Car Seat Installations Kitchener & Cambridge

Welcome to Snug as a Bug Child Car Seat Installations Inc. serving Kitchener and Cambridge Ontario.

Snug as a Bug began as a novel idea by Barry Kory when he realized a need for safe, professional car seat installations.  With his more then ten years experience in emergency services in Ontario Barry has become an expert when it comes to installing car seats and ensuring the utmost safety for your child. During the past few years the demand for professional car seat installation has increased as parents understand the need for safety.  As a result Snug as a Bug is proud to be offering car seat installations for the Waterloo region (Kitchener and Cambridge). 

Kitchener Car Seat Installations:

  • Full car seat inspections and installations within the Kitchener area that meet Ontario Ministry of Transportation Guidelines.
  • Fully trained and experienced in all facets of child car seat installations.
  • Certified.
  • Home service - we come to you.
  • Free advice - call us any time for free advice and tips on car seat installations.

Cambridge Car Seat Installations:

  • Full car seat inspections and installations within Cambridge that meet Ontario Ministry of Transportation Guidelines.
  • Fully trained and experienced in all facets of child car seat installations.
  • Certified.
  • Home service - we come to you.
  • Free advice - call us any time for free advice and tips on car seat installations.

Services Areas:

  • Snug as a Bug Car Seat Installation services areas throughout the Waterloo region (including Cambridge and Kitchener).
  • If you are looking for professional Car Seat Installation in the Kitchener or Cambridge area please call us at 519-574-7684

Our Rates

Our Rate Schedule

Car Seat Installation/Inspection:

Area A: Western GTA, including Mississauga, Etobicoke, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, and Brampton

Home service to your place $50.00/visit
2nd or more seat(s) $75.00/visit

Area B: Waterloo Region and surrounding area (Kitchener, Cambridge)

Home service to your place $40.00/visit
2nd or more seat(s) $60.00/visit

Payments accepted include cash or cheque.

No GST/PST

Toddlers - Forward Facing

When can a child start riding face forward? A child may ride in a vehicle facing the front when they are at least 9 kg (20lbs).

Once facing forward it is necessary to use a tether strap anchored to an approved anchor in your vehicle (many car manufacturers will install the anchor for free if not already present.) To prevent the car seat from moving forward and causing injury in a collision, it is important to use the tether strap exactly as the manufacturer recommends.

Installing your Forward Facing Car Seat: To install a forward facing car/child seat it is necessary to fasten the tether strap to the anchor. Once this is done use your body weight (knees on the car seat work well) to strongly tighten and fasten the strap to the UAS (Universal Anchorage System). Once installed and your child is in the seat you must ensure that the shoulder straps are at or above the child's shoulders. Straps should be snug, with only one finger width between the strap and the child's chest. Avoid using aftermarket car seat products as they can easily become projectiles or may have hard or sharp surfaces that can hurt the child in a collision.

Confusing? As with installing infant seats the installation of a forward facing seat can seem daunting (especially having to put pressure on the seat to tighten). Give Barry a call at 905-864-9144 and he'll install the car seat for you and show you EXACTLY how to place your child in the seat to ensure the utmost safety.

Booster Seats

Children (10-36 kg. or 40-80 lb.) - Booster Seats

Ontario law requires the use of booster seats for children who have outgrown a child car seat but are too small for a regular seat belt. Booster seats are required for children under the age of eight, weighing 18 kg or more but less than 36 kg (40-80 lb.) and who stand less than 145 cm (4 feet-9 inches) tall.

Your child can start using a seatbelt alone once any one of the following criteria is met:

  • Your child turns 8 years old
  • Your child weighs 36 kg (80 lb.)
  • Your child is 145 cm (4 feet-9 inches) tall.

*Please note: the above are guidelines and are the law. However, some children that are 8 years old may still be tiny and fall below the 80 lb or 145 cm height. These children will still be safer when utilizing booster seats. Booster seats protect against serious injury 3 ½ times better than seatbelts alone.

Installation and use of a Booster Seat: With all booster seats it is necessary to use a lap and shoulder belt combination. Your child's head must be supported by either the top of the booster, the vehicle seat or the vehicle headrest. The shoulder belt must be across the child's chest (not the head or neck). The lap belt must be across your child's hips and not the stomach. Never use seatbelt adjusters.

Confusing?  Booster seat installation can be confusing and the law surrounding booster seat installation in Ontario requires proper installation of booster seats.  For more information please call Barry to book an appointment at 905-864-9144.

Infant Car Seat Installation

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.