Child Car Seat Safety

Whether you’re family or a caregiver, a child’s safety should come first in your vehicle. We’re here to help you ensure your car seat is the best fit possible – which means it fits your child, fits your vehicle, fits your budget and is used correctly every single trip.

What stage is my child at?

How old is your child?

How tall is your child?

How much does your child weigh?

Can your child walk?

Stage 1

Rear-facing car seats

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Stage 1 or 2

Rear-facing or forward-facing car seats

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Stage 2

Forward-facing car seats

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Stage 3

Booster seats

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Stage 4

Seat belts

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Car Seat Stages

For children up to 20 kg (45lbs)

Use a rear-facing seat from birth until your baby reaches the maximum weight or height limits listed in the car seat manual. Rear-facing seats are safest because they distribute collision impact along the back of the car seat, protecting your child’s fragile head, neck and spine. We recommend rear-facing as long as possible since your child is still developing.

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For children up to 30 kg (65lbs)

Once your child reaches the weight or height limits of their rear-facing seat, they can move into a forward-facing seat. Look for a forward-facing seat that will meet the weight and height requirements of your child for as long as possible. Some seats are made for children up to 30 kg (65 lb.).

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For children up to 36 kg (80lbs)

For your child’s safety, provincial law requires children to remain in booster seats until they are at least 145 cm (4’ 9”), 36 kg (80 lb.) or nine years old.

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It’s important not to rush to using a seatbelt alone because it’s not designed for a child – the shoulder and lap belts ride too high and could cause serious injuries.

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