Motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of injury-related death for Canadian children.
The risk of injury can be reduced by protecting children with the right kind of restraint for their age and size and using it correctly.
When used correctly, proper passenger restraints can significantly reduce the rates of injuries and fatalities in children:
- Car seats can reduce the risk of death by 71 per cent for infants under age 1 and 54 per cent for children ages 1 to 4.
- Car seats reduce the risk of hospitalization by 67 per cent for children age 4 and under.
- Booster seats provide 59 per cent more protection than seat belts alone. (*Public Health Agency of Canada)
Misuse rates range from 44% to 81% for car seats, and 30% to 50% for booster seats (*Canadian Paediatric Society)
I am a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, a member of CPSAC, the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada.
I will teach you how to:
– Check/ verify an existing car seat installation
– Install your new car seat
– Switch a rear-facing convertible to forward-facing
I will also review best practices for car seat use.
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
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 availability.