Mount Nittany Medical Center Offers Child Car Seat Safety Inspection
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old in the United States -- making car seats a top priority.
Picking the right car safety seat can help keep your kids safe, but the seats need to be used correctly. And that's a source of confusion for many parents.
To make the process a little simpler, Mount Nittany Medical Center’s department of emergency medical services is hosting a child car seat safety inspection.
The hospital says that certified inspectors provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics will be on hand to make sure your car seats are properly installed. The inspections will be held Thursday, September 12, from 3-6 pm, at the EMS garage at Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 East Park Avenue.
To make an appointment call 814-231-7054 or just stop by and they'll take care of you.
To get you started in the right direction, here are some safety tips from safercar.gov:
- Select a car seat based on your child’s age and size, and choose a seat that fits in your vehicle and use it every time.
- Always refer to your specific car seat manufacturer’s instructions; read the vehicle owner’s manual on how to install the car seat using the seat belt or LATCH system; and check height and weight limits.
- To maximize safety, keep your child in the car seat for as long as possible, as long as the child fits within the manufacturer’s height and weight requirements.
- Keep your child in the back seat at least through age 12.
Click HERE for more information on child car seat safety from the NHTSA.