CAR SEAT PROGRAM
& Child Passenger Safety
First 5 Yuba County offers car seat education classes, one-on-one appointments, car seat inspections, installation support, and distribution of car seats for Yuba county residents.
One-On-One Appointments: Parents and Caregivers can schedule a one-on-one appointment at anytime. These are held at the First 5 Yuba County Offices at 1114 Yuba Street in Marysville. During your one-on-one appointment, a Certified Car Seat Technician will review the current laws, types of car seats, and their parts with you. If the parent/caregiver has their own car seat, the Car Seat Technician will inspect the car seat for recalls, expiration date, other issues with the car seat. If the child is present, the Technician will also support in ensuring the car seat is a proper fit for the child. If the parent/caregiver is given a seat, a Technician will show you how to properly install the car seat and have it inspected before the appointment ends.
Fill out this form to schedule a one-on-one appointment. Llame al 530-749-4877 para español.
Car Seat Check-Up Events: Throughout the year, inspection events are held in various Yuba County locations. These "drive through" style events are similiar to one-on-one appoitments. Car Seat Technicians provide education and pre-owned car seats are inspected and/or car seats are distributed on a case-by-case basis.
Vist our Facebook for up-to date inspection event information.
Car Seat Safety Tips
The best way to keep your child safe is to use the right car seat, the right way.
Here are some safety tips to ensure your most precious cargo is safely secured.
Buying the right seat: California law requires your child be in a rear-facaing car seat until at least two years old. Best practice is to keep your child rear-facing as long as possible, based on the car seat weight/height limits. When your child has outgrown their rear facing seat, you are ready for a forward-facing seat. Get more details on buying the right seat for your child.
Installing the seat: You'll need to decide what type of sytem you will use when installing your car seat. You can choose either the seat belt, or the lower anchors to secure the seat. Both are safe, but unless specifically called for in your car seat manual, do not use both. It is important to use the tether in your child's forward facing car set. Get more information about installing your car seat.
Getting the right fit: A properly-fitted harness gives your child the best possible protection. Here is some more information on getting the right fit for your child.
Kids spend a lot of time in the car. It is important to learn how to keep them safe.
There's a lot to know but we are here to help! Attend a check-up event, make a one-on-one appointment, or give us a call today.
First 5 Yuba County's Child Passenger Safety Program is funded by the Office of Traffic Safety to conduct child passenger safety.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 530-749-4877.