What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

CAR SEAT INSPECTION SITES IN THE NYC AREA

     Home  >  Articles  > News & Tips: Services
by NYMetroParents Staff

Related: car seat inspection, where to get car seats checked, new york, nyc, manhattan, brooklyn, queens, long island, rockland, westchester, fairfield, ct, connecticut,


Want to know where to get your child's car seat checked, to make sure it's meeting safety guidelines? Below is a list of car seat inspection sites in the New York City area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, and Fairfield County, CT. Plus, get an update on car seat safety guidelines before you go.

dad with infant in car seat; father and baby in car

Keeping Baby Safe

An infant car seat is an essential item for keeping your newborn safe in the car, and without one, you may even find that your new life as a family will be delayed -- many hospitals have a policy of not allowing you to take your baby home without such a seat, so make sure you buy one with plenty of time to spare.

There are different types of car seats depending on your child's age, weight, and height. Babies up to 2 years old should travel in a rear-facing seat, as this is the safest way to transport an infant. Once your child has outgrown a rear-facing seat, the next stage is an upright, forward-facing seat with a five-point baby harness to hold your child in place. Both rear- and forward-facing seats are either securely fixed to the seat using a three-point rear seat belt or, if you have a new car, the ISOFIX points (fittings at the rear of the back seat that allow a seat to be attached to the chassis of the car).

To ensure that you buy the right seat for your car, it's best to have a retailer fit it. Never buy a secondhand seat. Even if it looks fine, it may have been damaged and have hidden weaknesses.

Get more tips on infant car seat safety, and search the regions below for car seat inspection points near you.

 

Find car seat check points in:

New York City

Long Island

Westchester County, NY

Rockland County, NY

Fairfield County, CT

 


Give yourself a free Holiday Gift

Receive our weekly highlights newsletter · Over 1,000 local activities

More News & Tips: Services Articles

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
How to Soothe a Camera-Shy Child
10 Things to Do if Your Pet is Lost
Survey Shows Strong Tie Between Physical and Digital Security Risks
Ask the Expert: Do You Recommend Mediation for Divorcing Parents of a Child with Special Needs?

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local News & Tips: Services Sponsors


Long Island Arts & Crafts
Syosset at Basketworks, 611 Jericho Turnpike
Syosset, NY
516-500-1ART
It's time to take out the glitter, pastels, paint...

GameTruck
Ultimate video game party serving all of Long Island and NYC
516-629-5595
Ultimate video game party serving all of Long Isla...

Green Vale School (The)
250 Valentine's Lane
Old Brookville , NY
516-640-2420
The Green Vale School is one of the nation's premi...

Language Workshop for Children
212-628-2700
The Language Workshop for Children is the oldest a...

Teatown Lake Reservation
1600 Spring Valley Road
Ossining, NY
914-762-2912
Teatown's Natural Science Summer Day Camp 2014 is ...
See Our News & Tips: Services Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE