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TCH car seat clinic cancelled for May; next clinic scheduled for June 13

Tri-County Hospital Obstetrics Department will NOT host its monthly car seat inspection clinic in May due to the Mother's Day holiday. The next regularly scheduled clinic will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 13 at Tri-County Hospital. Families are encouraged to take advantage of this free inspection.

Families can simply pull up to the TCH front entrance, along Deerwood Avenue, on June 13 and check in. A certified child passenger safety technician will be on hand to inspect car seats, and provide tips on proper installation and use. Certified child passenger safety technicians offer the following assistance to parents and caregivers:

Ensure that the seat brought by the family has not been recalled

• Advise on how to choose an age, height and weight appropriate child safety seat

• Instruct and demonstrate how to install and use the appropriate child safety seat in the vehicle

• Instruct and demonstrate how to correctly place a child in the appropriate child safety seat

• Answer any questions parents or caregivers may have regarding car seat installation.

"Perhaps the most important investment you can make in your child's future is a child safety seat," explained Kris Wallgren, TCH OB supervisor. "

Seats will be replaced, as needed, from TCH. Car seat inspections are held at TCH the second Sunday of each month. For more information, contact Wallgren at (218) 632-8781.