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Have you installed your child car seats correctly?

In the U.S., it’s estimated that more than 80% of child car seats are not installed correctly. In Spokane County that number’s even higher with an estimated 95% being used incorrectly. This can include incorrect installation, seats that no longer fit your child, and even factory recalled seats.

 

Make sure you have the correct seat for your child’s height and weight!

Babies
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends parents keep children rear facing up to at least the second birthday. The old adage "12 months and 20 pounds" used to be the bare minimum, and is no longer the recommended requirement.
 
Children Age 2-4
Young children are safest when riding rear-facing in a back seat. The AAP recommends parents keep their children in a harnessed car seat as long as possible. Depending on your car seat and child's weight or height, you may be able to keep your child rear-facing longer before adjusting the car seat to face forward. It’s also important to make sure and use the full harness as long as the seat allows.
 
Children 5+
For children under 4 feet 9 inches tall, and less than 100 pounds, a car seat or booster seat is recommended for optimum safety.
 

Need more information?

Click here to register your child safety seat and receive notifications, defects and recalls.
 
• For more information on booster seats click here.
• For more information on car seats click here.
 
 

Child Safety Seat Check
April 28th • 10:00am – 2:00pm
Bi Mart
2221 First Street • Cheney, WA

Child Safety Seat Check
July 14th • 10:00am – 2:00pm
Shopko
4515 S. Regal • Spokane, WA

Child Safety Seat Check
August 25th • 10:00am – 2:00pm
Shopko
9520 N. Newport Highway

Child Safety Seat Check
Sept. 13th • 10:00am – 2:00pm
NE Youth Center
3004 E. Queen • Spokane, WA

Child Safety Seat Check
Sept. 22nd • 10:00am – 2:00pm
Dishman Dodge
7700 E. Sprague • Spokane, WA

Child Safety Seat Check
Oct. 13th • By Appointment Only
Spokane Regional Health District
1001 W. College • Spokane WA • (509) 324-1530 to schedule