Nationwide Children's Hospital Announces New Mobile Car Seat App

February 13, 2013

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.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.