: 1st Floor Conference Room
Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer among children ages two to 14, due in large part to the nonuse or improper use of child seats and seat belts? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 96-98 percent of all child safety restraints riding on Texas roadways are improperly installed. Working with parents and our partners, Centennial Medical Center's goal is to ensure every child is properly secured and safe every trip, every time.
This two hour class/fitting station is taught by Certified Car Seat Technicians and is designed to educate new or expecting parents on the best practices and importance of a properly fitted car seat. You also will participate in hands-on demonstrations of securing an infant in a car seat (substituting dolls in lieu of an actual child.) We will spend one hour in the classroom and allow one hour for car seat fitting in your vehicle.
This is an educational service NOT an installation service. Parents will put the car seat in and the technicians will educate, assist and check off seat.
Please educate yourself prior to selecting a car seat as it is required to bring your car seat into class for hands-on practice and fitting of the car seat into your vehicle. It is also required to bring to class:
- Bring a rear-facing infant/convertible car seat that is NOT beyond six years from the manufacture date (usually located on the base or seat of your car seat) and has NOT been involved in a motor vehicle crash OR has an unknown crash history.
- Bring car seat user guide.
- Bring vehicle owner’s manual.
- Please also de-clutter your vehicle for easier fitting of your car seat.