Ontario law requires a child to be rear-facing until 20lbs but this law is just the minimum. Children should ride rear facing as long as possible.
Harness slots are at or below the child’s shoulders.
Read this to find out why rear-facing is safest — Rear facing seats
Ontario law requires a child to be in 5-point harnessed forward facing car seat if they are between 20 and 40lbs. Children should ride in a harness as long as possible.
Harness slots are at or above the child’s shoulders.
Read this to find out why keeping your child in a harness is safest — Forward facing seats
Ontario law states that children under the age of 8, weighing between 18 kg and 36 kg (40 – 80 lb.) and less than 145 cm (4′ 9″) tall must ride in a booster.
Once a child exceeds any one of the above criteria they may be ready to use a seat belt alone.
The middle of the child’s ear should not be above the back of the vehicle seat, headrest or booster seat.
Do NOT rush out of a booster based on age or weight alone. Read this post to find out more about boosters and seat belts.
Children under 13 years old are safest in the back seat.
Read this post for more more info on riding in the front seat.
Understanding the new 2012 Car Seat regulations
January 2012 brought new regulations for car seat manufactures.
The Ontario laws didn’t change so you can continue to use your seat.
Any seat made before January 2012 CANNOT be sold or resold.
Read this post for more more info on the new car seat regulations.
Car Seat Info posts
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