The health department hosts car seat safety checks the first Thursday of every month. With a busy lifestyle and some families always on the go, it can be challenging to keep up with safety requirements with car seats for young children. The Juneau County Health Department is looking to help those in the community with free monthly car seat safety inspections at the Mauston Area Ambulance Garage. Car seats and vehicles are always changing, Jennifer Froh, community health educator for the Juneau County Health Department said. Its important to stay up on that so we are providing the best information we can. She said the health department averages 15-20 car seat safety inspections a month and hopes to see an increase in the number of people attending the car seats safety inspections. She said she wants to make sure all community members with children in their lives, whether they are parents and grandparents, are transporting their children to their destination safely. Life is busy now, were always on the road and doing things Froh said. (We want to) make sure when you are transporting that kid, they are in the safest possible spot and position and seat they can be in. The department can also answer questions from the different safety laws to if a childs car seat is inserted properly. Kim Kiel of Elroy had her car seat checked in December before her daughter, Adelyn, was born. When the base of the seat became loose, she wanted to make sure she was strapping her daughter in her car seat correctly.
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