Car seats can be confusing and complicated for any parent. Primary Children's Hospital offers a variety of resources to help parent's and families understand and ensure that their car seats are installed properly.
You can find information and resources about free car seat checks, booster seat requirements, and changes to car seat laws below.
Car Seat Checks
Primary Children's maintains a SafeKids Inspection Station for families who would like help learning the proper way to use and install car seats.
Primary Children's Hospital
- Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., by appointment only
Primary Children's Outpatient Services at Riverton
- 3rd Thursday, 2:00 p.m. to 5 p.m., appointment recommended
For appointments or questions, please call 801-662-CARS and leave your name, phone number and your question or concern. A CPS tech will return your call to answer your questions or to schedule an appointment for a car seat check.
Other Community Car Seat Checks
Every child up to age 8 must be in a child safety seat or booster seat. For specific information about boosters seats visit the Boost til 8 website.
Car Seat Safety Tips
- Never place a safety seat in the front seat of a car. Regardless of the type of safety seat you use, the front seat is dangerous, especially if your vehicle has air bags.
- Snugly secure the belt holding the safety seat in the car and the harness holding the child in the safety seat.
- Make sure your car seat fits properly in your car. Check the vehicle owner’s manual and the safety seat instructions for proper placement procedures.
- Send in the safety seat registration card. Doing so will keep you informed about any updates or recalls of the product.
- Destroy a child safety seat if it has been involved in a crash. Damage that affects a seat’s ability to withstand another accident is not always visible. Destroy the seat, even if it still looks like it is in good condition.
- Avoid secondhand safety seats. Use a secondhand seat only if it has instructions, the manufacturer’s date and model number on it, and has never been in a crash.
- Never use an expired safety seat. Those seats do not meet safety standards and are too old to be safe. The life of a car safety seat is about six years.
Download a printable copy of these brochures:
To order printed copies of these brochures please call:
Primary Children's Child Advocacy department at (801) 662-6580.