Child Seat Safety
Please click on the pictures in order to view tips, photos and other information on choosing and using car seats and booster seats correctly.
First Car Seat for Baby
Shopping for your baby’s first car seat can be an overwhelming task, especially with so many makes and models from which to choose.
Stage 1: Rear-facing
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children remain rear-facing until age 2 or more. Infants and toddlers are 75% less likely to be killed or seriously injured, if they are rear-facing.
Stage 2: Forward-facing
It is safer for a child to use a 5 pt.harness as long as possible. Most models of car seats can be used with the harness up to 30 kg (65 lb.).
Stage 3: Booster seats
Booster seats are for children over 18 kg (40 lb.). Don’t be in a hurry to move a child to a booster.
Stage 4: Vehicle Seat Belt
A child has outgrown a booster seat when he or she reaches the upper weight or height limit, or when the top of the ears is above the back of the vehicle seat, headrest or high back booster.
Child Seat Safety Media
ITSA Video Library
ITSA has put together a series of videos as a tool to help you keep your child safe on the road. Click on the video you wish to see.
One Minute Safety Checks
A collection of One Minute Safety Checks with tips on choosing and using child safety seats