Car crashes are the leading cause of death and injury to children in Canada. When children use car seats, they are well protected and less likely to be severely injured. Parents and caregivers can choose the right car seat or booster seat for their child and make sure it is used properly for every single ride.

Knowing a child’s height and weight before purchasing a new car seat is important. Before installing a new car seat, read the car seat manual and the vehicle manual through both carefully. 

The links below will help you find information on how to choose the correct car seat for your child and how the different parts of the car interact with the car seat, how to decide whether or not to use second hand car seats and answers to frequently asked questions that parents have about safely transporting their children.