Car Seat Checks
Car Seat Checks
Did you know that over 70% of car seats are improperly installed and/or used? For what is intended as a lifesaving device, this is an alarming figure. Wonderful Welcome is adamant about car seat safety. Thankfully, Jen is a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) or "car seat tech". CPSTs are highly trained professionals who can evaluate and install car seats properly. From choosing the appropriate style and location for your car seats to safe installation and use, CPSTs are able to advise.
Jen has been a certified CPST since 2019, and installed literally hundreds of car seats for families around New England. Although Jen's car seat checks through June 30, 2023 were offered through Diaper Lab, seat checks July 1, 2023 and beyond are offered directly through Wonderful Welcome. Please fill out the Car Seat Registration form found here to book one.
Car seat checks are done as "house calls" and can happen at your house, place of work, or any other location with a safe place to park. 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 consider getting a car seat installation checked before baby arrives; as baby grows and requires a different angle or adjustment of a current seat; or as baby outgrows one seat and moves to another, such as moving from an infant (or "bucket" seat) to a convertible seat, or to a combination seat or booster.
If you are a Wonderful Welcome client already, a car seat check is complimentary with your doula package; simply ask Jen to take a look at your seat! However, even if you are not a doula client, most families want the reassurance of proper car seat installation prior to baby's birth, so register now to schedule yours ASAP!
Car seat commendations!
"Working with Jen to set up our car seats was such an easy process. I trust her completely. She is knowledgeable and thorough. She is an excellent communicator and she's flexible and so willing to accommodate busy schedules! I can't even admit to how many times I have enlisted her help with our car seats! I'd recommend her services to anyone in my life." - Jen T. (2021-2023)
"I have learned so much from having Jen install and teach me about proper car seat installation and use with both my infant and convertible seats. Not only were my car seats expertly installed, I also left knowing how to do it myself and how to check it was done correctly. Jen was obviously well-prepared for our session, and took her time both to make sure everything was done right, but also to teach as she went. I cannot recommend Jen enough to anyone seeking help with a car seat for their kiddo. You will leave knowing that your seat is properly installed and how to safely do it in the future! Definitely time and money well spent!" - Caitlin I. (2023)