summer Posted July 8, 2008 Share Posted July 8, 2008 When I had my older children, there were specific instructions out the to not use the boosters in the cars. I even remember watching a show where they showed how the booster could come out from under the child in the event of an accident leaving them with the seat belt way too loose. Now, I also have younger children. When they first implimented suggestion (and in some states, laws) that car seats be used longer, well in to the booster stage, I was my obediant self and did not question it. But after a series of laws past for our childrens supposed own goods (aka mandatory guardasil vaccinations for all 11 yr old girls) I started to question what laws have been past because a manufacturer wanted to sell more, and what laws actually are for our own good (if any). I see all these videos on You Tube of children in car accidents dying from using boosters. These videos have been used to support the use of longer used 5 point belt systems. But I have really wondered if these children would have been safer in their own adult belts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azgBhZfcqaQ The car seat in the above video is the exact one my 6, almost 7 yr old uses and my 4 yr old is supposed to move in to when he grows out of his 5 point system. Here is another one.... Please do not slam me for asking this question. I just want to know from older parents who were on the generation where we were told a big no to boosters (I read all the parenting magazines back then) if they have any clarification to why the rules and suggestions have changed and the opinions of those who have older children (as in, teens and older). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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