Car Seat Program
Congratulations on your new addition!
The Children's Hospital at The Medical Center, Safekids of Georgia, Columbus Coalition and the Columbus Department of Public Health would like to welcome your new baby with a car seat safety class and car seat.
A car seat will be provided to those registered to deliver at The Medical Center or Doctors Hospital and complete the car seat safety class. The cost of the class is $20. Only one seat per baby is provided.
The most important concern during your pregnancy is your child’s safety. In an effort to give you this peace of mind, we’ve designed a program to educate parents and caregivers on the proper installation and use of child car seats. Now when you register for prenatal classes at The Medical Center and Doctors Hospital, you also can register for car seat training and installation classes.
Once you’ve successfully completed the class, you’ll be furnished with a new car seat – free of charge!
Car Seat Facts
75% of motor vehicle crashes occur within 25 miles of home.
Correctly installed, child safety seats reduce the risk of death by 71% for infants.
Each year more than 1,400 children ages 14 and under die as motor vehicle passengers.
Child safety seats and safety belts, when correctly installed and used, can prevent injury and save lives.
Last year more than 274,000 children were injured as occupants in motor vehicle crashes.
With this unique program, we teach parents or caregivers the facts about a car seat and how to correctly install one. Those interested in receiving a new car seat will be required to attend prenatal classes along with a car seat training and installation class.
After the completion of the classes, parents or caregivers will be furnished with a new car seat; however, only one car seat per newborn child will be furnished. Those parents or caregivers who have purchased their own car seats and are interested in taking the car seat training and installation class also may register for the course by contacting the Safekids coordinator at 706-321-6183.
Class Registration: $20
For more information, contact your OB coordinator or call Safekids at 706-321-6183.
Car Seat Features
Belt path opening for large vehicles
Rear facing holds children up to 30 pounds
Forward facing holds children over one year and 20-40 pounds
Five-point harness system with one-piece harness retainer
Padded fabric covers remove for washing
Meets FMVSS 208 and FMVSS 213 standards, approved for use in aircraft
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