One of the most important things you can do for your child’s safety is to ensure that their car seat is installed properly, and with so many different makes, models, and sizes, that can be a challenge. Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce that car seat safety checks are now available at two new locations: Mount Nittany Health Pediatrics – Bellefonte and Mount Nittany Health Primary Care – Philipsburg.
Car seat safety checks will also continue to be offered at Mount Nittany Health Pediatrics – Boalsburg. This free service can give parents extra peace of mind when driving with their children.
During a safety check, the car seat safety technicians will advise the parents on the correct installation of the car seat in the vehicle, as well as the infant/child in the seat. They will give general safety tips and explain the PA law regarding car seats. The process takes about 30 minutes, and parents are asked to bring the manual to their car seat and their car to the check.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that car seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71% for infants (younger than 1 year old) and by 54% for toddlers (1 to 4-years-old) in passenger cars. For infants and toddlers in light trucks, the corresponding reductions are 58% and 59%, respectively.
Car seats and booster seats are often used incorrectly, which can make them less effective. A simple car seat safety check can help ensure the safety of infants and children while traveling in vehicles. If you are interested in learning more, you can contact Mount Nittany Health at 844.278.4600.