Whether bringing home a newborn or upgrading to a toddler model, having a properly installed car seat is a primary safety concern for all parents. Below are some places around Queens that will help you install and/or help check your installation.
Parents can come in on May 22 from 9:00 am – noon for car seats checks. While this service is provided free of charge, a small donation to St. Mary’s is a wonderful way to say thanks and support the family services provided by the hospital.
St. Mary’s Hospital For Children
29-01 216 Street
Bayside, NY 11361
718-281-8571 1-888-KIDS-NYS (x8571)
On the first Wednesday of every month, The Education Assistance Corporation will check your car seat free of charge at the HB Chevrolet of Forest Hills. Please call for an appointment. A donation can be made on-site to the EAC.
105-20 Queens Blvd
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Available all weekdays for inspections, call in advance to schedule an appointment.
Queens Safety City / Forest Park
107-02 Myrtle Avenue
Richmond Hill, NY 11418
The St. Mary’s Hospital For Children website asks that you remember these basic car seats rules from the National Highway Safety Administration for a safe trip:
- Infants from birth to at least one year old should ride in the back in a rear facing safety seat.
- Children over one year and at least 20 pounds may ride in a forward facing child safety seat in the back seat.
- All children who have outgrown safety seats should be properly restrained in booster seats until they are at least 8-years old, unless they are 4.9” tall.
- When children outgrow their booster seats, they can use an adult seat belt in the back seat.