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Car Seat Safety

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Car Seat Safety Guide

Has information on topics ranging from car safety seats to school buses to teen driving.
141 Northwest Point Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
(847) 434-4000
www.healthychildren.org

Car Seat Inspection Sites

Many locations throughout Central Ohio have free inspections and help with installing your child’s car seat. Contact a Certified AAA Child Passenger Safety Technician location near you for available days and times, or call AAA Ohio’s main office.
90 East Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
(888) 222-6446
http://traffic-safety.ohio.aaa.com/child-safety-seats/

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Injury Prevention Program

Provides several services related to injury prevention and home safety:

  • Low-cost car seats and booster seats to families in need (Ohio Buckles Buckeyes Program)
  • Free car seat checks at fitting stations throughout Columbus
  • Low-cost home safety inspections for houses that provide in-home childcare
  • Fire prevention and pedestrian safety programs (Safe Kids Central Ohio)

240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7748
www.columbus.gov

Grow Up Safe

Provided in partnership with the Center for Research and Injury Policy, this website helps parents and professionals find information and resources related to child injury and prevention in Ohio. They provide links to organizations, resources and tips on ways to learn about safety topics and current information about injury prevention.  Their social media page has lessons that organizations can follow when using social media and interacting online with the internet audience.
575 Children’s Crossroad, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2000
growupsafe.org

Kids Health

This website offers a broad range of information on many topics for parents:

kidshealth.org

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Their website provides a lot of information about car safety ratings, how to register car seats and find out about recalls, airbags, reporting vehicle theft, seat belt and car seat laws, finding a car seat inspection site and more.
1200 New Jersey Avenue, Washington, DC 20590
Toll-free: (888) 327-4236
nhtsa.gov

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Injury Research & Policy

Their website provides information on a variety of safety topics, including bicycle safety, passenger safety, concussions, backyard safety, child care safety, computer safety and more.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2400
nationwidechildrens.org/injury-research-and-policy-injury-topics

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Health E-Hints

Health e-Hints is a free, unique e-newsletter written by pediatric specialists and customized to meet the health and safety needs of your family. When you enter the ages of your own children, you’ll only get the articles that are relevant to your family. The newsletter is completely customized just for you.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2000
nationwidechildrens.org/e-newsletter-sign-up

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Health Information Library

Find information about the disease, condition, procedure or test you need. Also, find relevant information on various health topics for parents, kids and teens.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2000
healthlibrary.nationwidechildrens.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Kohl’s Cares Safety for All Seasons Program

Find an easy Car Seat Chooser app, Play it Safe! video game, plus coloring and activity pages to download and print regarding car seat and other safety topics (sport helmets, poison, fire, drowning, falls, etc.) on the program’s website.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0679
www.nationwidechildrens.org/safety

Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Ohio Buckles Buckeyes Program

Provides free car seats to low-income families throughout Ohio. Families must attend an educational class. The program is designed for families with babies and small children who have outgrown their infant seat.
246 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(800) 755-4769
www.odh.ohio.gov/health/vipp/cps/cps.aspx

Prevent Child Injury

This national organization was started to raise awareness about the problem of child injury, offer solutions and reduce child injury and death. They offer safety toolkits and dozens of downloadable safety plans to share with families and child advocates.
National Center for Injury Prevention & Control
1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, Georgia 30329
www.preventchildinjury.org