An infant or newborn baby must have sufficient protection when traveling in a vehicle. Specifically, young babies require properly installed rear-facing car seats that can safe your child's life in an emergency. The seats themselves should face the rear of the vehicle and should rest at a 45 degree angle. The seat should move no more than 2.5 cm at the anchor point (Universal Anchorage System or UAS) strap where it is routed through the car seat. The straps on the five point harness should sit at or below the baby's shoulder and an adult should not be able to fit more than one finger underneath the harness straps at the child's collarbone.
Confusing? The above does seem confusing we know. However, give us a call at 905-864-9144 and we'll install the car seat for you and show you EXACTLY how to place your child in the seat to ensure the utmost safety.
The law regarding infant car seats? The Ontario law is a minimum requirement. It's best to keep your child rear-facing as long as possible.