When you buy a child car seat for use in Canada, look for the National Safety Mark label attached to the seat. This label indicates that the seat complies with Canadian regulations and standards and is legal for use in Canada. Every child car seat and booster seat sold in Canada has an expiry or useful life date on it and should not be used past that date.
Newborn babies and infants need special protection while in a vehicle. In a collision, a properly installed rear-facing child car seat can save your baby’s life. This is a minimum requirement. It’s best to keep your child in a forward-facing child car seat until they reach the manufacturer’s weight and height limits.