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Car Seat Safety

Welcome! Here at Kern County Public Health Services Department we know how important it is to have a car seat. We can provide your family with a car seat and show you how to correctly install the car seat so you can drive off knowing your child is safe! Road injuries are the leading cause of unintentional deaths to children in the United States. Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent. We want to help keep your family safe.

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In order to receive a free car seat please complete the following two steps: 

STEP 1:

Click on your child’s age group below and watch the videos

Infants & Toddlers 0-3

Watch Video 1) Child Safety Seats 2017 LATCH

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Watch Video 1) Los asientos de seguridad para ninos orientado hacia atras 2017

Watch Video 2) Los asientos de seguridad para ninos LATCH 2017

Toddler & Preshcool 3-6

Watch Video 1) Child Safety Seats 2017 Forward Facing

Watch Video 2) Child Safety Seats 2017 LATCH

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Watch Video 1) Los asientos de seguridad para ninos orientado hacia delante 2017

Watch Video 2) Los asientos de seguridad para ninos LATCH 2017

School Age Children 6-8

Watch Video 1) Child Safety Seats 2017 Booster

Watch Video 2) Child Safety Seats 2017 LATCH

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Watch Video 1) Los de Seguridad para Ninos 2017 Booster 

Watch Video 2) Los asientos de seguridad para ninos LATCH 2017

STEP 2:
Click on “Online Car Seat Registration Form” complete and submit form 

Online Car Seat Registration FormFormulario de inscription en linea del asiento de coche

FAQ

Seat Belt Safety

Are your kids older? Check out this video for some tips!

Child Safety Seats 2017 Seat Belt

Qualifications

THE KERN COUNTY CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAM INCLUDES A DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM AND CAR SEAT CHECKS.

 

Who Qualifies:

Kern County parents or legal guardians of children age 0 to 12 years who are currently enrolled in WIC, Medical or Cal Fresh programs may attend one time on line or in person for the child passenger safety education class. The program funding allows one child passenger safety seat for one child per family. Donations to the program are welcome. If you are expecting please plan to take the class in your third trimester of pregnancy.

 

Who Does Not Qualify:

Foster Parents
Grandparents (unless guardians & documentation will need to be provided)
Child Care Providers
Emergencies
 
After you have completed this education program online or in person and based on your child’s age weight and height one of the following child passenger seats may be provided to your family a 5-Point Harness booster, a backless booster or a convertible safety seat. At Kern County Public Health Services (1800 Mt Vernon Ave, Bakersfield 93306) a nationally certified Safe Kids Child Passenger Safety Technician is available to show you how to properly install your child’s car seat and answer any questions. Please call Public Health at 661-321-3000 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

Can you rent a car seat?

We do not rent car seats out. See if you qualify and sign up to schedule an appointment to receive a free car seat today by filling out our “Online Car Seat Registration Form” above.

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