Purchasing a child safety seat may be one of the most important investments you make for your child but finding the right seat can be confusing and challenging. It is crucial to purchase a seat that is appropriate for your child's age and weight. The seat must also fit in your vehicle properly. Always read and carefully follow your vehicle owner's manual and child safety seat manufacturer's instructions.
If you find that you need additional assistance with your child's safety seat, we are here to help. The Safe Children Program at Children's Hospital offers educational information to assist with the selection as well as proper installation of your child's safety seat.
Child Passenger Safety Programs Offered
The child passenger safety programs at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt are funded in part by Kohl's and the Ford Motor Company Fund. Various programs are available depending on your child's need:
Properly Installing Safety Seats
The following information may help when installing your child's safety seat:
- Child Passenger Safety Tips
- Tennessee Car Seat Law
- Tennessee Graduated Drivers License
- Additional Resources
- Frequently Asked Questions
Child Passenger Safety Technicians
When seeking assistance with car seat selection or installation, it is important to speak with a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST). CPSTs have attended and passed a rigorous 32 hour national training program. These skilled technicians are available as a resource to their community as they are able to provide education and assistance with the proper selection, use and maintenance of child restraints.
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