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Using the right child car seat is the best way to prevent serious injury to children in collisions. This information will help you find the right child car seat for your child’s height, weight and development.
What to look for
When you buy a child car seat for use in Canada, look for the National Safety Mark label attached to the seat. This label indicates that the seat complies with Canadian regulations and standards and is legal for use in Canada.
Every child car seat and booster seat sold in Canada has an expiry or useful life date on it and should not be used past that date.
Child car seats for infants
Newborn babies and infants need special protection while in a vehicle. In a collision, a properly installed rear-facing child car seat can save your baby’s life.
Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act requires children to use a rear-facing car