Car Seats

Ange - posted on 07/06/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Ok so I am not sure if this has been asked before so I am sorry to ask again as I know how annoying it is for the same subject to keep popping up.... any how my question is what are the regulations for Car Seats more specifically Booster seat for Ontario Canada can any one help me?

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Tamara - posted on 07/06/2011

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Pre-school to 8 years old



The law requires booster seats for children who have outgrown a child car seat but are too small for a regular seat belt.



Booster seats are required for children under the age of eight, weighing 18 kg or more but less than 36 kg (40-80 lb.) and who stand less than 145 cm (4 feet-9 inches) tall.



A child can start using a seatbelt alone once any one of the following criteria is met:



* child turns eight years old

* child weighs 36 kg (80 lb.)

* child is 145 cm (4 feet-9 inches) tall.



Seatbelts are designed to protect adults. Booster seats raise the child up so that the adult seatbelt works more effectively. Booster seats protect against serious injury 3 ½ times better than seatbelts alone.



A lap and shoulder combination belt must be used with all booster seats. Your child's head must be supported by the top of the booster, vehicle seat or headrest. The shoulder strap must lie across the child's shoulder (not the neck or face) and middle of the chest, and the lap belt must cross low over the hips (not the stomach/abdomen). Never use seatbelt adjusters.



* Between 18 and 36 kg (40—80 lb.)

* Booster seat

* Use with lap and shoulder belt

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Ange - posted on 07/07/2011

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that is great thank you I wanted to make sure I was finding right information on the internet here and so far for the people I have talked to I am getting the same thing here.... I always double check everything

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