> have grandson, 8 years old, height 4 feet 6 inches, weights 70 LBS. must he sit in car seat facing passeger';s seat/

have grandson, 8 years old, height 4 feet 6 inches, weights 70 LBS. must he sit in car seat facing passeger';s seat/

Posted at: 2015-04-14 
He needs to ride in a booster seat until the seat belt fits properly.

This video http://www.boosttil8.org/ is about an 8 year old child who was in a car crash. He is now paralyzed from the neck down for the rest of his life because his seat belt was improperly positioned on his body. Something so simple as riding in a booster seat could have prevented his terrible disability.

At only 4' 6" tall, it is very likely that your 8 year old grandson will need to ride in a booster seat. Most children do not have the lap AND shoulder seat belt properly positioned until they are at least 4' 9 to 5 feet tall.

How to determine when the seat belt fits a child properly: http://carseatblog.com/3966/the-5-step-t...

Where I live that child would sit on a booster seat facing forward. Legally, they can use the vehicle's seat with no device once they reach 8 years or 80 pounds. Make sure the seat belts fit properly before removing the booster seat.

My grandson (same age) sits on a booster seat generally in the rear of the car, but in the front of mine (two seater) with air bag switched off.

You didn't mention which country you live in...car seat regulations probably vary from country to country. Here are regulations for Canada and USA.

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