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Trouble with your child's car seat? Coquitlam RCMP to demonstrate safe installation

Police and Coquitlam city staff are hosting a clinic next month to help new parents with their car and booster seats.
Coquitlam Mounties and city employees are set to provide car seat safety instructions for new parents on June 4, 2023, in Town Centre Park.

New parents have a lot on their minds when it comes to making sure their newborn or young child is safe.

To help them feel at ease while out on the road, Coquitlam RCMP is teaming up with the city and ICBC to show local residents proper car seat installation.

Next month, Mounties and certified child passenger safety (CPS) educators will be at Town Centre Park providing car and booster seat information, as well as demonstrations for parents.

"Setting up car seats can be stressful, time consuming and intimidating — especially to new parents," says Coquitlam RCMP Const. David Bachtel, a certified CPS educator himself.

"For child car seats to be effective, they have to be installed correctly. At this event, families can be assured that their child car and booster seats are properly installed."

Parents that already have booster seats installed in their vehicle are encouraged to visit the "Safe Babies" clinic, too, as CPS instructors will provide safety checks.

It'll act as a drive-thru event in Town Centre parking lot "E" (1321 Pinetree Way) with no registration required.

Interested residents are asked to bring their own car and booster seats, as well as their child "to ensure that the child is properly seated and secured," a release explains.

The clinic is scheduled for June 4 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Those that attend will also have their names put into a draw for one of three car seats, courtesy of RCMP and company.

For more information on car seat safety, you're encouraged to visit ICBC's website.