Car seats save lives and choosing the correct car seat, accompanied by correct installation, are two of the most important things adults can do to keep the children in their lives safe.
Thanks to funding from Kohl’s Department Stores through a Kohl’s Cares® safety education grant, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is introducing a new mobile web application to assist adults in selecting the right car seat for children and determine when children are ready to use a regular seat belt.
The mobile application can be accessed by going to NationwideChildrens.org/KISS and clicking on the new “Car Seat Chooser” app. The app is designed for easy use in English, Spanish, Somali, Russian and Japanese and can be used on computers, phones or any other device that connects to the web. Adults are encouraged to forward the link to others who could benefit from using it.
In addition to the new app, the K.I.S.S. Your Kids (Kohl’s Is Sold on Safety) web page NationwideChildrens.org/KISS contains free fun, useful tips and activities. Features include a “Play it Safe!” video game, a “Safety for All Seasons” activity book, injury prevention and treatment charts, helpful links and information regarding car seat safety check and installation locations.