Free Car Seat Safety Checks

 

canstockphoto20138755“Hey mom, is this car seat installed properly?”

If you’re not sure about how to install your baby’s car seat, help is available.

Babies R Us and the CHP are teaming up to provide FREE car seat safety checks this weekend. A complimentary car seat safety check event will be held this Sunday, November 2nd from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Babies R Us in Chula Vista.

No pre-registration is required. Just arrive at the Babies R Us located at 1860 Main Ct in Chula Vista between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and let the experts properly install your baby’s car seat.

 

 

If you are unable to attend the November 2nd event, here is a list of other San Diego organizations that provide free safety checks:

 

South Bay

Kohl’s/Rady’s Children’s Hospital Car Seat Inspection at Kohl’s East Lake, Chula Vista. Click link to schedule your appointment.

Central San Diego

Kohl’s/Rady’s Children’s Hospital Car Seat Inspection at Rady’s Children’s Plaza in Serra Mesa and at the Balboa Kohl’s.  Click the link to schedule your appointment.

California Highway Patrol-San Diego , 4902 Pacific Highway twice a month on Saturdays. First come first served, call 619-220-5492 for more information.

East County

La Mesa Police Department at 8085 University Ave.  Free inspection on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 9am. First come first served, no appointments needed. Call 619-667-1400 for more information.

California Highway Patrol, 1722 East Main Street in El Cajon.  Tuesday mornings, call 619-401-2000 for appointment.

Kohl’s/Rady’s Children’s Hospital Car Seat Inspection; Kohl’s of Rancho San Diego.  Click the link to schedule your appointment.

 

North County

California Highway Patrol, 1888 Oceanside Blvd. in Oceanside.  Once a month, first come first served from 9 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m..  Call 760-757-1675 for available dates.

Kohl’s/Rady’s Children’s Hospital Car Seat Inspection for Encinitas and San Marcos.  Click the link to schedule your appointment.

 

California Law (Effective 01/01/2012):

Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat.

Children under the age of 8 who are 4′ 9″ or taller may be secured by a safety belt in the back seat.

Children who are 8 years and over shall be properly secured in an appropriate child passenger restraint system or safety belt.

Passengers who are 16 years of age and over are subject to California’s Mandatory Seat Belt law.

For accurate, up-to-date car seat safety information, visit http://www.thecarseatlady.com/.

3 thoughts on “Free Car Seat Safety Checks

  1. Lindsay says:

    Just called the CHP in Oceanside and they no longer provide this service. Coming up with multiple dead-ends for north county. Any other leads?

  2. momsguide says:

    You’re welcome!

  3. Crystal says:

    This is a great reference! I noted on my calendar when I’m going to a police station nearby for a free inspection. THANK YOU!

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