This Michigan Booster Seat Safety post was sponsored by The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Our children are growing up way too fast. Peanut knows who sits in what seat and is always wanting to open the doors for everyone (especially mama). But no matter how much she wants to be like mama, or big brother or big sister, she is still only 4 years old. She is, though, getting ready to transition from a car seat to a booster seat.
How many of my readers are “new parents”? Where this is your first child going through all the different age phases? How about parents of kids who are older? Parents of Teenagers? I know when my oldest was born, I was so unsure about the laws. I wanted to know them exactly when it came to Booster Seat Safety. Relatives had “suggestions” of what to do. However, many of the laws have changed since their kids were young. So I turned to the internet and the local baby stores to guide me into the right booster seat at the right time. I’m here today with the help of The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning to share some of the Michigan Booster Seat laws with you.
What is the minimum age for a child to ride in a booster seat? If your child is under 4, they still need to be in a car seat. Booster seats are made for children ages 4-8.
When can my child get out of a booster seat? Keeping your children safe is every parents concern. There are 2 deciding factors if your child can be without a booster seat: Age or Height. Your child has to meet either the height (over 4’9″) or age requirement (age 8), which ever comes first.
Booster seats reduce the risk for serious injury by 45% in children ages 4 to 8, compared to seat belt use alone. A lot of parents seem to underestimate the risk of improper child passenger safety practices. Or they do not know the best practices for child passenger safety.