Check the manufacturers’ labels to find the child car seats made for your child’s height and weight. Always look for the National Safety Mark. It is proof the child car seat meets Canadian safety standards. Parents are strongly advised to buy a child car seat only from a Canadian retailer in their area.
How do you select an appropriate car seat?
When selecting the right car seat, first read the labeling — required on all car seats — to decide which car seat your child will fit in based on stage, weight and height. Your child needs to be within all the limits for the seat to be a proper fit.
What are the rules for car seats in Canada?
Car seat until at least 18 kg (40 lb) OR six years old. No booster seat law. Rear face until at least one year AND 9kg (20 lb). Booster seat until at least 145 cm (4’9”) OR nine years old.
At what age do you change car seats?
As they do, parents using an infant seat generally switch to a larger, convertible seat anywhere between 9 months and 2 years, depending on their child’s size (bigger kids will likely move on faster), though they can opt to do so sooner if the seat is rated safe for their child’s height and weight.
When can a child sit in a backless booster?
Backless booster seat age requirements: From the time kids surpass the weight or height limits allowed by their car seat to about 8 to 12 years of age (depending on the child’s size).
How much do you have to weigh to get out of a booster seat?
Children need to ride in a booster seat until the seat belt fits right, when they are at least 4 feet, 9 inches tall, about 80 pounds and 8 years old.
Is a booster seat safe for a 5 year old?
Most state laws and booster seat manufacturers require children to be at least 4 or 5 years old before using a booster.
When can a child sit without a booster seat in Ontario?
Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act requires children weighing 18 kg to 36 kg (40 to 80 lb.), standing less than 145 cm (4 ft. 9 in.) tall and who are under the age of 8 to use a booster seat or allows the continued use of a forward-facing seat as long as the car seat manufacturer recommends its use.