Chances are that your children will spend a lot of time in the car with you so it’s very important to make sure they’re safely buckled into the right car seat, the right way, according to Gloria Renaud, unit clerk in NorthBay’s obstetric unit, below. She teaches Car Seat Safety to expectant parents, focusing on car seat laws, how to choose the right seat, how to install it correctly, and how to properly buckle your child into it.
Car Seat Safety is one segment of the Newborn Care class, which focuses on teaching parents about daily care, nutrition, safety and what to expect in their child’s development during the first few months. The classes are free if you are delivering your baby at NorthBay Medical Center, and are held one Saturday a month, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the NorthBay Medical Center Annex. Sessions will be held on March 17, April 14, May 12 and June 9. To sign up, call (707) 646-4162 or visit northbay.org/calendar. The California Department of Public Health also offers additional resources at www.cdph.ca.gov/vosp.