booster seat

(redirected from booster seats)
Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to booster seats: Walmart

booster seat

A vehicular safety device used for children who are too large for a safety (baby) seat and too small to wear a shoulder seat belt. Booster seats generally lift the child by 10 to 15 cm, allowing the three-point seat belt to cross the child at the shoulder and hips. Improperly fitted belts may ride across the stomach and neck, causing internal injuries.
References in periodicals archive ?
Booster seats are usually suggested for children between ages 4 and 8 who weigh at least 40 pounds and are no more than 4 feet 9 inches tall.
It is a seat belt solution for kids in booster seats, and those with special needs or motor planning difficulties.
Car seats, booster seats and seat belts are engineered to offer more protection than ever," said Kate Carr, president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide.
Canadian Tire donated 200 booster seats for this initiative.
A recent survey reveals only one in four parents know the law on child and booster seats
The study also showed that 47 per cent of parents do not always ensure their child uses an appropriate child seat or booster seat when travelling in a taxi or someone else's car.
Choosing to use seatbelts and booster seats involves the following steps: recognizing the need for a booster seat or seatbelt, searching for more information on booster seats or seatbelts, evaluating the different alternatives for booster seats or seatbelts, and ultimately either purchasing a booster seat or using the seatbelt already in the vehicle.
But national recommendations encourage the use of booster seats until a child reaches 57 inches, which is the average height of an 11-year-old.
The academy also advises using booster seats until children are 4 feet 9 inches tall and between 8 and 12 years old.
But it was spoiled by the fact that my daughter had to sit on my knee for the whole show as the venue could not provide a booster seat, readily available at most cinemas.
Booster seats can reduce those injury rates by 58% over seat belt use for that age group.
Booster seats raise children and ensure that safety belts fit across a child's chest and lap rather than a child's stomach and neck.