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Table of Contents

· What happens to the occupants of a vehicle when a collision occurs?
· Why use a child safety seat?
· Purchasing a New Infant Seat
· Purchasing or Borrowing a Used Infant Seat
· Moving Up To a Bigger Car Seat
· Moving to a forward facing child seat
· Adult Seat Belts are Not For Children!
· Installing Your Child Seat Yourself
· Where is my child safest?
· Adults lead by example

Traffic Services

Child Seat Safety



Moving Up To a Bigger Car Seat - Still Rear Facing

***NEVER PLACE AN INFANT SEAT OR CHILDREN UNDER 12 IN FRONT OF AN ACTIVE AIRBAG-DOING SO MAY RESULT IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY TO YOUR CHILD***

Many parents find that their child quickly grows out of the infant car seat well before the 1-year mark. This is the time to make an investment in your second seat. Take your time and evaluate your needs carefully, as this seat will last you approximately 7 years.

The most economical is the 3 in 1 convertible car seat. This will take your child from rear facing (infant) to forward facing booster (8 years, 36.3 kgs or 80 lbs.).

The 3 in 1 seat is installed rear facing until your child attains the weight required to move forward facing (20 lbs./ 9kgs). St. Johnís Ambulance recommends leaving your child rear facing as long as possible. Many seats will take children rear facing up to 13.6 kgs or 30 lbs.

3 in 1 child seat with an infant in it
3 in 1 CHILD SEAT INSTALLED REAR FACING

The Toronto Police Service does not recommend any specific seat, however make certain that the seat you purchase bears the CMVSS label (Canadian Motor Vehicle safety Standards label). This label shows that the seat meets the Transport Canada Standards.

 

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