The Car Seat Safety class is facilitated by a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, this class is not just for new and expectant parents but for everyone!
This class focuses on three main objectives – First, students will learn about Iowa’s Child Passenger Safety Law and Best Practice Guidelines. Next will be discussion on positioning baby into a car seat and how to appropriately secure the harness. Lastly, the class will discuss how to install a car seat into a vehicle. This includes demonstrations with the seat belt system, LATCH system and built-in lock-offs. Bringing your car seat to class is not required, but is an option if it would assist with your learning. Installing car seats into individual participants’ vehicles is not included during class, one-on-one appointments can be scheduled with the instructor for a later date.
Car seats are very effective when used correctly – approximately 90% of car seats in Iowa are used incorrectly. Learn how to keep your child safe with a properly installed car seat in this two hour class.
Car Seat Safety Classes are held at Iowa Methodist and Methodist West Hospital - Please take note of location when registering.
- Classes at Iowa Methodist are held in the Education & Research Center (ERC) - located on the ground level of the Iowa Methodist Parking Garage. The Iowa Methodist Parking Garage is located on the west side of the Iowa Methodist Campus, on the corner of Pleasant St. and 14th Place. We recommend parking in the Iowa Methodist Parking Garage and taking the South parking garage elevators to the Ground Level. After exiting the elevator, you will be in the ERC. View Maps & Directions: Iowa Methodist Campus and Education & Research Center (ERC)
Please note: The Woodland Avenue entrance will be locked.
- Classes at Methodist West are held in the Conference Center - The Conference Center entrance is located on the West side of the hospital (back side of the hospital), use the Short Term Parking areas or employee parking spots. View Maps & Directions: Methodist West Campus
Click on the Register Now button above to register for an upcoming class - registration must be completed online. If you're needing to cancel a class or for further assistance please call 515.241.6763.
- Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment, if this should happen you will be notified by email or phone one week in advance and given the opportunity to register for the next available classes.
- For cancelations due to inclement weather, please tune into your local TV or Radio stations. Cancelations will also be posted on our website at UnityPoint Health - Des Moines - You will also receive notification if your class is cancelled by phone/ email
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