“The ranks of top-rated booster seats continue to grow as manufacturers design models to earn high marks in the Institute’s annual booster seat evaluations, plus offer the style and convenience parents look for when it’s time to pick a safe seat for their booster-age children.”
Learn more at Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s:
Status Report, Vol. 49, No. 9 | November 6, 2014
By law, all children must be restrained in a federally approved car seat according to the manufacturer’s instructions until the age of 8 years. However, by best practice, children 8-12 years of age should remain in an appropriately fitting booster seat until they can pass the 5 STEP TEST. This is typically when the child is 57 inches (4 feet, 9 inches) tall, which is the 50th percentile height of an 11-year-old girl and boy.