the only device providing significant protection in roll over & side impact collisions. Unharnessed boosters are adequate for most frontal impact collisions, but you don't get to choose your crash.No kid under 100lb/12y should ride in front.Middle/passenger back is best.

In brief: Rear seat, harness
Car safety seat products now include forward facing harnessed seats with upper weight limit of 60-85 lb.
Harnessed seats are the only device providing significant protection in roll over & side impact collisions. Unharnessed boosters are adequate for most frontal impact collisions, but you don't get to choose your crash.No kid under 100lb/12y should ride in front.Middle/passenger back is best.
Dr. James Ferguson
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