Appointment duration is 1 hour & can be conducted privately at my location or at Serenity Birth Studio.
To prepare for the appointment, please read the car seat manual in full and attempt the installation to the best of your ability.
$30 for one car seat
$20 for each additional car seat in the SAME vehicle
Appointment duration is 30-45 minutes & is conducted privately at my location.
Please read the booster manual in full prior to the appointment.
$15 for one child
$10 for each additional child in the SAME vehicle
Appointment duration is 15-30 minutes.
Please read the car seat manual in full prior to the appointment. Car seat should be installed and installation checked previously.
$20 for one child
$15 for each additional child in the SAME vehicle
If you need to purchase a new seat, rearrange existing ones in your vehicle and/or set up a "3 across" configuration, get expert and stress-free assistance to ensure the seat(s) will fit and install properly in your vehicle in all modes of use (RF/FF/booster) and work together safely as a whole. Meet at my location to work with your existing seats OR at the Toys R Us store (555 Bayfield St) in north Barrie to test fit in your vehicle and purchase new seats.
1 CAR SEAT
$75 at Toys R Us for vehicle test fitting and purchase of a new seat
*Includes installation/child fit check - separate appointment required
2 OR MORE CAR SEATS
$65 at my location to work with your existing seats only
*Includes on-the-spot installation support if new seats are not needed
$100 at Toys R Us for vehicle test fitting & purchase new seats
*Includes installation/child fit checks - separate appointment required
Information coming soon!
This workshop is geared towards new & expectant parents to learn everything there is to know about car seat safety.
learning about different types of car seats & how to choose one, installation methods/techniques, proper use of car seat, legal requirements vs best practice and more. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and practice how to buckle a baby into a car seat correctly.
No workshops are scheduled at this time.
BOOKING THE APPOINTMENT
Using the form on the "CONTACT" page, please let me know what type of appointment you are interested in and your preferred dates and times to meet. For appointments at Serenity Birth Studio, please book online via their website (link on CONTACT page). I'll also need the following information in order to ensure you receive the best and most accurate help possible:
PREPARING FOR THE APPOINTMENT
DURING THE APPOINTMENT
We begin by verifying the details of your child, car seat and vehicle. When inspecting the installation, the main things I will check are the:
It is often necessary to partially or fully uninstall the car seat to ensure required parts are being used properly, to adjust the harness and crotch buckle settings or to locate the date of manufacture sticker. If the child is present, their harness fit will also be assessed and you will be taught when and how to make the necessary adjustments as they grow. For a pre-natal installation check, a newborn-sized doll will be used to demonstrate proper harnessing. If the child is not present or not yet born, you are encouraged to follow-up with second appointment for a fit check - there is no additional cost for a newborn fit check within 3 weeks of their birth.
***For booster seats, I will check that they are correctly set up in the vehicle, that all components are functioning properly and the booster settings are adjusted appropriately for your child's size to ensure a proper seatbelt fit.
We will also discuss important safety topics including:
You will be given ample time to ask questions and practice what you have learned, including demonstrating that you can install the car seat yourself using the techniques that I have taught you. Everything taught and discussed during the appointment will be documented on a CAR SEAT INSPECTION FORM which you will sign and be given a copy of at the end of the appointment.
AFTER THE APPOINTMENT
For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions on the "MORE" page on the main menu.