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When it comes to keeping your little one safe, one of the most important things you can do is learn how to install a car seat properly. While it’s something you hope you never need to experience, a well-installed car seat can be a literal lifesaver. Not only will it keep your child safe in the event of a car accident, but it will also give your baby correct positioning and prevent any breathing obstructions. In America, motor vehicle crashes are one of the top causes of injury and death in young children. Unfortunately, 59% of car seats are not installed correctly. Several spots around the city are ready to help you with installation so you can ensure your child is as safe as possible. Here are a few car seat installation Portland services I’ve come to trust.
Posh Baby is a fantastic store when it comes to baby gear. With a vast selection of toys, clothes, and strollers, it’s an excellent place for parents-to-be. While I love browsing all of their products, one of my favorite things about the store is their commitment to car seat safety.
Once car seats have been in a car accident (even a fender bender!), they’re deemed unsafe. Many stores will resell these seats without disclosing this history. On the other hand, Posh Baby only sells seats they know have never been used.
With a wide range of seats for every age, you’re sure to find what you need. Plus, Posh Baby is so passionate about safety they provide free installation for local PDX residents with each car seat purchase. You can find out more about the installation on their website.
Oregon Impact is an organization dedicated to keeping your family safe. The organization regularly provides checks where you can bring your car seat and ensure you are correctly installing it. These events are staffed by trained volunteers who will work one-on-one with you.
For each car seat, they’ll spend about 30 minutes ensuring you understand how to install the seat on your own. The events tend to fill up quickly, so there are a few things they ask to make this a more efficient process. They ask that you install your car seat ahead of the event to the best of your ability. They also ask that you know your child’s height and weight and bring along the car seat’s user manual.
Their goal is to ensure that you feel confident installing your child’s car seat by the time you leave. Find their schedule of events online.
As a fellow parent, I’m passionate about helping you keep your family safe. Making sure your car seat is installed correctly is one of the best ways to protect your kids. After you ensure your car seat is correctly installed, you must know how to buckle in your child. The straps should be snug with the harness at armpit length. And while it’s great to see their little faces, keeping them rear-facing as long as possible is vital. These services for car seat installation in Portland provide helpful resources and tips to better ensure your child’s safety while on the road.
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