Car seat services
Did you know that over 70% of car seats are improperly installed or used? At Diaper Lab, we are adamant about proper car seat use and practices. From choosing the appropriate style and location for your car seats to safe installation and use, our certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPSTs) are able to advise.
Currently, we are excited to be able to offer Car Seat Consults for car seat checks! During a car seat check, your seat(s) will be fully inspected, ensuring secure installation and educating you on proper use. A car seat check can be conducted with or without baby. Many people will consider getting a new car seat installation checked before baby arrives, as well as baby grows and may require a different angle or adjustment of a current seat, or outgrows one seat and requires another. You can book a Car Seat Consult for a car seat check via our online registration system. If the times/dates available do not work for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will attempt to find a mutually convenient appointment time for you and one of our CPSTs.
Please note that we cannot accommodate drop-ins for “just a quick check” of any car seat. To provide car seat services, we are required by our certification through Safe Kids Worldwide to not only look at your already installed seat(s), but also to perform a full uninstall and reinstall of the seat and/or base with you present, as we complete a multi-page checklist. This process usually takes between 20 and 45 minutes, depending on the exact car seat and year/model/make of car.
By the end of 2019, we hope to begin to offer informational car seat workshops as well as at least one community car seat event. All three paths (consults, workshops, and events) are intended to help you learn how to install and use your car seat confidently and correctly. You will be the one using the seat, both in terms of installing and reinstalling the seat, adjusting it for the baby at any given moment, and maneuvering the baby or child in and out of the seat countless numbers of times. We want you to feel confident about using the seat correctly every time.
We do not recommend any particular brand of car seat (there is no “best” car seat - they have all passed the same safety testing requirements), nor sell car seats. If you are looking to purchase a car seat, please visit our friends locally at Magic Beans.