When can my child sit in a booster seat in California?

In California, a child is ready for a booster seat when they have outgrown the weight or height limit of their forward-facing harnesses, which is typically between 40 and 65 pounds, depending on the seat’s specifications.

Source: California Highway Patrol.

In California, children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat.

For additional information, please see California car seat laws.



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