Car seat Information for Children with Developmental Disabilities

Sharing some car seat information I did not know about for children with developmental disabilities that I ran across. I was looking into some information regarding my youngest who just turned 8 and is ready, age-wise, to move out of her booster seat, as she is quite tiny weight wise (barely 50 lbs) but tall (53 inches), to determine if it would be best to keep her in a booster for safety and ran across this information on the Ministry of Transport of Ontario website regarding product(s) that can be used for children with developmental disabilities and physical disabilities and wanted to pass it along,…/choose-car-seat-faq.shtml.

Th relevant information is below:

Q6: What are some types of special needs restraints for transporting children?

Car beds/restraints for premature or low birth weight infants: Infants born at less than 37 weeks or who weigh less than 2,500 g (about 5.5 lbs.) can travel in a car bed if they're unable to use a conventional rear-facing child car seat.

Snug Seat Hippo: Used by children requiring casts.

EZ-On Vest: These safety vests are designed for children with poor trunk control, certain casts and children diagnosed with a developmental disability. Your child must be at least 2 years old and weigh between 9 and 76 kg (20-168 lbs.).

Modified EZ-On Vest: This safety vest is designed for children who must travel lying down. They are designed for children 2 to 12 years old who weigh between 9 and 45 kg (20-100 lbs.)

Q7: Do I need to carry a doctor's note when transporting my child with an alternative type of restraint?

No - each child restraint bears a National Safety Mark indicating that it meets all federal safety standards.

Note: When you buy an EZ-On Vest, you will receive a letter from the manufacturer. The vest won't have a National Safety Mark, so you will need to carry this letter at all times to prove that the vest meets federal standards

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