Parents, grandparents and other caregivers who’d like to feel more confident about their little ones’ car seat or booster setup can get help from Burnaby Mounties next month.
Burnaby RCMP is hosting its third car seat and booster safety event on April 2 at the Bonsor Recreation Centre.
Certified Child Passenger Safety (CPS) educators, including Burnaby RCMP officers and BCAA staff, will be on hand to work one-on-one with attendees during personalized sessions to help with installation, adjustments and education.
“For a child’s car seat or booster seat to be effective, it must be installed and used correctly, but parents and caregivers often remark that they can be complicated and intimidating to set up and adjust,” stated a Burnaby RCMP news release.
Attendees must book ahead online by emailing E_Burnaby_Traffic_Safety_Initiative@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.
Those who get an appointment are encouraged to bring their car seats, boosters and kids, so officers can ensure everything is installed correctly with the child properly seated and strapped in.
Most appointments are about one hour long, according to the release.
“We continue to receive positive feedback about how helpful these appointments can be for families,” Burnaby RCMP traffic services Const. Kevin Connolly said in the release.
The event takes place in the south parking lot at the Bonsor Recreation Centre from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on April 2.
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