KIDS NEED A BOOST

until 4' 9" or 80 lbs (145 cm or 36 kg)

Children who are under nine years of age, who weigh between 40 and 80 lbs (18 - 36 kg) or are less than 4' 9" (145 cm) tall are safest in a booster seat when riding in a vehicle.
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Children who are under nine years of age, who weigh between 40 and 80 lbs (18 - 36 kg) or are less than 4' 9" (145 cm) tall are safest in a booster seat. Without a booster seat, an adult seat belt rides too high on the belly and neck and can cause serious internal injuries in the event of a crash. Boost up and be safe!

A child is 3.5 times more likely to suffer a head injury in a crash when just using an adult seat belt than when buckled in a booster seat.

BOOSTER SEATS ARE EASILY INSTALLED AND GENERALLY LOW COST

The manufacturer's instructions and labels on each booster seat state the specific weight, size and/or age of child that the seat will protect. Some booster seats have upper weight limits of 100 lbs (45 kg). Follow the manufacturer's instructions for your booster seat.

IF YOU NEED HELP, YOU CAN TALK WITH A NURSE BY CALLING:

Alberta Health Link 1-866-408-5465
(780) 408-5465 in Edmonton
(403) 943-5465 in Calgary

RESOURCES

Booster seat YES Test
Keeping your child content in a booster seat
Tips for buying a child safety seat or booster seat

This information is being collected for the administration of the booster seat program and to provide educational booster seat materials. Your information will be kept private. If you have any questions regarding the collection of this information please email info@albertaseatbelts.ca.