Watertown Dept. of Public Health does car seat checks for free by appointment  

Car seats are available based on eligibility and availability

Give our Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians a call today to make sure your child is a safe as possible while riding in vehicles!

Car seat flyer

Winter Car Seat Tip:

Bulky winter coats and car seats DO NOT mix. 

Kids should be in nothing more than a fleece when they are in their car seats.

coats and car seats dont mix
coats and car seats dont mix

Test if your child's coat is too bulky for their car seat

1. Harness child in their car seat in coat
2. Remove child from seat without loosening the harness
3. Harness child in their car seat without the coat (do not tighten harness)
4. If there is enough harness webbing that you can pinch it between your fingers or more, the coat is too bulky

too much extra webbing

How do you keep your child warm and safe?

*Cars can be pre warmed in cold winter weather
baby in fleece

*Harness your child in and place a blanket over the top of them 
 blanket over harness            how to keep warm

*For rear facing seats, use a car seat cover that does not go under the seat or behind child
car seat cover

*Kids in forward facing seats can wear their coat backwards over their harness
coat over harness