If you want to drive with a child in your car in Ontario, you must have a car seat. In Ontario, all drivers are required by law to use car seats and booster seats when transporting young children, and the fine for failing to do so is up to $1,000 plus two demerit points upon conviction.
But that’s not the real reason you should have one. The real reason is because your child is safer in a car seat. When used properly, car seats can reduce the risk of infant death and injury by 71% – which is significant because keeping your child safe is the most important thing in the world.
When it comes to purchasing a car seat, there are a few things you should know in order to make the right decision and get the seat that’s right for you, your family, and your car.