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Local and/or state laws regarding car seats and child restraint systems (booster seats).

New York's Occupant Restraint laws require the following:

  • Children up to the age of 4 must be properly restrained in a federally approved child safety seat that is attached to a vehicle by a seat belt or universal child restraint anchorage (LATCH) system.
  • Children less than age 4 but weighing more than 40 poundsmay be restrained in a booster seat with a lap/shoulder safety belt. However, a child safety seat that accommodates higher weights can be used.
  • Children ages 4, 5, 6 and 7 must be properly secured in an appropriate child restraint system, one for which the child meets the height and weight recommendations of the child restraint manufacturer.*
  • An appropriate child restraint system is one that meets the child's size and weight recommended by the manufacturer.
  • A vehicle's safety belt is NOT a child restraint system.
  • Children riding in booster seats must be secured with a combination lap/shoulder seat belt, NEVER secure a child in a booster seat with only a lap belt.
  • From the age of 8 until they reach their 16th birthday, children must be restrained in a seat belt whenever they ride in a vehicle. All Front seat passengers must be properly restrained at all times, regardless of age.
  • Children 12 years and younger should ride in the back seat. By simply buckling up your child in the back seat reduces his/her risk of death by 33%.

*It is recommended that booster seats be used until your child is 4 foot 9 inches tall or weighs 100 pounds.[/li][/list]


New Jersey law going into effect 9/1/2015

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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #345 on: March 29, 2015, 10:52:04 AM »
Anyone have any suggestions for a inexpensive "convertible" car seat (car seat for a 2-3 year old)?
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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #346 on: July 02, 2015, 11:58:45 AM »
I have a Graco car seat which has this type of LATCH buckles:



These are extremely annoying and very hard to take out.
I am looking for an adapter to convert it to the following type, which is much easier:



Does anyone know of such a thing?

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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #347 on: August 04, 2015, 11:07:41 AM »
Hi, sorry for not goin through all pages, can anyone recommend a specific model that they find marvelous for 22lb+?
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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #348 on: August 06, 2015, 02:24:08 AM »
Hi, sorry for not goin through all pages, can anyone recommend a specific model that they find marvelous for 22lb+?
depends on your price range, I have the peg perego sip 5/70 and I love it, easy to clean, reclines so your kid won't slump forward when sleeping
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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #349 on: August 30, 2015, 01:47:38 PM »
I think the wiki should include the laws of car seats in the states where ddf'ers commonly live.
(Sorry if the laws are posted somewhere, searched but didn't find.)

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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #350 on: August 30, 2015, 02:16:44 PM »
Wiki updated.

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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #351 on: August 30, 2015, 04:06:00 PM »
Wiki updated.
What are the Jersey requirements for booster seats? Up to what age?

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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #352 on: August 30, 2015, 04:10:27 PM »
What are the Jersey requirements for booster seats? Up to what age?
Seems to have recently changed.

ETA: Going into effect this Tuesday. See link in wiki. (I didn't want to quote contents in wiki as it is not from the Gvt's/PD's official website. But feel free to edit.
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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #353 on: September 01, 2015, 11:11:11 PM »
Recommendations for a carpool friendly (lightweight, easy in/out) booster seat for a 4 year old?

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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #354 on: October 07, 2015, 12:25:53 PM »
Does anyone have this carseat? Thoughts?
Graco Nautilus Plus 3-in-1 Car Seat with bonus reversible body support and seat protector for ONLY $99.99 + $5 shipping making the final cost just $104.99 shipped!
This 3-in-1 car seat works with all toddlers from 20-100 lbs ( use the 5-Point Harness from 20-65 lbs, the belt-positioning booster from 30-100 lbs and then transform to the backless booster seat from 40-100 lbs). This seat also comes with a 7 Year Graco Limited Warranty; the same car seat sells on Amazon.com for $139 with awesome reviews!

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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #355 on: October 07, 2015, 12:29:29 PM »
Does anyone have this carseat? Thoughts?

I do... I like it... I like that it is heavy because i feel like my kid is safe in it... Cup holder areas are hard to clean though..

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« Reply #356 on: October 07, 2015, 02:48:24 PM »
I do... I like it... I like that it is heavy because i feel like my kid is safe in it... Cup holder areas are hard to clean though..
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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #357 on: October 17, 2015, 09:42:30 PM »
⁠⁠⁠Is there such a thing as a rear-facing upright car seat?

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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #358 on: October 18, 2015, 04:03:34 PM »
⁠⁠⁠Is there such a thing as a rear-facing upright car seat?
Some convertibles have such extenders that can be pulled out of the base to make it more upright when forward facing. I believe that they can also be used while rear-facing too.

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