Child car safety seat clinic

South Windsor - posted Jan, 27 2014

SOUTH WINDSOR - On Friday, Feb. 14, the South Windsor Police Department will be hosting a free child safety seat clinic at South Windsor Fire Headquarters, Company #1, 1175 Ellington Road. The event will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. There is no cost to have your child’s car seat inspected and no appointment is needed. The South Windsor Child Safety Seat Team follows the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) which is keeping children rear-facing from birth until 2-years-old or to the height or weight limits of the convertible seat. Then, children should be forward-facing in a harnessed seat from 2-years-old to 8-years-old up to the limits of the child restraint, then in a belt-positioning booster seat until the child can fit properly in a safety seat-belt, typically when the child is about 8 to 12-years-old. When using the vehicle’s safety seat belt always use the lap-shoulder belt for best protection. A final, best-practice recommendation is for all children under 13-years-old to ride in the back seat. Please read and follow the instruction manual of your child’s safety seat and your vehicle to find the safest installation configuration.

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