Dr. MJ Bazos MD, Patient Handout
Buckle-Up Basics

The correct use of a child restraint on every trip can prevent 75 per cent of crash-related deaths and serious injuries to child passengers. However, roadside checks find only half to two-thirds of children buckled up at all. During 1999, Buckle Up Bears clinics found that only 12 per cent of all car seats checked were correctly installed.

These tips from the Canada Safety Council will help you make sure your child is properly protected in the car.

The Fundamentals

Rear-Facing Infant Seat
Birth to 10 kg (22 lb.)

WARNING: Never place a rear-facing child restraint in a seat equipped with an air bag.

Forward-Facing Child Seat
10 - 18 kg (22 - 40 lb.)

Booster Seat
18 kg (40 lb.) or over

27 kg (60 lb.) or over