One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car seats helps keep children safe. But with so many different seats on the market, many parents find this overwhelming.
If you are expectant parents, give yourself enough time to learn how to properly install the car seat in your car before your baby is born to ensure a safe ride home from the hospital. The type of seat your child needs depends on several things, including your child’s age and size and the type of vehicle you have. Our certified car seat technicians will inspect your infant car seat before you are discharged from the hospital.
Other opportunities to get your infant car seat inspected by our certified car seat technicians are at our free car seat safety check-up events that are held annually in Hull, Hawarden, and Sioux Center. They will walk parents through a safety checklist of the child’s age, size, condition of the seat, and help determine proper car seat installation.
Our technicians are also available to help with your infant car seat upon request. Please call Marcia Van Voorst at (712) 722-8369 to set up a time.
Read more information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about choosing the most appropriate car seat for your child.