LRH is fortunate to have several staff members who are trained in child passenger safety. LRH is committed to ensuring that your newborn leaves the hospital in a safe car seat that is installed in your vehicle correctly.
Tips from the Child Passenger Safety Experts at
Littleton Regional Healthcare’s Sauter Birthing Suites
- Child safety seats (car seat or booster seat) are required by law in every state
- Children should ride in a rear-facing safety seat until at least 2 years old And until the child out grows the rear-facing safety seat by either weight or height
- A rear-facing child safety seat with a harness provides the most protection for your child
- Avoid child safety seats that are old – Seats expire and are not safe after the expiration date
- Register your child safety seat with the manufacturer so you can be notified of any recall
- Make sure your child safety seat fits in your car correctly. Not every safety seat will fit every car
- Use the pinch test. If you can pinch the harness strap your child is not safe
- Everyone under the age of 18 must use a seat belt or child safety seat – It’s The Law!
- The back seat is the safest place for children under the age of 13, with or without a front airbag
- Children under the age of 7 and less than 57 inches in height are required to use a child safety seat
For more information on Child Passenger Safety speak with a Child Passenger Safety Technician:
Sheryl, CPST-I, Coordinator – Child Passenger Safety Program
Vicki, CPST and Michelle, CPST