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All About Car Seats

In-person class

6 to 7:30 pm

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St.John's Hospital Carol Jo Vecchie Women & Children's Center 415 N 9th St | Springfield
In the event of a cancellation, we request that you notify us as soon as possible.
217-744-2229 womencare@hshs.org

Our All About Car Seats Class is designed to help parents better understand and use their child’s child passenger safety seat, or car seat. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to answer questions and assist parents and caregivers in proper use and installation of their car seats. Most parents are trying to protect their children by using car seats, but car seat use can be confusing, which can lead to misuse and possible injury to a child in a crash. Car seats should be checked to be sure they are appropriate for the child who is riding in them and that the seats are not recalled or expired. In this class, discussions will be on installation of the seat, using either the LATCH system or the seat belt, and guidance will be given on how to correctly secure the child in the car seat, including how tight the harness should be, which harness slots should be used and correct positioning of the harness clip. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Don’t wait to have a crash to find out that your car seat was being used incorrectly. Parents are often surprised to learn they were doing something wrong with their car seat, but they are so appreciative after learning about child passenger safety and knowing their child is riding safer.

This is an in-person class. Registration is required. Please arrive a few minutes early to collect class material. You will be contacted via email a 24-48 hours prior to the class date for confirmation on attending and specific room that class will be in. All classes are held within the Carol Jo Vecchie Women & Childrens Center. Please enter through the lobby. Parking is available in the ramp at 9th & Carpenter Street. A support person may attend class as well.

The support person can attend class with you. There is no need to register them separately.