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Raising Children

Car seat safety

Car seats save lives! Make sure you use your child's car seat or booster seat correctly before every trip.

Before installing a car seat, carefully read the car seat manufacturer’s instructions. This will give you the information you need to install the car seat properly. It is also important to read the car seat section of your vehicle owner’s manual to find out where car seats can be used and how to secure them in your vehicle.

Children often fall asleep in their car seats while travelling but car seats are made for traveling in vehicles only and should never be used in place of a crib.

Motor vehicle crashes are a significant cause of death for Canadian children between the ages of one and nine. When used correctly, car seats and booster seats reduce the risk of death and serious injury.


Car Seats – The Right Way! (PDF 4.05MB)


Government of Canada – Child Car Seat Safety

Caring for Kids– Car Seat Safety

Ontario Ministry of Transportation – Install a Child Car Seat

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