Who doesn’t love a road trip? Many choose summer to get out there and explore and, if this is you and your family, have a great time!

Just remember, safety is the most important thing when it comes to traveling – even more important than having fun. If someone gets hurt, the fun times won’t really matter much – right?

When traveling with children in car seats:

  • Don’t forget to inspect the car seat for possible problems. Is it properly installed?
  • Do the harness and straps fit so your child is being held in a snug position?
  • Make sure the straps lie flat and that the chest clip is positioned at the armpit level.

Failure to check the installation and fit can mean the difference between your child being successfully protected in the event of an accident – or not.

Need a Car Seat? Need a Car Seat Safety Check? Just Call Faith!

New car seats are offered by Faith through the Safe Riders’ program. You may contact us for a car seat for your child or for any child you regularly transport – think grandchildren or kids in carpools. 

If you need a car seat – or you would like assistance to make sure your child’s car seat is properly installed in your vehicle – you can rely on Faith Community Health System for help.

Call us before you get ready to travel! Contact Brandi Bennett, BSN, RN, Quality Assurance/ Infection Prevention, program manager of Employee Health Maternal/Neonatal Medicine at Faith Community Health System, at 940-567-6633, ext. 226, to schedule a car seat check or a time to pick up a new car seat and have it properly installed in your car.

You can also visit the following link to fill out a form for a car seat technician to contact you: https://form.jotform.com/241625665202048

You can learn more about car seat safety at a Safe Riders’ class, held at the following times:

  • At Faith Community Hospital (215 Chisholm Trail, Jacksboro), the Safe Riders’ program is held on the second Monday of each month from 4 to 7 p.m. 
  • At the Bowie ER (705 East Greenwood Ave., Bowie), you can attend the Safe Riders’ class on the fourth Monday of the month, also from 4 to 7 p.m.

NOTE: You must register to attend these classes as they are not held if there is no one signed up. Call Bennett at 940-567-6633, ext 226 to reserve your spot!

Faith is dedicated to keeping all the kiddos safe on the road!