Is Your Child In the Right Car Seat? – May 26, 2022
If you are WIC or Medicaid eligible and need a car seat for your child, the Mercer County Health District can help! Our Ohio Buckles Buckeyes program allows us to distribute convertible car seats (for children weighing 5-65 pounds) and removable high back booster seats (for children weighing 40-100 pounds) to families who meet eligibility requirements.
Motor vehicle crashes are the top cause of death for children and adults between 1 and 34 years of age. The correct use of car seats saves lives. Infant seats have been shown to reduce fatal injury by 71%, and toddler seats by 54%. The Ohio Buckles Buckeyes program not only provides car seats, but also trains parents to use the car seat correctly to provide maximum protection for their children.
To find out more about MCHD’s car seat program or make an appointment, call 419-586-3251 option 2.