Center for Childhood Safety
Center for Childhood Safety

Car Seat Safety Program

Studies have shown that 80 percent of car seats are used incorrectly, which increases the chance of a child being seriously injured or killed in a crash. To educate parents and caregivers on proper installation, Children’s Mercy now offers monthly car seat clinics free to the public.

The buckle up clinics take place 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., the second Tuesday of every month, on the fourth level of the Adele Hall parking garage at Children’s Mercy. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will inspect car seats already installed in vehicles and show parents how to make the necessary adjustments for a safe and secure installation.

Appointments are required and will be scheduled for 30-minutes per car seat. You can schedule your appointment by calling (816) 234-1607, Monday-Friday during regular business hours. Please bring the car seat instruction manual and the owner's manual for the vehicle to the appointment.

First Aid Kit

Preparation and detection are key components of preventing accidental childhood injury. Children's Mercy's emergency-medicine specialists advise that parents keep their first aid kit up to date and that each member of the family - age permitting - know where it is kept and how to use it.

Home Safety

Children's Mercy is committed to reducing the impact of injuries on the lives of children and their families through services, research and advocacy.

This safety checklist is intended to help you raise your IQ - your ability to recognize potential dangers in and around your home.

Water Safety

Learn how to keep your children safe around the water with by following these basic tips.

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