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Child Car Seat Safety

Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of injury-related deaths among children and youth. A correctly installed car seat will decrease the chance of a child being killed in a crash by up to 75%.1

  • Rear Facing Car SeatsRear Facing Car Seats
    Young children are safest in a rear facing car seat.
  • Forward Facing Car SeatsForward Facing Car Seats
    When is it time to move to a forward facing car seat?
  • Child sitting in booster seatBooster Seats
    In Ontario, a child must be secured in a booster seat until he or she is 8 years old, or weighs 80 lbs. (36 kg.) or is 4 ft. 9 in. (145 cm.) tall.

Child Car Seat Safety

Child Car Seat Safety

Health Connection

Call Health Connection to speak with a Public Health Nurse from the Middlesex-London Health Unit.

  • 519-663-5317 ext. 2280
  • Monday - Friday
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Date of creation: February 21, 2013
Last modified on: April 5, 2018


1Infant & Toddler Safety Association (2017). Before you turn the key: Everything you wanted to know about transporting young children, but didn’t know you needed to ask. Kitchener, ON: The Infant & Toddler Safety Association.