Canada maintains strict laws with regards to child car seats (also called child restraints). All children under a year old and under 10 kg (20 lbs) must use rear-facing car seats to protect their necks in case of a sudden stop. Parents are advised to keep their children in rear-facing car seats for as long as possible – that is, until the child no longer fits in this type of car seat. Forward facing car seats should be used until your child reaches at least 18 kg (40 lbs, although Transport Canada suggests that all children continue to use car seats until they are 30kg (65 lbs). Once your child grows out of their forward-facing car seat, children are required to use booster seats, at least until they reach the age of 8 or 9 (depending on provincial laws). For additional information on car seat regulations, please consult the Transport Canada website: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/transport/road/child-car-seat-safety.html