During your appointment we will need to know your child’s:
Age, Weight, and Height
If your child will not be present during the seat check, we may also need to know your child’s torso height (seated shoulder height). Here is how you can measure it:
Sit your child into the car seat and note where the child’s shoulders are relative to the back of the seat (or between which harness slots are the shoulders).
Alternately, sit your child on the floor against a wall. Measure up from the floor to the top of the shoulder.
If possible, please read your car seat manual and/or attempt to install the car seat before your appointment.
What to bring
Your child’s car seat and all of it’s parts. If you have all of the parts (carrier, base, cupholders, inserts, padding, belt webbing, etc). We may need these parts.
Your child, if possible. It’s best to have your child attend the car seat check to make sure the seat fits the child properly. If you will not be bringing your child with you, please make sure to check the child’s accurate torso height as described above. If your child has not been born yet, you will learn proper harnessing on a demo doll.
The installation process requires your attention, so having another adult with you to help watch your child can be very helpful.
If possible, bring both the car seat manual and your vehicle owner’s manual.
Parents, grandparents, nannies, and any other caregivers that transport the child are welcome to join the car seat safety lesson.
South Shore (primary location): Rathbun Ave at Arden Ave, Staten Island, NY 10312
Safe street parking is available on Rathbun Ave (around the corner off of Arden Ave)
House Calls: Appointments can be scheduled at YOUR location (home, hospital, store, etc). Additional fee may apply.
In the event of rain or harsher weather, an alternate location may be suggested. Please dress appropriately for the weather.