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. to 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.