Child Safety Seat Installation Assistance

For the safety of your family and our staff during COVID-19, please utilize our virtual assistance options for help with car seat installation.  While we have currently suspended in-person seat checks, we are happy to help families over the phone with questions and advice regarding your child's car seat.

Installation Videos 

​Rear-Facing Seats
(Birth until Age 2)

Forward-Facing Seats
​Booster Seats
​Rear-Facing Infant Base w/Lower Anchors
​Forward-Facing Seats

​High-Back Booster Seat
Rear-Facing Infant Base w/Seat Belt
​Forward-Facing Seats
Backless Booster Seat
Rear-Facing Seat w/Lower Anchors

Rear-Facing Seat w/Seat Belt

Virtual Assistance

Step 1: Visit the interactive websites below to learn more about the right seat for your child's age, weight, and height.   

Safe Kids: "The Ultimate Car Seat Guide"

NHTSA:  "Car Seat Finder" tool

Step 2: Car seat companies offer assistance by telephone, e-mail and online information. Some are now offering virtual assistance.

Car Seat Manufacturers

Step 3: Call 385-2875 to set up a virtual consultation with a car seat technician.  

Please call 757-385-2875 for questions or to schedule a virtual appointment.

Virginia's Child Safety Seat Laws

As of July 1, 2019: Children are to ride in a rear-facing safety seat until the age of two or the child reaches the minimum weight limit for a forward-facing safety seat as prescribed by the manufacturer of the safety seat.

Child restraint devices are required for children through the age of seven (until 8th birthday). Safety seats must be properly used and approved to meet Department of Transportation standards. The Virginia law is based on age and proper usage. Proper selection and use of a safety seat regarding weight and height is in accordance with the instructions of the manufacturer of the safety seat. Rear-facing child restraint devices must be placed in the back seat of a vehicle. In the event the vehicle does not have a back seat, the child restraint device may be placed in the front passenger seat only if the vehicle is either not equipped with a passenger-side airbag or the passenger side airbag has been turned off.

Additional Tips:

  • Review and compare the the vehicle's manual with the car seat instruction manual.
  • Most car seat manufacturers provide live support and video installation tutorials on their websites.
  • Scan the QR code on the label of your seat for video tutorials.
  • Always REGISTER your car seat with the manufacturer for important recall and safety notices.
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