I am a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST), a member of CPSAC, the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada.

If I am not able or am unavailable to assist, I would be happy to refer you to a fellow CPST. Alternatively you can find a certified tech on this map.

If you do not need in-person help, but would like advice or have a question, please feel free to contact me. For more timely response, you can also join the SEATS for Kids Discussion Community Facebook group for assistance. There are a number of CPSAC-certified techs from across Canada in this group (including myself) that answers car seat-related questions.

 

(1) Car Seat Check (Installation)

– Check/ verify an existing car seat installation
– Install your car seat
– Teach you how to install your car seat
– Switch a rear-facing convertible to forward-facing
– Review booster readiness and fit for older children
– Teach you how to use/ install your infant (“bucket”) seat without the base

At all appointments, I will also review best practices for child passenger safety and car seat use.

Time Required

Varies, but minimum 45 minutes, averaging 1 hour appointment.
Please come prepared to learn, and to install your seat yourself.

Read this article from Car Seats For The Littles on what to expect during our appointment.

(2) Prenatal Appointment

– Car seat check appointment before baby is born. Ideal time is about a month before the due date.
– Includes everything in the car seat check PLUS a shorter follow up appointment once baby is born
– The follow up is to review fit and seat use – some parents forget what is discussed at that first appointment, or just prefer to have baby physically checked in the seat, especially if they are small and may need additional supports to prevent chin-to-chest issues.

Time Required

Varies, but minimum 45 minutes, averaging 1 hour appointment for first appointment.
Please come prepared to learn, and to install your seat yourself.
Second appointment 30 minutes average.

 

(3) Car Seat Fit Assessment

– Testing car seat installations in your vehicle, especially “three across” in one row situations
– Meet at a store in order to test fit of demo car seats in your vehicle
– Bring some of my demo seats to test in your vehicle

Time Required

Varies on number of seats required, but minimum 75 minutes, but could be up to a 2 hour appointment for challenging “three across” scenarios.

 

(4) Child Passenger Safety and Car Seat Presentation

– Review Child Passenger Safety for a group of parents, staff, child workers etc
– Topics covered:

Best practice and the law
What seat is appropriate
Install basics
Buckling your child
Is a seat safe to use?

– Optional topics available

Travelling with car seats
Review of tech-recommended car seats for each stage

Time Required

One hour presentation.
Can include a mini “clinic” to check attendee car seats, minimum of 30 minutes per seat

 

Location & Time

I will either come to you, or we can meet at a mutually convenient place.
If you attend any of my classes, we can arrange to meet before or after class.

 

Pricing and Appointments

Please submit a request for an appointment and I will confirm pricing and availability.

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