Northampton Area Pediatrics, LLP
193 Locust Street 
Northampton, MA 01060
413-584-8700
413-584-1714 (fax)

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2021

 

Presidents' Day

Monday, February 15

10:00am to 3:00pm

Urgent Care Only 

 

Memorial Day

Monday, May 31

10:00am to 3:00pm

Urgent Care Only 

 

July 4th Observed

Monday, July 5

10:00am to 3:00pm

Urgent Care
 

Labor Day

Monday, September 6

10:00am to 3:00pm

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Columbus Day

Monday, October 11

10:00am to 3:00pm

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Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 25

9:00am to 12:00pm

Urgent Care

 

Christmas Eve

Friday, December 24

10:00am to 3:00pm

Urgent Care

 

Christmas 

Saturday, December 25

11:00am to 2:00pm

Urgent Care

 

New Year's Observed

Friday, December 31

10:00am to 3:00pm

Urgent Care

 

New Year's Day

Saturday, January 1

10:00am to 3:00pm

Urgent Care

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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