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Special Medical Needs

Most babies and children with special health care needs can safely use a standard car seat. Sometimes a child with a medical, physical, or behavioural need may require an adaptive car bed, car seat, booster seat, or vest to be safety transported.

 

Transport Canada guidance

Transport Canada has published guidance on safe seating choices for children with special health care needs. Download and read Transporting Infants and Children with Special Needs for more information on how you can safely transport your child.

 

We’re here to help

If your child cannot safely use a regular car seat, booster seat, or seat belt, you can reach out to your health care provider or contact us to discuss your options for an adaptive solution.

 

Feel free to contact us at 1-866-288-1388 or email childsafetylink@iwk.nshealth.ca

 

Support for clinicians and healthcare teams

Child Safety Link is proud to offer a two-day Safe Travel for All Children training course twice each year in the Maritime provinces. Please contact Katherine.hutka@iwk.nshealth.ca for more information on training dates and additional details.

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