As parents, when it comes to your child’s health and well-being, you want what is best for your child. One of the best things that you can do to protect your child is to make sure that your child travels safely in vehicles. Car crashes are the leading cause of death of children between the ages of 1 through 12 in the United States. Make sure that your child’s car seat (or booster seat) is correctly installed in the vehicle and that your child is properly secured in the child safety seat. Correct use of child safety seats drastically reduces the risk of potentially fatal injury in the event of a vehicle collision.
When installing a child safety seat, keep in mind that store displays and illustrations may not show correct usage. Please be advised, the information provided on this webpage is not to take the place of reading a car seat instruction or vehicle manual, but includes helpful hints for parents when installing a child’s safety seat.
If you need assistance installing your safety seat or would like a technician to check whether you’ve installed it properly, Bayfield County Health Department has certified Child Passenger Safety available to assist you. Please contact Bayfield County Health Department at (715) 373-6109 to schedule an appointment for a car seat check or for any other child passenger safety questions you may have.
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