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Car Seat Safety Information

Car Seat

By Angela Earley, Publisher March 2, 2020

Car seat safety is something I have been very passionate about since becoming a mother. Kids grow super fast so it seems like I am adjusting my sons car seat every 3-4 months. It can be very overwhelming. 

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when your child is riding in a vehicle. Each year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car safety seats helps keep children safe. But, because so many different seats are on the market, many parents find this overwhelming. If you are expectant parents, give yourselves enough time to learn how to properly install the car safety seat in your car, before your baby is born, to ensure a safe ride home from the hospital.

The type of seat your child needs depends on your child’s age, height/weight, and developmental needs. Read more at American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about choosing the most appropriate car safety seat for your child.

I would like to thank Investigator Joe Armano of the Mercer County Sheriffs Office. He supplied me with these informative sheets. Colonial Fire Department holds a safety check the last Tuesday of every month with the exception of December. Be sure to check it out on my event calendar! I've gone there twice myself and plan on going in March. 

Check out this very informative link from the State of New Jersey

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Inspection locations:

Mercer County Sheriff's Office
Child Passenger Safety Check

Colonial Fire Co., 801 Kuser Rd., Hamilton
Hours: 4:30pm - 8pm, last Tuesday each month*
*Not Available in December
For more information call: 609-278-7159


Princeton Healthcare System
West Windsor, NJ
Weekdays - seat check/education by appointment only
For more information and appointments: 888-897-8979



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