In Alberta, the law requires three things to ensure that children are safe while traveling in a motor vehicle:
You can move your child to a forward-facing child safety seat when he or she is one year of age AND weighs at least 10 kg (22 lbs) AND is walking. Your child should stay in this seat until he or she is at least 18 kg (40 lbs).
The manufacturer’s instructions and labels on each child safety seat state the specific weight, size and/or age of child that the seat will protect. Many seats allow you to keep your child forward-facing with the 5-point harness until he or she weighs well over 18 kg (40 lbs). Some seats are designed for forward-facing use with the harness up to 29.5 kg (65 lbs). Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your seat.
If you need help, call a nurse at:
Alberta Health Link 1-866-408-LINK(5465)
(780) 408-LINK (5465) in Edmonton
(403) 943-LINK (5465) in Calgary