Car Seat Laws in Florida

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  1. ain0004

    ain0004 Mouseketeer

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    Does anyone know that car seat law in Florida. Here in Ohio we have to be in Booster seat till age 8 or until 80lbs. 2 of our daughters will be 8 and 9 so no biggie. Our youngest is 4 and weighs over 40lbs. I am assuming she will still need a booster seat? I swear several years ago children at age 4 did not have to have a booster seat in Florida. Can anyone help clarify:confused3 Thanks!
     
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  3. tjmw2727

    tjmw2727 DIS Veteran

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    Sadly none of your children are required to use a car seat in FL -
    http://www.sheriff.org/safety/carseat.cfm

    Personally I would still bring a car seat or at least a booster for the 4yo as the laws of physics don't change and IMHO an unfamilar rental car with lots of other toursits driving unfamilar rental cars isnt' the time to skimp on safety. The 8 and 9yo may be be fine with a the car safety belt but if they use a booster at home you may want to just keep using that.

    If you are unsure if your 8 and 9yo are ok using a seat belt, here is a good way to test :
    http://www.carseat.org/Boosters/630.htm

    HTH
    TJ
     
  4. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

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    I agree with tjmw2727 100%.
     
  5. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Thanks. I was just going to post this same thing. We are going as a group (I'm from Ohio too) and we have 3 littler ones. The one gal was only going to get a carseat for her infant, but she has a 3 year old too, and I wasn't sure what the law is. Good to know.
     
  6. 3pletprincesses

    3pletprincesses DIS Veteran

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    if you don't want to rent a booster, last year we stopped at WalMart and bought boosters for my DDs at $17 each which IMO was worth every penny. At the end of our stay, we left them at AS movies to another family.
     

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