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Old 06-10-2016, 03:52 PM
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My child is moving up to the pre-k class in August and they have a "short bus" and take field trips. I am excited for him and don't want to exclude him but will my daycare think I'm bat**** crazy if I request that he uses a car seat on the school bus?

I really try not to be a difficult parent but he seems too young to ride on a school bus without a carseat to me.
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Old 06-10-2016, 04:32 PM
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Does the bus have seatbelts? If not, a carseat won't make a difference. Buses are designed to be pretty safe in the event of an accident.
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Old 06-10-2016, 06:05 PM
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Does the bus have seatbelts? If not, a carseat won't make a difference. Buses are designed to be pretty safe in the event of an accident.
That was my question as well. When DD went to HS, they didn't use car seats but their small bus had seat belts. I am guessing they will want to keep things the same for all kids. The buses really are safe.
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Old 06-10-2016, 08:09 PM
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Here's a link to check out: http://www.americanschoolbuscouncil....ave-seat-belts
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:03 AM
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Ask what their policy is.

Our local school district has built in "car seats" for littles, but the bus drivers don't use them. They expect the littles to stay seated.

I had a 3 yo that went to a special ed preschool and was shocked to see the 3 yos not strapped in.
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:48 AM
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Our school does not bus for UPK, but the private prek we used did. They had a carseat designated for each child and they were strapped in by an adult.

I am a car seat safety nut, we take appropriate precautions or my kids don't go.
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:05 AM
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I don't know if the bus has seat belts. There is a flyer hanging up in the school regarding upcoming field trips they are taking the kids on this summer. It says the kids must be 4 years old (mine is), but it is also directed towards the older age group.

His school has "leap frogs" ages 3-4 and "butterflies" ages 4-5. My boy is still a leap frog, so I need to find out if they plan to take him on the field trip. I feel better about him traveling on a school bus when he is 5.

He rides rear facing in my car, but he would LOVE to ride the school bus and I'd hate for him to be left out. I recently had asked that he be moved to the butterfly classroom as soon as possible because they had a dingbat teacher in his classroom and he was being bullied by another student. Now dingbat quit and there is a very good, experienced teacher in his class, he is fine and happy in the leap frog class.

I've never seen the inside of the bus though, that's probably the first step......
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Old 06-14-2016, 12:27 PM
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Our local school transports preschool kids, and the bus is designed to have 5 pt harness seat belts and molded seats.
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Something to keep in mind that buses are designed to be safe. In the event of an accident or fire a quick exit is a must. Children in a carseat will hold up the evacuation while someone is unhooking them and they may be the last be removed from the bus while they adults get as many kids off as they can before hand.
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Old 06-15-2016, 11:31 AM
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I know buses are safe for school age children, I'm just worried about my 28 pound little preschooler. He's not even big enough for a booster yet and most kids who ride school buses are.
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There was this time I saw a guy driving his son, about 4 or 5 years old, on a pickup. He's has a suspension lift kit installed and I was actually appalled. I mean, a car is a car, it's purpose is serve as long as it can get you to places but I'm kinda worried with the safety if a vehicle looks too intimidating. I don't even know if it has a child-friendly seat inside.

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