Northampton Area Pediatrics, LLP
193 Locust Street 
Northampton, MA 01060
413-584-1714 (fax)

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New Year's Day
Tuesday, January 1
9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only
Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 21
9:00am to 5:00pm
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Presidents' Day
Monday, February 18
9:00am to 5:00pm
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Memorial Day
Monday, May 27
9:00am to 5:00pm
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Independence Day
Thursday, July 4
9:00am to 5:00pm
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Labor Day
Monday, September 2
9:00am to 5:00pm
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Columbus Day
Monday, October 14
9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 28
9:00am to 12:00pm
urgent care only
Christmas Eve
Tuesday, December 24
8:00am to 5:00pm
Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 25
11:00am to 2:00pm
urgent care only
New Year's Eve
Tuesday, December 31
8:00am to 5:00pm

My son is 3 years 10 months, 41 pounds and 37 inches. Is it the right time to put him in a booster seat?

Not quite!  He should remain in a car seat until he is officially four years old.  The reason for the combined milestones of four years and forty pounds is that size and development are both important in terms of neck strength and head control. 

Beyond four years and forty pounds, a booster seat with a five point harness that can convert into use with a seat belt with shoulder belt is strongly recommended.  Boosters are recommended until a child is four feet nine (57 inches) and while the older children in this group do fine with the lap and shoulder belts, the four through at least six year olds need the protection of the five point harness. By 57 inches, most children can be safely protected by a lap and shoulder belt, in the back seat. 

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