Child Booster Installation

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"In this episode: How to use a BOOSTER seat"

That's for children under the age of eight who stand less than 145 centimeters, or 4-foot-9. And weighing between 18 and 36 kilograms, or 40 to 80 pounds.

For babies and toddlers, watch the other videos in this series.

Here's the first step.

Confirm you have a lap and shoulder belt combination. All booster seats require this.

Let's continue with our booster seat demonstration.

Booster seats can be no back or high back style. Some highback booster seats have a guide on the side to adjust the seatbelt so it fits properly.

The shoulder strap must lie across the child's shoulder and middle of the chest, not the neck.

The lap belt must cross low over the hips, not the stomach.

Your child's head must be supported by the top of the booster, the vehicle seat or the vehicle's headrest.

Before you drive away, here are some general tips.

Seats manufactured for sale in Canada must have a Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard label or statement of compliance on the seat itself. Look for the round sticker with the maple leaf on it.

Check for an expiry date, and don't use a seat more than 10 years old.

Use extra caution when buying a pre-owned seat. Replace the car seat if it's been in a collision.

Most importantly, this series is a visual guide, but remember, every car and every seat is different. Follow the instruction manual closely.

Thanks for watching.