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Safely Home Child Passenger Safety Program

In light of the pandemic, we are currently unable to accommodate in-person car seat checks. Please refer to the online resources below or sign up for our virtual Car Seat 101 class by visiting

Research finds that nearly 3 out of 4 car seats are misused and over 90% of new parents are using their car seats incorrectly on their first ride home from the hospital. Through our Child Passenger Safety Program, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford provides parents and caregivers the education they need to keep their children safe in the car.

Car seat safety

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From the moment they're born, you want the best for your kids. Learn how to keep your child as safe as possible in a car seat.

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How to install, prep and harness your car seat

Car Seat Installation - Stanford Medicine Children's Health

Installing your car seat

Top tips to help you install your car seat correctly. Watch video >

Car Seat Prepping - Stanford Medicine Children's Health

Prepping your car seat

How to ensure that your car seat is ready to go. Watch video >

Car Seat Harnessing - Stanford Medicine Children's Health

Harnessing your baby

How to harness your baby into a car seat to ensure a proper fit every time. Watch video >

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