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Booster Seat...
Give them time to grow!

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Checklist

Use this simple two-sided checklist to help you with installation, harnessing and travelling questions (printable)

Booster Seat
Booster Seat Checklist (PDF)

Installation and Harnessing

Buying and Using a Booster Seat

Moving to a Seatbelt

Safe Travel

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Buying and using a booster seat

Low back or high back

 Low back or high back

A low back booster does not have upper body support.

This is important because the back of your child’s head must be supported to help prevent a neck injury in the case of a crash or sudden stop

A high back booster has upper body support.

This is important because the back of your child’s head must be supported to help prevent a neck injury in the case of a crash or sudden stop

Moving to a seatbelt... "Give them time to grow"

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This is a minimum requirement.

(Adapted from the Ministry of Transportation)

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Seatbelt Readiness Test!
  1. When my child is sitting and their back is up against the seat, do my child's knees bend easily over the edge of the seat?
  2. a) Yes
    b) No

  3. Does the shoulder belt sit over my child’s shoulder crossing the middle of their chest, without touching their neck or face?
  4. a) Yes
    b) No

  5. Does the lap belt sit low across my child’s hips, NOT over the abdomen?

    a) Yes
    b) No

    x
    Your child is not ready yet. All three conditions must be met for a child to be safe while wearing a seat belt.

    checkmarkYes, your child is ready!


Right / Wrong
Right                Wrong

Safe travel... "Don’t forget"

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father and son

Travelling tip: loose objects should be secured or put in the trunk. This prevents them from injuring the driver or passengers in a collision or sudden stop.

All drivers must ensure that passengers under the age of 16 are properly secured in a car seat, booster seat or seatbelt. This includes grandparents, babysitters, and visitors to Ontario. The fine is $240 and two demerit points.