Navigating car seat safety, recommendations and staying up to date can feel like a full time job! At Valley Child Care & Learning Center, we are not certified car seat technicians but we are passionate about your family’s safety. Currently there are multiple car seat trade in events going on at major retailers like Walmart and Target, we’ve put together some resources for you to navigate these events feeling empowered in your choice for your child’s next car seat!
Did you know…
of car seats are estimated to be installed INCORRECTLY!
Car seats have expiration dates for recommended use
most car seats expire after six years!
(to find your car seat’s expiration date, locate the manufacturer’s sticker usually located on the side or the bottom of the seat.)
For parents in Arizona, there are many helpful resources to take advantage of when ensuring car seat safety!
Phoenix Fire Department provides FREE consultations for families that ensure car seats are fitted and installed correctly. (To take advantage of this incredible service you must make an appointment via their website.)
FREE car seat inspections are also available to families that use AAA, visit their website to find a participating office near you!
Phoenix Children’s Hospital offers a variety of incredible supports and resources to families in Phoenix, including car seat safety classes! To enroll in the next class, be sure to visit their website! Also check out their app, “Car Seat Helper” in the Itunes store and Google Play store (available in english and spanish) for information on car seat safety and help buying your next car seat!