All parents know the importance of putting young kids securely into car seats whenever they hit the road. If you're a new parent, it can be challenging, and a bit intimidating, to put a car seat into your vehicle as you want to make sure you're doing it properly to keep your kids safe.

I remember bringing our first baby home for the first time, I must've tripled checked the that his seat was secure and then triple checked that he was properly buckled up. Yeah, I was a bit paranoid. Car seat safety clinics can put any parents mind at ease and they're a great hands-on learning experience.

Car seat safety clinics are free and they allow parents and caregivers to have their child safety seat inspected by a certified child passenger technician. The child passenger safety technician inspect and assist parents and caregivers in installing their child safety seat.

Parents across the Northland can take advantage of another car seat safety clinic as the Duluth Fire Department is hosting their second car seat clinic of the year in May.

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The Duluth Fire Department made the announcement this week on their official Facebook page, which was followed by a reminder from the City of Duluth.

Are you a new parent or are you about to bring a new baby home? Have you signed up for the Car Seat Safety Clinic yet? Don't miss your chance! Sign up today for the Duluth Minnesota Fire Department 's next clinic on Thursday, May 19 from noon - 2:00p.m. The clinics are a free service provided to Duluth residents. You must sign up for a designated time slot.

 

This second car seat clinic will take place from noon to 2:00 p.m. at Duluth Fire Station #8, which is located at 5830 Grand Avenue. The department reminds parents that masks are still required at all clinics.

The Duluth Fire Department, in conjunction with St. Luke’s Health Care System offers approximately 11 free Child Safety Seat Clinics each year.

Remember, parents interested in participating must sign up for an available time slot in advance. The link above will lead you to a City of Duluth event calendar and you can register there for the May 19 event.

As of now, drop-in car seat installations are not being offered through the Duluth Fire Department.

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