Friday, January 15, 2010

Winnipeg Car Seat Clinic

We brought in Briony's car seat to be inspected before she was born, and it was one of the best things that we did to get ready for her arrival. We had done a good job of following the manufacturer's instructions, but the firefighter who helped us provided some great suggestions for making her even safer (and cut up a pool noodle for us to help customize the car seat installation for our car's backseat).

If you have a kid in a car seat, I highly recommend going to get it checked out - even if you're sure that you've done it correctly, especially if you've switched car seats or use it in multiple vehicles. Just a few small adjustments could make a big difference in your child's safety, and that is certainly worth a few minutes of your time. (This advice is coming from a mommy who's had a baby in the car while we've been rear-ended TWICE since she was born. She's been absolutely okay both times, and it helped me breathe easier at the accident scene knowing that we did everything we could to be 100% confident that she was as safe as possible in our car.)

There's a car seat clinic being offered in Winnipeg next Saturday, which is a *great* option because dropping in at a fire station to do it on another day can sometimes mean waiting or needing to come more than once if the firefighters get called out (this happened to us twice).


Child Car Seat Clinic: Free to Community

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Manitoba Public Insurance is hosting a car seat clinic at the end of the month.

We'll inspect car seats to ensure they're:
* properly installed
* the right stage for the baby, and
* adjusted properly.

St. John Ambulance certified child car seat technicians conduct all inspections.

The clinic will be held at the MPI Claims Centre at 125 King EdwardStreet East (Route 90). It's just south of Ellice Avenue on Route 90.

The clinic runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The clinics are free-of-charge and no registration is required.



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