Government of New Brunswick

Booster Seats Regulation

The Government of New Brunswick believes that our children must be safer. Children under the age of nine in New Brunswick must be in a booster seat until they reach 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).


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")

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.


4 - Seatbelt

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