Keep an Eye on Big Kids

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May 18, 2011

Children experience rapid development, both physically and mentally, as they enter their school years. It's up to you to instill smart decision-making.

  • Use a booster seat for children whose weight or height is above the forward-facing limit for their car seat. Many big kids aren't big enough to do without a booster seat. This should be used until the "adult-size" vehicle lap-and-shoulder seat belt fits properly-typically when children have reached 4 feet 9 inches n height and are between 8 and 12 years of age.
  • Keep them safe from burns when they're serving themselves. Do not allow them to use a microwave or stove at this age because of the risk of fires and serious burns.


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