Government of New Brunswick

Booster Seats Regulation

The Government of New Brunswick believes that our children must be safer. Children in New Brunswick must be in a booster seat until they reach the age of nine, or a weight of 36 kg (79 lbs) or a height of 145 cm (4'9").


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1 - Rear-facing seat

Use a rear-facing seat until a baby is at least one year old and
10 kg (22 lbs).


2 - Forward-facing seat

Use from 10 kg (22 lbs) to
18 kg (40 lbs), from at least age one to generally four and a half years.


3 - Booster seat
Use from 18 kg (40 lbs) until the child meets one of the following criteria:

  • 9 years old 
  • 36 kg (79-80 lbs)
  • 145 cm (4'9")

4 - Seatbelt

To be used when a child has outgrown the booster seat or meets one of the criteria listed in the preceding column.