When children travel in a restraint system appropriate to their weight, height and development, and the seat is used correctly, children are 70% less likely to suffer serious injuries and 90% less likely to die in the event of a crash. Unfortunately, many car seats are not properly secured in a vehicle.
But let’s face it. Child seats can be confusing. There’s the UAS, the ALR, ELR, locking clip, recline angle, handle up or down, forward facing, rear facing, tether or not, what position in the vehicle, is the harness tight, is the chest clip in the right place, and so on. Who would have thought that there was so much to know about child car seats!
We offer a monthly car seat clinic at the Chatham Firehall on King Street for parents, caregivers and grandparents. We can answer your questions and check your car seat to make sure it is installed correctly. Registration is required for our monthly clinics.
If you have any questions about your child seat or would like to register for a monthly clinic, contact us at 519.352.7270 x 2903.
Last updated: November 2018