Healthy Communities Hosts Car Seat Clinic at FHS

Xavy Regalado of Frankfort enjoys his car seat at the clinic sponsored by Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition.

Several individuals, parents and families took advantage of the Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition’s Car Seat Clinic held Saturday afternoon in the parking lot at Frankfort Senior High School.

Director of Operations for Healthy Communities Lorra Archibald said there were two main problems they encountered during the clinic.

“One is expired car seats,” said Archibald. “People don’t realize that car seats have expiration dates. And the other would be kids in the wrong seats.They are in seats that are too small for them or too big them and they are facing the wrong direction.”

Archibald was asked when parents should check on their car seats.

“Anytime that their kids moves from one weight category and type of seat to the next,” said Archibald. “Keep an eye on the expiration date. Know that expiration date. They kind of hide them on the bottom. But, you might write with a marker on the side. Know when that expiration date is coming up. We do car seat inspections Monday through Thursday at the office. So, you don’t have to wait for a clinic to get your car seat checked.”

A total of 19 car seat checks were done.

This was the first of two events that Healthy Communities is doing within a week of each other. Coming up on Thursday, Healthy Communities is hosting a Community Baby Shower from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Matthew Church in Frankfort. This event is for moms to be and new moms in the last three months.

For more information or any event sponsored by HCCCC, call 659-6063.