Learning something new every day should be a habit, not a surprise. Unfortunately, in today’s world, education is more of a shock than the norm… but not today. Why, you ask? Because a few weeks ago, I bought my daughter a new car seat, and since she’s soon to be using this car seat on a long trip to see her great-grandmother with her grandparents, I forced myself to learn about it.
My main source of car seat related education?
From their shockingly informative website:
SeatCheckis a national campaign to help parents properly secure their children in motor vehicles. Central to the program is a free child safety seat inspection locator service which is available at www.seatcheck.org and toll-free at 1-866-SEAT-CHECK. These SeatCheck resources provide a listing of more than 4,000 local inspection locations staffed by trained and certified child safety seat technicians, so finding one near you should be easy. The Web site and toll-free telephone assistance are available in both Spanish and English. In addition, the Web site offers parents and caregivers other useful information on keeping children safe in motor vehicles.
I would go check this out fast, as one of their major sponsors is DaimlerChrysler, and since Chrysler was recently bought, I have no idea how long their sponsorship of this program is going to last. Take a look at it. Personally, I knew that a parent could get their car seat installed for free at many fire stations, but I had NO IDEA that people could be licensed to install car seats. Yes, you heard that right.
So I learned something new today.