One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Massachusetts state law requires that all children under age 8 and less than 57 inches tall be properly fastened and secured in a federally approved car seat or booster seat. Boston Medical Center recognizes and uses the CDC’s Child Passenger Safety recommendations. Boston Medical Center requires all newborns leaving the hospital have an appropriate car seat prior to discharge home.
The Division of Trauma partners with the Public Safety Office to provide patients with:
- CPS Inspection Station – open events are held throughout the good weather months. At any time, an appointment can be scheduled through the Injury Prevention Coordinator.
- Assistance with newborn car seat fit and installation upon discharge – to be arranged through Injury Prevention Coordinator – please request 48 hours prior to discharge.
- Car Seat Installations – for patients, families, staff and community members by appointment through the Injury Prevention Coordinator.
- Education for Families - We have developed informational brochures which Parents are provided on car seat safety and where to obtain a car seat at their 28 week appointment in the Women’s Center.
For more information in child passenger safety, please click here.
For more information about this program, or to schedule a car seat installation, please contact Lisa Allee, LICSW at: 617.414.8007.