Baltimore, MD (October 23, 2012) – Parents and caregivers can find out if they are installing and using their child safety seats properly during a free child safety seat inspection this Saturday, October 27, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium according to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
The event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fairground’s York Road entrance, is sponsored by Maryland Kids In Safety Seats (MD KISS) in conjunction with the Tot Swap.
Parents should arrive with seats already installed to the best of their ability, along with both the vehicle and safety seat manuals. In addition, children are encouraged to attend so that child passenger safety technicians can assess how the child fits in the seat. If the child will not be present for the seat check, parents should place a piece of tape on the car seat at the level of the child’s shoulders so that technicians can accurately assess the child's position in the seat.
Questions are encouraged and parents should plan to be involved in the seat-checking process. They also may want to bring an additional adult to supervise their child while they work with seat technicians.
To learn more about this event or other seat-check events in Maryland, call KISS at 800-370-SEAT, or visit their website, www.mdkiss.org.