Chenango County Free Car Seat Check on July 28
It can be a real struggle getting used to putting a car seat for your toddler into your car. Recently, my daughter Katie arrived for a visit from North Carolina with my two little grandchildren in tow. Having been removed from the car seat dilemma for many years now, I arrived at the airport ready to carry the kiddies back home to our house in safety. To say that putting the car seat in my vehicle was difficult is a monument to understatement. Katie persevered however and we managed to get it done.
Having grown up in the 1950's and 1960s, in "pre-car seat America," it is amazing what today young parents have to go through trying to figure these contraptions out. I totally agree with their use, however, and because of them today's kids travel in the safest conditions possible.
In my day no car had car seats. I remember in late 1950s when we had a new baby in the family, my mother wrapped the infant tightly in a blanket and placed the baby between her and my father on the shiny bench seat of our station wagon. No strap, no belt. Just a tightly wrapped blanket for safety. Yes, we have come a long way.
So, if you struggle with understanding all the new bells and whistles that come with a new car seat, here is your chance to get some free help.
The Chenango County Sheriff's Department will hold a free child passenger safety seat inspection at their office on Wednesday July 28, 2021 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Bring the child, car seat, vehicle the child will ride in and the owner’s manual for the vehicle.
This check event was made possible by a grant received by the NYS Governor's Traffic Safety Committee & NHTSA.
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