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Clips on Child Restraint Systems

Is Your Child Safe in a Vehicle?

Here are some things to check for:

  • Does the seat comply with Transport Canada safety standards?
  • Is your child seated in the proper car seat for his or her height and weight?
  • Has the seat been properly installed in the vehicle?
  • Is your child properly restrained in the seat?

Be sure to check for all of these things. Small details can make a big difference. For your convenience, three videos illustrate these safety tips. Each video shows one type of seat and explains how to choose the right one, how to install it and how to restrain a child.

To have a trained specialist check or install a child restraint seat, contact a member of the provincial child seat inspection network: Network for the Inspection of Child Safety Seats!

Rear-Facing Seat

Rear-Facing SeatAnne Coutrouzas, nurse clinician at the Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine, goes over everything you need to know about a rear-facing car seat, which is generally for infants under a year old.

Caution: when placing your child in the seat, set the seat on the floor, not on a table. If a seat is above floor level, it can tip over and fall, injuring the child!

Forward-Facing Child Seat

Forward-Facing Child SeatPaul Tear, police officer for the community of Memphrémagog, goes over safety tips you should know about a forward-facing child seat. This type of seat is designed for children who weigh between 9 and 80 kg and are 66 to 102 cm tall.

Booster Seat and Seat Belt

Booster Seat and Seat BeltHow is a booster seat used and when can your child stop using one? These are just two of the many questions Martin Baron answers. He's a father of two, and he takes safety to heart!

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Last Modification: 2013-04-30